It was in December last year that we had ridden Piaggio’s new maxi-scooter, the Aprilia SXR 160. It has many qualities that had really impressed us, except for one major issue – its pricing. At Rs 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom), it’s quite expensive, which is essentially the case with all Piaggio scooters in India. But now, the Italian brand has introduced its smaller version, the SXR 125, which gets identical styling, same features, and nearly the same cycle parts. It obviously runs on a smaller displacement engine. What’s important though, is that it’s around Rs 11,000 cheaper than the SXR 160.
Now, the question here is – if you’re already spending over a lakh rupee on a scooter, shouldn’t you rather spend Rs 11,000 more and go for the more powerful Aprilia SXR 160?
Or, if you’re a fan of maxi-styling and want something much more affordable, wouldn’t the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 make more sense? We try to find out the answers to these questions by spending some time with the new Aprilia SXR 125.