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    Aprilia Tuono 660 Officially Revealed – India Launch Later This Year

    2021 Aprilia Tuono
    At the time of its launch, Aprilia Tuono 660 will rival the likes of Kawasaki Z 650 and the upcoming Triumph Trident 660

    After a long wait, Aprilia has finally revealed its upcoming middleweight roadster Tuono 660 ahead of its India launch. The Italian bikemaker had first revealed a concept version of the new Touno 660 back at the EICMA in Milan in 2019. Interestingly, the final product is very similar to the concept showcased earlier.
    The naked street fighter is based on the same underpinnings as its faired sibling RS 660 which was also recently revealed. Tuono 660 was spotted testing on Italian roads on multiple occasions in recent past. Aprilia likes to call it a scaled-down version of its flagship naked superbike Tuono 1100.
    Starting with its design, it gets a signature three-pod headlight setup which is inspired by its fully faired sibling. These are nicely rounded by LED DRLs which accentuates its visual appeal.
    Despite being a naked motorcycle, it adopts a semi-faired design with the engine and other mechanical components exposed from sides even though it features a large underbelly cowl that leads to a short exhaust pipe. It also carries forward the same fuel tank and alloy wheels from RS 660.
    Aprilia Tuono 660
    It will be made available in three colour options- Iridium Grey, Concept Black and a new Acid Gold colour scheme which is also offered in RS 660. Seating position is noticeably aggressive with yoke mounted “Renthal” style clip-on handlebars and rear-set footpegs.
    As mentioned earlier mechanically, the naked Tuono 660 is similar to its faired sibling. It has the same suspension setup from Kayaba although with a slightly different tuning. It gets 41mm USD forks at front and a preload adjustable mono-shock at rear.
    Features on offer
    In terms of features, it gets a fully digital instrument cluster and a host of electronic aids under Aprilia’s Performance Ride Control system. This system consists of features such as multi-level traction control, cornering ABS, anti-wheelie control, cruise control, engine brake and five selectable engine maps.
    Aprilia Tuono 660
    Along with these, Tuono 660 comes with a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) which offers ride-by-wire technology and five riding modes- three road-based and two track-based.
    Mechanical Details
    Performance is the most crucial aspect, its 659cc parallel-twin engine with a 270-degree crank holds great value. This unit is also offered in RS 660 although it is slightly detuned in this naked motorcycle.
    Aprilia Tuono 660
    In Tuono 660, this unit cranks out 95 bhp which is 5 horses less than its fully-faired derivative and a torque output of 67 Nm. Even with the detuning, the naked roadster feels exhilarating to ride since it weighs only 183 kg which translates to an impressive power to weight ratio.
    In the USA, this naked motorcycle will be offered at USD 10,499 (INR 7.69 lakh) for the standard model and USD 10,699 (INR 7.84 lakh) for the trippy Acid Gold colour scheme. In the UK it will be retailed at £9700 (INR 9.65 lakh). Aprilia is also set to launch a product based on the same 660cc platform later this year named Tuareg 660. Aprilia Tuono 660 and RS 660 will be made available in India in the middle of this year after country-specific homologations are carried out. More

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    Aprilia SXR 160cc Scooter Launch Price Rs 1.26 Lakh – Official

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    Aprilia SXR 160 is powered by a 160cc BSVI complaint engine with 3 valve Fuel Injection engine technology

