Aprilia has hiked prices for its SR and SXR range of scooters in India. The SXR is the Italian brand's line-up of maxi-style scooters, while the SR range is made up of sporty scooters and was recently facelifted. That facelift brought some new features and was accompanied by a price hike of around Rs 10,000. Now, prices have gone up once again, by around Rs 6,500, for both model ranges.
But this time around, there are no updates or new features on offer. The line-up now starts at Rs 1.06 lakh for the 125cc Storm, with the SR 125 costing Rs 1.16 lakh and the SXR 125 priced at Rs 1.27 lakh. The 160cc range, meanwhile, starts at Rs 1.26 lakh for the SR 160 and goes all the way up to Rs 1.38 lakh for the SXR 160.
This is quite a substantial increase, and these Italian scooters which were already an expensive proposition, are now even more so. Especially when you consider competition like the Yamaha Aerox 155, which despite being considerably quicker, more tech-laden and feature-rich, is more affordable than the SXR 160, at Rs 1.37 lakh. In the 125cc arena, Aprilia's competition comes from the maxi-style Suzuki Burgman Street, which is also a good deal more affordable than the Italian offerings, costing between Rs 87,900 and Rs 91,800.
To find out whether the Aprilias justify their premium, check out or comparison between the Aprilia SXR 125 and the Suzuki Burgman Street right here.
All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi