Today Piaggio Group has launched the all-new Aprilia Storm 125 cc scooter in India. The new Aprilia Storm 125 has been launched at a price of Rs. 65,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is the most affordable model in the Italian two-wheeler marque’s Indian line-up. We get the first appearance of Storm 125 at the 2018 Auto Expo. This new scooter gets a position just below the existing Aprilia SR 125, which is priced around Rs. 73,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The basic design is almost similar to the Aprilia SR 125, the new Aprilia Storm does come with some visual characteristics unique to the latter. Like, the new dual-tone paint scheme and the smaller 12-inch wheels with fatter wide terrain tyres.
Introducing the new Aprilia Storm 125, Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO, Piaggio India said, “We are delighted to launch the long-awaited Aprilia Storm in India. Known for its undisputed racing heritage, Aprilia uses cutting-edge technology to design and create premium differentiated products for the youth of the country that reflect the true characters of brand Aprilia. Storm has a dynamic exterior theme with vibrant colours, specially designed wide terrain tyres, 125 cc engine and customisation through accessories that make it unique.”
The new Aprilia Storm is powered by a 124.5 cc, single-cylinder 3-valve engine that, already used in the Aprilia SR 125. The engine generates a max power of 9.52 bhp at 7250 rpm and a peak torque of 9.9 Nm at 6250 rpm. The engine comes tuned to a CVT automatic gearbox. As for the mechanical bits, the scooter comes with hydraulic telescopic front forks up front and hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. The Storm 125 also comes with a set of new 12-inch black alloy wheels and drum brakes both at the front and back, 150 mm and 140 mm units respectively, assisted by a combi braking system (CBS).
The Aprilia Storm comes in two color options, Matte Red and the Matte Yellow shade, which we have already seen at the Auto Expo. Both color options are complemented with bold black graphics on the front apron and side panels. The entire head unit is matched in black theme with the Aprilia logo in contrast white. The new Aprilia Storm will be available in all Vespa and Aprilia showrooms across India from today.