Aprilia GPR250 launch in India could be on the cards. It is a single cylinder quarter liter which looks apt for our market…
Aprilia has officially revealed the brand new GPR 250 sportsbike in China – the elder brother of GPR 150 which is already on sale in that country. It must be remembered that GPR 150 was also spotted in India recently (see pics).
The design of the quarter liter is pretty much influenced by the flagship model- Aprilia RSV4. The bike is powered by a 249.2 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which churns out 26.5 PS of peak power at 9,000 rpm and 22 Nm of max torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Braking equipment includes a 300 mm disc at the front with a radially mounted caliper and a rear disc (size hasn’t been revealed). It also offers dual-channel ABS. Suspension duties are administered by upside-down forks up front and a monoshock at the rear.
Coming to the dimensions, the Aprilia GPR 250 measures 1,950 mm in length, 770 mm in width and 1,100 mm in terms of overall height. The bike has a wheelbase of 1,350 mm and a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres. Aluminium swingarm and a lightweight frame allows the bike to weigh just 150 kg which is impressively light for this category.
The 250cc sports motorcycle also houses clip-on handlebars, rear-set foot pegs, semi-digital instrument console and an all-LED lighting setup. All of this sounds a perfect recipe for India then?
Aprilia GPR250 Launch in India?
Aprilia has confirmed that it is working on motorcycles between 150cc to 250cc for our Indian market (related report). This makes the bike more interesting as we are anticipating either this GPR or one based on it to make way into our market.
There are chances that Aprilia may have some surprises for us at the 2020 Auto Expo which can widen its appeal in the domestic market. Aprilia has also cleared that it will want to keep its motorcycles in the premium sub-segments which means if and when this GPR arrives in India, expect it to cost over 2 Lakhs ex-showroom. GPR250 will have rivals like Honda CBR250R, Apache RR310 and the latest entrant Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 (read review).
Source – Newmotor.com.cn