The Aprilia Storm 125 loses out on disc brakes and larger windshield as was seen on the show model at 2018 Auto Expo
The Aprilia Storm 125 has been in the news for the last few days for being spotted several times in spy shots with its launch slated very soon. The Storm 125 has now started arriving at the dealerships and has been priced at Rs. 65,000 (ex-showroom Pune). Aprilia has once again offered a product for the enthusiast at quite an affordable price point.
The Aprilia Storm 125 has been priced the same as was the Aprilia SR150 when it was launched at Rs. 65,000. back in 2016. Over time, the SR150 saw a hike in price but now, with the Storm 125, the brand is again accessible to scooter riders seeking a bit of fun.
The Storm 125 sports several changes from what it was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. Being a cost effective offering, the Storm 125 gets drum brakes up front and loses out on the disc brakes as was shown at the 2018 Auto Expo. Also gone is the larger windshield that was seen in the show model. Instead there’s a mild windshield integrated with the headlamp cluster itself. It also wear quite some chunky off-road tires. It also comes with CBS (combined-braking system) as standard.
The Storm 125 is based on the SR125 and while it may look that it wears the same body panels, the graphics and decals on the panels are different. It gets some black monotone graphics with matte color finish. The Storm 125 will use the same engine as the SR125 which means it will use the same 124.6cc, air-cooled engine, that is tuned to deliver 9.5 BHP and 8.2 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a CVT gearbox.
The Aprilia Storm 125 uses telescopic forks at the front and a single spring shockup at the back for suspension duties. It gets other features like front hooks, an analogue instrument console, single-piece grab rail, and the same smaller seat as in the SR125.
With the pricing of the Storm 125, Aprilia has made a similar move like KTM did the duke 200. With rising prices of the bigger, more powerful variants, they have launched the smaller variants at prices that would be accessible by many. The Storm 125 will go against the likes of Suzuki Burgman Street, TVS Ntorq and Honda Grazia. Whether it will really storm the market with its affordable price tag, only time will tell.