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    2022 Aprilia Tuono 250cc Debuts As New GPR 250S

    Aprilia Tuono 250 has been launched in China as GPR 250S – Borrows its underpinnings and powertrain from RS 2502022 Aprilia Tuono 250ccAprilia is very well-known for its racing pedigree all across the motorsport industry. Its sporting legacy also translates to fun and fast bikes which have a substantial consumer base all across the world. While the Italian brand has a very thin lineup of motorcycles in India, it continues to grow its presence in other international markets.The Piaggio-led company has launched Aprilia Tuono 250 in China which goes by the name GPR 250S. Reports of Aprilia developing a new-gen model of the naked streetfighter had started surfacing last year. A similar 125cc version of the naked street racer made its debut in European markets last year.2022 Aprilia Tuono 250One look at the new Tuono 250 and you realise that it is a very different product from its predecessor. The bike gets a completely redesigned front fascia which is dominated by new triple pod projector LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs that gives an aggressive and mean appearance.It also gets familiar front and side fairing which is unique to the Aprilia line of naked motorcycles. However, in this case, fairings are more prominent and play a significant role in amplifying the sports bike appeal of the bike. The side quarter fairing not only provides a distinct look but also adds to its aerodynamic qualities. More importantly, it also incorporates a larger radiator shroud for a new liquid cooler.2022 Aprilia Tuono 250ccOther notable visual highlights include a muscular fuel tank, a single-piece saddle, a raised tail section and a superbike-style windscreen upfront. Side fairings also flaunt striking new graphics to accentuate its sporty appeal The engine bay is protected by a large belly pan while the bike’s internals and running gear have been blacked out.Mechanical SpecsPowering Tuono 250 is the same 249cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine borrowed from RS 250. Like the fully faired sports bike, this motor pumps out 27.5 bhp at 9000 rpm and a peak torque 21.5 Nm at 7500 rpm. Power is transmitted to rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox. Suspension duties are handled by 41mm USD forks up front and a mono-shock linked to the swingarm at rear.The naked streetfighter rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 100/80 and 130/70 section tyres at front and rear respectively. Braking duties are handled by single disc brakes at both ends complemented by dual-channel ABS. At a kerb weight of 145 kg, Tuono 250 is fairly nimble for its class.Expected India LaunchCurrently, Aprilia retails only four motorcycles in India including RS 660, Tuono 660, RSV4 1100 Factory and Tuono Factory. Reports of the Italian brand launching entry-level quarter-litre models in India had floated across the internet previously. However, there have been no concrete details regarding their launch in the country. More

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    New Aprilia SR GT 200 Adventure Scooter Debuts

    New Aprilia SR GT 200There are very remote chances of Aprilia launching the SR GT range in India anytime soonAprilia has launched its first adventure scooter in the form of the SR GT 200 in Japan. The SR GT range made its global debut at the last edition of EICMA held in Milan, Italy in November 2021. The SR GT range is available in two derivatives- 125 and 200, the latter being introduced in the Japanese market recently.The scooter has been designed to take the beaten paths on occasions along with maintaining practicality for everyday commutes. Hence, it has been appropriately labelled as an ‘urban adventure scooter’. In line with its nature, SR GT has been equipped with a wider handlebar, long-travel suspension and block pattern tyres.Aprilia SR GT200 – DesignGetting deeper into details, the design of SR GT is striking and draws inspiration from other Aprilia models with a few elements borrowed from the SXR range. In true essence, SR GT is a Maxi scooter with an ADV-like stance. This results in edgy styling with signature tri-LED headlights upfront on the apron.It flaunts signature ADV elements like a smoked windscreen upfront and a heavily faired front panel. The excessive use of cuts and creases give the scooter an aggressive appearance.New Aprilia SR GT 200Thanks to its Maxi-styling, a huge transmission tunnel is placed between the legs of the rider, giving him/her the experience of a motorcycle. A wide handlebar and slightly forward-set footpegs give the rider a comfortable riding posture.The footpegs are bounded by silver-coloured panels which give it the impression of a metallic bash plate. A sharp-looking tail section with a chunky single-piece grab rail and a sharp upswept exhaust canister amplifies the sportiness of SR GT 200. Add to that a pair of coloured alloy wheels- black or red, bring enough attention to the scooter.Distinctive graphics and a slender frame further accentuate the road presence of SR GT 200. Coming to features, SR GT is offered with full LED lighting, an LCD instrument cluster and an auto engine start/stop system. Aprilia offers the MIA connectivity tech as an optional add-on. It gets a 9-litre fuel tank capacity.New Aprilia SR GT 200Hardware, Powertrain SpecsSR GT 200 is underpinned by a double-cradle frame that sits on 33mm telescopic forks upfront and twin shock absorbers at rear, both derived from Showa. Braking duties are handled by petal-shaped discs with 260mm and 220mm rotors at front and rear respectively. SR GT 200 rolls on 14-inch front and 13-inch rear wheels which are shod with knobby dual-purpose off-road friendly tyres.Powering the SR GT 200 is a 174cc, single-cylinder unit that kicks out 17.43 bhp at 8,500rpm and 16.5Nm at 7,000rpm. It is available in two variants- standard and Sport. The former is offered in three colour schemes- namely Aprilia Black, Street Grey and Infinity Blue. For racier paint options, buyers can opt for the Sport trim which is available in three different liveries like Street Grey, Red Raceway, and Street Gold. More

