The Aprilia SR now gets a more powerful 160cc fuel-injected BS6 compliant motor that replaces the previous 150cc.
Piaggio India’s Vespa and Aprilia range of scooters get a timely update to comply with the Bharat Stage Emission Standard 6 (BS VI) regulations. The stylish Vespa range is now powered fuel-injected BS6 variant of the 125cc and 150cc motor. Even the Aprilia SR 125 and the Storm 125 are now fuel-injected and BS6 compliant. The biggest change however is that the Aprilia SR 150 now gets a more powerful fuel-injected BS6 compliant, 160cc motor.
Ashish Yakhmi, Head of Two-wheeler business added, “At present, we have successfully integrated BS6 technology across Vespa and Aprilia brands of scooters and have started rolling out with BS6 engines. Our upgraded range of scooters are available across dealerships in India. The BS6 variant and models go on sale from now.”
The Aprilia SR 160 is the first 160cc scooter manufactured in India fuel-injection BS6 technology. The new motor replaces the previous 154.8cc single-cylinder carbureted motor. The uprated motor now makes 10.84bhp, almost 0.4bhp more than it’s the 150. The Vespa and Aprilia scooters get no cosmetic changes apart from the ‘160’ badging on the Aprilia SR 160
Commenting on the incorporation of BS6 technology across Vespa and Aprilia, Mr. Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO, Piaggio India said, “We are pleased to transition effectively into BS6 emission norms for our Vespa and Aprilia range of scooters, well ahead of the deadline. Being aligned to the Government’ efforts on emission, we have achieved significant reduction in emission through our advanced combustion system. As a global brand, we understand the need to innovate and evolve, in order to build the mobility for future.”