    Piaggio India had showcased the Aprilia SXR 160 at the 2020 Auto Expo earlier this year. Earlier this month, bookings were opened and today, they have officially launched the premium scooter in India. Prices start from Rs 1,25,997, ex-showroom Pune.
    At this price, it may not find much competition in India in its price segment, but could be compared with the Suzuki Burgman Street 125. Designed in Italy for India, this scooter, positioned in the premium segment is set to enter production at the company’s plant in Baramati.
    Mr. Diego Graffi, Chairman and Managing Director, Piaggio India said, “We are delighted to launch the much-anticipated premium scooter, Aprilia SXR 160 for all our distinguished customers in India. 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.”
    Features and Design
    This new scooter, which was much appreciated by viewers at the 2020 Auto Expo, will set a benchmark in the premium scooter segment with distinct styling and outstanding performance while it will also offer riders a better riding experience. Below is a detailed review of Aprilia SXR 160cc Scooter by youtube channel The Bucket List.
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    The Piaggio SXR 160 will get LED technology with twin crystal headlamps and eye line position lights along front indicators and with wrap around LED tail lamps with integrated rear indicators. It will also be seen with a large 210 cm sq multi-function digital cluster offering all vital information to the rider while buyers will also be given the option on mobile connectivity accessory synced to the scooter to raise a security alarm in the event of theft or even immobilize it.
    The body gets unique three coat paint finish with Aprilia graphics and accentuated by matte black and dark chrome design elements. The seats are longer, more comfortable and ergonomically designed with art leather suede with stitching accents in grey and red.
    Engine and Suspension Specs
    Aprilia SXR 160 scooter will be powered by a 160cc BS6, 3 valve, fuel injected engine with clean emission technology. The SXR 160 sits on 12 inch wheels at both ends. It shares its underpinnings with the Aprilia SR 160 and gets Anti Lock Braking System with ventilated disc brakes and twin pot caliper hydraulic brakes. Suspension is via dual telescopic front suspension and adjustable suspension at the rear.
    Ride position is also better with raised steering handlebars along with feather touch switches while the seat is positioned so that the rider’s feet touch the road allowing for easy start and to slow down or wait at traffic lights. A large foot-board and spacious under seat storage capacity will also be among its highlights.
    Piaggio India plans on expanding its dealership network from current 250 dealerships to around 400+ dealerships in new towns and cities across India in the near future. This will help the company reach a larger audience. They also have plans to launch new motorcycles next year, in the 650cc segment. More

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    Aprilia SXR 160 Rendered As Electric Scooter – Could This Be eSR1?

    Aprilia SXR 160 Based Electric Scooter Render
    Aprilia eSR1 electric scooter could draw major design inspirations from petrol-powered SXR 160

    The Indian market has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Aprilia SXR 160, mainly because it will be the first proper maxi-style scooter in India. Definitely, Suzuki Burgman also follows a similar styling pattern, but SXR 160 clearly ticks more criteria for a power Maxi scooter.
    Recently, a few days ago the Italian two-wheeler brand started accepting bookings for the upcoming power scooter at a token amount of Rs 5000. The company said that deliveries of the e-scooter will commence soon.
    Dealerships already have the scooter in showroom, while customers have started taking test rides. Though not yet launched officially, dealer sources state that price is Rs 1.3 lakh ex-sh for the Aprilia SXR 160. While we wait for its official launch, design renders of SXR 160 as an electric scooter has surfaced online.
    We already know that a new electric scooter from Piaggio is certainly on cards in future as the company recently filed a trademark named ‘eSR1’. It is, therefore, no harm in imagining SXR 160 with an electric powertrain given that it is the latest offering from Piaggio group and might serve as a design inspiration for the upcoming eSR1.
    Aprilia SXR 160 in showroom
    Rendered Design
    Design-wise, as shown in the images, the electric SXR 160 is identical to its petrol-powered counterpart. It receives the same set of a big LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs which give a modern and refreshing look to its front face. The designer has also carried over the large and comfortable seat from the regular SXR 160. Even hardware setup such as the front telescopic fork and alloy wheels along with disc brakes on both ends have been carried over.
    The distinguishing highlight though is the bright colour scheme and body graphics. A white paint job along with subtle blue graphics in front fairing, headlamps and rear cowl makes for a tasteful look. Alloy wheel rims also feature thick blue pinstripes while the rear cowl flaunts black graphics enhance its sporty appeal. Aprilia branding in black background is seen beneath the floorboard.
    This design renders also showcases a slightly different rear wheel hub from the regular SXR 160, similar to the one in Vespa Elettrica prototype showcased at the AutoExpo 2020. The image also shows a wall-mounted charger which could be used to juice up the battery of the scooter.
    Aprilia eSR1 based on Vespa Elettrica
    It was recently reported that Piaggio has trademarked the name ‘eSR1’ in India which could be the company’s next e-scooter offering through its Aprilia brand of two-wheelers. This scooter might well use the technology and powertrain of Vespa Elettrica since it is a common practice among brands under Piaggio. This would also save them time and extra capital required to invest in new technology.
    If indeed that is the case, then eSR1 could use a 4kW electric motor paired with a lithium-ion battery pack to power itself. This powertrain will provide a peak torque of 200 Nm at wheels and a single-charge range of 70 km in power mode and 100 km in Eco mode.
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    Aprilia SXR 160 Arrives In Showroom – First Impression, Test Rides Start

    Aprilia SXR 160 Scooter
    As of now, Aprilia SXR 160 does not have any direct rivals in India has started reaching showrooms across the country