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    New Aprilia SR GT 125cc ADV Scooter Debuts At EICMA 2021

    New Aprilia SR GT ADV ScooterAprilia SR GT is expected to go on sale in select international markets, launch in India remains uncertain as of now
    While adventure bikes in recent years have turned out to be the new blue-eyed boys in the global motorcycling community, it is time for scooter lovers to get a taste of adventure as well. At the ongoing edition of EICMA, a couple of ADV scooters made their maiden appearance, the most prominent of all being a 350cc ADV scooter from Honda.
    The list gets longer with Aprilia revealing not one but two adventure scooters at the biennial auto event. Unlike the ADV from Honda, the scooters from Aprilia are entry-level models and will serve a wider range of consumers. Called SR GT, the Italian brand has described the model as an ‘urban adventure scooter’.
    Aprilia SR GT – Design
    Starting with their design, the SR GT twins draw inspiration from other Aprilia models with a few elements borrowed from the SXR range. In true essence, SR GT is a Maxi scooter with an ADV-like stance. This translates to edgy styling with signature tri-LED headlights upfront on the apron.
    Other typical ADV elements include a smoked windscreen on top of the apron and a front-heavy faired body. Like most Maxi scooters, SR GT doesn’t feature a flat floorboard with the transmission tunnel running down its spine. The silver-coloured footrests extend to double up as bash plates for undercarriage protection. The single-piece saddle provides lumbar support to the rider.
    New Aprilia SR GT ADV Scooter
    At rear, the flat tail section features a single-piece grab rail along with a sharp LED taillight. SR GT can be had in three colour options namely Aprilia Black, Street Grey and Infinity Blue. Those wanting even sportier paint schemes can opt for the more premium Sport trim which offers three different liveries like Street Grey, Red Raceway, and Street Gold.
    To complement the sporty attire, SR GT gets a premium red-stitched seat cover along with the red alloy wheels. The alloys are shod with knobby dual-purpose tyres, commonly seen in adventure tourers to take on rough roads. In fact, a wide handlebar, increased ground clearance and long-travel suspension are all inspirations taken from contemporary ADVs.
    Mechanical Specs
    Underpinned by a double cradle chassis, the frame sits on 33mm telescopic forks upfront and twin shock absorbers at rear, both derived from Showa. Braking duties will be carried out by petal-shaped discs with 260mm and 220mm rotors at front and rear respectively. The SR GT twins ride on 14-inch front and 13-inch rear wheels.
    SR GT will be available in two derivatives- SR GT 125 and SR GT 200. The former is powered by a 125cc, single-cylinder engine that pushes out 14.75 bhp at 8,750rpm and peak torque of 12Nm at 6,500rpm. The latter, on the other hand, features a 174cc, single-cylinder unit that kicks out 17.43 bhp at 8,500rpm and 16.5Nm at 7,000rpm. Both cooters tip the weighing scales at 144kg and 148kg respectively. More

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    Aprilia SR 125, SR 160 Launch Price – Expensive By Up To Rs 14k

