Piaggio launches updated Aprilia SR150, Vespa and mobile connectivity app
Piaggio India has beefed up its product line-up by refreshing its existing scooter portfolio. No new models have been launched, but existing product lines including the Aprilia SR150, the Vespa SXL and Vespa VXL have been refreshed. Updated models include the refreshed SR150, called the Aprilia SR150 Facelift, a limited edition version dubbed the Aprilia Carbon SR150 and the refreshed Aprilia SR150 Race which gets more comprehensive updates.
Piaggio India CEO and MD, Diego Graffi and Ashish Yakhmi, Head, Two Wheeler business, Piaggio Group launching the 2018 Aprilia SR150 Race, Aprilia SR150 Facelift and Aprilia Carbon SR150
The SR150 Race now comes equipped with a flyscreen as standard along with a new, part-digital instrument cluster and adjustable rear suspension, which is a segment first. The SR150 Race also wears a new red-white-green paintjob inspired by the livery seen on Aprilia's MotoGP machine, the RS-GP. The powertrain remains unchanged and the scooter continues to offer 10.5PS and 11.4Nm from its 154.8cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder, three-valve engine. The updated SR150 Race is priced at Rs 80,211 ex-showroom Pune. The SR150 Facelift does not get the aforementioned mechanical changes but is also on offer in the shade of blue seen on the Aprilia SR125 now, and is priced at Rs 70,031 ex-showroom Pune. The limited edition Aprilia Carbon SR150 is identical to the SR150 Facelift but looks more appealing thanks to its plastic panels that mimic carbon fibre ones and is priced at Rs 73,500 ex-showroom Pune.
The Aprilia Carbon SR150 is mechanically identical to the standard SR150 but gets body panels that look like cabon fibre ones and is a limited edition model
The Vespa Notte that was launched recently was also showcased at the event. It does not get any mechanical changes and is powered by the same 125cc air-cooled engine as its siblings, but wears matte black paint and is priced at Rs 68,829 ex-showroom Pune. Piaggio also took the opportunity to launch its Vespa SXL and VXL in new colours. The scooters are now available in a very appealing looking matte red, a matte yellow and a special blue, called the Azzuro Provenza. Additionally, the scooters also come equipped with machine-finished alloy wheels. While the Vespa VXL 150 is priced at Rs 91,940 ex-showroom Pune, the Vespa SXL retails at Rs 97,276 ex-showroom Pune now.
The Vespa SXL is on offer in this nice looking matte red colour as well, though it remains mechanically unchanged. It now comes factory fitted with Piaggio's new mobile connectivity app though, which allows you to connect your smartphone via Bluetooth to access a host of functionalities
The event also saw Piaggio launch its own mobile connectivity app which is being offered as standard with its 150cc models - Aprilia and Vespa both - and is an optional extra if you are buying either the Vespa 125s or the Aprilia SR125. The app is available for iOS and Android platforms both and can be connected to the scooter via Bluetooth. It offers GPS information about the scooter's location using the phone's GPS function to help pinpoint the location where the scooter was last parked. Users can also feed emergency contact numbers into the app - the app will send an SMS to the numbers in the app in case of an emergency. More importantly, the app will provide users with the location of the nearest service centre, schedule services and also help with roadside assistance.
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