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Aprilia RS 150 & Tuono 150 will be made in India, 250-400cc models being planned

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

With the response that the brand received at the Auto Expo 2018, Piaggio is now convinced that the Aprilia RS 150 & Tuono 150 could do pretty well in the Indian market. The brand showcased these motorcycles to gauge market response, and motorcycle enthusiasts have shown a good amount of interest to which Piaggio reveals that these bikes will be built in India.

Powering the Aprilia RS 150 & Tuono 150 is a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 150cc motor producing 18 HP of power and 14 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. What’s exciting is that these bikes will also come with an optional quickshifter and have ABS offered as standard.

When launched, the Aprilia RS 150 & Tuono 150 will be in the market to rival the likes of Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0.

Also, Aprilia is planning to enter the mid-size premium motorcycle market. The brand reveals that the 250cc – 400cc category is something that they are eyeing in the long term. No update on the type of products for now, but we can expect a supersport model for sure to rival the likes of KTM RC 390 & Yamaha YZF-R3.

Piaggio claims that these new motorcycles will have a high level of locally manufactured content to keep pricing under check. For now, no timeline has been shared as to when these bikes will hit the streets. Nevertheless, a positive news for enthusiasts.