Aprilia RS660 First Owner In India – Alisha AbdullahAprilia RS 660 was launched along with Tuono 660 in September, priced at Rs 13.39 lakh and Rs 13.09 lakh, respectively
With the addition of two new bikes, Aprilia now has a total of four bikes in its India portfolio. The other two are its flagship V4 models, Tuono V4 and RSV4. These are priced at Rs 20.66 lakh and Rs 23.69 lakh, respectively. The Italian manufacturer also offers 125cc and 160cc scooters in India.
Aprilia RS 660 styling and features
For track experience, Aprilia RS 660 is probably one of the suitable bikes currently available in the Indian market. It is also the true-blue head turner on the streets. The bike has an aerodynamic profile and sharp design silhouette. Deliveries have now started. National level professional racer Alisha Abdullah has taken the delivery of first Aprilia RS 660 in India.
Front fascia looks aggressive with features such as dual-beam LED headlight and integrated sleek LED DRLs. Other key features include large windshield, low-set, wide handlebar, sculpted fuel tank, underbelly exhaust, coloured wheels, and short tail.
There are three colour options for Aprilia RS 660, all of which are truly unique and drool-worthy. Most exciting is Lava Red colour option, which utilizes a mix of dark blue and bright red. Another enticing option is Apex Black, which is essentially an all-black colour theme. It utilizes red highlights for a more vibrant look and feel.
Aprilia RS660 First Owner In India
The third colour option is Acid Gold, which has a green-yellow paint. Golden USD forks are offered with all of these colour options. It works to enhance the bike’s sporty profile.
Aprilia RS 660 engine and specs
Both RS 660 and its naked sibling Tuono 660 are powered by a 659cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor. It is capable of generating 100 bhp of max power at 10,500 rpm and 67 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
RS 660 packs in a range of advanced features that were originally designed for a track environment. They have been tweaked to suit city ride conditions. Collectively, these features are available under Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC). The system works via various electronic components, acceleration sensors and gyroscopes.
APRC package for RS 660 includes traction control, wheelie control, cruise control, engine brake during deceleration, engine map and cornering ABS with three levels of adjustment. Another key feature is quick shift that allows fast gear shifts without the need to reduce throttle or use the clutch. Users can also downshift without having to use the clutch.
Suspension system on-board RS 660 comprises 41mm inverted front forks and monoshock suspension at rear. Braking apparatus has 320 mm double disc and 220 mm single disc and front and rear, respectively. Brembo callipers are used at both ends. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.
Price of Aprilia bikes is on the higher side, as they are imported into India as completely built units (CBUs). In comparison, bikes of similar capacity from Suzuki and Kawasaki are imported as CKDs. These work out cheaper, as taxation is less on CKDs as compared to CBUs. More
Aprilia RS660 First Owner In India – Alisha AbdullahAprilia RS 660 was launched along with Tuono 660 in September, priced at Rs 13.39 lakh and Rs 13.09 lakh, respectively
New Aprilia Scooter Spied In PuneThe nature of updates is unclear, but the updated SR 125 or SR 160 is expected to receive revised cosmetics and features
Aprilia, over the past few years, has carved out a niche space for itself in the Indian two-wheeler industry as a premium brand. While its presence may not be as prominent as some of the other brands in the market but it surely knows a lot about making attractive and fun-to-ride two-wheelers.
The Italian manufacturer might be looking to update some of the products in its portfolio in the coming future. A fully disguised prototype of what seemed like SR 125 or SR 160 was spotted recently in Pune. Images are credit to automotive enthusiast Priyam Chitransh, who shared the images on Rushlane Spylane Facebook Group. The test mule appears to be a mildly updated iteration of either one of the scooters.
The SR range of scooters hasn’t got any serious updates ever since they were launched a few years back. In a market like India where competition is cut-throat, regular updates to a product are a key for success and longevity. The forthcoming update is most likely to be cosmetic in nature and there might be a few feature upgrades as well.
A closer look at the recent spy shots suggests that it is most likely to be an updated SR 125. The most obvious indication here being a single-piece grab rail as opposed to the split grab rails offered in SR 160. Only the rear quarter end of the scooter is visible and it doesn’t give out a lot. The updates will surely be of a very subtle nature as nothing specific can be comprehended from these images.
New Aprilia Scooter Spied In Pune
The most significant addition seems to be a new instrument console which is fully digital. The existing SR range gets semi-digital cluster, unlike the SXR range – which gets full digital cluster. It is likely that the new SR range will get the full digital cluster from the SXR range in the next update. It will offer a range of information from the speedometer, tachometer, odometer, distance to empty and more.
