After unveiling the Aprilia SXR 160 at the 2020 Auto Expo in February, Piaggio is now all set to launch the scooter in India. Ahead of its official entry, the company invited us to ride the SXR. While you can read our first ride review here, let’s check out some of the most amazing images of this stunner.
The front apron houses a sleek and wide full-LED headlamp with a tall windscreen on top. Sitting behind this visor is a high-set handlebar with plastic cladding around it.
Accommodating the rider and the pillion is a long and spacious single-piece seat with stepped design. The flat grab rail is also large enough to be comfortably held by the pillion.
Displaying all the information is a large LCD console which shows a speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, fuel range, real-time fuel efficiency, two trip meters, a clock, and a temperature indicator.
Underneath the fancy clothes reside an engine, a chassis, suspension and brakes borrowed from the SR 160, but in a revised form to suit its everyday usability.
Powering the scooter is a 160cc, air-cooled, three-valve engine which churns out 10.7bhp and 11.6Nm. While these numbers are nearly identical to the SR 160, the power delivery feels more linear on the SXR.
Weighing at 122kg (kerb), the SXR is considerably heavier than its sportier sibling. However, the weight disappears on the move and the scooter feels surprisingly agile, making it not just a good city ride but also a good companion around twisties.
The maxi scooter rides on 12-inch wheels at both ends which are suspended by telescopic forks and a monoshock at the rear. Braking is handled by a disc-drum combination with single-channel ABS.
Making the SXR a practical option than the SR family are utility features like a lockable glove box up front, USB charger, luggage hook and a light under the seat.