Aprilia SXR 160 launch imminent with bookings made open for customers on the Aprilia India website
Aprilia India, on its website today has opened bookings for the all-new SXR 160 maxi scooter. The SXR 160 has been under development specifically for India for almost three years, and now the final product is close to fruition with bookings being made open customers.
Spec wise, the engine used in the Aprilia SXR 160 is identical to the one on the SR 160. That means the single-cylinder engine is good for 10.86bhp at 7600rpm and 11.6Nm at 6000rpm and is BS6-compliant. Braking is handled by a 220mm disc up front featuring single-channel ABS and a 140mm drum at the rear. Suspension duties are taken care of by telescopic forks up front and an adjustable monoshock at the rear.
In terms of equipment that differs from the SR 160, the SXR 160 gets 12-inch wheels instead of the 14-inch ones found on the SR 160. The styling is also completely different, taking cues from the bigger capacity maxi scooters that Aprilia sells in international markets. The SXR 160 gets a seven-litre fuel tank, which is one litre more than the SR 160, courtesy the maxi scooter design. It also gets LED DRLs that immediately strike resemblance to those seen on the RS and Tuono 660. The maxi scooter also gets a fully digital instrument cluster. The SXR 160 can be had in a choice of four colors, namely, blue, black, red and white.
The launch date of the SXR 160 is set for some time this month. The maxi scooter market is one that never really picked up in India, with the only other example being the short-lived Kinetic Blaze. But Aprilia is hoping to crack that market with the SXR 160, since the only other maxi scooter available right now is the Suzuki Burgman Street making it its only close rival. In terms of pricing, Aprilia hasn’t given any word on what the SXR would be priced like, but we can expect it to be priced dearer than the SR 160, somewhere in the vicinity of the higher-end Vespa range.