When it came to scooters at the 2018 Auto Expo, Aprilia made sure they have something that catches everyone’s eye. They did so with the launch of the new Aprilia SR 125 scooter in India. The scooter, which is now available across all Aprilia and Vespa dealerships in India, is the younger sibling to the Aprilia SR 150 scooter.
The elder sibling has managed to make a mark for itself in the industry as being one of the sportiest scooters one can buy with a budget of up to Rs 1 lakh in India and Aprilia aims to bag on that success and take it forward with the SR 125. In order to do so, they’ve kept the scooter largely similar to the SR 150 in terms of looks and the 125cc engine on the SR 125 promises to maintain the peppiness that the SR scooters by Aprilia are known for as it is claimed to deliver a sizeable 10 Nm of torque.
The identical looks to the SR150 mean you get all the good and bad of its bigger sibling: the great twin-pod headlight and the 14-inch rims, and also the downmarket analogue instrument cluster which the SR150 is moving on from. The launch colour is a blue but we expect more colours to join the lineup soon.
Like the SR150, the SR125 is built on a tubular steel frame. A telescopic fork at the front and a single coil spring at the rear makes up for suspension duties while braking is done by a 220mm disc at the front and a 140mm drum at the rear, and it retains the wide, sporty tyres of the SR150.
The Aprilia SR125 will compete with the Vespa LX125, Honda Grazia and Suzuki Access 125.