Aprilia SXR 125 is expected to launch in India in October 2020 in the expected price range of ₹ 90,000 to ₹ 1,00,000. Currently available bikes which are similar to SXR 125 are Vespa LX 125, Vespa Urban Club & Vespa Notte. Another bike similar to SXR 125 is Lambretta V200 which is launching in December 2020 in India.
Piaggio was one of the two mainstream two-wheeler brands which participated in the Auto Expo 2020. The company stole a lot of limelight by unveiling the stunning Aprilia SXR 160 maxi-scooter. At the same time, Piaggio had also affirmed that a 125cc version of the SXR will accompany its larger 160cc sibling.
As we know, the SR 125 sport scooter is mainly based on the same platform as the new SR 160, except for the engine. Similarly, the SXR 125 will perhaps share its mechanicals with the SXR 160 while being powered by a smaller 125cc engine. This motor will be a differently-tuned derivative of the SR 125’s 124cc, three-valve, air-cooled mill which produces 9.4bhp and 8.2Nm in the sport scooter.
In terms of styling, the SXR 125 will be majorly identical to the SXR 160 with a wide front apron, tall visor and a sleek and long under seat panel. Similar to the latter, the former will also boast of an RS660-inspired headlamp and tail lamp design. However, where the 160 gets premium features such as full-LED lighting and digital instrument console, the 125cc model might be a bit toned down for saving costs.
Expect the SXR 125 to be identical to the SXR 160 in regards of cycle parts. In that case, it will ride on 12-inch alloy wheels at both ends with telescopic forks and a monoshock along with a disc-drum combination for braking. At the unveiling of the SXR 160, we came to know that it is underpinned by the same chassis as the SR 160 sport scooter but with a more relaxed rake angle. The SXR 125 will have the same changes over the SR 160 and SR 125.
Paggio will launch the Aprilia SXR 125 in India, alongside the SXR 160, in September. It is expected to be priced slightly more than the SR 125 which costs Rs 92,517 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Once launched, the maxi-scooter will go up against the Suzuki Burgman Street 125.