Aprilia SR 150 Race Carbon ABS
Aprilia SR 150 Race Carbon ABS is a commuting scooter. The scooter market in Bangladesh used to be very minimal Bangladesh due to the limited number of scooters available. However, after 2010, the availability of scooters started to rise, and with that started the exponential increase of scooters. Over the years scooter sales are off the roof, as more and more people are opting for scooters as personal transportation. Sport scooters such as the Aprilia SR 150 have become more and more popular due to their sporty design and powerful engines.
Aprilia is one of the top Italian motorcycle manufacturers. Aprilia over the years has become quite popular due to its designs. Aprilia started as simple cycle manufacture and made their way up to large capacity motorcycles. Now two of their most popular motorcycles are the Aprilia RSV Mille, and the RSV4. Both of these bikes are 1000cc beasts. Aprilia was acquired by Piaggio in 2004. The Aprilia SR 150 is a scooter by Aprilia. Aprilia is marketed in Bangladesh by Runners Automobiles Bangladesh.
Aprilia SR 150 Race Carbon ABS is a sports scooter. This scooter comes with a fully sporty design and sporty decals. The decals of the scooter give it a very premium appearance. The scooter has a long single seat, with the pillion side slightly elevated to make the scooter look sportier. The head and tail section of the scooter is also sharp with an edge, which makes it look more aerodynamic. The Aprilia SR 150 comes in two different colors, which are:
- Race Grey.
The light setup of the scooter is a complete halogen setup. The headlight of the scooter is a halogen light. The headlight will be quite suitable for the city commute, however for the long ride out of town the light might not be sufficient. The taillight of the scooter is also a halogen bulb, which is sufficient to be noticeable from a distance. The indicators are also bulbs, but for a scooter of the modern age, bulb indicators are a bit backdated.
The scooter comes with a very minimalistic instrument cluster. The instrument cluster of the Aprilia SR 150 comes with a speedometer, an odometer, and fuel gauge. The instrument cluster does not have any gear position indicator as the scooter comes with an automatic transmission. The instrument cluster has been kept minimal so that the rider does not get confused while commuting.
The first question any scooter enthusiast asks is “How much storage space does it have?”. And we are here to answer your question. The Aprilia SR 150 comes with huge under-seat storage space. Space is enough for a helmet to fit.
The Aprilia SR 150 Race Carbon ABS is a small and sporty machine. It has a saddle height of 775mm. Which allows riders of 5’3” to comfortably ride the scooter. The leg rest at the front also has suitable space for taller riders not to feel uncomfortable. The scooter also has a ground clearance of about 155mm, which is enough to avoid most speedbumps of BD. The fuel capacity of the scooter is about 6.5liters, which is quite enough for the city commute.
The length, width, height, and weight of the Aprilia SR 150 are 1985mm, 703mm, 1166mm, and 122kg. The scooter may seem quite heavy, but that is to keep the scooter grounded and to keep it stable at high speeds. The scooter has a ground clearance of around 1363mm, which is more than enough to keep the scooter stable while at corners.
Engine and Transmission:
The Aprilia SR 150 comes with a 3-valve, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, and 154.8cc engine. The engine is also air-cooled and carbureted. The engine pumps out 10.06BHP of power at 6750rpm, and 10.9Nm of torque at 5000rpm. The power and torque of the scooter seem a little less for the highway but is quite enough for the city commute. The scooter is expected to have a fuel efficiency of 40kmpl combined (city and highway).
The Aprilia SR 150 comes with a fully automatic gearbox, which makes it very much easy to control. The Aprilia SR 150 also has an engine-mapping system which makes it detect the elevation of the scooter and send power to the wheels accordingly.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Aprilia SR 150 comes with a Disc-drum setup. The front has a 220mm disc brake while the rear has a 140mm drum brake. The front disc is quite big, and also bigger than quite a few motorcycles as well. The rear drum brake setup may seem very backdated, but for the city commute, this drum brake will be enough.
The Aprilia SR 150 has telescopic forks as the front suspension, whereas the rear has a single spring-loaded fork on one side of the scooter. The front suspension is expected to perform well, while the rear suspension may not be the best for a pillion, but will be quite responsive at corners.
The Aprilia SR 150 comes with alloy wheels. The front and rear both have 120/70 sectioned tires. The wheels are both 14” at the front and rear. The big wheels take away some of the nimbleness of the bike, while the thick tires allow the rider to comfortably corner and lean.
The Aprilia SR 150 was made for the sporty scooter lover. It was made for the commuter who wants a sporty scooter at an affordable price. This scooter is for the youngsters and the university goers who don’t want a scooter that looks boring and sad. This scooter is also good for anyone who wants to go on long rides as well.
The competitors of the Aprilia SR 150 are:
- Znen T10.
- Yamaha Ray ZR.
- Vespa VXL 150.
- Beetle Bolt Bobcat.
All in all, the Aprilia SR 150 is a well-built and strong scooter with a very sporty design. The Aprilia SR 150 is a commendable scooter with commendable features.
FAQ- Frequently Ask Question
1. Where are Aprilia bikes made of?
Ans- Aprilia is an Italian company, and their bikes are made in various countries across the world.
2. What are the Aprilia bikes in Bangladesh?
Ans- Aprilia currently has both sports bikes and sports scooters in Bangladesh.
3. Does Aprilia make scooters?
Ans- Aprilia has a good lineup of well-built commuter and sports scooters. Currently, Aprilia has both 150cc and 125cc scooters in Bangladesh.
Specification: Aprilia SR 150 Race Carbon ABS
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