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    Vespa, Aprilia Scooter Sales Apr 2022 – New Prices Post Increase

    Piaggio has increased prices of entire Vespa and Aprilia lineup of scooters in India2022 Vespa Scooter. Image – TravelmotoAs has been seen in the case of most other two wheeler makers, Piaggio has also hiked prices across the Vespa and Aprilia lineup of scooters in India citing increase in commodity prices. In recent news, Aprilia Storm 125cc scooter disc variant has just been discontinued and only the drum brake variant is on sale.Vespa, Aprilia Prices – June 2022Vespa scooter prices for June 2022 start at Rs 1.15 lakh for the ZX 125 and at Rs 1.29 for the VXL 125. The Vespa VXL 150 and SXL 125 are now priced at Rs 1.42 lakh and Rs 1.33 lakh respectively while SXL 150 carries a new price tag of Rs 1.47 lakh. Vespa also has the Racing Sixties 125 and 150 in the company lineup priced at Rs 1.39 and Rs 1.53 respectively while the top of the line Elegante 150 is priced at Rs 1.55 (all prices ex-showroom).Aprilia had hiked prices in May 2022 by a maximum of Rs 6,728 and now scooter prices have been hiked by a maximum of Rs 5,000 from June 2022. The Storm 125 cc scooter, which was at 1.06 lakh in May 2022 has been increased by Rs 5,000 to Rs 1.11 lakh from 1st June 2022.The SR RST 125 also sees a price hike of Rs 5,000 to Rs 1.21 lakh from Rs 1.16 lakh while the SR RST 160 comes in with a Rs 4,000 higher price to Rs 1.30 lakh from Rs 1.26 lakh it commanded in May 2022. Aprilia SR RST Race (Rs.1.39 lakh) and SR RST Carbon (1.32 lakh) along with the SXR 125 (Rs 1.31 lakh) and SXR 160 (1.42 lakh) each see prices increased by Rs 4,000 over their May 2022 pricing.Vespa, Aprilia Prices – June 2022Vespa, Aprilia sales – April 2022Vespa and Aprilia sales ended April 2022 on a positive note. Vespa sales increased 39.74 percent YoY to 3,594 units in April 2022, up from 2,572 units sold in April 2021 relating to a volume growth of 1,022 units. MoM sales were down 3.02 percent over 3,706 units sold in March 2022.Vespa Scooter Sales April 2022It was both the Vespa 125cc and 150cc scooters that saw YoY growth of 42.40 percent and 5.41 percent respectively. 125cc sales stood at 3,399 units in April 2022, up from 2,387 units sold in April 2021 commanding a 94.57 percent share in the company lineup. MoM sales dipped 3.08 percent from 3,507 units sold in March 2022. 150cc sales increased to 195 units from 185 units sold in the same month of the previous year while MoM sales fell 2.01 percent as against 199 units sold in April 2022.Aprilia scooter sales on the other hand saw a 5.64 percent YoY growth while MoM sales dipped 11.76 percent. The company’s sales stood at 1,629 units in April 2022, up 87 units over 1,542 units sold in April 2021 while sales dipped 11.76 percent over 1,846 units sold in March 2022.Aprilia Scooter Sales April 2022Of the company’s 125cc range, sales stood at 1,037 units in April 2022, up 18.11 percent over 878 units sold in April 2021 with a 159 unit volume growth and 63.33 percent shareholding. 160cc scooter sales were down 10.84 percent YoY to 592 units from 664 units sold in April 2021 leading to a 72 unit volume de-growth. MoM sales of both the 125cc and 160cc scooters dipped 7 percent and 19.02 percent respectively from 1,115 units and 731 units sold in March 2022. More

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    Aprilia Storm 125cc Scooter Disc Variant Discontinued

