The Aprilia SXR 160 has been launched in the Indian market. Aprilia has launched the SXR 160 maxi-scooter in the Indian market at Rs 1,25,997 (ex-showroom, Pune). Bookings for the maxi-scooter can be made by paying a token amount of Rs 5,000.
The Aprilia SXR 160 debuted at the 2020 Indian Auto expo. It received rave reviews and Aprilia received lots of praises for their decision to launch the scooter. The biggest cause for the SXR 160 to draw attention the way it did is that it is the first proper maxi-scooter we have seen in a long time.
Many years ago, Kinetic Honda launched the Blaze 160 in India. It was a proper, large-sized scooter with a powerful engine. However, premium-scooters were non-existent back then and there was no market for this scooter either, hence it didn’t sell much. Several years later, Suzuki launched the Burgman Street 125 scooter in India and it has been selling in decent numbers.
Now Aprilia has entered the maxi-scooter segment. The Aprilia SXR has all the design traits required of a maxi-scooter. Up front is a large, wide, and flowing apron that houses the powerful triple LED headlamp cluster. It also features a windscreen large enough to put the windscreens on some large cruiser motorcycles to shame.
The Aprilia SXR 160 features a large, spacious and comfortable seat both for the rider as well as the pillion. The rear is pretty simple with the design of the tail lamp being inspired by the Aprilia RS 660. Overall, the maxi-scooter features a curvaceous design.
The 12-inch alloy wheels that the Aprilia SXR 160 rides on are one of the best in the industry in terms of design. It simply looks brilliant. The dashboard of the SXR 160 is pretty interesting too. With the LCD instrument cluster and the raised handlebar covered in plastic, it feels premium. It even gets a closed glovebox with a USB mobile phone charger inside it.
The Aprilia SXR 160 is powered by the same three-valve engine as the Aprilia SR 160 scooter being sold in India. It is an air-cooled, 160cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 10.7bhp and a peak torque output of 11.6Nm.
Braking duties are handled by a single disc brake up front and a drum brake at the rear. A single-channel ABS system comes with the scooter as standard equipment. The maxi-scooter is suspended by a telescopic fork up front and a monoshock at the rear.
The Aprilia SXR 160 is available in four attractive colour options — red, blue, white and black. It competes with the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 when the segment is considered. However, thanks to its price point, it stands at a more premium position.
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