The Aprilia SXR 160 will be the first maxi-scooter by Aprilia in India. There were scooters like the Kinetic Honda Blaze and also the Burgman which were maxi-scooter but the Aprilli will take it to another level with the SXR 160. Aprilia SXR 160 Bookings are open and so we can expect the launch real soon.
Aprilia SXR 160 Launch
The actual launch was expected in mid-2020. Due to the coronavirus crisis, it was delayed. The Aprilia SXR 160 Bookings indicate that the brand will launch the scooter in coming weeks. Also opening the bookings also gives the company an idea about how many people are actually interested in this new product from this Italian brand. Both Aprilia and Piaggio has had a tough time keeping the sales up.
This is because of the simple fact that they are offering expensive products in a price-sensitive segment. Also, the scooter that they sell have bigger displacement and better performance parts but the buyers of the segment do not value these factors over the service network and the reliability.
What is SXR 160?
Although bookings of the scooter are open not a lot of people know about the SXR 160. It is a maxi-scooter with very modern styling. When it was first shown at the Auto Expo 2020 it did attract a lot of attention. Take a look at the video below from Auto Expo 2020.
It gets long footboard with 2 positions for foot placement. Also, the LED elements of the scooter add to the modernity of it. The engine on this scooter is the same BS6 updated 160cc engine. This makes a power of 11 bhp and 11 Nm of torque. The scooter also gets a windscreen and long seat which might just add to the experience of commute on it.
Why book it?
Aprilia SXR 160 Bookings might make a sense for you as it is expected to be a comfortable scooter. If you commute a lot daily and want a scooter that will keep up with highway and give u comfort then the Aprilia is the scooter for you. It will get a telescopic front suspension, Bluetooth enabled digital instrument cluster, ABS and disc brakes.
Price and Bookings
Now the expected price is Rs 1.24 lakhs. This is way too expensive for a scooter segment. A lot of bikes come in this price bracket and there will be not surprised that this will affect the sales of the bike. If at all Aprilia makes this to be the on-road price then people might think of buying this SXR 160 maxi scooter over bikes. Unofficial Aprilia SXR 160 bookings are open at Rs 5,000.
Let us know in the comment if you would think of buying the new Aprilia SXR 160? Would make it your daily commute bike? What price do you expect on this type of scooter and what features seem unnecessary to cut down price? For more such content stay subscribed to the Motoroctane Youtube, Google NEWS, Facebook and Twitter. We also have a car consultancy service – Know more