Piaggio India has just launched a new TVC for the Aprilia SR125, a brand new automatic scooter that was officially launched just weeks ago. Deliveries of the SR125 have just begun, and the scooter is the most affordable product from Aprilia for the Indian market. It is meant for younger buyers who want something as funky as the bigger engined Aprilia SR150, but at a much more affordable price tag. It’s priced at Rs. 65,310, which makes it about Rs. 4,000 cheaper than the SR150.
Like the Aprilia SR150, the SR125 comes with a host of features that make it better than most other automatic scooters sold in India. Chief among these are the telescopic front forks and 14 inch alloy wheels at the front and rear. This combination makes the Aprilia SR125 and SR150 quite agile. Also, the ability to handle bad roads becomes better just by virtue of these two key features. Tubeless tyres are standard on the scooter.
The SR125 comes with a front disc brake as standard fitment while braking on the rear wheel is handled by a drum brake. The scooter features sharp styling and is one of the best looking ones on sale currently in the Indian market. The engine is a 125cc, three valve four stroke unit that is borrowed from the Vespa range of 125cc retro scooters. On the SR125, this engine produces an identical 9.6 PS of peak power and 9.9 Nm of peak torque.
These figures are approximately 8.5% and 13% lower than the SR150 respectively. Like the SR150, the smaller engined model gets a CVT automatic gearbox. However, Aprilia doesn’t offer a quicker CVT automatic transmission equipped with the ‘Race’ mode yet on the SR125. Competitors to the SR125 include the newly launched TVS NTorq 125 and the Honda Grazia automatic scooters. Both scooters are cheaper than the SR125, with sub-60,000 rupee price tags.