Piaggio India has announced the launch of the new Aprilia SXR 160 in the country. The new, maxi-scooter style SXR 160 has been priced at Rs 1,25,997 which puts it in the premium segment. Here we list the alternatives that potential buyers can consider in a similar price range.
Vespa SXL 150 (Rs 1,25,478)
At a near identical price tag as the Aprilia SXR 160, buyers can opt for the retro-style Vespa SXL 150. The retro looks are enhanced by chrome highlights and bright colour options. While the styling is old-school, the SXL 150 packs modern features such as a full-LED headlight, mobile charging port, boot light, and a single-channel ABS. Mechanical specifications include a 149cc single-cylinder engine that makes 10.2bhp and 10.6Nm of peak torque. Potential buyers who are looking for something more exclusive can check the Racing Sixties edition of the SXL 150 that is available at Rs 1,32,641.
Suzuki Gixxer SF (Rs 1,26,640)
For a sportier package, buyers can consider the Suzuki Gixxer SF. The 155cc, fully-faired motorcycle from the Indian arm of the Japanese two-wheeler brand is available at a marginal price premium over the Aprilia SXR 160. For that marginal premium, the Suzuki Gixxer SF gets a full fairing design, an LED headlight, an LED taillight, and a fully digital instrument cluster. The motorcycle uses a 155cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 13.4bhp and 13.8Nm of peak torque.
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 (Rs 1,27,094)
Royal Enfield’s Bullet is available with prices starting from Rs 1,27,094. While the feature list isn’t very comprehensive, it packs a retro look that has been appreciated by many buyers. The feature list includes an analogue instrument cluster, a halogen headlight, conventional blinkers, and a single-channel ABS. Mechanical specifications include a 346cc engine that develops 19.1bhp of power and 28Nm of peak torque.
Honda Hornet 2.0 (Rs 1,27,883)
Honda’s new Hornet 2.0 is a modern naked roadster that is equipped with premium hardware such as upside-down front forks, rear mono-shock, and petal-type disc brakes on both wheels. It also packs full LED lighting and a digital instrument cluster as standard. In terms of mechanical specifications, the new Hornet 2.0 uses a 184.4cc, single-cylinder engine that develops 17.03bhp and 16.1Nm of peak torque.
Bajaj Pulsar NS200 (Rs 1,30,195)
The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 packs more power than all the alternatives listed above. The 199.5cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine is based on KTM 200 Duke’s motor. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the engine on the NS200 produces 23bhp and 18Nm. Other features include sharp and muscular styling, semi-digital instrument cluster, disc brakes on both wheels, and a single-channel ABS.
All prices are ex-showroom Pune