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Aprilia reveals SXR 160 Crossmax scooter, launch in 2020

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Italian Premium scooter manufacturer, Piaggio Group, at the Auto Expo 2020 unveiled the Aprilia SXR 160 scooter. The new offering from the Piaggio group is designed by Aprilia in Italy, for the Indian market, with aims to create a new segment in the premium scooter category. 

The Aprilia SXR 160 is a crossmax design with a sporty appeal to it and features twin LED headlights with daytime running lights, LED tail lights, a body integrated smoked windscreen, raised ergonomic handlebar, telescopic front fork, 12-inch 5-spoke petal patterned alloy wheels, disc brake with Anti-lock braking system (ABS), dark chrome accents, chrome exhaust heat shield, 210 sq.cm all-digital multifunctional instruments cluster with mileage indicator, large under-seat storage with light and split glove box with USB charging.

The new Aprilia SXR 160 will come with a BS6 emission compliant 160cc 3-valve tech fuel-injected engine and another option of a 125cc 3-valve tech fuel-injected engine which will also be BS6 standards-compliant. 

Aprilia recently launched the BS6 range of 160cc engines on the Aprilia SR 160 which replaced the Aprilia SR 150 and is slightly powerful than the outgoing scooter. The same engine is likely to be used on the Aprilia SXR 160. The 160cc engine produces 11.9 PS of power matched to a CVT automatic transmission. 

The Aprilia SXR 160 will be manufactured at Piaggio’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Baramati and is slated for launch in the third quarter of 2020. The bookings on the SXR 160 will commence in August 2020. The Aprilia SXR 160 will be offered in 4 colour options – White, Black, Red and Blue. 

At their pavilion in Auto Expo 2020, the Piaggio Group also showcased the BS6-compliant Vespa and Aprilia scooter range, the Aprilia RSV4 1100 factory and the Moto Guzzi V85 TT. Additionally, Piaggio India also had on display the Limited Edition Vespa Racing Sixties, Vespa 2020 Facelifts – Vespa RED, Vespa SXL/VXL Facelift, Aprilia SR 160 and Aprilia Storm 125 with disc brakes. All these are expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2020.