If Aprilia is generous, it could even offer connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity. The company might even offer fresh colour schemes with the scooter.
SR 125, SR 160 Specs
There are unlikely to be any mechanical changes. Powering SR 125 is a 124.49cc, single-cylinder engine that pushes out 9.4 bhp at 7250rpm and a peak torque of 9.9 Nm at 6,250rpm. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock at rear. Braking hardware consists of a single 220mm disc brake upfront and a 140mm drum brake at the rear.
On the other hand, SR 160 is powered by a larger 160cc single-cylinder motor which cranks out 10.7bhp at 7600rpm and 11.6Nm at 6000rpm. It gets the same hardware configurations as its less powerful sibling. While SR 125 is priced between Rs 94,288 and Rs 96,811, SR 160 is currently available at a price of Rs 1.09 lakh – Rs 1.16 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). More
New Aprilia RS 660 India LaunchAprilia RS 660 has been launched in India as a CBU – It will rival other 650cc segment motorcycles in the country
After much delay, Aprilia has finally launched the much awaited RS 660 motorcycle in India. It is priced at Rs 13.39 lakh in India. Its naked sibling, Tuono 660 is priced at Rs 13.09 lakh. All prices are ex-sh.
The first units of the middleweight supersport motorcycle have started reaching dealerships across the country. Deliveries are expected to commence soon. Certain dealerships have even started accepting bookings for the latest RS 660.
Design & Features
Upfront, RS 660 gets a menacing face that features a dual-beam LED headlight with integrated LED DRLs. It gets a muscular fuel tank, an aggressive front fairing, rearview mirrors mounted on front apron, a rider-only seat, a raised windshield, underbelly exhaust and an elevated tail section. The golden-coloured front forks add another charm to the sports bike.
RS 660 is offered in three paint schemes including Black Apex, Acid Gold and Lava Red. The motorcycle rides on coloured alloys. Take a look at the first look walk-around of the new Aprilia RS 660, in the video below (credit to Drivespark) – from the launch event earlier today.
In terms of features, the bike receives an all-LED illumination and a colour TFT instrument cluster. Apart from these, it also boasts a host of rider-based electronic aids which includes a six-axis IMU called APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) system.
The IMU comprises features such as three-level cornering ABS, traction control, adjustable wheelie control, engine brake control and more. RS 660 is also equipped with a cruise control system, a bidirectional quick-shifter and five riding modes namely Commute, Dynamic, Individual, Challenge and Time Attack.
Tuono 660 and RS 660 derives its energy from a 659cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine with a 270-degree firing order. This motor is tuned to return an output of 100 bhp at 10,500rpm and 67 Nm of peak torque at 8,500rpm. This engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox, integrated with Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS) up and down system.
Suspension duties on the motorcycle will be handled by 41mm inverted forks at front and a mono-shock unit at rear attached to an asymmetrical aluminium swingarm. Braking duties are performed by 320 mm double disc at the front and 220 mm single disc at the rear. The bike employs Brembo calipers at both ends. Dual-channel ABS with cornering function will be offered as standard. More
Aprilia RS660 arrives in IndiaAprilia RS 660 will go up against the likes of Honda CB650R and Kawasaki Ninja 650
Already on sale in several international markets, Aprilia RS 660 will soon be launched in India. Some units of the bike have been spotted recently. It is being speculated that they have reached the company’s facility in Baramati. Imported as CBUs, the unopened boxes clearly mention ‘Made in Italy’.
Some units have also been unboxed and posing with one of them is Diego Graffi, Chairman CEO and MD, Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited. Along with RS 660, its naked sibling Tuono 660 will also be launched in India.
As per an earlier leaked document, RS 660 will be available at a starting price of Rs 13.39 lakh. Tuono 660 will be slightly cheaper at Rs 13.09 lakh. We will have to wait for an official confirmation regarding the pricing and exact launch dates of these bikes.
Aprilia RS 660 design and features
Being imported as CBUs, Aprilia RS 660 can be expected to be largely the same as the international-spec model. As far as looks are concerned, RS 660 gets top marks for its design and styling and dominating road presence.
Diego Graffi, Chairman CEO and MD, is reportedly pictured with Aprilia RS660 at company plant in Baramati, India.
This is definitely for folks who love to flaunt their rides. Some key features include three-element full LED headlight with integrated turn signals, trendy DRLs, visor, sculpted fuel tank, double fairing, stubby underbelly exhaust and elevated tail section.
