Aprilia STX 150 Spied In India
The Aprilia STX 150 was showcased at a dealer meet to gauge their response
- The Aprilia STX 150 is a commuter motorcycle powered by a 150cc engine.
- The bike is sold in select markets around the world like Singapore and New Zealand.
- Other products showcased at the Goa dealer meet include the RS 150 faired sportbike.
After we exclusively reported that Piaggio had showcased the RS 150 sportbike at a dealer meet in Goa, comes news that the Aprilia STX 150 too was showcased on the same occasion. Like with the RS 150, the company probably wanted to gauge dealer reaction to the STX 150 before deciding on whether it should be launched in India.
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The Aprilia STX 150 is a commuter motorcycle that is sold in select markets around the world. It is powered by a 149cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve engine that is mated to a 5-speed transmission. In terms of suspension, it gets conventional telescopic forks and dual gas-charged hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a 240mm two-calliper disc at the front and a rather small 104mm drum at the rear. The bike uses 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels on both ends. It’s safe to say that the Aprilia STX 150 breaks no new ground as far as specifications are concerned.
Something similar could be said about the bike’s attractive yet familiar styling. The sharp headlamp unit (likely to be LED), clip-on handlebars, short front fender, chiseled fuel tank, dual-tone engine finish, upswept exhaust, well-contoured single-piece seat and LED turn indicators do give the STX 150 a sporty look. However, it’s not exactly a head turner either, in our opinion.
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But the all-important question is whether Piaggio will launch the Aprilia STX 150 in India. We think it’s unlikely given that Aprilia has created a premium positioning for itself with its range of performance scooters like the SR 150 and SR 125. Moreover, the company is looking to bring the RS 150 and Tuono 150 to India and will be better served by focussing its resources on those two bikes for now. But if Aprilia does launch the STX 150 in India, it will have its task cut out since it’ll go up against the Suzuki Gixxer, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, the Honda CB Hornet 160R and the 2019 Yamaha FZ Version 3.0.