    New Aprilia SR 125 and SR 160 Launched. Image – Wheels Magic2022 Aprilia SR 125 and SR 160 gets cosmetic updates and a few additional features onboard
    After launching premium middleweight motorcycles in the form of Tuono 660 and RS 660 in September this year, Aprilia is targeting the mass-market space by introducing an updated SR scooters. The facelifted SR 125 and SR 160 has been launched at a starting price of Rs 1.08 lakh and Rs 1.17 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. This is about Rs 11k and Rs 14k more expensive than the outgoing variants.
    Bookings for the updated SR scooters have already commenced at authorized Aprilia dealerships or through the company’s official India website. Units of the facelifted SR 125 and SR 160 scooter have started reaching dealerships across the country.
    The new SR range of scooters have been previously spied on multiple occasions and is essentially a cosmetically rehashed version of the outgoing model. That said, in its latest iteration, the new SR 125 and SR 160 get some additional features and plenty of styling updates although the overall design has remained quite similar. It will be available in five colours including Grey, White, Red, Blue, and Black.
    Like the pre-facelift model, the new SR 160 is available in three trims- standard, Carbon and Race Edition. Carbon fibre detailing on the fenders are offered in the Carbon variant. Take look at the detailed walkaround video of new Aprilia SR scooters in the video below by Wheels Magic.
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    New Aprilia SR – Styling Updates
    Speaking of its styling, the updated SR scooters flaunt a redesigned front fascia which is more aggressive than its predecessor. It features a new V-shaped LED headlamp cluster flanked by LED DRLs on both sides. A grey tint on the headlight cluster has been added to lend a sporty appeal to the scooter. The front apron also boasts new creases enhancing the scooter’s aerodynamic qualities.
    Another striking highlight is the restyled X-shaped LED taillight. The blacked-out body panels on the new SR 125 and SR 160 such as fenders, handlebar, grab rail, alloy wheels and floorboard accentuate its sporty appeal. It continues to feature the same set of turn indicators housed on the sides of the handlebar.
    Aprilia has also retained the tricolour insignia of the Italian flag on the front fender of the scooter. Another noticeable update is a larger single-piece grab rail replacing the split grab rails in the outgoing SR scooters.
    New Aprilia SR 125 and SR 160 Launched
    Features & Mechanical Specs
    In terms of features, it gets a fully-digital instrument console that is similar to the one offered in SXR160. This unit is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. Add ons such as a windscreen and perimeter-type crash guards will be offered as accessories. Hardware configurations of the scooter have also been left intact. Suspension setup on SR comprises telescopic forks upfront and a single-sided rear shock absorber.
    Braking duties are handled by a 220mm disc at front and 140mm drum at rear aided by a single-channel ABS. No updates have been made to the powertrain as well. The new SR 160 is powered by the same 160cc, air-cooled, three-valve engine which kicks out 10.84 bhp and 11.6 Nm of peak torque. SR 125 delivers 9.92 PS of power and 9.7 Nm of torque. More

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    New Aprilia SR160 First Batch Arrives At Dealer Showroom

