Aprilia Storm India launch by the end of 2018 - Report
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Aprilia showcased the Storm at the 2018 Auto Expo this month. As per a report from Autocar India, the Aprilia Storm will be launched in the country by the end of this year.
The brand aims to target the youth, integrating fun riding into their daily lives. The bodywork features funky colours, and the 12-inch wheels are shod with wide terrain tyres, measuring 120-section at the front and 130-section at the rear. Expect the Italian brand to offer a range of accessories for customisation.
The scooter will command a premium over the standard SR 125. It could be possible that the pricing would be dangerously close or more expensive than the SR 150. This is considering the SR 125 is only approximately INR 4,000 cheaper, at INR 65,310, ex-showroom, Pune.
Powering the Aprilia Storm is a 124.49 cc single cylinder mill. It is good for 9.65 PS at 7,250 rpm, and 9.9 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm, both at crankshaft. The Aprilia Storm rides on 30 mm telescopic front fork and single rear shock absorber. The fuel tank capacity stands at 6.5 litres. When launched, the scooter would rival TVS Ntorq 125 and Honda Grazia in the youth-centric 125cc segment. In a related development, the SR 150 will reportedly be updated in mid-2018.
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[Source: Autocar India]