Key Specs of SXR 160
Aprilia SXR 160 Highlights
The Aprilia SXR 160 is likely to launch by the second half of December. Unofficial bookings are open for a token amount of Rs 5,000 and production of the first batch of the SXR 160 maxi-scooters will commence soon. According to our sources, it is likely to cost around Rs 1.24 lakh (ex-showroom Chennai). More details in our exclusive report here. It will come in four colour options: red, blue, white and black. Check them out here.
The 160cc maxi-style scooter was scheduled to be launched in mid-2020 post its reveal at Auto Expo 2020 in February. However, its launch has been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. It has been designed in Italy, specifically for our market.
The upcoming Aprilia SXR 160 is loaded with features such as an all-LED lighting system, LCD instrument cluster, and smartphone connectivity. It gets a generously sized seat and presumably, a large underseat storage too.
The Aprilia SXR 160 shares its powerplant with the Aprilia SR 160 BS6. This BS6-compliant fuel-injected motor makes 11PS and 11.6Nm. We expect the Aprilia SXR 160 to have a slightly different state of tune. But we wouldn’t be surprised if the scooter carried over the same tune as the SR 160 to keep costs under control.
The scooter rides on what appears to be 12-inch alloy wheels on both ends. Braking is via a front disc with single-channel ABS and a rear drum. Once launched, it will be a more premium, more powerful alternative to the Suzuki Burgman BS6 maxi-style scooter.
Aprilia SXR 160 Price
The price of Aprilia SXR 160 starts at Rs. 1,27,384. Aprilia SXR 160 is offered in 1 variant - SXR 160 STD which comes at a price tag of Rs. 1,27,384.
SXR 160 Price
|SXR 160 STD160 cc||Rs.1,27,384|
Aprilia SXR 160 Pros and Cons
Things We Like in SXR 160
- The 160cc engine is punchy even with the 11kg bulk over the SR160.
- The long seat is roomy enough with a pillion onboard.
- The butch-looking front-end is a headturner.
Things We Don't Like in SXR 160
- Suspension is set up on the sportier side, which is not ideal for Indian roads.
- Lacks sufficient underseat storage.
- Floorboard space is still quite small.
- A bit too expensive.
Stand Out Features
The LCD console is informative and comes with optional Bluetooth connectivity.
The 160cc engine is a hoot to ride on the highways and city.
LED headlight and DRLs look sharp.
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SXR 160 Expert Review
We were left a bit disappointed after the first ride of the Aprilia SXR 160. Not only was it too compact to be called a maxi-styled scooter, it also had a firm, borderline harsh ride setup and the ergonomics were a bit cramped. But now that we’ve spent more time with it in the real world, does it perform its basic scootering duties well and can it actually be the Aprilia scooter to buy?
Design and Features
The seat and tail section are slimmer in comparison. There’s a more familiar Aprilia scooter feel to it. That said, the chunky grab rail is a neat unit and does not look too gaudy. Aprilia has managed to package the scooter better than the Storm and SR offerings. The quality of plastic used for the body panels is of a high standard and the paint quality is brilliant as well. We would have liked it if the premium plastic treatment also made its way to the floorboard and the front apron panels. Even the switchgear quality should have been better for a scooter at this price point. The switches are small and clunky to operate.
Overall, the SXR isn’t quite a maxi-scooter or even a maxi-styled scooter. When parked next to something a bit more conventional like the Honda Activa 6G or the TVS Jupiter, the SXR barely looks any larger and that is a shame. Even in practicality, there isn’t enough underseat storage on offer. The SXR stores 7 litres of fuel (one litre more than the SR) and that eats into the underseat space. The shocking bit is that it cannot even store a half face helmet, let alone a full-faced one.
Engine and Performance
10.9 PS @ 7100 rpm
11.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Braking and Handling
Safety and Features
The SXR 160 also features a large LCD digital display that’s well laid out despite a tonne of information on offer. You get data such as average fuel consumption, range, overall fuel efficiency, ambient temperature, max speed clocked, two tripmeters, tachometer, engine oil temperature, battery voltage and more! A useful addition is the mode button which allows you to switch through the various information on the move.
One of the main reasons for the popularity of a maxi-scooter is the space it offers. There’s a glovebox below the handlebar with two separate compartments. On the left hand side you get a USB charger but the space in the compartments isn’t too big. It’s the same story with the underseat storage. Since fuel tank capacity has been increased by a litre (7-litres capacity) and the battery box is now positioned alongside the fuel tank, underseat storage seems to be similar to the Aprilia SR 160, which as you know is very poor.
My other grouse is the fact that you don’t get an external fuel filler cap and there’s no multi-function keyhole to access the seat. So one needs to open the seat in the traditional manual way. The other basic misses are an engine kill switch and brake lock.
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Aprilia SXR 160 Specifications
|Mileage (City)||47 kmpl|
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled ,SOHC , 3 valve|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|Max Power||10.9 PS @ 7100 rpm|
|Max Torque||11.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|Fuel Capacity||7 L|
Aprilia SXR 160 Features
|LED Tail Light||Yes|
SXR 160 Videos
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SXR 160 Price In India
|Kolkata||Rs. 1.29 Lakh|
|Pune||Rs. 1.26 Lakh|
|Delhi||Rs. 1.27 Lakh|
|Chennai||Rs. 1.29 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 1.26 Lakh|
|Mumbai||Rs. 1.27 Lakh|
|Bangalore||Rs. 1.26 Lakh|