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Aprilia hikes prices for Storm, SR and SXR scooters in India

The Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilla recently announced a price hike for its portfolio in India which includes the Storm, SR sporty scooters, and SXR maxi-style scooters. The company stated that the new prices will become effective from this month itself. Although the prices have been hiked the company said there the models will not receive any mechanical or even cosmetic changes.

Aprilia hikes prices for Storm, SR and SXR scooters in India

The entry-level Storm 125 scooter now costs Rs 1.11 lakh, with an increase of about Rs 5,000. The company has also opted to raise pricing on the Storm 125 Disc model, which is about to be discontinued next month. Currently, the Aprilia Storm 125 competes against the TVS Ntorq 125 (Rs 90,503), Suzuki Avenis 125 (Rs 86,500), and Yamaha Ray ZR 125 in terms of price (Rs 96,073) in the Indian scooter market.

The 125cc model range of Aprilla that is the SR series, has also received a Rs 5,000 price increase, while the more powerful 160cc versions receive a Rs 4,000 price increase. The Aprilia SR 125 is now priced at Rs 1.21 lakh, while the SR 160 range is now priced from Rs 1.30 lakh for the base model to Rs 1.39 lakh for the SR 160 Race.

Furthermore, Aprilia’s SXR line has seen a price increase of roughly Rs 4,000. The SXR 125 which currently competes with the Suzuki Burgman has been priced at Rs 1.31 lakh, while the larger-engined SXR 160 has been priced at Rs 1.42 lakh. Despite the Yamaha being faster and more powerful, the SXR 160 is now Rs 5,000 more costly than its main competition, the Aerox 155 which offers more features and is even quicker than the Aprilla.

Aprilia hikes prices for Storm, SR and SXR scooters in India

In other scooter news, Hungarian two-wheeler manufacturer, Keeway recently entered the Indian market with two of of its premium scooter options which are the Vieste 300 and Sixties 300i. The Sixties 300i might be the most interesting product from the manufacturer because it looks like a retro scooter but is modern in every other way.

The scooter is priced at Rs. 2.99 lakhs ex-showroom, and it features a design that looks very retro with a basic looking LED headlamp with a turn indicator mounted on the apron. From the side, the design of the seat looks very similar to the old scooters. There are a lot of chrome highlights used to give a premium look.

It features a good quantity of storage under the seats. The fuel tank cap is located on the floorboard, which is rather unusual and the tank has a capacity of 10 litres. There is a semi-digital instrument cluster on the apron, as well as a USB connection for charging mobile devices. Disc brakes are used in both the front and back of the vehicle for braking. A dual-channel anti-lock braking system is available. And the tyre size is 120/70 R12 and the wheel size is 12 inches. Telescopic forks in the front and twin shock absorbers in the rear handle suspension chores.