Along with launching the 2018 Aprilia SR 150 (facelift), Piaggio India has announced the 2018 Aprilia SR 150 Race and Aprilia SR 150 Carbon editions. The updated Race edition costs INR 80,211*, which is roughly Rs 3,500 higher than before. The Carbon version costs Rs 73,500*.
Said to draw inspiration from the company's RS-GP superbike, the 2018 Aprilia SR 150 features a white base paint with red and green body graphics. The all-analogue instrument console has been replaced with a semi-digital unit that comprises an analogue speedo and a digital display for the fuel gauge, trip meter, and odometer.
The moto-scooter also gets an optional windscreen and race-themed helmet.
The Aprilia SR 150 Carbon Edition is based on the prototype that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. It sports a faux carbon fibre paint finish along with a new set of graphics.
Powering the SR 150 Carbon and the 2018 SR 150 Race is a 154cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 7.4 kW (10.06 PS) at 6,750 rpm and a peak torque of 10.9 Nm at 5,000 rpm. Both the moto-scooters ride on 14-inch wheels with a 220 mm disc brake on the front wheel and a 140 mm drum at the rear. The updated SR 150 range receives a pre-load-adjustable monoshock at the back. The telescopic suspension remains unchanged.
Both the moto-scooters are available with smartphone connectivity features that include GPS information, Panic Alert system, and the ability to locate nearby authorised service centres. The Panic Alert system enables the user to send his or her current location to a registered mobile number in case of a mishap. The new scooters also offer a 'find-me' feature, which helps the users to locate their vehicles in a dark alley.
(*all prices are ex-showroom, Pune)