Aprilia GPR 150, SR Max 300 seen in India

    The Italian bike maker showcased the GPR 150 sports bike and SR Max 300 scooter at a private event in Goa, earlier this week.

    Published On Jan 17, 2019 04:12:00 PM


    We have sourced images of the international-spec Piaggio two-wheelers showcased at a dealer meet held in Goa earlier this week. Piaggio had most of its models from the Indian line-up on display, but the more interesting items on display were an international-spec GPR 150 and the SR Max 300 scooter.

    Now, don’t let these images of the GPR 150 confuse you, as it has only been brought down to India for display. It is a motorcycle that has been on sale in China for quite a few years now and features an older design and a different instrument cluster and rear-end compared to the RS 150 – the entry-level supersport Aprilia will be bringing here. While they may share many components, the RS is the newer bike officially showcased at Auto Expo 2018.

    The RS 150 is powered by a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 150cc motor putting out 18hp at 10,000rpm and 14Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. It features a large perimeter frame and aluminium swingarm with suspension duties being handled by a 40mm USD fork and a monoshock.



    The other model that was on display – the SR Max 300 – is what Aprilia calls a “racing scooter for grand touring”; and there’s good reason for that. The SR Max 300 on sale in international markets uses a 278cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that makes 22hp and 23Nm of torque. That’s more than twice the 10.4hp and 11.4Nm of torque that the SR 150 produces.

    On the design front, the scooter is large and features styling uncommon in scooters currently on sale in the country. For example, the footboard doesn’t run across the entire width of the scooter. Instead, it is parted in between – a step over and not step-through design. The SR Max 300 also features adjustable-preload on the rear suspension, a large windscreen and wide seats.

    At present, we have no official information on whether the brand has plans to launch these models in India any time soon. That being said, Piaggio representatives revealed to us that the launch of the Aprilia RS 150 and Tuono 150 has been pushed to 2020.

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