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Aprilia SXR 160

4.1
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Rs. 1.46 Lakh (Showroom Price in Delhi)
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Aprilia SXR 160 Specifications

Key Specifications Top Features
  • Engine 160 CC
  • Mileage 35 Kmpl
  • Max Power 11.09 PS @ 7200 rpm
  • Fuel Capacity 7 Liters
  • Top Speed 93 kmph
  • Tyre Type Tubeless
  • Kerb Weight 129 Kg
  • Max Torque 12.13 Nm @ 5400 rpm
Specs & Features of SXR 160

Aprilia SXR 160 Latest Updates

The Aprilia SXR 160 is a 160cc maxi-style scooter with a striking design language offering great road presence. It is powered by the same 160cc BS6-compliant, air-cooled single-cylinder engine found in the Aprilia SR160.

Aprilia SXR 160 Key Highlights

Price: Aprilia has priced the SXR 160 at Rs 1,46,209 (ex-showroom). It is available in only one variant and four colours - blue, black, white and red.

Features: The SXR 160 packs a fully digital LCD instrument cluster with a speedometer, tachometer, mileage indicator, and average and top speed display. It gets an LED headlight with LED DRLs and an LED taillight, a tall windscreen, and a flat floorboard. You also have extra storage in the apron and a mobile charging port in case your smartphone runs out of battery.

Engine: The SXR160 is powered by the same 160cc BS6-compliant air-cooled single-cylinder engine as the SR160. It produces 10.9PS at 7200rpm and 11.6Nm at 5500rpm.

Suspension, Brakes & Other Details: The Aprilia SXR 160 gets a telescopic fork and a monoshock suspension setup, while a braking setup of a 220mm front disc brake and a 140mm rear drum brake with single-channel ABS. The maxi-scooter gets 120/70-12 tyres at both ends and a fuel tank capacity of 7 litres.

Rivals: The Aprilia SXR 160 has no direct rivals in India but its closest competitor will be the Suzuki Burgman Street. If you want a performance-packed alternative in the 150-160cc segment, then you have the Yamaha Aerox 155.

Aprilia SXR 160 Variants and Price

Aprilia SXR 160 price price starts at Rs. 1.46 Lakh. Aprilia SXR 160 is offered in a single variant - STD.
Variants Ex-Showroom Price
SXR 160 STD
160 cc . 35 kmpl
Rs. 1.46 Lakh
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Aprilia SXR 160 Pros and Cons

SXR 160 Advantages

Striking maxi-scooter styling; Smooth and responsive performance; Great overall high-speed stability

SXR 160 Disadvantages

Stiff suspension setup leads to uncomfortable riding experience; Brake lever feel could have been better; Not much comfort and space for a maxi-scooter

SXR 160 Expert's Conclusion

The Aprilia SXR 160 is a sporty 160cc scooter that will turn heads wherever it goes. But it is not a very practical scooter, despite being a maxi-style one. The Suzuki Burgman Street is a better option as it offers more space, comfort and is more affordable too.

Aprilia SXR 160 Expert Review

The Aprilia SXR 160 does stand out in the Indian two-wheeler market with its maxi-scooter design and striking visuals. But, how is it like to ride and experience as a daily commuter? Let’s take a look:

Design

The SXR 160, being of Italian origin and a creation from Aprilia, looks very appealing. It captures attention with its sporty design and the cool colour schemes on offer. Notably, it comes equipped with split LED headlights and DRLs inspired by the Aprilia RS 660. The integration of turn indicators into the headlights looks very good. The scooter's presence is highlighted by the big apron and the tall smoked windscreen.

While the SXR 160 is not an entirely new scooter, being based on the Aprilia SR160, it has a very striking look from the front. However, the rear-end appears disproportionate compared to the rest of the design.

Beyond the looks, the scooter stands out for its exceptional fit and finish quality levels. The Y-shaped alloy wheels look really stylish. Tight panel gaps add to the overall neatness of the design.

