Aprilia Storm 125 launched at Rs. 65,000

Aprilia has launched a new 125 cc scooter in the Indian market. Called the Aprilia Storm 125, this new model has become the most affordable Aprilia product to be on sale in the Indian market. It borrows its design and powertrain from the SR 125 and thus looks quite familiar to the eye.

Aprilia had first showcased the Storm 125 scooter at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The production model introduced now comes with some minor changes. Firstly, the Storm is shod with 12-inch tyres as compared to the 14-inchers seen on the SR range of scooters. The design of the wheels too is simpler in comparison to what was seen at the Auto Expo.

Other changes on the Aprilia Storm, in comparison to the SR 125 include the missing disc brake at the front, as the Storm 125 comes with drum brakes at the front and rear, along with a combi-braking system (CBS). The Storm 125 also gets different set of tyres – Vee rubber of 120/80 profile at the front and 130/80 at the rear. In comparison, the Aprilia SR range comes with 120/70 section MRF Nylogrip Zapper tyres at the front as well as rear.

Powering the Aprilia Storm is a 124.49 cc, single-cylinder engine. This block can deliver 9.5 hp and 9.9 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. This is the same powertrain that is found under the Aprilia SR 125.

The Storm 125 is Rs. 8,000 cheaper than the SR 125. It competes against the TVS Ntorq (drum brake) and the Honda Grazia (drum brake). The former is priced at Rs. 58,252, while the latter is pegged at Rs. 60,723 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Specification comparison: Aprilia Storm vs Competitors
Aprilia Storm 125TVS Ntorq 125Honda Grazia
Engine124.49 cc, 3-valve124.7 cc, 3-valve 124.9 cc, 2-valve
Power9.5 hp at 7,250 rpm9.4 hp at 7,500 rpm 8.5 hp at 6,500 rpm
Torque9.9 Nm at 6,250 rpm10.5 Nm at 5,500 rpm 10.5 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Dimensions comparison: Aprilia Storm vs Competitors
Aprilia Storm 125TVS Ntorq 125Honda Grazia
Length1,985 mm1,865 mm1,821 mm
Width703 mm710 mm697 mm
Height1,166 mm1,160 mm1,146 mm
Wheelbase1,365 mm1,285 mm1,260 mm
Seat height775 mm770 mm766 mm
Kerb weight115 kg116 kg107 kg
Fuel tank7 litres5.0 litre5.3 litres
Front tyre120/80 – 12100/80 R1290/90 R12
Rear tyre130/80 – 12110/80 R1290/100 R10
Aprilia Storm 125 Colours
  • Matte Yellow
  • Matte Red

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