Aprilia SXR125 launch expected after the SXR160 which is confirmed for the later part of this year. We discuss its details & expected prices…
Suzuki hopped onto the maxi-scooter bandwagon by bringing its internationally acclaimed Burgman brand to India. However, it downplayed the game by bringing a small capacity (125cc) Burgman Street. Initial excitement in the product was high but many people have complained about the scoot sporting thinner tyres hence looking disproportionate. Suzuki has confirmed that it will bring a 150cc version of the scooter in the market as well.
Aprilia, which has kept itself, in the higher spectrum so far, also announced direct rivalry against Suzuki as it showcased its maxi-scooter SXR 160 at the Auto Expo in Noida. Interestingly, the scooter has been confirmed for our market in August/September period (here are more details).
Aprilia has also confirmed that it will make its smaller 125cc version – SXR 125 – a strategy that the company has followed successfully with its SR range of sporty scooters as well. The SXR125 will directly rival the current Burgman Street even in engine size.
According to the press release Aprilia shared, the SXR 125 will come equipped with LED twin headlamps, DRLs, big lit up underseat storage, split glove box, USB charging, integrated fly screen, all digital instrument cluster, 12 inch wide tyres and 5 spoke alloy wheels.
Aprilia SXR125 Launch
There will definitely be differentiation in terms of colors and liveries. Aprilia has announced the introduction timeframe of the 160cc version but it hasn’t shared any specific timelines for its 125cc version. We believe the SXR 125 will follow the 160 and may come sometime later, probably around the end of this year or early next year.
Considering the fact that the current SR125 range is priced around the Rs 70,000-75,000 mark, the SXR 125 may start from around Rs 80,000 or thereabouts…