Aprilia SR 150, the much anticipated premium scooter from the Italian marque will officially go on sale in India on August 22. The scooters will be available in Vespa showrooms across India starting August 23 and it will be launched at an introductory price of ₹ 65,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The booking amount ranges from ₹ 2000 to ₹ 5000, varying from dealership to dealership. Piaggio has already commenced the production of the scooter and rolled out the first model on August 10. The SR 150 is being produced at the company’s plant in Baramati where it currently also manufactures the Vespa scooters. Moreover, Aprilia is also planning to launch more scooters under the SR moniker and the next one is likely to be launched in 2017.
Aprilia SR 150 will be on sale in the next couple of days
The Aprilia SR 150 will be available for purchase across the country at Vespa dealerships while Piaggio sets up its Motoplex dealerships in major cities in India. The Italian manufacturer has already begun taking bookings for the SR 150 and in all probability; deliveries will start in the month of September. This will be Aprilia’s first ever moto scooter offering in India apart from the RSV 4 and the Tuono superbikes. The scooter segment in India is seeing a definite boom as far as sales are concerned, with 5 million units sold in 2015. Plus with great combination of enticing price and solid performance, the SR 150 is sure to turn up the heat in the segment as well.
Aprilia SR 150
The SR 150 has a 150cc engine which is good to produce 11.4bhp and 11.5Nm of torque. While we certainly did get a good feel of the SR 150 in Coimbatore, we actually saw Rajini Krishnan, India’s ace motorcycle racer, cross 100kmph with ease on the Kari Motor Speedway on the SR 150! Now that’s performance. So all you scooter aficionados out there get your cheque books ready, because the Aprilia SR 150 is here! Almost!