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Motor Mania Review: Aprilia SR160

By: George Hrangkhawl
22 Nov 2021 2:03:55 PM Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh

Motor Mania Review: Aprilia SR160

 

Aprilia has just launched the restyled versions of their scooter lineup with the 2021 Aprilia SR160 (Standard), which starts at Rs 1,09,121 (ex-showroom). 

 

There are six variants available for the SR160, but only four find themselves in the market. 

 

The standard version - essentially a facelifted SR125 -  now comes with a new headlight unit featuring LED headlamps with LED DRLs on each side, providing a stunning new look in the day and enhancing visibility at night. The front beak is also bulkier now, giving it a good racer look. 

 

Also updated are the seats, which are split slightly in the middle but still managing to look like a single seat. The back, or the tail section, pretty much stays the same. However, it has been updated with a massive pillion grab-rail. The tail lamp also gets the LED treatment with an X shaped panel. Though it still comes with the bulb turn indicators and is the only bulb unit in the scooter, which is quite disappointing for a scooter at this price.

 

All the SR scooters now get a complete LCD dash with a speedometer, a taco-meter, a fuel gauge, engine thermometer, an average fuel consumption calculator, a clock, an odometer, and even a rare battery voltmeter. 

 

The SR160 also gets fantastic looking carbon-fibre elements surrounding the console, carbon-fibre finished front mud-guard, and even a carbon-fibre finished muffler-guard.

 

They are also getting 14inch alloys on both sides with 120 section tyres for both the rear and front. The front wheel gets a disc braking system with an ABS unit as standard on all variants. Meanwhile, the rear wheel gets drum brakes on every variant.

Speaking of the engine, no changes have been made to the engine tune of the 160cc, single-cylinder, three-valve engine. It produces 11 Psi and 11.6 Nm of torque, mated to CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The suspension also gets no change and remains the same.

 

For all the abovementioned features and additions, the 2021 Aprilia SR 160 is priced precariously close to the more powerful Yamaha Aerox 155, which costs around Rs 1.3 lakh (ex-showroom).

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