    Piaggio is all set to finally launched its much anticipated Aprilia SXR 160 in India after numerous delays thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Though official launch is a few days away, dealers have started receiving the scooter across India.
    Some dealers have also started giving test ride to prospective customers. As per dealers, the new Aprilia SXR 160 is priced at Rs 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom). It is a maxi-style scooter, which will rival Suzuki Burgman in India. It made its maiden appearance at the AutoExpo held earlier this year in February.
    Aprilia started accepting bookings for the maxi scooter last week at a token amount of Rs 5,000. The scooter went into production at Aprilia’s Baramati plant near Pune in Maharashtra at the start of this month. Now, a detailed test ride and first impression video of the Aprilia SXR 160 has surfaced online.
    Uploaded by DBS Vlogs on their YouTube channel, the video focuses on intricate details about the power scooter. At first glance, it looks much bigger than normal scooters found running on Indian scooters. In fact, it gets one of the largest wheelbases in scooters available in India. SXR 160 offers a wheelbase of 1353mm which is 90mm longer than Suzuki Burgman 125 which is also considered a sort of Maxi scooter.
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    Elaborating on design, the vlogger focuses on the front end which split LED headlights inspired by RS660 with C-shaped DRLs integrated onto them that make the scooter more stylish. Scooters getting LED DRLs are still a very rare sight in India. Another noticeable highlight is the blacked-out fly screen which protects the riders from gusting winds.
    The visor, though quite big, has been set low so that it doesn’t obstruct rider’s visibility. It gets a wide and comfortable seat with enough room for rider and pillion. Also, it offers ample space on its flat footboard to keep some luggage.

    SXR 160 can also hold some key belongings thanks to decently spacious under-seat storage which comes with an accessory light. It receives a wide handlebar which makes for an upright riding stature for better comfort. The angular front apron also goes well with its overall design.
    Features on offer
    In terms of features, it offers an all-LED lighting setup, a 210 cm sq. fully digital instrument console that offers essential readouts like speed, odometer trip meter, ABS status fuel-efficiency, etc. Although it does miss out on Bluetooth or smartphone connectivity. It also comes with a USB charging port on its front glove box.

    SXR 160 rolls on 12-inch 5 spoke petal machined alloys. Anchorage duties are handled by a 220mm disc on front wheel while the rear wheel gets a drum brake which is assisted by a single-channel ABS. It also misses out on an external fuel cap.
    When it comes to its powertrain, it is powered by the same 160.0cc three-valve single-cylinder motor which produces 0.7 bhp of power at 7,600rpm and peak torque of 12 Nm at 6000rpm. It is the same unit that is offered in SR 160. It comes linked to a CVT gearbox. Suspension duties on the scooter are taken care of by telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock unit at rear. Deliveries will start in a few days. More

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    Aprilia SXR 160 Scooter Spied At Dealer Yard Ahead Of Launch

    Aprilia SXR 160
    Aprilia SXR 160 was first presented at this year’s Auto Expo held in February at Greater Noida

    Piaggio is expected to launch its highly anticipated Aprilia SXR 160 in a few days. Bookings for the maxi-style scooter at a token amount of Rs 5000 commenced a week back. The scooter has already gone into production at Aprilia’s Baramati plant near Pune in Maharashtra.
    The power scooter made its maiden appearance at this year’s Auto Expo and is slated to be the first proper Maxi scooter in India discounting Suzuki Burgman 125 and TVS Ntorq. Now, a video has emerged on YouTube which suggests that SXR 160 has started reaching dealerships across the country.
    Uploaded by ‘VJNS vlogs’, the video shows SXR 160 reaching a dealership in Mumbai. It was supposed to launch a lot earlier after its appearance at the Auto Expo, however, the global pandemic of Covid-19 forced makers to defer their plans. The scooter has been designed in Italy specifically for the Indian market.
    Design & Features
    Speaking of its design, it gets a bold front end with split LED headlights inspired by RS660 with C-shaped DRLs integrated onto them that make the scooter more stylish. LED DRLs have been very rare in scooters offered in India until now. Talking about other elements associated with designing of Aprilia SXR 160, it gets a big windscreen upfront. It receives a large enough footboard with ample space for luggage.
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    SXR 160 is offered with a wide and flat comfortable seat with plenty of under-seat storage. It receives a wide handlebar which makes for an upright riding stature for better comfort. The angular front apron also goes well with its overall design.
    Design elements to the rear include an LED tail lamp with integrated rear blinkers. Other notable design highlights include exhaust embellished in chrome and 12-inch 5 spoke petal machined alloys.
    2021 Aprilia SXR160
    In terms of features, it gets a 210 cm sq. fully digital instrument console that offers essential readouts like speed, odometer trip meter, ABS status fuel-efficiency, etc. It is also expected to come with Bluetooth connectivity and a USB charging port.
    Buyers can also opt for mobile connectivity accessory which allows riders to connect their smartphones which helps them in locating it, raising security alarm and if needed even immobilizing it.
    2021 Aprilia SXR160
    Mechanical Details
    Coming to its powertrains, it is powered by a 160.03cc, three-valve, single-cylinder motor which generates 10.7 bhp of power at 7,600rpm and peak torque of 12 Nm at 6000rpm. It is the same unit that is offered in SR 160. It comes paired with a CVT gearbox. Suspension duties on the scooter are expected to be handled by telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock unit at rear.
    Expected Price
    Upon its launch, SXR 160 will not have any direct rivals in the country. It is expected to be priced around Rs 1.15-1.25 lakh (ex-showroom). Aprilia also intends to launch a smaller version of the power scooter- SXR 125 in India at a later stage. More

