The Aprilia SR150, SR125 and SR125 Storm will come with Bluetooth Connectivity that can be accessed via a smartphone app and will even offer navigation.
The Aprilia SR range of scooter have received a new update. According to a report by BikeWale, the next generation SR Scooters will feature Bluetooth connectivity along with BS-VI compliant engines. The Aprilia SR150, SR125 and the SR125 Storm will come with Bluetooth enabled speedometer console.
The SR range of scooters will be updated with these features by Q1 of 2020. Along with a Bluetooth speedometer console, the scooters will also feature LED headlamps, LED tail lamps and some revised graphics. These updates would come along with a price hike that would accompany the BS-VI complaint models of each of these scooters.
Reportedly, Piaggio is working to introduce BS-VI models for all the Vespa and Aprilia range of scooters and that should come by January, 2020. The BS-VI scooters will use fuel injection system and ECU.
Currently, the TVS Ntorq 125 is the only scooter to offer bluetooth connectivity. It uses a smartphone app to offer functions like caller ID and navigation among other features. It is expected that Aprilia too would develop a smartphone app that will be paired with the SR150, SR125 and the SR125 Storm through their Bluetooth speedometer console to offer the various connectivity features.
Apart from the addition of these features, Aprilia is also working on introducing a scooter with a higher displacement engine around the 150cc to 200cc mark. Piaggio will use the newly developed engine in the sub-200 cc segment on Vespa and Aprilia scooters. The motor will be designed specifically for the Indian market in the R&D centre in Italy.
Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO, Piaggio Vehicles, confirmed the sub-200 cc engine in an interview last month by saying, “It is going to be a big jump from what we currently see in the Indian market and will also preview what could come in the market afterwards. Even though that kind of displacement for scooter application may still be too early, but something between 150-200cc is very much possible to happen, not just from us but even from the competition.”
The Aprilia branded sub-200cc scooter would arrive by late 2020 while the Vespa version of the same will come by 2021. If you have been following the auto industry quite well, you would know that the government is planning mass electrification of all two-wheelers under 150cc segment. So even the competition who would want to sell conventional scooters would come up with bigger engines.
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