Aprilia SXR 125 Maxi-scooter: What To Expect

Published On May 15, 2020 05:53 PM By Zaran Mody for Aprilia SXR 125

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Earlier this week, we brought you the unfortunate news about the launch of Aprilia’s upcoming SXR 125 maxi-scooter being delayed. To know exactly when it will arrive, you can head here. But as and when it does get here, this is what you can expect:

Familiar Firepower

  Aprilia SXR160: Image Gallery

The engine powering the maxi-scooter won’t be an all-new unit. Rather, it’ll be one that we’re quite familiar with: the same single-cylinder 124.7cc unit seen on the SR 125 and Storm 125, albeit in BS6-compliant form. This means we can expect output similar to the 9.65PS and 9.9Nm seen on those scooters.

Revised Underpinnings

  Aprilia SXR160: Image Gallery

While the SR 125, thanks to its sporty intentions, rolls on big-by-scooter-standards 14-inch wheels, the SXR is more inclined towards comfort and practicality. For this reason, the 14-inchers have been swapped out for 12-inch units, thus freeing up more underseat storage. Suspension will be handled by a telescopic fork and monoshock, and the SXR will receive a front disc brake at least as an option.

Italian Icon

  Aprilia SXR160: Image Gallery

But it’s not going to be the engine or the wheels that’ll blow you away when this scooter arrives. It’ll be the drop-dead gorgeous looks. Even though all these pictures are representative images of the larger SXR 160, we expect the 125 to feature near identical styling. The three-piece RSV-style headlight setup, the BIG front screen and wraparound apron make this a decidedly European-looking scooter with a lot of presence. The red colour scheme and sporty graphics also do their part in injecting some flair. We think these SXR models could be two of the best-looking scooters on the market once launched.

Future Features

  Aprilia SXR160: Image Gallery

It’s not just an external thing, though. Even the features on the SXR are going to be quite swanky. Chief among these will be the fully-digital instrumentation which will also have Bluetooth functionality, allowing you to hook up your mobile phone and control music, phone calls and perhaps even get turn-by-turn navigation. The SXR will also get fancy LED lighting and an external fuel-filler.

When & How Much?

Ah, yes. The big questions about when the SXR 125 will arrive and how much it’ll cost. Well, the little maxi-scooter was supposed to arrive along with its bigger cousin, the SXR 160, around August this year. Obviously the whole COVID-19 situation has thrown a spanner in the works, so to find out the revised launch timeline and expected pricing, click here.

Images used are representative images of the SXR 160

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