The Adventure segment in India is picking up pace and a lot of motorcycle manufacturers are looking forward to bringing their products to the market soon. Aprilia as a brand has introduced only scooters and the company has not brought any two-wheelers in the market. The company is looking for a grand opening in the Indian market and it would be good to enter into the Adventure segment. Let’s know about the segment and then find out what the Aprilia Terra 250 is going to offer to beat the competition.
The adventure segment in India was started with the Hero Impulse which was an underpowered bike with a great chassis. Hero improved the chassis even further but the lack of power is still there in the Hero Xpulse 200. The Royal Enfield Himalayan has become heavier with the BS6 and the bike is too heavy for a beginner. The KTM 390 Adventure is a great bike but the price tag makes people think twice. All in all the complete segment has bikes which are good at one point but lack at other points. This might be a good chance for the Aprilia to bring in the Aprilia Terra 250.
Aprilia Terra 250 Spyshot
The Aprilia Terra 250 looks like a completely focused adventure bike. The bike has a big and wide tank shroud and this might be for the increase in the fuel capacity. The seat is long and wide. The seat hight does not look pretty intimidating either. The bike gets Aprilia badging on the shrouds and the Terra badging is on the tank. The shrouds also mount the radiator of the bike. The engine looks like a liquid-cooled engine. So we can expect a high revving engine with a high compression rate. The bike is completely ready for testing but we might have to wait for the lockdown to end for the testing to begin. The front and the rear wheel looks similar and the bike gets dual-purpose tyres.
This power plant of the vehicle comes from the Aprilia GPR 250. That engine used to produce 26 bhp of power and the 22 Nm of torque but both these figures used to come higher in the rev band. This might not be ideal for the Adventure segment.
What do we expect?
The Company has recently made its scooter lineup BS6 ready. Along with that, they are also planning to bring in the Tuono and that might be the first bike in the lineup. Bringing in an Adventure motorcycle to India after that might be a good decision as people want an affordable yet powerful Adventure bike. And the Aprilia Terra 250 might be it if priced reasonably. This is where the pricing of the bike comes in. The Duke 250 has an ex-showroom price of 2.08 lakhs also the Dominar 250 comes at Rs 1.6 lakhs. If we consider that there are adventure kits in the market which let the Dominar be the perfect adventure bike then this might be a tough situation. If the Aprilia is priced at Rs 2 lakhs ex-showroom in India then it might make sense.
Also have a look at out recent video of the TVS XL 100 which is a very versatile vehicle.