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Aprilia SR150 Race: What's New?


We know that the newly-launched SR 150 Race is a sportier version of the Aprilia SR 150 which itself is the sportiest scooter made in India. And it is not just upgraded cosmetically, the bike receives under-the-skin upgrades as well. Here's what we know so far.

 

 

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Design:

The bike now gets a new Maze grey colour which is finished in a glossy shade as opposed to the White/Black matt finish on the SR 150. The new sporty graphics imitate the Aprilia RS-GP - Aprilia's Moto GP bike. The wheels and rear damper are painted in a glossy red while the front disc calliper is finished in gold colour. The rest of the body panels and instrumentation remain the same. The cycle parts to remain unchanged.

Engine:

The 154cc air-cooled single retains the same state of tune and still produces 10.4PS and 11Nm of torque. The CVT gearbox meanwhile gets different ratios that promise to improve acceleration. As a CVT gearbox has infinite ratios, we expect top-speed to remain unchanged though fuel efficiency might drop down a bit.

 

 

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Race kit:

Now here is the interesting part. Aprilia could have fitted the SR 150 Race with a tuned performance exhaust that besides sounding purposeful,  potentially liberates 1-2PS of power but can not do so owing to noise regulations. To get around this, they will be introducing a track-only race kit that will include the exhaust and can be fitted to the bike at an Aprilia dealership. Yamaha had also introduced a similar performance kit for the R15 v1.0 which included a tuned Dragex exhaust. Being a company performance part, it should not void the warranty of the bike. Also, we expect the track-only race kit to include a performance air filter and a slotted front disc which was shown in the pre-production model. With the kit, the bike could push close to 12PS and that should mean some serious performance. The kit is expected to cost between Rs 3,000-5,000 but being a track-only kit, will not be road legal.

 

 

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Pricing:

The Aprilia SR 150 Race is priced at Rs 70,061 (ex-showroom Pune) which is Rs 3,500 more and excludes the race kit. We will be riding the bike on Monday, the 13th of February. Stay tuned for more updates and a ride review. 

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