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Production of Aprilia SR 150 starts in India

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Piaggio India has announced the production commencement of the Aprilia SR 150 in India. The company’s first ‘crossover’ bike is built at its Baramati plant in Maharashtra.

The Aprilia SR 150 made its Indian debut at Auto Expo 2016 and goes on sale this month for an introductory price of INR 65,000 (ex-showroom Pune). It will be sold at Vespa and Aprilia dealerships as well as online on Paytm. Bookings for the first Aprilia scooter in India are now open. Colour choices include matte black and white.

The Aprilia SR 150 sits in the premium scooter segment, but is still priced cheaper than Piaggio’s Vespa range which starts at INR 70,221 (ex-showroom Delhi). The Aprilia SR 150, with its Aprilia RSV1000 R Factory-inspired design, is for those preferring a scooter sportier than a Vespa.

The Aprilia SR 150 is powered by the Vespa 150’s 154.4 cc air-cooled single-cylinder carbureted engine that produces 11.55 PS (11.39 hp) at 7,000 rpm and 11.5 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a continuously variable transmission, and made in India. Twin headlamps, 14-inch black alloy wheels, 220 mm front disc brake, twin pod analogue instrument panel and tubeless sport street tyres round up the key features.