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Aprilia SXR 160 teased on social media, ‘Coming Soon’ to Indian showrooms

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Piaggio through their official social media channels have teased the Aprilia SXR 160, a maxi scooter that the brand plans to launch in the coming months in the Indian market. While the Aprilia SXR 160’s launch date has not been mentioned in the teaser image, the brand is likely to launch the maxi-scooter sometime between September and December this year and with the teaser image saying “Coming Soon” its only a matter of time when the SXR 160 will be finally launched. 

The Aprilia SXR 160 was first unveiled at the 15th edition of the Auto Expo 2020 in Delhi at the beginning of 2020, and the teaser image that shows the front fascia of the scooter reverberates with the SXR 160 showcased at the biennial event. On the front, the Aprilia SXR 160 will get LED daytime running lights integrated into the split headlamp units which are also expected to be LED units. The maxi-scooter gets a wide-body with a tall smoked windscreen and the Aprilia hallmark triple headlamps. 

The Aprilia SXR 160 is also expected to get a raised ergonomic handlebar, telescopic front fork, 12-inch 5-spoke snow-flake patterned alloy wheels, dark chrome accents, chrome exhaust heat shield, LED combination tail lamps, an all-digital multifunctional instruments cluster, large under-seat storage with light and a split-type glove box with USB charging. 

The Aprilia SXR 160 is likely to be powered by a BS6 emission-compliant 160cc single-cylinder air/fan-cooled three-valve petrol engine that produces 11.9 PS of power on the Aprilia SR 160 that has been launched in the BS6 avatar recently. The engine will be matched to a CVT type automatic gearbox. 

The Aprilia SXR 160 is expected to be manufactured at Piaggio’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Baramati and is speculated to be offered in four colour options – White, Black, Red and Blue. 

Following the Aprilia SXR 160, the Italian brand is also likely to introduce a more affordable and less powerful 125cc iteration based on the SXR 160, dubbed the SXR 125. Considering its premium nature the brand is likely to price it higher than the Aprilia SR 160 which comes with a starting price tag of INR 1.03 lakh ex-showroom.