Aprilia launches its most affordable scooter for the Indian market, the Storm 125.
Aprilia has added one more scooter to their current line-up in India. Billed as the Storm 125, the latest offering from the Italian marque is priced at Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), making it the most affordable Aprilia scooter in the country. The Storm 125 is on sale across Aprilia outlets in India, while bookings for the scooter were open already.
First shown at the 2018 Auto Expo, the Storm 125 is based on the same underpinnings as the SR 125. However, there are a few significant changes in the Storm. For starters, the Storm 125 comes with different graphics and a new matte paint finish – there are two colour options, matte Yellow and matte Red. The more noticeable change, however, is that it gets 12-inch wheels instead of the 14 inchers of the SR 125. The wheels are fitted with 120/80 front and 130/80 rear dual-purpose tyres. With chunky and high-profile tyres, expect the ride quality of the Storm 125 to be better than the Aprilia SR 125. Albeit that will be at the expense of handling, we believe.
The powertrain is unchanged from the SR 125, meaning that the Storm 125 is also propelled by the same 125cc, air-cooled single-cylinder engine that churns out 9.5bhp and 9.9Nm of torque. Power transmission is carried out by a CVT transmission.
In order to keep costs in check, the Storm 125 is only offered with drum brakes on both wheels, but CBS or combined braking system is part of the kit. A front disc equipped version may be launched later on.
Despite being cheaper by Rs 8,000 than the SR 125, the Aprilia Storm 125 is still a premium offering in the 125cc scooter segment. However, a lower price-tag will definitely help Aprilia compete more effectively with the likes of the TVS NTorq 125, Honda Grazia and Suzuki Access 125.