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    Aprilia eSR1 Electric Scooter Name Registered – Launch Expected In 2021

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    E-scooter offering from Aprilia is expected to share its technologies and mechanicals with Vespa Elletrica

    Piaggio has filed a trademark for its upcoming electric scooter from its Aprilia brand. The Italian two-wheeler manufacturer has registered the trademark ‘eSR1’ at European Union Intellectual Property Office. The latter published a trademark application showing the ‘eSR1’ name in stylised font and logo.
    However, the applicant’s name hasn’t been revealed yet although it is indicated to be the Piaggio Group. The evidence being the ‘SR’ portion of trademark which resembles the SR logo in Aprilia brand of scooters.
    Furthermore, the eSR logo looks straight out of the books for the logo of SR-GP Replica which was revealed last year. The other major hint given is that the trademark has been registered on Piaggio’s behalf by Jacobacci & Partners S.P.A, the firm which handles all intellectual property matters for the Italian brand. Aprilia currently retails the SR range of scooters in 50cc, 125cc, 150cc and 160cc configurations around the world.
    Aprilia’s e-Scooter plans
    It is also being speculated that Aprilia eSR1 will share its powertrain and technology with other Piaggio group of products, specifically Vespa Elettrica which is already on sale in many international markets. Since it is a common practice by Aprilia to share technologies among its sibling brands this shouldn’t come as a surprise. This means Elettrica’s electric motor and batteries could be repackaged for Aprilia eSR1.
    Vespa Electric Scooter At 2020 Auto Expo
    Trademark filings don’t guarantee a production-spec model launch as they don’t reveal if or when a specific model will arrive at markets. In this case, however, chances are pretty high since electric scooters have been in trend and a global brand like Aprilia will surely garner a lot of attention which is likely to translate into a high consumer base.
    If eSR1 borrows its powertrain and technology from Vespa, much of its development would already be complete even though the e-scooter hasn’t yet been revealed in flesh. This means that launch of the new Aprilia scooter could be as early as next year for European markets.
    Vespa Elettrica details
    Speaking of specifications, Vespa Elettrica draws its power from a 4kW electric motor paired with a lithium-ion battery pack. Peak torque available at wheels stands at an impressive 200 Nm and provides a range of 100 km in Eco mode and 70 km in Power mode in a single charge. It takes 3.5 hours for the battery to get juiced up using a 220V socket.
    Its underpinnings are similar to its petrol-powered counterpart assisted by a trailing link front suspension and single shock absorber at rear. It rolls on 12-inch front and 11-inch rear alloy wheels. The model was showcased at this year’s AutoExpo but there are no signs of its launch in India anytime soon.
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    Aprilia RS 660, Tuono 660 India Launch Confirmed For 2021