Engine, Performance and Mileage

The maxi-scooter is powered by the SR160 derived air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, generating 11PS at 7,200rpm and 12.13Nm at 5,500rpm. The revised gearing to improve the bottom-end performance is felt and the acceleration is very smooth, delivering a lively feel up to 60kmph, after which the performance tends to tone down a bit. Notably, the engine's refinement stands out, with minimal vibrations even at speeds exceeding 90kmph.

It reached a top speed of 98kmph in our tests (in a controlled environment) and the high-speed stability remains impressive up to 90kmph. However, beyond this point, the handlebar starts shaking slightly when dealing with imperfections on the road but that is because of the stiff front suspension.

Ride and Handling

Compared to the SR 160, which gets 14-inch wheels, the SXR 160 gets smaller 12-inch wheels. The steering on the maxi-scooter is not as swift and reactive as that of the SR 160, but it works well with the scooter's character. Despite this, the SXR 160 is enjoyable to navigate through corners and remains quite stable even when cornering at higher speeds. The 11kg increase in weight doesn't significantly hamper its agility, allowing it to move smoothly through traffic.

Regarding the brakes, the SXR 160 is equipped with a disc/drum brake setup. The disc brake offers a good bite, yet there's room for improvement in terms of lever feedback. Noteworthy is the inclusion of ABS, making it one of the few scooters in India with this feature. 

Comfort

The handlebar and instrument console are positioned low and away from the line of sight. The footboard space is also cramped, and doesn’t have much space to comfortably place your legs on it.

The floorboard is aligned upwards to place your feet in a comfortable way but it often requires the rider to intrude into the pillion seat for that. Despite Aprilia's claim of having the longest seat in the segment, the seat's hard cushioning, combined with the stiff suspension, creates a harsh riding experience.

Features

The SXR 160 comes equipped with an LCD digital display with lots of readouts such as average mileage, range, overall mileage, ambient temperature, max speed recorded, two tripmeters, tachometer, engine oil temperature, battery voltage, and more laid out in an organised manner. The addition of a mode button helps in navigating through various information smoothly while on the move.

A key appeal of maxi-scooters lies in the generous space they offer. The SXR 160 has a glovebox below the handlebar with two separate compartments. The left compartment has a USB charger, but the overall space in these compartments is somewhat limited. This extends to the underseat storage, which is not that much and can’t store even a half-face helmet.

One drawback worth mentioning is the absence of an external fuel filler cap and a multi-function key slot for seat access. Opening the seat requires the rider to get down from the scooter and slot the key on the side panel. Additionally, the lack of an engine kill switch is disappointing.

Verdict

The Aprilia SXR 160 is a good choice if you want a sporty and premium maxi-style scooter that looks and feels different from any other scooter in the market. However, the Aprilia SXR 160 falls short in delivering on the fundamental principles of a maxi-scooter, notably in the comfort and space departments. If you're in the market for a practical maxi-style scooter, then the Suzuki Burgman Street might suit you better as it not only provides more space, comfort, and mileage but also comes with a more affordable price tag.

Aprilia SXR 160 User Reviews

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Rakesh
Rakesh

Pricing too high for this scooter

The looks and design of Aprilia SXR 160 are similar to Aprilia SXR 125 but performance is upgraded and boosted. the engine is now more powerful and smooth and the handling is also made very soft. the mileage offered in urban areas is around 33-38 kmpl. the suspension is little bit stiff and the brakes are not much responsive. The main demerit of this scooter is it's pricing as it is very high than other scooters of this segment.

(26 Jun 2024) 0
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Tanuj
Tanuj

High speed stability

The premium and maxi style Aprilia SXR 160 scooter has every feature you could possibly need. While the suspension design provides excellent high speed stability and the longest seat in the class, it is an uncomfortable ride. The brakes could be improved, but the acceleration is very smooth and handles well in traffic. The scooter functionality and fit and finish are all very good, but its comfort and spacing are not. The engine is expensive even though it is powerful and provides a good package.

(19 Jun 2024) 0
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Ranjit
Ranjit

exceeding the limits

Aprilia sxr 160 has a similar design of sxr 125 but the performance is an enhanced. my experience with this scooter is moderate as the mileage is not appreciable and the maintenance cost is also little bit costly. the only thing I liked is it's design otherwise on the basis of performance, comfort and durability I will not prefer to buy such expensive two wheeler for daily commuters.

