The Aerox 155 with its liquid-cooled 15bhp single-cylinder engine is quite addictive. This R15 engine is known for its performance and refinement at the same time. With the Aerox, things are quite similar. The scooter offers excellent city and highway performance. It manages to reach triple digit speeds with ease and can stay there for a long time, with barely any vibrations on the handlebar and floorboard. In the city, the quick acceleration of the Aerox does make it reach the next signal first and with ease. And in case there’s the need for top-end performance all day, the presence of VVA helps the Aerox maintain that composure. Interestingly, the brakes on the Aerox 155 doesn’t live up to the expectations. For the kind of speed this scooter does, the brakes needed more bite and feel. A disc brake at the rear should have been made available.
The SXR 160 with its sporty character does manage to churn out good performance. But the 10.5bhp motor takes a lot of time to reach the 100kmph mark. The scooter isn’t too quick off the starting line if compared with the Aerox, but has the grunt to overtake many vehicles in the beginning. It does have a peppy nature too that makes life a little easy in the city traffic. But on the highways, the SXR160 feels stressed and not at home. Plus, there’s a drastic reduction in fuel efficiency if the scooter is pushed at the top-end. Surprisingly, the SXR 160 offers a vibe-free experience throughout – something that wasn’t expected while testing it out. The brakes work really well- thanks to the presence of a two pot system at the front. The rear too, can work incredibly well, if the lever is pulled in a bit more than it is needed.