About Storm 125
Aprilia’s SR125 scooter is an exact replica of its 150cc sibling, other than its ‘SR125’ sticker.
The SR125 shares its engine with the Vespa LX125 producing 9.5bhp of maximum power and 8.2Nm of torque transferring power to the rear wheel via a CVT gearbox. 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. It shares the all-analogue instrumentation with the regular SR125.
The Storm is a variant of the SR125 with cosmetic changes: it gets matte-finish colours with different decals, different wheels, and tyres that are ever so slightly off-road biased. It helps to give it a butch character. In essence, the Storm is targeted more towards a male audience where the appeal of the regular SR125 is universal.
As of writing, the SR125 Storm is a design exercise, but since the changes are cosmetic, it won’t be too difficult for the company to put it into production. With the scooter market exploring more and more niches, Aprilia might find the Storm worth its while – the only scooters occupying this niche currently are the Honda Grazia and the Suzuki Burgman Street.