Think Italian automobiles and thereâs three things that pop up - style, sportiness and a price tag to match. There isn’t a disappointing angle on this scooter and the rider gets to look at a new LCD display that’s large, well laid out and very informative for a scooter. From the outside, the SXR looks good in all four colours available, but things are different from the rider’s point of view. Is the Aprilia SXR 160 the sporty maxi-scooter we have been waiting for? Aprilia’s latest SXR 160 is all that, but the big question is whether it can also offer a sense of comfort and practicality that's been sorely missing in the Aprilia range so far. Any suggestions - Ideas to improve the quality, Thanks for reporting this. During our ride we could manage a speedo-indicated 99kmph max speed, and to verify if the speedometer isn’t overly optimistic like the Aprilia SR 150, we checked the GPS speed, which showed 98kmph. Demand for Nissan Magnite soars; production to be ra... 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The seat initially feels quite firm, but it's a comfortable unit once you spend some time on it. On the other hand, the power and torque of SXR 160 stand at 11 PS and 11.6 Nm respectively. This bold statement was stuck on the rear of the Kinetic Blaze (based on an Italjet), India’s first maxi-scooter. Then there’s no brake lever clasp, something we were repeatedly reminded of when parking on the sloping terrain of Lonavala. Being Italian and the fact that it's a product from Aprilia, one thing that the SXR 160 has in abundance is visual appeal. But for me to use them comfortably, I had to sit on the rear seat (I am 5ft 10). On the left hand side you get a USB charger but the space in the compartments isn’t too big. This air-cooled 3 valve fuel injected motor is nearly identical to the one in the Aprilia SR 160, but with slightly different ECU tuning for a smoother and more linear power delivery. The SXR 160 also features a large LCD digital display that’s well laid out despite a tonne of information on offer. First, it gets a maxi body style, which is still quite uncommon in India with the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 currently being the only scooter featuring it. Crowning that handsome mug is a large smoked windscreen whose sheer size plays a significant role in making the SXR look much bigger than it actually is. The large and wide RS 660 inspired front-end with the LED DRLs gives the SXR 160 a â¦ Think Italian automobiles and there’s three things that pop up - style, sportiness and a price tag to match. All Rights Reserved. This engine makes 11hp of power and 11Nm. Under the hood, the Aprilia SXR 160 will run on a BS6-compliant 160cc, single-cylinder, 3-valve, fuel-injected engine that generates 10.8hp of maximum power, and 11.6Nm of peak torque. Aprilia hasn’t announced pricing for the SXR 160 yet, but we expect it to carry a premium of around Rs 20,000 to 25,000 over the Aprilia SR 160 priced at Rs 1.03 lakh. So, is the Aprilia SXR 160 a sensible scooter? Powering the bike is the SR160-sourced air-cooled single-cylinder motor producing 11PS at 7,100rpm and 11Nm at 5,750rpm. Piaggio opened bookings for the Aprilia SXR 160 earlier this month. I also liked the manner in which the turn indicators have been integrated into the headlight. Aprilia has launched the SXR 160, its first maxi-style scooter offering in India. Piaggio has launched the Aprilia SXR 160 maxi-scooter in India. The maxi-scooter has now started reaching dealerships ahead of its launch. Despite the 11kg weight gain, the SXR 160 managed to hustle through traffic and the extra weight isn’t very prominent. The claimed mileage hovers around 40kmpl. This will be the big test for the SXR, because the hard-edged suspension from the SR would be absolutely unacceptable here. Nevertheless, what’s nice about this engine is it’s new found sense of refinement with the shift to BS6. There’s a large seat that works in conjunction with a sizable grab handle that simultaneously manages to look sleek, but remain functional. Need an expert opinion on your car or bike related problems? In other news, Piaggio India has huge expansion plans that will help the company to increase â¦ It is available in only 1 variant and 4 colours. The new Aprilia SXR 160 scooter attracted an enthusiastic response from the international media and visitors, and during the â CNB Auto Expo Excellence Awards 2020 â it was named â Best Auto Expo 2020 two-wheeler â, for its innovative sporty personality, premium technology and comfort. It’s all in the face and the new Aprilia SXR 160 proudly wears a sleek full LED headlamp set up that looks like it was ripped straight off the hot new RS 660 sportbike. It is available in 1 variant and 4 colours. Settle into the rider’s seat and the first impression is that this doesn’t feel like a big or bulky scooter. I like the SXR and it is the best scooter Piaggio has to offer in India. My other grouse is the fact that you don’t get an external fuel filler cap and there’s no multi-function keyhole to access the seat. At Rs 1.26 lakh ex-showroom the SXR 160 costs nearly as much as a 200cc motorcycle. Available at all dealerships across India, we believe that this scooter will set high standards in the Indian premium two-wheeler market and will be a testament of Piaggioâs upcoming plans for India. The SXR 160 isn't an all-new scooter and is based on the SR160. Aprilia claims that the SXR 160 has been designed in Italy but made for India â it is Italian design at its best. Adding to its presence is the large apron and the tall smoked windscreen. You have to be extra careful in avoiding potholes and ride gently over bad roads. Considering the fact that the 128kg SXR weighs 10 kilos more than the SR, it’s likely that it will be slightly slower than its sportier sibling - something we’ll be able to confirm when it comes for a full road test. However, it was way ahead of its time and the Indian market never really warmed up to it, resulting in a short stay. The reported comment will be shortly removed from Zigwheels &, Here's What Aprilia Has In Store For Us In 2021, EXCLUSIVE: Aprilia SXR160 To Come In Four Colours. It's been four years since the Aprilia SR 150 (now 160) launched in India, and it’s been my favourite scooter design since, but the SXR might just have beat it. Comfort is a very important aspect for any maxi-scooter and with its suspension setup, the SXR 160 is easily amongst the most uncomfortable scooters that I have ever ridden. This also makes it look a bit disproportionate from the rear and in profile. News Related to Aprilia SXR 160 2021. With front disc and rear drum brakes, Aprilia SXR 160 comes up with anti-locking braking system. Since fuel tank capacity has been increased by a litre (7-litres capacity) and the battery box is now positioned alongside the fuel tank, underseat storage seems to be similar to the Aprilia SR 160, which as you know is very poor. The bite from the disc brake is good, but I would have preferred more feel through the lever. As the name suggests, Aprilia SXR 160 gets a bigger 160-cc, engine. Aprilia SXR 160 scooter will be powered by a 160cc BS6, 3 valve, fuel injected engine with clean emission technology. Meet the Aprilia SXR 160. TVS Expected Launches In 2021: Zeppelin, Retron, Apache RTR 310 And More! The fuel filler cap is under the boot and there’s no combination lock, so you need to take the key out to unlock the boot. 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