Aprilia has postponed the launch of the SXR 160 maxi-scooter in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-new model is expected to be launched by the end of September or early October 2020 now.
The Aprilia SXR 160 maxi-scooter was unveiled at Auto Expo 2020 in February. Thanks to the Italian design, the two-wheeler grabbed a lot of attention. At the motor show, Aprilia confirmed that it will launch the new SXR 160, along with the Aprilia SXR 125, in India sometime in Q3 this year and that the bookings will start in August. However, the company has now postponed the launch.
As per the latest media reports, Aprilia wants to maintain the development time for the SXR 160. It doesn’t want to rush things, to ensure that the final product is flawless. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the company’s schedule and caused a delay in the launch of the Aprilia SXR 160 by one and a half months. The deliveries of the upcoming maxi-scooter are concerned, they will start soon after the launch.
Aprilia has not disclosed the official specifications of the SXR 160 but it is quite likely that the Italian maxi-scooter would use the 160 cc single-cylinder, 3-valve fuel-injected engine that powers the Aprilia SR 160 BS6. This mill produces 11 PS and 11.6 Nm of torque.
Aprilia SXR 160 Key Features
- LED headlights
- LED DRLs
- Telescopic forks
- Alloy wheels
- Front disc brake
- Chrome-plated exhaust heat shield
- Large comfortable seat
- Twin-LED taillight with LED signature lighting
- Full-digital instrument cluster
- Split glovebox with a USB charger at the front
- Large under-seat storage space with light
- Large tinted windscreen
The Aprilia SXR 160 will be a more premium offering than the Aprilia SR 160. The price of the Aprilia SR 160 BS6 starts at INR 1.04 lakh* and goes all the way up to INR 1.13 lakh*, and so, the Aprilia SXR 160 could be priced in the INR 1.15-1.25 lakh* range.