Aprilia launched the Storm 125 in India recently. Apart from the TVS Ntorq 125, the scooter faces competition from its sibling, the Aprilia SR125. We tell you the differences between the two and help you decide which one to buy.
The Aprilia Storm 125 and SR125 share the same bodywork. However, the graphics and different options of paint schemes set them apart. While the SR125 is offered in blue and silver colour options, the Storm 125 gets red and yellow paint schemes. Aprilia will also offer the Storm 125 in a white colour option soon.
As for graphics, the SR125 has sporty decals similar to the bigger SR150. On the other hand, the Storm features rugged-themed graphics to complete its appeal.
There isn’t any difference in the engine as both the scooters are powered by the same 124cc motor that comes mated to a CVT gearbox. The unit generates 9.5bhp at 7,250rpm and 9.9Nm at 6,250rpm.
Suspension on the Storm 125 and SR125 is taken care of by telescopic forks and a coil spring at the rear. However, braking hardware and wheels are different on both the scooters. The SR125 gets a disc brake up front while the Storm 125 comes equipped with a drum brake as standard. As for wheel size, the Storm 125 rides on 12-inch wheels shod with knobby tyres. Meanwhile, the SR125 gets 14-inch wheels that are wrapped in road tyres.
With a price tag of Rs 65,000, the Storm 125 costs around Rs 8,000 lesser than the SR125 which retails at Rs 72,928. The difference is mainly due to the smaller wheels and drum brakes which could affect handling and ride quality. To break it down further, if you want a sporty-looking scooter, you have the SR125 but if you want one with a fresher appeal, the Storm 125 is the way to go.