Key Specs of Storm 125
Aprilia Storm 125 Highlights
Aprilia India have announced a new “More With Morya” offer for its entire scooter portfolio in India. As part of this scheme customers will be given a scratch card and they can win assured cashback up to Rs 20,000. The Vespa offer is only available at Aprilia dealerships in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan between August 1 and 31. The scooter was launched earlier in 2019 at Rs 85,431 (ex-showroom Delhi). It comes at a premium of Rs 18,697 over its BS4 product. Aprilia has launched the Storm 125 disc brake for Rs 91,321 (ex-showroom, Pune).
Even though the Storm 125 is based on the SR 125, there are some minor differences between both scooters. For starters, the Storm 125 gets two new paint options -- matte red and matte yellow -- and features sporty decals. Also, to keep costs in check, the Storm 125 gets a single halogen headlamp as opposed to the dual-halogen unit seen on the SR 125. The major change, however, is the tyre setup. The Storm 125 features 12-inch dual-purpose tyres measuring 120/80-section at the front and 130/80-section at the rear. The SR 125, on the other hand, gets 14-inch wheels at both ends. The suspension setup is the same as its sibling: telescopic fork up front and a monoshock unit at the rear. The Storm 125 misses out on the front disc brake which is offered on the SR 125 and makes do with drum units at both ends. In terms of rivals, it goes up against the TVS NTorq 125, Honda Grazia and the Hero Maestro Edge 125.
Aprilia Storm 125 Price
The price of Aprilia Storm 125 starts at Rs. 87,082 and goes upto Rs. 92,601. Aprilia Storm 125 is offered in 2 variants - Storm 125 BS6 and the top variant Storm 125 FL CBS Disc Brake BS6 which comes at a price tag of Rs. 92,601.
Storm 125 Price List (Variants)
|Storm 125 BS6124.45 cc||Rs.87,082|
|Storm 125 FL CBS Disc Brake BS6124.45 cc||Rs.92,601|
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Aprilia Storm 125 Pros and Cons
Things We Like in Storm 125
- Block pattern tyres make it capable enough to handle any road conditions.
- Softer suspension tune makes it better suited for India than its SR siblings.
- Retains that racy look.
Things We Don't Like in Storm 125
- Misses out any modern features commonly found on 125cc scooters.
- Engine doesn’t match up to the racy persona.
- Costs almost Rs 20,000 more than rival 125cc scooters.
Storm 125 Expert Review
The Aprilia SR 150 changed the landscape for the scooter segment in India. It was fast, brash and very un-scooter-like. Its success paved the way for the Italians to launch a 125cc version. Sadly, that couldn’t quite replicate the SR 150’s success story. The 125cc scooter buyer, while looking for performance, was also looking out for comfort, features and practicality, which the SR 125 didn’t perform too well on. Heck, it wasn’t even the quickest 125 out there.
With the introduction of the Storm 125, though, Aprilia sought to win over more conventional scooter buyers, making them think that the new scooter was more comfortable, more practical and still had decent performance on tap. And even though it has been on sale for nearly a year, it is only now that we have got some proper time astride the entry-level Aprilia scooter. Does it strike a better bargain now?
Design and Features
You would be hard-pressed to find any differences in body panels between the Storm and the SR models, as there aren’t any. The sleek, sharp precision tool that is the SR looks enticing with this style and the graphics combination plays well with its racy intent. However, the graphics might not evoke much emotion and the four colours offered fail to make the scooter pop.
That said, there are still certain elements that make you feel that you have purchased a premium scooter. Take the pillion foot-pegs. They are made from premium plastics with a lovely gloss black finish to it. They are flush fitting and don’t look like an afterthought. The paint quality is exquisite and Aprilias have always scored well when it comes to fit and finish.
While you will have to continue reading to know how the dual-purpose Vee Rubber tyres perform, the chunkiness of the rubber just adds to the rugged look of the scooter. The tyres aren’t as sleek as the older 14-inch Vee Rubber units found on the older SR 150 or even the new 14-inch Ceat Zoom Plus. The fat sidewalls have their own charm, with hardly any 125cc scooter boasting of having a similar appeal.
