To stop this mean little machine, Aprila have equipped the SR 150 with a single 220-mm disc up front and a 240-mm drum at the rear. Even though ABS doesn’t exist as of now and will only be seen in subsequent iterations, braking is excellent. The bite is sharp and the progression generous with the scooter tracking a straight and predictable line even under the harshest of braking. We would like to give a nod of approval to the tyres as well for they offer good grip and enhance the scooter’s ability to inspire confidence in the rider. Over time, however, Aprilia plan to replace the Vee Rubber, which they are currently sourcing from Thailand, with tyres manufactured by some indigenous brand but Stefano assured us that the specifications would remain the same.
On the whole, there is little doubt in my mind that Aprilia have been successful in their principal aim of creating a product that the youth would aspire to and the enthusiast would not shy away from. Yes, this is a scooter and will take on the chore of commuting at the blink of an eye, but it will also bring a smile to your face with its ability to offer loads of fun and style. Not to mention exclusivity and brag rights (it is an Aprilia, after all). At this point I would have nitpicked about the quality of plastics and the engine refinement but at Rs 65,000, ex-showroom in Pune, all that is good in the Aprilia SR 150 outweighs the bad. If you’re an enthusiast looking for a stylish set of wheels that will allow you to stand out in a crowd, experience all the thrills of a motorcycle without having to sacrifice on your comfort and convenience, we just found you your transport solution.