Finally and officially, the Aprilia Storm 125 has been launched. The deliveries for the most-affordable Piaggio scooter has commenced across all showrooms.
After playing hide and seek for more than a year, Aprilia has launched the Storm 125 in India. It is based on the SR125 but gets some subtle differences and misses out on an important thing.
Aprilia Storm 125 gets a different style of graphics and is available in yellow and Red Matte colour options. Additionally, it gets a pillion grab rail too, which does not come on the SR125.
The Storm uses off-road oriented rubber tires with 12-inch alloy wheels. That indicates that you can try a little-bit of off-roading with this scooter.
Most importantly, Aprilia storm 125 misses out on disc brakes and get drum brakes at both the ends instead. Reports suggest that the front disc brake variant will be launched later this year.
It continues with the same 124.6cc air-cooled three-valve engine, that delivers 9.5 BHP at 7250 RPM and 9.9 Nm of peak torque at 6250 RPM. The power figures as well as the engine tuning also remains the same.
For suspension, the Storm uses telescopic forks at the front and a single-sided monoshock at the back. The length of the seat is also the same that comes on SR125, which as per users, is a bit small.
Features onboard include analogue speedometer, a single piece grabrail, sporty headlamp styling, Combined Braking System (CBS), a front hook and the sporty alloy wheels.
Priced at Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom), it goes against the likes of TVS Ntorq 125, Honda Grazia, Suzuki Burgman Street and new Hero Maestro Edge 125. In this competition, the Ntorq and Maestro Edge 125 are the most affordable ones.
Aprilia Storm 125 started reaching dealerships a couple of weeks back and is now available for display as well as test rides.