Engine and Performance
Aprilia Storm 125 BS6
124.45cc 3-valve air-cooled engine
9.92PS @ 7700rpm
9.7Nm @ 6000rpm
Now it doesn’t take much time to figure out that the 125cc single-cylinder mill hasn’t gotten a boost. Getting off the line, the Storm 125 isn’t all that quick but once on the move, the engine gathers momentum rather rapidly. The motor doesn’t feel as quick as other 125cc scooters but the engine isn’t boring. The BS6 updates have ironed out the roughness that one associates with a carbureted engine. Beyond that though, it is still the same hoarse engine that we experienced on the SR 125. The exhaust note is still raspy, giving an extra dimension of involvement in your pursuit of speed.
Aprilia claims that the scooter that we were riding might just be one of the early units off the production line and hence, had a few glitches. One of which stood out was the revs refusing to trail down, despite not giving it any throttle input. The engine would idle at really high revs and this resulted in the scooter having a car-like crawl functionality, requiring the rider to be constantly on the brakes to stop proceedings. The idling would subside after a while though. But we must point out that even the SR 160 Race that we were riding parallely also has this problem, so there's more to it than just early production niggles.
Braking and Handling
Aprilia Storm 125 BS6
Telescopic fork/preload-adjustable monoshock
F: 200mm disc/150mm drum
F: 120/80 - 12
R: 130/80 - 12
In comparison to the teeth-clatteringly jarring experience that was prevalent on the SR 150 and the still osteoporosis-inducing SR 160, the Storm 125 feels comforting. There is more absorption in the suspension units with the monoshock now offering preload adjustability that you can set for your liking. Still, calling the ride plush would be foolish. Taut is much better. The bumps still filter through the handlebars and floor but they no longer jolt you that badly.
Some credit must also be given to the block pattern Vee Rubber tyres here that come wrapped on smaller 12-inch wheels. These tyres have a thicker sidewall which helps in better insulation while going over bumps.
Consequently, the chunkier profile of the tyres makes the steering feel slightly lazier. There is a moment of hesitation as the front momentarily feels heavy and reluctant to steer. Once you do start to go around the corner, the grip levels are high, inspiring great cornering confidence.
The brakes too have great feel as they bring the scooter to a halt with minimum fuss. The progression in the front disc is quite nice. If you do go hard on the brakes, the rear end does feel a bit squirmy but not enough to scare you silly. CBS calibration could be improved, as the system tends to be a bit lenient with the front end, despite you grabbing a handful of the rear.
Safety and Features
The Storm 125 isn’t that feature rich. You don’t get a twin-pod headlight setup on the Storm 125, Aprilia instead opting for a more cost effective lighting option across all its models now. No LEDs here either.
The semi-digital console, the latest addition to the Storm, is only available in the premium variant. It has an analogue speedo with the digital bit displaying a clock, two tripmeters, an odometer and a fuel gauge. That’s enough info to satisfy the 125cc buyer but bits like DTE/range or even average fuel efficiency indicator would be nice additions.
Modern convenience features like remote boot unlocking, external fuel filler cap, underseat storage light or even USB charging is a miss, the last feature being the only thing offered as an accessory.
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Storm 125 is Featured in
Aprilia Scooter Showrooms in Delhi
- Shiva Automobiles
C-4/10 Main 100 ft Road Kabir Nagar, Delhi, Delhi, 110094
- Hujo International
A-9/2 Wazirpur Industrial Area Near Shalimar Bagh Metro Station, Delhi, 110052
A-14 Saraswati Vihar Outer Ring Road Pitampura Delhi, Delhi, 110034
- Bhawani Auto
Main Jagatpuri Road, Karkarduma Court Redlight T-point Delhi, Delhi, Delhi, 110051
- Mehar Motors
WZ1 Gopal nagar Bahadurgarh road Opp. DTC bus terminal Najafgarh Delhi , Delhi, Delhi, 110043
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Storm 125 Price In India
|Kolkata||Rs. 94,649 - 96,289|
|Delhi||Rs. 87,082 - 92,601|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 87,776 - 93,307|
|Mumbai||Rs. 88,723 - 94,254|
|Bangalore||Rs. 88,307 - 93,838|