Aprilia recently updated the SR160 with some cosmetic enhancements and feature add-ons which we got to test out. So here we bring to you all details of the new SR160 along with images from our first ride review that you can read HERE.
The most noticeable change to the Aprilia SR160 comes in the form of the new front end. It is much more sharper and angular compared to the previous model and even features small air-ducts for good measure.
Adding to the whole change is the spanking new full-LED headlamp that also features deep contours to go with the newly aggressive design.
That said, the side panels also come with faux vents. Piaggio has also equipped the scooter with a larger grabrail for added functionality. This entire package makes the new SR160 look more muscular than its previous self.
Now, the Aprilia SR160 also offers a new, large LCD unit that replaces the dated semi-digital instrument cluster. Well, the display is not new per se and is borrowed from the SXR160, but is a welcome change either way. However, Bluetooth connectivity isn’t standard and you’d have to shell out Rs 2,500 for that feature.
Underneath its new skin, the SR160 is majorly the same. The 160cc, air-cooled, three-valve engine churns out 10.8bhp and 11.6Nm and the scooter continues to ride on 14-inch alloys at both ends. Even the suspension and braking hardware has remained untouched.
Nonetheless, the SR160 also continues to be an exciting and unique scooter. With a powerful engine, sharp and precise handling, powerful brakes and new updates, it has become even more desirable. Although, at Rs 1.18 lakh for the base variant, it has become nearly Rs 14,000 dearer than before.