Updated on 28 Nov 2020, 9:16 am
Piaggio India is gearing up to begin production of premium scooter Aprilia SXR 160 at Baramati plant, with the aim to soon roll out the first batch of the two-wheeler in the Indian market.
The automobile company said that Aprilia SXR 160, which was first unveiled at Auto Expo 2020, Greater Noida, is ready to set a new benchmark in the premium two-wheeler segment.
“We are extremely excited to soon introduce the highly anticipated unique premium proposition for our discerning customers. As promised at Auto Expo 2020, we are gearing up for the production of Aprilia SXR 160 in India,” Diego Graffi, chairman and managing director, Piaggio India, said in a statement.
Designed in Italy, specifically for India, the Aprilia SXR 160 brings the first of its kind combination of style, performance and extraordinary comfort riding experience, coupled with great ergonomics, the company claims.
“It is set to create a new unmatched experience with its highly innovative design that incorporates premium style, high comfort and best in class performance. It is unfolding a new chapter for the scooter category,” Graffi added.
Aprilia SXR 160 incorporates Aprilia’s latest global design language and is equipped with a high-performance 160CC BSVI, three-valve Fuel Injection clean emission engine technology, that produces high power and torque to provide a great riding experience, the company said.
The company also stated that the SXR 160 has a unique look complemented with 3 coat HD body paint finish featuring Aprilia signature graphics paired with matt black design trims inserts along with dark chrome elements.
The design features include a wraparound LED technology twin crystal headlights and eye line position lights merge with front indicator blinkers to create its unique light play and the diamond reflection wrap around LED tail lights with integrated rear blinkers.
Aprilia SXR 160 also offers bigger, longer, comfortable and ergonomic seats crafted in art leather suede feel detailed with special stitch pattern in grey and red threads. Ergonomically well-positioned and conveniently raised steering handlebar, along with feather touch switches enables the rider to operate the functionalities of the scooter without a stretch while riding, the company said in the statement.
It said that the seating position enables rider’s feet to touch the ground when required while starting, slowing down or waiting at the signal. Additionally, the dual telescope front suspension and adjustable rear suspension are tuned for a smoother ride, however for riders who want to take the SXR 160 for a spin on a different road surface can do so by adjusting the rear suspension, it added.
The scooter is also equipped with a large 210cm sq. multifunctional all-digital cluster that hosts multiple features. Customers can opt for the mobile connectivity accessory which connects a user’s mobile to the scooter and helps them in locating it, raising security alarm when needed, and if need be, even immobilizing it.
The SXR 160 comes with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) along with ventilated disk brake and twin pots calliper hydraulic brakes, which delivers high braking performance, the company said.
"We are expanding our footprint of dealer network further in India by welcoming the premium mindset entrepreneurs to our most exciting dealership business model in their town," Graffi said.
Piaggio India said that it has established 250 dealerships for the premium product and intends to further expand to over 400 dealerships across the country.