Aprilia RS 660 is available in sprightly colour options of Apex Black, Acid Gold and Lava Red. All three have golden coloured USD front forks and orange coloured alloy wheels. The bike offers a comfortable riding stance with an ergonomic triangulation of seat, foot pegs and semi-handlebar. The TFT instrument console displays a range of information, which ensures complete control at all times.
Aprilia RS 660 engine and specs
Powering Aprilia RS 660 is a 659 cc, parallel twin, four stroke, liquid-cooled motor. It is capable of generating 100 hp of max power at 10,500 rpm and 67 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox, integrated with Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS) up and down system.
Suspension system comprises Kayaba upside down forks at the front and asymmetrical aluminium swingarm at the rear. Braking duties are performed by 320 mm double disc at the front and 220 mm single disc at the rear. The bike utilizes Brembo callipers at both ends. Dual-channel ABS with cornering function is offered as standard.
To ensure racetrack level performance, the bike has been equipped with advanced APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) system. It packs in several features such as traction control, wheelie control, cruise control, engine brake, and cornering. Aprilia RS 660 also has five riding modes, three pre-set and two customizable. More
Aprilia Tuareg 660 AdventureWith a dry weigh of 187 kg, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 is one of the lightest offerings in its class
The highly competitive middle-weight adventure tourer segment has received a new European entrant in the form of Aprilia Tuareg 660. The Piaggio-owned sportsbike marque has revived its old nameplate with a product which conforms to the original philosophy.
Aprilia Tuareg 660 – Overview
The styling, however, has nothing in common with any of Aprilia’s existing and previous models. The striking front fascia with compartmentalised headlamp cluster and tall windscreen is highly unconventional. With a tall stance, massive fuel tank, comfortable seats and an upward sweeping exhaust canister, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 is a typical adventure tourer which is not afraid to get its tyres dirty.
The Italian motorcycle is equipped with spoke wheels (21 inch front and 18 inch rear), dual-purpose tyres, long-travel (240 mm) upside down front telescopic forks and progressive linkage rear suspension system, twin front discs and a single rear disc. Everything is held together by a trellis frame. The Aprilia Tuareg 660’s hardcore appeal makes it a serious rival to the Yamaha Tenere 700 and BMW F 860 GS.
Engine and equipment
The 660 cc V-twin liquid-cooled engine has been borrowed from the RS660 and Tuono 660. This motor is essentially a twin-cylinder derivative of the iconic RSV4’s unit but on board the adventure tourer, it is tuned to suit the application. Power and torque outputs stand at 80 hp and 70 Nm of torque, and the gearbox is a 6-speed unit.
Aprilia Tuareg 660 Adventure
Aprilia will position its newest offering at the premium end of the segment, and will back it up with a comprehensive suite of APRC electronic gadgetry including traction control, cruise control, engine braking, fuel maps, and so on. The motorcycle will have four riding modes of which two are adjustable, switchable ABS, LED headlamp, and a colour TFT instrument cluster with possible Bluetooth connectivity. The Tuareg 660 weights 187 kg dry and carries an 18-liter fuel tank.
Launch and price
Aprilia has not announced the price of the Tuareg 660 yet but one can expect it to be more expensive than most of its rivals given that it is equipped up to its gills. The Italian brand is expected to launch the motorcycle in international markets towards the end of this year as a 2022 model.
While there is a good chance that Tuareg 660 is coming to India, we may have to wait longer than most other markets. As of now, Piaggio India is working on introducing the RS660 and its naked sibling Tuono 660 in our market.
The product will give Aprilia access to the highly lucrative global medium displacement adventure tourer market. The Tuareg has the potential to become the brand’s international best seller in a very short period of time. Could a bigger engined Tuareg be in the pipeline? More
New Aprilia 250cc MotorcycleIf launched in India, Aprilia GPR250R could emerge as a popular choice in its segment
Track-ready Aprilia GPR250R has been launched in the Chinese market, where it will take on rivals such as Suzuki GSX250R, Chunfeng 250SR, Benelli 302R and QJ Motor Chase 350. Aprilia has also introduced the entry level GPR150R, which would appeal to folks with limited budget. The smaller capacity GPR150R is available in both ABS and non-ABS versions. Prices are 22,980 Yuan (~ Rs 2.65 lakh) and 20,980 Yuan (~ Rs 2.42 lakh), respectively.
Aprilia GPR250R styling and features
A number of styling bits have been borrowed from litre class Aprilia motorcycles such as RSV4. GPR250R gets an aggressive front fascia with snazzy LED headlamp, aerodynamic wind shield, sleek turn indicators, sculpted fuel tank, underbelly exhaust, alloy wheels and short tail section.
