2018 Aprilia SR150 automatic scooter launched in India: Rivals Suzuki Burgman

The 2018 model year Aprilia SR150 has been launched by the Italian manufacturer at a price of Rs. 70,031 (ex-showroom). Aprilia has also launched SR150 carbon edition and SR150 race edition scooters at prices of Rs. 73,500 (ex-showroom) and Rs. 80,211 (ex-showroom), respectively. Notably, the Aprilia SR150 is the fastest scooter sold in the Indian market.

2018 Aprilia Sr150

Earlier, the Aprilia SR150 was sold only in two colour options, which has now been increased to 4. The new scooter also comes in a race blue shade and a grey shade. The carbon edition of the new automatic scooter gets carbon-fiber lookalike graphics on the body panel and will be sold in limited numbers.

Apart from styling changes, the new Aprilia SR150 gets a bigger front windshield and a new phone connectivity option – “Aprilia connect” app, which offers features like navigation, distress button and vehicle tracking, available on both iOS and Android. The new digital instrument cluster shows vital information like fuel level, odometer and trip meter. However, the speedometer is still in classic, analog form.

Body dimensions of the new SR150 remain similar to the predecessor with 14” alloy wheels. The new Aprilia SR150 gets a fuel tank capacity of 6.5-litres while ground clearance is rated at 165 mm. It’s very fast off the line, with the 0-60 Kmph time of just 7.2 seconds. The scooter takes around 29.5 seconds to reach the 100 Kmph mark.

The new SR150 gets power from the same 154 cc single cylinder petrol engine, which produces 10.06 Bhp and 11.2 Nm . The engine comes mated with a CVT transmission. This motor gives the Aprilia SR150 legs, making it the fastest accelerating scooter in the market. Top speed is equally impressive, at a rated 103 Kmph.

The suspension has been updated with new preload-adjustable springs at the rear, while the front set-up remains similar. The braking department remains unchanged with a 220 mm disc brake at the front and a 140 mm disc brake at the rear.

The Aprilia SR150 has no direct competition as such but in price terms, rivals the the newly launched Suzuki Burgman which is priced at Rs. 68,000 (ex-showroom). The Suzuki Burgman is a much more bulkier scooter though. The Suzuki Burgman is also less powerful, with a 125cc engine.