A little over a month ago, reports came in that Italian two-wheeler manufacturer Aprilia will stop offering the disc variant of the entry-level Storm 125 scooter in the country. However, according to the latest reports, Aprilia has now discontinued the model instead. The Aprilia Storm 125 was the entry-level point to the Aprilia brand.
With the Storm 125 no more available, the entry-level model is now the Aprilia SR 125. The Storm 125 came with a sticker price of INR 1 lakh ex-showroom. On the other hand, the Aprilia SR 125, the new entry-level model, costs INR 1.21 lakh ex-showroom. The Storm 125 competed with the same scooters as the SR 125 did. The Aprilia SR 125 and SR 160 also recently received an update. Although, the Storm 125 did not get any.
Aprilia Storm 125 – Overview
The Storm 125 was not all that different from the SR 125. Both were essentially the same except for a few differences. The Storm 125 came with slightly rugged styling. It came with ‘scratched’ graphics, funkier yellow and red colour options and a compass decal at the front. The other major difference was the wheels and tyres. Unlike the SR 125 and SR 160’s road-biased tyres, the Storm 125 came with knobby dual-sport tyres.
In addition, it also came with smaller wheels, 12-inch against SR 125’s 14-inch. Another change was the brakes at the front. The SR 125 came with a disc brake as standard, but the Storm 125 was available with a drum brake at the front and Combined Braking System. Thus, helping keep the cost in check.
The engine and suspension remained the same as the SR 125. Powering the Storm 125 was the same 125cc air-cooled 3-valve motor that made 9.7 BHP of power and 9.6 Nm of torque. Taking care of the suspension duties were telescopic forks at the front and a single shock absorber at the rear.