Aprilia Storm 125: All You Need To Know
What’s changed and what’s not? Here’s a closer look at the newly launched Aprilia Storm 125
Aprilia seems to be taking the top-down approach with its scooters in India. It forayed into the Indian two-wheeler market with the SR 150 followed by the SR 125, which shares the exact same design language but with a smaller engine. While these scooters were positioned at the premium side of the spectrum, the brand now intends to target a slightly more budget-conscious audience with its most affordable scooter yet - the Aprilia Storm 125. Priced at Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), it’s the most affordable way to hop onto the Aprilia bandwagon. That said, there are a couple of things you’d like to keep in mind before booking one. So, here’s a closer look at the newly launched Aprilia Storm 125.
Gets smaller wheels & knobby tyres:
The Aprilia Storm 125 comes equipped with chunky dual-purpose-like tyres wrapped in 12-inch wheels as compared to the 14-inch wheels seen on the SR 125. Its tyre sizes measure in at 120/80-section up front and 130/80-section at the rear. Also, thanks to the smaller tyre dimensions, the scooter now features a three-spoke wheel design rather than a five-spoke one. The higher sidewall in the Storm 125 should result in relatively better ride quality than the SR 125.
Shares the same design language:
The SR 150’s styling has trickled down to its siblings, the SR 125 and the Storm 125. Except for the assortment of colour options, there isn’t much that differentiates the trio in terms of looks. That said, both the SR 125 and the Storm 125 use a tall single piece grab rail compared to the split unit available on the SR 150. Also, to keep costs in check, the entry-level Aprilia Storm 125 does away with the dual headlamp setup and makes do with a single halogen bulb.
Comes equipped with drum brakes:
Unlike its elder siblings, the Aprilia SR 150 and SR 125, the Storm 125 features drum brakes at both ends measuring in at 150mm and 140mm at the front and rear, respectively. Moreover, to keep in line with the latest safety regulations, the scooter gets CBS (combined braking system) as standard.
Same engine and suspension:
There’s no difference in powertrain either. The Aprilia Storm 125 uses the same 124.49cc 3-valve motor powering the SR 125 which produces 9.6PS and 9.9Nm. It’s a similar case in terms of hardware as well as the scooter employs a telescopic fork and a single shock absorber at the rear.
Easy on the pocket, but not exactly...
Priced at Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Aprilia Storm 125 is the most affordable Aprilia scooter in India. While it undercuts the SR 125 by around Rs 6,400, it's still priced on the premium side when compared to its competition in the 125cc scooter space. This includes the recently launched Hero Maestro Edge 125 priced at Rs 58,500, TVS NTorq 125 (Rs 58,252) and the Honda Grazia, which costs Rs 60,723 (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi).