The Aprilia SXR 160 has been launched at Rs 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).
● SXR 160 launched at Rs 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune)
● Makes 11hp and 11.6Nm of torque
● Uses 12-inch wheels at both ends
We rode the scooter last week and you can click here to take a look at our full review. For the uninitiated, here’s a quick look at what the SXR 160 has to offer.
Aprilia SXR 160 engine
Powering the SXR 160 is the 160.03cc, three-valve, fuel-injected engine that made its debut on the updated SR 160. The SXR’s engine has the same bore and stroke (58 x 60.6) as the SR's. Just like the SR, the SXR 160 makes 11hp at 7,600rpm and 11.6Nm at 6,000rpm.
Aprilia SXR 160 chassis
Braking on the SXR 160 is handled by a 220mm disc up front and a 140mm drum at the rear, just like on the SR. The SXR also gets single-channel ABS, as on the Vespa and SRs. However, while the SR uses 14-inch wheels, the SXR makes do with 12-inch wheels at either end. Interestingly, both front and rear tyres are the same size (120/70-12).
The SXR 160, with its maxi-scooter intentions, has a 7-litre fuel tank, which is larger than that on the SR. It also gets a more comprehensive full-LCD instrument cluster.
Aprilia SXR 160 price
At the time the scooter was unveiled, Piaggio mentioned it was looking to position the SXR between the Vespa and the Aprilia SR range, and its pricing will reflect this. This does seem to be the case with the SXR's Rs 1.26 lakh price tag. For reference, prices for the current BS6 Vespa range start at Rs 93,000 and go up to Rs 1.36 lakh, while the Aprilia SR range starts at Rs 87,000 and goes up to Rs 1.11 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).