Priced at Rs 1.26 lakh, the Aprilia SXR 160 demands roughly Rs 16,000 more than the SR 160. The features maxi-scooter styling, all-LED lights and a digital instrument cluster. Bluetooth connectivity is offered as an option
After a long wait, Aprilia has finally brought in the SXR 160 and it is priced at Rs 1.26 lakh. This makes it roughly Rs 16,000 more than the top-spec SR 160 Race. Aprilia has already commenced bookings of the new scooter a few weeks back, and we are told deliveries will commence around mid-January.
Speaking about the launch, Diego Graffi, Chairman and Managing Director, Piaggio India said, “Designed in Italy, for India, the Aprilia SXR 160 is an epitome of great style, high performance and great comfort. Available at all dealerships across India, we believe that this scooter will set high standards in the Indian premium two-wheeler market and will be a testament of Piaggio’s upcoming plans for India.”
The SXR 160’s most outstanding feature is its design. With a wide RS 660 inspired front-end, Aprilia has got the maxi-scooter styling just spot on. The SXR 160 gets an all-LED setup including the headlamps, DRLs and taillights. Aprilia has fitted with SXR 160 with a large all-digital instrumentation that is amply informative but doesn’t get Bluetooth connectivity. Aprilia will offer Bluetooth as an accessory though.
Powering the SXR 160 is the same 160cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor that produces 10.6bhp and 11Nm. Stopping power comes from a 220mm disc at the front and a 140mm drum at the rear. While the SR 160 comes with 14-inch wheels at both ends, this maxi scooter gets smaller 12-inch wheels.
With the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 being in the only other maxi-scooter styled product, the SXR 160 doesn’t quite have a direct competitor in India.