The bike is equipped with a TFT colour instrument console that displays a range of information such as rpm, speed, engine temperature, odometer, and fuel gauge. Colour options include matte black and bright silver.
The bike has a largely blacked-out look and comes with red graphics on the side fairing. The only major difference between the two colour options is in the colour of the fuel tank. The colour of graphics on the fuel tank is also different for both options.
New Aprilia 250cc Motorcycle
With rear-set foot pegs and flat handle bar, the bike offers an aggressive riding stance. It may work for short sprints, but may not be suitable for daily commutes in heavy, slow moving traffic. However, when used on race tracks or open roads, Aprilia GPR250R can get you close to the MotoGP experience.
Aprilia GPR250R engine and specs
Powering GPR250R is a 250cc water cooled, single cylinder, dual camshaft, 4-valve DOHC motor. It is capable of generating 28 ps of max power at 9000 rpm and 21.5 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike has been equipped with slipper clutch and EFI system from Bosch.
Frame used for the bike is a double-wing beam aluminium unit. Suspension system comprises USD forks at the front and monoshock rear suspension. Braking duties are performed by 218 mm disc at the front and 300 mm disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard. GPR250R measures 1970mm in length, 770mm in width and 1150mm in height. Wheelbase is 1345mm. The bike weighs 158 kg and can carry 14 litres of fuel.
At this point of time, Aprilia doesn’t seem to have plans to launch GPR250R in the Indian market. Here, it will have multiple rivals in the form of respective 250cc sports bikes from Yamaha, Honda, KTM and Suzuki. More
New Aprilia SXR 125. Image – Jet wheelsAprilia SXR 125 draws a strong resemblance to Aprilia’s big bikes like the RSV4 and Tuono V4
Following the launch of the SXR160 in December 2020, Aprilia now brings in a new premium, lightweight commuter maxi scooter called Aprilia SXR 125. This scooter has made its debut in the Indian two wheeler market and bookings have opened at Rs.5,000 via company site or at any of the authorized Piaggio dealerships in the country.
The maxi scooter is the first scooter designed in Italy for the Indian market. Just like the SXR 160, the SXR 125 enters production at the Aprilia’s newest plant in Baramati plant in Maharashtra and will be officially available from the end of April. Earlier last month, Aprilia SXR 125 along with SXR 160 went on sale in Nepal markets.
Aprilia SXR 125 Style and Features
The new Aprilia SXR 125 will be based on the SXR 160’s platform and follows the same design philosophy. It gets aggressive body styling with a three way split twin front headlamps with full LED lighting system and DRLs, a digital instrument panel with Bluetooth connectivity and large display of all rider information, USB charging port, a large windshield and generous front storage space and lit-up under-seat storage.
It is also seen with prominent side body panels, body graphics and extensive chrome accents to enhance premium appeal. The new Aprilia SXR 125 gets a single piece seat setup which is well cushioned for rider’s comfort. Take a look at the detailed walkaround video by Jet Wheels below.
The SXR 125 dimensions stand 1,985mm in length, 1,261mm in height and 806mm in width. It will be presented in colour options of Matt Black, Glossy White, Glossy Red and Matt Blue and will get a fuel tank of 7 liter capacity.
BS6 125 cc Engine Specs
Aprilia SXR 125 will get its power via a 125 cc, single cylinder, 3 valve, fuel injected engine that also powers the SR 125. This engine offers peak power of 9.4 hp at 7,600 rpm and 8.2 Nm peak torque at 6,520 rpm. The engine is mated to a CVT gearbox.
Braking and suspension are via 220mm front disc and 140mm rear disc brake along with CBS (Combined Braking System) with conventional telescopic forks and monoshock. The SXR 125 will ride on 12 inch alloy wheels fitted with tubeless tyres.
The new Aprilia SXR 125 will not have any direct rivals when it comes to price. But it can be seen as a rival to the TVS NTorq and the Suzuki Burgman Street in terms of engine capacity. Official price has not been announced, but the company website states that the price is Rs 1.15 lakh. More
2021 Aprilia Tuono 125New Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 come with visual, functional and engine updates
Ahead of their launch in international markets, Aprilia has unveiled 2021 RS 125 And Tuono 125. A number of changes have been incorporated to keep the twins relevant to market trends.
2021 Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 key updates
The 125cc twins get refreshed bodywork with new paint schemes. With the reworked body panels, the motorcycles look a lot sleeker and aggressive. The headlight assembly has been updated and it looks similar to that of SXR125 and SXR160. The semi-digital instrument cluster has also been replaced with a new fully-digital unit.
