While there are no mechanical changes and the updates carry a premium, the changes done to the scooter make a big difference. Read on to find out what’s new
Aprilia has launched its updated SR range of scooters in India. The SR 160 was the most powerful scooter in India, but it was recently dethroned by the Yamaha Aerox 155. Nonetheless, the SR range of scooters is known for their out-of-the-box styling and peppy handling characteristics.
The updates made to the Aprilia SR 160 and the SR 125 are purely cosmetic, and there are no mechanical changes under the skin. The price for the updated SR 125 start from Rs 1, 08 lakh (ex-showroom), while the SR 160 is priced at Rs 1,17 Lakh (ex-showroom). The top of the line SR 160 Race Edition has been priced at Rs 1, 27 Lakh, while the Carbon edition is priced at Rs 1, 20 Lakh (ex-showroom).
We tell you all about the list of cosmetic updates that the new SR range of scooters has received and does the SR 160 makes sense anymore now that Yamaha has introduced the Aerox 155.
2021 Aprilia SR 125 and Aprilia SR 160 Cosmetic Updates
Aprilia now offers a boot light and USB charging under the new seat available as standard across the range
Let’s be honest here, the pre-facelift Aprilia SR range of scooters looked a bit dated compared to their rivals. While TVS Ntorq and the Honda Grazia offered digital instrument clusters and LED lights, the SR 125 and the SR 160 were available with analog units and halogen headlamps. When the sales of these scooters dipped, Aprilia realized the need to finally update their products.
The recently launched Aprilia SR 125 and the SR 160 scooters sport a much more modern face because of the new LED headlamp at the front and a new LED taillight at the rear with the X-shaped motif, which replaced the old halogen units. Unfortunately, the scooter still gets halogen bulbs in the indicators which is a let-down.
The most noticeable change has to be the all-new full LCD digital instrument dash. The new LCD cluster displays a few primary information like the average fuel consumption, engine temperature, battery voltage apart from the regular information like the speedometer, fuel level indicator tachometer, and odometer.
The scooter also gets a new single-piece seat made to look like a split seat unit. Aprilia now offers a boot light and USB charging under the new seat available as standard across the range. It also gets new raised grab rails which will provide some support for the rear pillion.
Apart from these changes, Aprilia says that the SR 125 and the SR 160 have received new graphics, stickers, and bodywork inspired by their RSVP Sportsbike.
Aprilia SR 125 and SR 160 Cosmetic updates includes
NEW LED HEADLAMP
NEW LED TAILLAMP
NEW LCD INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
NEW GRAB RAIL
NEW SEAT DESIGN
2021 Aprilia SR 125 and SR 160 Mechanical updates
both the SR 125 and the SR 160 hasn’t received any mechanical updates.
As I already mentioned, both the SR 125 and the SR 160 havn’t received any mechanical updates. The updated SR 125 uses the same 124.45 cc single-cylinder air-cooled three-valve engine mated to a CVT transmission. The unit produces a peak power output of 9.78 bhp at 7,700 rpm and 9.70 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm.
The Aprilia SR 160 meanwhile, uses a bigger 160.03 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, three-valve powertrain mated to a CVT transmission. This unit dishes out 10.86 bhp of peak power at 7,600 rpm and 11.6 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm.
Both the scooters employ telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock spring unit at the rear. The braking duties are taken care of by a 220 mm single disc brake at the front and a drum brake unit at the rear. The SR 160 gets a single-channel ABS, while the SR 125 uses a combined braking system (CBS).
|Spec||Aprilia SR 125||Aprilia SR 160|
|Engine type||Single Cylinder, 4 stroke,Air-cooled, SOHC, 3 valves||Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC, 3 valves|
|Power output||9.92 Ps @ 7700 rpm||11 PS @ 7600 rpm|
|Torque Output||9.70 Nm @6000 rpm||11.6 Nm at 6000 rpm|
|Brakes Front||220 mm disc||220 mm disc|
|Brakes Rear||140 mm Drum type||140 mm drum type|
|Wheels||14 inch alloys||14 inch alloys|
Aprilia SR 125 and SR 160 Price Difference
With the new prices out, the updated Aprilia SR 125 is now Rs 13,000 expensive than the pre-facelift SR 125. The SR 160 is now Rs 12,000 more expensive than the pre-facelift model. On the other hand, the top-spec Aprilia SR 160 Race spec variant, priced at Rs 1.27 Lakh is still cheaper than the Yamaha Aerox 155 whose price starts at Rs 1.29 Lakh onward.
So does the Aprilia SR 160 make sense after the launch of the Yamaha Aero 155?
Of course, it does make sense for those who want a compact, sporty scooter for their daily commute but do not want to spend all the extra money on a scooter. With the addition of modern features, the SR 160 is now at par with its rivals, and it surely will catch the attention of many buyers.
The Yamaha Aerox 155, on the other hand, which cost almost Rs 13,000 more than the base SR 160 offers more power, better handling, and slightly more features than its rival. The Aerox also gets a start/stop system to boost fuel efficiency, a wider 140mm rear section tyres and a slightly bigger 230 mm disc brake for more efficient braking.
|Specs||Aprilia SR 160||Yamaha Aerox 155|
|Engine type||Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC, 3 valves||Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve|
|Power output||11 PS @ 7600 rpm||15 PS @ 8000 rpm|
|Torque Output||11.6 Nm at 6000 rpm||13.9 Nm @ 6500 rpm|
|Brakes Front||220 mm Ventilated disc||230 mm disc|
|Brakes Rear||140 mm Drum type||130 mm drum type|
|Wheels||14 inch alloys||14 inch alloys|
The Aprilia SR 125, on the other hand, competes with the Honda Grazia and the TVS Ntorq. The prices for the TVS Ntorq model start at Rs 73,270 (ex-showroom) for the base drum brake variant while the top-spec Race XP Edition is priced at Rs 85.025 (ex-showroom). The Honda Grazia price starts at Rs 78, 389 (ex-showroom) while the recently introduced Grazia Repsol Honda team edition is priced at Rs.86,714 (ex-showroom).
|Specs||Aprilia SR 125||TVS Ntorq||Honda Grazia|
|Engine type||Single Cylinder, 4 stroke,Air cooled, SOHC, 3 valves||3 Valve, Single Cylinder, 4 - Stroke, SI, Air Cooled, Fuel Injected||Single cylinder, Fuel injected, Fan Cooled, 4 Stroke|
|Displacement||124.45 cc||124.8cc||123.97 cc|
|Power output||9.92 PS @ 7700 rpm||10.2 PS @ 7000 rpm||9.92 Ps @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque output||9.70 Nm @6000 rpm||10.8 Nm @ 5500 rpm||10.3 Nm @ 5000 rpm|
|Brakes Front||220 mm disc||220 mm disc||190 mm disc|
|Brakes Rear||140 mm drum||130 mm drum||130 mm drum|
|Wheel size||14 inch||12 inch||12 inch|
You can even watch the videos of the newly launched scooter here:
Tell us in the comment section below whether you would spend all that extra money to get your hands on the Yamaha Aerox 155 or the Aprilia SR 160 is the one for you?