    2021 Aprilia RS 660
    The Aprilia RS 660 and Tuono 660 come loaded with state-of-the-art electronic systems

    The Aprilia RS 660 and Tuono 660 middle-weight sports bikes which were unveiled at the EICMA 2019 in Milan, Italy, are set to be launched in India next year. Touted to be very important products for the Italian marque’s long-term future, the motorcycles find themselves in a comfortable niche above the entry level 250 – 400 cc trainers and the liter class missiles.
    Aprilia RS 660 and Tuono 660
    The Aprilia RS 660 and its naked sibling not only derive their design and livery inspiration from the RSV4 and Tuono V4 respectively but also borrow the engine from the legendary superbike twins. The 659 cc V-Twin is essentially the first half of the flagship’s V4 unit and that speaks volume about the new motorcycles’ pedigree.
    The new heart has a power output of 100 hp and makes 67 Nm of torque. This should make for an impressive performance on board a motorcycle that tips the scales at 164.2 kg. The rider has access to five different engine mappings including two dedicated to track riding – Commute, Dynamic, Individual, Challenge and Time Attack.
    Electronics and chassis
    The boffins at Aprilia didn’t take any chances with their latest creations as they get standard quick shifter and 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) which supports a whole host of advanced electronic systems like cornering traction control, cornering ABS, wheelie control, rear lift mitigation, engine brake control, etc.
    2021 Aprilia Tuono 660
    The razor sharp Aprilia RS 660 and Tuono 660 are underpinned by a twin-spar aluminium chassis which employs the motor as a stressed member. The chunky aluminium swing arm and stubby triangular exhaust canister go well with the rest of the design.
    The front end is suspended by Kayaba inverted telescopic forks measuring 41 mm in dia while the rear employs a monoshock. Both are adjustable for preload and rebound damping. Not surprisingly, Brembo takes care of braking needs with 320 mm twin-discs at the front with 4-piston calipers and a 220 mm single disc at the rear with 2-piston calipers.
    The Aprilia RS 660 features an unmistakable identity but is full of modern touches such as LED DRLs, sleeker three-part headlamp unit, aerodynamic inlets on the fairing, a sculpted fuel tank and a sporty tailpiece with stepped seats. The motorcycle looks compact yet with serious intention. The Tuono 660 also gets the same headlamp unit but the fairing is minimal.
    The Aprilia 660 twins, with their premium features and impressive performance credentials, are looking to become the best offerings in the mid-size superbike segment which is currently populated by the likes of Yamaha YZF-R6, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, etc. More

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    Aprilia SXR 160 Scooter Bookings Open 11 Dec – Deliveries Start Soon After

    Aprilia SXR 160 Scooter
    The Aprilia SXR 160 Maxi Scooter could be priced from around Rs.1.30 lakhs

    The Aprilia SXR 160 maxi scooter has been detailed prior to launch later this month. It will be opened for bookings at the end of this week – on 11th Dec.
    Bookings will open online, as well as at their dealer across India. The new scooter has entered production at the company plant in Baramati earlier this month.
    Aprilia SXR 160 is designed in Italy specifically for the Indian market. It is a maxi scooter as was seen when on display at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. Launch was initially set for earlier this year but the COVID-19 pandemic caused some delay.
    Aprilia SXR 160 Design
    Where design is concerned, the maxi scooter boasts of ample luggage and leg space. The rider gets an upright riding stature for better comfort. It receives a large seat, LED headlamps inspired by the RS660 and an angular front apron. Design elements to the rear include an LED tail lamp with integrated rear blinkers.

    The Aprilia SXR 160 gets a fully digital LCD instrument cluster with feather touch switches, a USB charging port and smartphone connectivity. Styling elements also include raised handlebars, 12 inch alloy wheels and illuminated under-seat storage. It will get ABS among its safety features while Piaggio has announced that the maxi scooter will boast of excellent handling and efficient stability even at higher speed.
    Most Powerful Scooter in Segment
    Piaggio Aprilia SXR 160 is slated to be the most powerful scooter in its segment. It will get its power via a 160cc, 3 valve, single cylinder, fuel injected engine which also powers the SR160. No power or torque figures have been revealed as on date but are expected to be in the region of 10.7 hp and 11.6 Nm. The engine gets mated to a CVT unit.
    Braking and suspension will be via ventilated disc brakes with twin pot calipers and telescopic fork in the front and adjustable shock absorbers at the rear. Once launched, the Aprilia SXR 160 will compete against its very own siblings Aprilia SR 160 and 150 cc Vespa scooters while it will also go up against the Suzuki Burgman Street 125.
    As per dealer sources, the SXR 160 will be launched at the end of December with deliveries to commence from first week of January 2021. Apart from the Aprilia SXR 160, the company is also planning launch of the Aprilia SXR 125 maxi-scooter in India based on SR 125 which will follow launch of the SXR 160. More