Aprilia SR150 RACE is built on the philosophy of the MotoGP’s globally popular RS-GP motorcycles
Piaggio Group recently launched the Aprilia SR150 Race in India. The new edition comes within less than six months of the SR150’s introduction to the Indian market, which depicts the success the model has achieved in such a short span of time.
The Race edition of the sporty looking scooter comes in a Maze grey colour with body graphics inspired from Aprilia’s MotoGP racing motorcycle – the RS-GP. To make it more unique the Aprilia SR150 Race gets alloy wheels in a red shade called Fluo Rosso and a golden coloured brake caliper. The rear spring is also finished in the same red as the wheels. Rest of the scooter remains unchanged.
Commenting on launch of the Aprilia SR150 Race, Mr. Stefano Pelle, Managing Director and CEO — Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited said, “The great response we got when we introduced the SR150 in India last year gave us the confidence that the market is now ripe for change. The youth of India is keen to explore the new and this augurs well for a brand like ours which thrives on building different categories in every market that we operate in. We hope that the SR150 RACE brings our patrons even closer to the racy appeal they long for in their daily rides and changes, yet again, the way India purchases its 2-wheelers.”
“Our philosophy as a company is to do things differently. This is clearly evident from our range of offerings in India and the fact that we have been fairly successful in winning the patronage of our esteemed customers. To this end, we have priced the SR150 RACE at a point which makes it appeal to the youth who are driven by quality and differentiation in all their adventures. We hope that the SR150 RACE meets with the same success as the SR150 and we look forward to further consolidating Aprilia’s crossover sport-scooter proposition in the country,” added Mr. Pelle.
The Aprilia SR150 Race Edition not only has cosmetic changes but comes with updated mechanicals as well, promising an improved performance. It is still powered by the same 154.8 cc single-cylinder, 3-valve, air-cooled engine which produces 10.4 bhp of power and torque of 11.4 Nm. Mated to the engine is a revised CVT transmission which promises to make it slightly quicker.
Aprilia claims the suspension springs have been tuned for better acceleration as well. The Aprilia SR150 Race Edition also gets the race boom exhaust as an accessory which promises to enhance the performance and the exhaust note.
Stopping force comes from a 220 mm front disc and 140 mm rear drum brakes, which are mounted on the large 14 inch wheels. The wheels are wrapped in 120/70 section tyres both at the front and rear.
The Aprilia SR150 Race is offered at INR 70,288 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and will be manufactured at Piaggio’s Baramati plant alongside the standard SR150.