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Piaggio launches BS6 Vespa and 160cc Aprilia SR scooter

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Piaggio has rolled out their BS6 compliant range of scooters for the Indian market. The Vespa 125 & Vespa 150 now benefit with fuel-injection along with the updated motor while the Aprilia SR 150 gets a bump in engine capacity now measuring at 160cc. The Aprilia SR 125 has also become BS6 compliant. The Aprilia SR 160 will become the first 160cc class scooter in India, and Made-in-India.

Pricing for the Aprilia SR scooters now starts from INR 85,431 while the Piaggio Vespa range has been priced INR 91,492 onwards. This is a massive hike in price for the BS6 transition asking almost INR 17,000 – 21,000 more.

First, the Aprilia SR 160 will replace the SR 150. The Aprilia SR 160 is powered by a new 160cc, single-cylinder, BS6 compliant, fuel-injected, air-cooled motor producing 11 PS of power which is 0.6 BHP more than the outgoing scooter. The Aprilia SR 160 will also be matched to a CVT automatic gearbox and will come with a single-channel ABS system working on the front wheel. There are no further specifications revealed, so we are not sure how much weight has increased.

New body colours and graphics if any, have not been revealed yet. Expect the BS6 range of scooters to arrive in showrooms in the coming week. While the price hike is ridiculously high, a 160cc scooter should surely excite a few. But this would be a very small number.