Meet the Aprilia SXR 160. A very special scooter, mainly for two reasons. First, it gets a maxi body style, which is still quite uncommon in India with the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 currently being the only scooter featuring it. And second, it comes from Aprilia, a brand which sells sporty and engaging SR series of scooters and this one here promises to deliver the same fun factor, but in a more practical package.
Piaggio had showcased the SXR at the Auto Expo in February, pumping up some excitement into the event, which was otherwise bleak as compared to the previous years. It has been designed and developed in Italy, especially to cater to the Indian market. Underpinning the SXR are components borrowed from the SR 160, which is currently the sportiest scooter on sale in India. But Piaggio has executed certain changes to make it friendlier and easier to live with.
Now, this whole recipe sounds really delicious, but as we know, the proof of the pudding is in eating it. So let's ride and find out if it's any good.