Yesterday, Yamaha completely changed the maxi-scooter space in India with the introduction of the Aerox 155. The Aerox 155 is not just Yamaha’s first maxi-scooter in India but India’s first liquid-cooled engine maxi-scooter. The Yamaha Aerox 155 comes with a lot of innovative features, a powerful engine and athletic proportions. Italian premium scooter brand Piaggio also launched the Aprilia SXR 160 maxi-scooter in the Indian market, which now has a worthy competitor. Therefore, we pin the Aerox 155 against the Aprilia SXR 160 in this technical specification comparison so that you can make an informed buying decision.
Yamaha Aerox 155 Vs. Aprilia SXR-160 – Price
The Yamaha Aerox 155 comes with a sticker price of INR 1.29 lakh ex-showroom. The scooter is offered in two colour options – Racing Blue and Grey Vermillion. However, the brand is also offering the Aerox 155 with a limited-edition Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP race-inspired livery at the price of INR 130,500 ex-showroom. The Aprilia SXR 160 comes with a price tag of INR 1.26 lakh ex-showroom. The brand offers the maxi-scooter in four colour options – Black, Red, Blue and White.
Yamaha Aerox 155 Vs. Aprilia SXR-160 – Engine Specifications
Powering the Aerox 155 is a liquid-cooled 155cc single-cylinder four-stroke four-valve engine. The SOHC engine with electronic fuel injection also features an integrated starter generator. This enables the scooter with an automatic start/stop function and silent, seamless starting. The VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology engine produces 15 PS of power and 13.9 Nm of torque. The engine comes with an automatic CVT gearbox. The Aprilia SXR 160 comes with a 160.03cc air-fan-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke three-valve engine. The SOHC engine with electronic fuel injection produces 10.9 PS of power and 11.6 Nm of torque. The engine is housed in a thick construction chassis with an innovative Link-Spring mechanism.
Yamaha Aerox 155 Vs. Aprilia SXR-160 – Suspension, Brakes and Dimensions
The Yamaha Aerox 155 comes with a telescopic front suspension and a unit swing with twin-shock absorbers on the rear. The scooter features 230mm hydraulic disc brakes on the front and 130mm mechanically operated, internally expanding drum brakes on the rear. The Aerox 155 measures 1980mm in length, 700mm in width and 1150mm in height. The scooter comes with a 145mm ground clearance, 1350mm wheelbase and a 790mm saddle height. The scooter weighs 126 kg with oil & a full fuel tank. The Aerox 155 comes with 14-inch alloy wheels shod in 110/80 front and 140/70 rear tyres.
On the other hand, the Aprilia SXR 160 comes with a telescopic front suspension and a single shock on a unit swing rear. The Aprilia SXR 160 comes with a 220mm diameter front-disc brake on the front and a 140mm mechanical drum brake with an internal expanding shoe. The SXR 160 measures 1,960mm in length, 803mm in width and 1,353mm in height. The scooter rides on 12-inch alloy wheels shod in 120/70 tyres front and rear tyres.
Yamaha Aerox 155 Vs. Aprilia SXR-160 – Features
The Yamaha Aerox 155 come with features such as a full LCD 5.8-inch instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity. The scooter also comes with LED headlamps, LED DRLs and LED taillamps. The Aerox 155 also gets USB charging, an External Fuel Lid and 24.5-litre under-seat storage. The Aprilia SXR 160 comes with features such as LED headlamps, indicators and tail lamps. The scooter also comes with a full LCD instruments cluster with mobile phone connectivity option. The bike also gets a front split glove box with a USB charging option and ample under-seat storage. Both scooters come with ABS for safety.