    New Aprilia SR160Aprilia SR160 facelift is largely focused on cosmetic enhancements – most of the hardware is same as earlier
    After launching middleweight motorcycles RS 660 and Tuono 660 in September, Aprilia is gearing up to introduce updated SR160. It is currently the highest capacity Aprilia scooter available in India.
    Other scooters offered by the Italian manufacturer include SR125, Storm 125, SXR-125, and SXR-160. There’s a SR160 Race edition available as well, which gets special MotoGP inspired styling.
    Updated Aprilia SR160 styling and features
    Ahead of its launch, updated SR160 has started arriving at dealer showrooms. Latest images are credit to YouTube channel TorqueTV Live. Most of the changes have been introduced at the front, where the scooter gets a new V-shaped LED headlamp. It’s a single-beam unit in comparison to the dual-beam unit used in current model. Headlight assembly is now much broader and comes with integrated LED DRLs that are placed vertically.
    Top cowl gets new grooves that ensure a proper face for the scooter. It is flanked by turn indicators, which are largely the same as earlier. Graphics have been updated across the front and side panels. The Italian connection can be seen with the green, white and red graphics on the front apron. In the current model, this styling feature is placed on the top cowl.
    New Aprilia SR160
    Another key update is that components like the front fender have carbon fibre finish. Other parts such as top cowl and some sections of side panels are wrapped in glossy finish. These changes ensure a sportier, premium look and feel for the scooter. At the rear, the scooter gets a single-piece pillion grab-rail. The existing model has split grab rails.
    Twin pod semi-digital instrument console is expected to be the same as earlier. It is not certain if Aprilia will introduce new colour options for updated SR160. In its current form, the scooter is available in colour options of red, white, black, blue and grey.
    Updated Aprilia SR160 engine and specs
    There are unlikely to be any major changes to the scooter’s hardware. SR160 gets power from a 160.03 cc, air cooled, single cylinder, 3 valve, SOHC motor. It is capable of generating 10.86 hp of max power at 7,600 rpm and 11.6 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The scooter has telescopic front suspension and a monoshock unit at rear. Braking apparatus comprises 220mm disc at front and 140mm drum brake at rear. Single-channel ABS is offered as standard.
    Aprilia SR160 measures 1985 mm in length, 806 mm in width and has a wheelbase of 1365 mm. It runs on 120/70 – 14-inch front and rear tubeless tyres. It weighs 122 kg and can carry 7 litres of fuel. As of now, Aprilia SR160 does not have any direct rival in the Indian market. With the updates, it is possible that new SR160 may witness a small price increase. The current model is available at Rs 1.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). More

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    2021 Aprilia SR 160 Facelift New Spy Shots – Launch Soon

    New Aprilia SR160
    Aprilia SR 160 doesn’t have a direct rival in India but locks horns with its cousins from the Vespa brand
    Aprilia will be updating the SR 160 power scooter with a mild facelift in the next few days. Two prototypes of the updated scooter have been spotted in an Aprilia dealer yard in Bengaluru. This is the second instance where the facelifted SR 160 has been spotted in recent months, the first in an undisguised avatar.
    However, the updates are likely to remain purely cosmetic in nature with no changes in specifications. The nature of updates though subtle are noticeable. For instance, the new 2022 Aprilia SR 160 flaunts new body graphics which lend the scooter a fresh appeal.
    New Aprilia SR 160 Facelift – Updated Styling
    Among other updates is the addition of a single-piece pillion grab rail as opposed to split grab rails in the outgoing model. It also gets an updated V-shaped single-beam LED headlamp cluster instead of a dual-beam unit in the current SR 160.
    The headlight is flanked by sleek LED DRLs on both sides. Styling on the front apron has also been revised which now features new creases on the side fairings.
    New Aprilia SR160. Image – Aprilia Riders Club Bengaluru
    The scooter is seen in two paint schemes- white and black. The former gets a dual-tone treatment with blacked-out fenders, handlebar, grab rail, alloy wheels and floorboard panels. On closer inspection, it appears that the front mudguard has been provided with a carbon fibre finish which enhanced the premium appeal of the scooter.
    SR 160 continues to feature the same set of turn indicators housed on the sides of the handlebar. Another interesting piece of detail is the tricolour (green, white and red) of the Italian flag embossed on the front apron signifying the scooter’s origin.
    2021 Aprilia SR 160 Facelift – Mechanical Specs
    In its updated iteration, SR 160 will be powered by the same 160cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor which kicks out 10.8 bhp at 7600rpm and 11.6 Nm at 6000rpm. This motor is paired with a CVT automatic gearbox. Suspension duties are handled by 30mm telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock at rear. Anchorage is taken care of by a 220mm disc at front and a 140mm drum at rear, assisted by a single-channel ABS as standard.
    New Aprilia SR160
    Aprilia offers 14-inch alloy wheels on SR 160 while it tips the weighing scales at 122 kilos in the current model. Other features include a semi-digital instrument console as standard and a windscreen and perimeter-type crash guards that are offered as accessories. SR 160 is currently priced between Rs 1.09 lakh and Rs 1.16 lakh (ex-showroom). We can expect a slight bump in prices with the given set of updates.
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    Aprilia RS 660 Delivery Starts In India – First Owner

    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

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    New Aprilia Scooter Spied Testing – 2022 SR 125, 160 Launch Planned?

    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.
    Possible Updates
    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