Aprilia India is celebrating two years of operation here. The company has launched a facelifted version of its popular SR 150 scooter now. The Aprilia SR 150 facelift retails at Rs 70,031, ex-Pune. Along with it, there is also the SR 150 Carbon model that is available for approximately Rs 3,000 more. The latter comes with Aprilia’s new connectivity feature as standard while the Aprilia SR 150 facelift gets it optional. The facelifted Vespa 150s were also launched – Vespa VXL for Rs 91,140 and Vespa SXL for Rs 97,276, ex-showroom.
What’s new in the Aprilia SR 150 facelift
A windscreen, new pattern tyres, different graphics, digital meter and USB charging port under the seat are some of the changes. The biggest one though is the addition of the connected technology that will pair a smartphone with the vehicle. We will talk more on the connected technology below. Other features like the 220mm front disc, now pre-load adjustable suspension, 14-inch red alloys as well as gold plated calipers are available. Since this is a facelift, there is no CBS or ABS on the scooters. The 10.5PS/11.6Nm 150cc 3-valve carburetted engine is also untouched.
Connected technology in Aprilia SR 150 facelift
This will give you important vehicle data like the fuel available, distance covered, battery health and even locate your scooter in a parking lot. One can also schedule a service or get roadside assistance through the app. It is quite similar to what we have seen on the TVS NTorq app. The Aprilia app will even tell you how many times the brake was applied during the journey and can also send distress signals. It can be retro fitted onto older Aprilia scooter. However since it will require significant rewiring, the cost could be around Rs 5,000.
This same technology is offered as standard on the Vespa range of scooters. The most affordable Vespa in the range is the limited edition Notte. It retails for Rs 68,829, ex-showroom and comes with a 125cc heart.