Runner Automobiles Ltd will become the official distributor of Aprilia motorcycles in Bangladesh (Source). Aprilia is an Italian brand & it is under the shed of Piaggio the brand who also owns Vespa, Derbi & many other automobiles brands.
Runner Automobiles is one of the biggest brands among the Bangladeshi manufacturing motorcycles.Runner Automobiles Ltd have their own brand Runner in Bangladesh and they are also working jointly with American UM to distribute 3 UM Runner Motorcycles in Bangladesh.
Adding the Italian brand will not only increase their brand value but also will grab the attention of international motorcycle brands in Bangladesh. Runner also announces that they will also be the official distributor of Vespa scooters in Bangladesh. They will disclose the price of their lineup at 5th Dhaka Bike Show 2019.
Is a full sports motorcycle and we have tested the 125 version of this motorcycle last year. This bike has a 150 cc water cooling EFI engine which will produce 17.8 BHP @ 9750 RPM & 14 NM of Torque @ 7500 RPM. The engine will have 4 valves and will be fitted with a 6 speed gearbox. This bike will straight fight with Yamaha R15 V3, Honda CBR150R & Suzuki GSX-R150.
The bike will have disc brakes on its tyres, tubeless tyres with 130 section specification on the rear & twin beam aluminum alloy frame. From the render pictures we can say that it will have rear mono shock suspension & front USD suspensions.
This is a naked sports motorcycle which will be available in both 125 or 150 cc engine. Technically both the variants will be same but it’s the engine department where they will differ as the 125cc engine will produce 9.6 BHP & 12.3 NM of Torque while the 150cc engine will produce around 10.5 BHP & 11.5 NM of Torque.
The bikes will have EFI engines; up front they have given it 240mm disc brake while on the rear there is a 130 mm drum brake. This will have conventional telescopic suspensions upfront.
Aprilia Terra 150
This is a duel sports motorcycle which carries the same engine as Aprilia GPR150 & has the same amount of power figure. This off roading motorcycle will have spoke wheels.
This is technically a naked version of Aprilia GPR150 but it’s been tuned as a café racer motorcycle. Carrying the same water cooling engine as GPR150, this bike will attract the attention of the bikers who love some retro looks.
Alongside Aprilia Runner Automobiles will also become the Official distributor of Vespa in Bangladesh & at Dhaka Bike Show they will also reveal their own motorcycle line up Runner & UM Runner.