    This new development will be in effect from 1st July of 2022 – Only drum brake variant available post thatImage – Autoholic ManishFollowing the success of SR series of sporty scooters in India, Aprilia attempted to take on the masses with a budget-oriented scooter. SR series had 125 cc and 150 cc options with the latter now bored out to displace 160 cc. These were pricey options that didn’t really tickle the fancy of an average Indian.Aprilia wanted to take 125 cc scooter segment by storm. So, they based their Storm 125 on the SR platform with their tried and tested 125 cc engine that also does duties on Vespa scooters. To get the price down, there were some cuttings. Most notable of them were the smaller 12” wheels at both ends and a lack of a disc brake.  Aprilia Storm 125 Disc Variant DiscontinuedEven with these deletions, Storm was still just as pricey, if not more, than other rivals in the 125 cc scooter segment. When Storm 125 received its BS6 update, Aprilia also added a front disc brake as an option for around Rs. 11,000. Storm 125 has had a disc variant as an option ever since. Until now, though.Fast-forwarding to 2022, Piaggio, the parent company of both Aprilia and Vespa, has revealed that they are going to discontinue the disc brake variant of their Storm 125 scooter. The Italian automaker hasn’t cited a reason as to why this sudden move.Aprilia 125cc Storm DiscontinuedBut we can speculate that Storm 125’s front disc variant was in low demand. Or the company might be luring buyers to just step up to buy the SR 125 for around Rs. 11,000 more than the price of the disc variant of Storm 125. Either way, this new development will be brought into motion from 1st July of 2022.Specs & CompetitionAprilia Storm 125 is powered by the familiar 125 cc engine from Piaggio that powers scooters of both its subsidiary brands in India. It is a 124.4 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine making 9.78 bhp at 7500 RPM and 9.6 Nm at 5,500 RPM. It gets 12” wheels wrapped by knobby and block-pattern tyres that almost give it a scrambler-like appearance. From July 1st, it will also lack a disc brake at the front while the drum variant will continue to be on sale.Aprilia Storm 125 is priced at Rs. 1.01 lakh. If we look at the competition and their respective pricing, Drum variant of Storm 125 is almost Rs. 20,000 more expensive than respective counterparts from Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Hero.Even though Storm 125 comes off as pricey, it has the Aprilia brand value to back it up. It competes with other 125 cc scooters in the market and price bracket like TVS Ntorq 125, Suzuki Access 125, Honda Grazia, Honda Activa 125, Yamaha Ray ZR, TVS Jupiter 125, Hero Maestro 125, Yamaha Fascino 125, Suzuki Burgman Street 125 and the newly launched Suzuki Avenis 125.Source More

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    Aprilia Scooter Prices May 2022 Hike – Storm 125, SXR 160, RST Carbon

    Targeted at younger audience, Aprilia scooters are preferred for their sporty styling and dynamic performanceImage – Cars n Bikes GuideWith increasing commodity prices, several two-wheeler brands have announced price hikes in the last 6 months. Aprilia joins the list by increasing scooter prices across the range. It is possible that Aprilia motorcycles may also witness a price hike in the near future. The company currently offers bikes in the 660cc and 1,100cc range.Aprilia scooter prices May 2022Aprilia currently offers scooters in 125cc and 160cc categories. Prices have been increased in the range of Rs 6,276 to Rs 6,728. The most affordable is Aprilia Storm Disc, which will now cost Rs 1,06,331. Aprilia SR RST 125 new price is Rs 1,15,877, an increase of Rs 6,428. Next is Aprilia SR RST 160, available at a starting price of Rs 1,25,895.Aprilia SXR 125 new price is Rs 1,27,206, an increase of Rs 6,549. Folks interested in Aprilia SR RST Carbon will have to pay Rs 1,28,406, an increase of Rs 6,577. Aprilia SR RST Race is now available at Rs 1,35,147, an increase of Rs 6,657. Highest price hike of Rs 6,728 is for Aprilia SXR 160. It will now cost Rs 1,38,483.As compared to price hikes announced by other two-wheeler manufacturers, the quantum of hike is relatively more in case of Aprilia scooters. This may be due to the fact that most other OEMs choose to introduce smaller increments, multiple times in a year. In comparison, Aprilia appears to have increased prices all at once. It remains to be seen how the new prices will impact sales.Aprilia Scooter Prices May 2022Aprilia scooters vs. rivalsAprilia 125cc scooters have quite a few rivals such as TVS Ntorq 125, Suzuki Burgman Street 125, Avenis, Yamaha RayZR and Fascino, Honda Grazia and Hero Maestro Edge. However, in the 160cc segment, Aprilia currently has only Yamaha Aerox 155 as the primary rival. Aerox 155 was launched last year in September at a starting price of Rs 1.29 lakh. It is now priced at about Rs 1.37 lakh, ex-sh.Demand for higher capacity scooters is relatively less here. In the same price range, most users will prefer to choose a motorcycle. However, Aprilia can be credited with making the first move. It is possible that new products could be introduced, as demand picks up for these high performance scooters. The likes of Honda and Suzuki will be looking to tap this space if there are ample opportunities.In terms of performance, Aprilia scooters are almost equal in comparison to their respective rivals. Aprilia 125cc scooters are powered by a 125cc 4V TECH FI engine that generates 9.92 PS of max power and 9.7 Nm of peak torque. Aprilia 160cc scooters utilize a 160cc motor that makes 11 PS and 11.6 Nm.In the future, Aprilia may also launch electric scooters here. While there is no official confirmation, a hint comes from Piaggio’s plans to develop an electric scooter that is specially designed for India. The powertrain can be used for both Vespa and Aprilia electric scooters. More

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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