(8 Jun 2024) 0
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Jitesh
Jitesh

Uncomfortable and low mileage

The comfort and space in this scooter is not good because it is a maxi style scooter and my uncle feels uncomfortable riding with this scooter. In terms of performance it performs really well and is also very responsive but the brakes are not good. At around 100 to 120 kmph of speed it is very stable but the suspension is not good and absorbent so the ride quality is not good. For city rides it is good but for the highway it performs bad and the mileage is also low.

(3 Jun 2024) 0
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Aprilia SXR 160 Colours

Aprilia SXR 160 bike is available in 4 exciting colours options like White, Red, Blue and Black.
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Aprilia SXR 160 Mileage

The mileage of Aprilia SXR 160 is 35 kmpl. This is the ARAI mileage for all the variants of SXR 160.

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Questions & Answers on SXR 160

Answered by Zigwheels Expert
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Q. Does Aprilia SXR 160 Street featue a fully digital meter console?
  • Yes, the Aprilia SXR 160 Street features a fully digital instrument console.
Q. What is the body type of Aprilia SXR 160?
  • The Aprilia SXR 160 comes under the category of Scooter body type.
Q. What is the additional storage of Aprilia SXR 160?
  • Yes, there is additional storage in Aprilia SXR 160.
Q. Does Aprilia SXR 160 Street featue a fully digital meter console?
  • As of now there is no official update from the brands end. So, we would request you to wait for official announcement.
Q. What is the down payment of Aprilia SXR 160?
  • If you are planning to buy a new bike on finance, then generally, a 10 to 30 percent down payment is required on the on-road price of a bike. However, exact confirmation regarding EMI, down payment, interest, loan period, and its procedure will be discussed by the bank or dealership only, as it depends upon individual eligibility. We would suggest you to get in touch with the nearest dealership to get exact information. Click on the given link and select your city accordingly for the nearest authorized dealership details.
Q. Aprilia SRX 125 vs Aprilia SRX 160 which one is best for daily commuting monthly usage 200km?
  • Both are good in their forte. Aprilia SXR 125 is a feature-rich scooter and comes with a digital instrument cluster, LED illumination, alloy wheels, USB port, combined braking system, etc. If you were wowed by the Aprilia SXR 160’s Italian flair but dejected by its hefty price tag, then the SXR 125 could be an ideal pick. Arguably, the SXR grabs. On the other hand, Aprilia SXR 160 if you want something that is big, comfy and feature-loaded, you could save a huge chunk of money and get the Suzuki Burgman Street 125 instead. The only reason why you would want to get this scooter then is to have an Aprilia in your garage--and even then it isn’t the most cost-conscious way to go about it. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.

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Aprilia SXR 160 FAQs

What is the price of Aprilia SXR 160 in 2024?

The 2024 ex-showroom price of Aprilia SXR 160 is 1.46 Lakh.

What is the mileage of Aprilia SXR 160 in 2024?

The ARAI claimed mileage of Aprilia SXR 160 is 35 kmpl.

Does the Aprilia SXR 160 have ABS?

No, ABS feature is not available in Aprilia SXR 160.

Which is better Aprilia SXR 160 or Yamaha Aerox 155?

Yamaha Aerox 155 Price starts at Rs. 1.47 Lakh which is Rs. 1,391 costlier than base model of Aprilia SXR 160 priced at Rs. 1.46 Lakh. Compare Aprilia SXR 160 vs Yamaha Aerox 155 on the basis of price, specs, features, reviews.

What is the EMI of Aprilia SXR 160 in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Aprilia SXR 160 in Delhi is Rs. 4,212 per month @ 9.45% for a tenure of 36 months.

What are the colours available in Aprilia SXR 160?

Aprilia SXR 160 is available in 4 colour : White, Red, Blue and Black. View colour images of SXR 160.

What is the top speed of Aprilia SXR 160?

The maximum speed of Aprilia SXR 160 is 93 kmph

What is the kerb weight of Aprilia SXR 160?

The kerb weight of Aprilia SXR 160 is 129 Kg.

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