Aprilia has finally launched the Storm 125, which was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in India. the aggressive looking Storm 125 gets an introductory price of Rs 65,000 as per ACI and it will be available only with the front and rear drum brake set-up. The Aprilia Storm 125 is based on the SR125. However, the production version of the Storm 125 is quite different from the version showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The details of the scooter is not known yet as the company is yet to announce the launch officially. However, a few changes in the scooter include a new grab rail, which was not present in the Auto Expo concept model. This addition must have been done to make the scooter road-worthy to get the homologation certificate. The Storm 125 gets 12-inch wheels but the design will remind you of the Vespa models. These wheels are different from the SR125 model, which is already on sale in the Indian market.
It will be available only in a single variant and as per the rules, it also gets the combined-braking system or CBS. This combined braking system is now mandatory on every two-wheeler powered by a less than the 125cc engine. Aprilia may introduce a disc plus drum brake set-up soon in the market. Also, the tyres used in the Aprilia 125 are similar to the ones seen at the model displayed at the Auto Expo. It seems like the same Vee rubber dual-purpose tyres. Both the front and rear tyres get a big block pattern that ensures a better grip on slippery surfaces. In the Auto Expo model, the tyre size of the front wheel was 120/80 and the rear tyre measured 130/80. It seems to be similar in the production version too. It should be noted that the Aprilia SR125 gets the 120/70 section tyres at front and rear.
Other changes in the SR125 also includes bold body graphics. Rest of the scooter remains the same. It gets black inserts around the front apron-mounted headlamp. The seat of the scooter is well-contoured and looks very comfortable. It gets a telescopic fork set-up at the front and a mono suspension in the rear. The colours available with the Storm 125 are not yet but the bold bright yellow with black colour is almost certain.
The engine of the Aprilia Storm 125 will remain identical to the Aprilia SR125. It gets a single-cylinder, three-valve, air-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 9.5 PS at 7,250 rpm and peak torque of 9.8 Nm at 6,250 rpm. It gets a CVT automatic transmission. The Storm 125 will take on the sporty models in the market like the TVS NTorq 125, Suzuki Burgman, Honda Grazia and the likes.
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