The engine is the same as earlier, but it has been tweaked to comply with Euro 5 emission norms. Even with transition to Euro 5, power output remains the same as earlier at 15.2PS at 10,750rpm. As per European norms, this is the max power output allowed for motorcycles of this class. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
In other changes, Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 get wider rear tyres. The dual-channel ABS system has also been updated. There could be updates to suspension and braking system as well, but these will be confirmed at the time of launch.
2021 Aprilia RS 125
Will India get 2021 Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125?
It is unlikely that Aprilia will introduce the 125cc twins in the Indian market. High pricing could be one of the reasons, something that would make the twins out of reach of most customers.
For reference, we can compare with prices of bigger siblings – RS 660 and Tuono 660. These are scheduled for launch soon. As per a leaked document, prices of RS 660 and Tuono 660 start at Rs 13.39 lakh and Rs 13.09 lakh, respectively.
Supposing that Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 are launched in the Indian market, they will rival the likes of KTM RC125 and 125 Duke. The latter two would work out much cheaper. Moreover, there won’t be any major difference in performance between KTM 125 twins and Aprilia 125 twins. Due to these reasons, Aprilia may not choose to target the entry-level performance biking segment in India.
However, Aprilia has confirmed that it is working on a 300-400cc motorcycle that will be especially designed for the Indian market. It will take on rivals such as KTM RC 390. An exact timeline is not available, but Aprilia’s new 300-400cc motorcycle for Indian market could take more than a year.
Aprilia’s current focus in India is maxi-scooter segment, wherein the company has planned the launch of SXR125. It’s based on its bigger sibling, SXR160. Pre-order bookings are open for SXR125 for Rs 5k. Aprilia has officially revealed the price of SXR125 at Rs 1.16 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). More
Aprilia SXR 125Aprilia SXR 125 is open for bookings a token amount of Rs 5,000
Having received good response for the Aprilia SXR 160, launched in India in December 2020, the company now gears up for the launch of one more maxi scooter called the Aprilia SXR 125. Ahead of official launch, the company has now made the scooter available for booking.
Aprilia currently sells the Storm 125, SR 125, SR 160 and SXR 160 in the Indian market and will soon add the SXR 125 to this list. The upcoming scooter has been detailed in terms of features and engine specifications.
Aprilia SXR 125 Bookings Open
Price, Bookings – Aprilia SXR 125
The Aprilia SXR 125 is the company’s second maxi scooter which will be released in the Indian market. Bookings have opened at Piaggio India’s authorized dealerships and via Aprilia’s official India website at a down payment of Rs.5,000. Launch date is scheduled for the coming weeks and production has also commenced at the company’s Baramati facility in Maharashtra.
When you are trying to book the scooter on the official website, you will notice that the price is mentioned. For Pune, price is Rs 1.15 lakh while that for Delhi is Rs 1.16 lakh. If these are the ex-sh prices of Aprilia SXR 125, then it is about Rs 10k cheaper than the SXR 150.
Aprilia SXR 125 Price Revealed
Aprilia SXR 125 Features
Aprilia SXR 125 maxi-scooter will borrow a host of features from its SXR 160 counterpart which has gone on to become the company’s flagship model. The two scooters will also share the same equipment, while colour schemes will also be similar and would include Matt Black, Glossy White, Glossy Red and Matt Blue.
Aprilia SXR 125 Price Revealed
New Aprilia SXR 125 is seen with a similar front fascia as seen on the Aprilia RS series. It sports a distinctive headlamp cluster inspired by RS660, integrated LED DRLs, LED tail lamps and a tinted fly-screen to protect the rider from wind blasts.
The Aprilia SXR 125 will also receive sporty ‘Y’ shaped alloy wheels, large exhaust outlets, a wide seat and flat footboard. A glove box, USB charger and sufficient under storage capacity will also be its highlights. It will also sport a fuel tank of 7 liter capacity which is also similar to that seen on the SXR 160. It will get a 210 cm sq. all digital instrument cluster with read outs from speedometer, odometer, ABS status, trip meter, fuel efficiency, etc. and Bluetooth mobile connectivity.
The Aprilia SXR 125 will get powered via a 125cc, 3 valve, single cylinder, fuel injected, air cooled engine that also powers the SR 125 and other Vespa 125cc models. This engine makes 9.3 hp power at 7,600 rpm and 9.2 Nm torque at 6,250 rpm. Suspension is via telescopic front forks and twin shocks at the rear. Braking is via 220mm front disc and 140mm rear drum brakes, with combined braking system (CBS) for added safety. More