Aprilia Storm 125, the much-awaited scooter model has been officially launched in India at Rs.65,000 (ex-showroom, PAN India). Aprilia Storm, the most affordable scooter of the Italian brand has already started reaching dealerships a few days ago.
The Storm 125 was first displayed at the 2018 Auto Expo event, with disc brake and windshield. The production model comes only with drum brakes at both ends while the disc brake version will be introduced later. Though the Disc brake option is unavailable, the presence of CBS (Combined Braking System) on the Drum brakes is quite satisfactory.
The scooter borrows its design, styling cues, instrumentation and lights from the Aprilia SR 125. It gets a chunky tread pattern tyres with 12-inch alloy wheels. A grab handle that was missed earlier on the model displayed at the Auto Expo is now available and the red Aprilia logo has been replaced by a white one. Aprilia offers the Storm 125 in Red and Yellow colour options.
Mechanically, the Storm 125 gets the same air-cooled, three-valve, single-cylinder engine of the SR 125 which produces 9.6PS power @ 7250rpm and 9.8Nm of torque @ 6250rpm. Power to the wheels gets transmitted via a conventional CVT gearbox. The fuel tank capacity of the scooter is 6.5-litres.
Goodies like Alloy wheels, Hydraulic Telescopic front Fork suspension and a smartphone app through which the rider can locate the vehicle, access emergency helpline with location info, etc., will make the Aprilia Storm 125, a tough competitor to its rivals TVS Ntorq 125, Suzuki Access 125 and Honda Grazia.