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Aprilia SR 125 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Saurav Kumar - Senior Editor Jan 28 2020 Share this blog

Aprilia  SR125 is a sporty scooter and seems to be an exact replica to its 150 cc sibling. Powering the SR 125 is a 125 cc engine that produces 9.5bhp of maximum power and 8.2Nm of torque. The scooter gets twin-pod headlight and the 14-inch rims, and the same analog instrument cluster.


Just like the Aprilia SR 150, the SR 125 is developed on a tubular steel frame. A telescopic fork at the front and a single-coil spring at the rear carry out the suspension duties while braking is managed by a 220mm disc at the front and a 140mm drum at the rear. The SR 125 retains wide and sporty 14-inch tyres from the SR 150. The Aprilia SR125 rivals against  TVS Ntorq 125,  Honda Grazia and Suzuki Burgman Street.

Pros

  • Stunning design and looks

  • Excellent brakes

  • Good ride and handling

  • Large and wide tyres

Cons

  • A bit stiff ride

  • Engine is not exciting

What’s New

  • New BS6 complaint engine for Aprilia SR125

What are the various variants and colours available in Aprilia SR125?

The Aprilia SR 125 is available in two trims: BS-4 carburetor and BS-6 Fuel injection. The SR 125 price starts from RS. 74,027 and goes to Rs. 95,038 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The scooter is available in four colour options, namely, Silver-Black Duo, Blue-Black Duo, Black, and Blue. 

Variant

BS IV- Carb

BS VI- FI

Ex-Showroom Price(Delhi)

Rs. 74,027

Rs. 95,039

Features

Two-pod analog console

Fuel injection


Higher set grab rail

Higher set grab rail


Wide seat

Cushioned wide seat


14-inch wheels

14-inch wheels

 

What is the power source of this Aprilia SR 125?

Sourcing engine from the Vespa 125, the Aprilia SR 125 churns out 9.5bhp at 7250rpm and peak torque of 9.9Nm at 6250rpm. The reason SR125 feels faster than the Vespa is due to the under-bone chassis that keeps its weight lighter. CVT tuning also helps to offer good gear engagement. 


Scooter

Aprilia SR125 

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)

Rs. 74,027

Rs. 59,462

Rs. 62,025

Engine 

124.7cc, 4-stroke

124.7cc, 3-valve

124.9cc, 2-valve

Power 

9.52hp@7250 RPM

9.4hp @ 7500 RPM

8.5hp@ 6500 RPM

Torque

9.9 Nm@ 6250 RPM

10.5Nm @ 5500 RPM

10.5 Nm@5000 RPM

Fuel Delivery

Carburated

Carburated

Carburated

ARAI Mileage figure(kmpl)

40.0

47.0

60.0

Fuel tank capacity(Litres)

6.5

5.0

5.3

The motor is not completely smooth but sets vibes when ridden harder. The throttle response from the scooter is smooth and enjoyable. 

How quick is the Aprilia SR125 for your daily commuting needs?


The SR 125 scooter is quick off the line, handles pretty well and can deliver some amazing confidence in tight corners. But the ride quality is something that isn't expected. Just like the SR 150, the ride a stiff. The front forks remain the same since the time it was introduced. The company never tuned it. The vibration flows throw the handlebar, giving you a nasty experience.

Scooter

Aprilia SR125 

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Transmission

CVT

CVT

CVT

0-60 kmph

9.7 s

9 s

9.03 s

Top Speed(kmph)

90

95

85

The SR 125 shares SR 150 suspensions- telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear. So you get fantastic handling but compromised stiff ride quality. 

How sure-footed are the brakes?


The 14-inch wheels are large enough to offer unmatched levels of grip and stability with the help of  Thai-sourced Vee rubber. Braking performance is excellent too, with a powerful front disc and a rear drum. Just like its sibling, the rough roads bring some jittery feeling from the front telescopic fork.

Scooter

Aprilia SR125 

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Front / Rear

Dism/Drum

Drum or Disc/Drum

Drum/Drum

Front Rotor Size(mm)

220

130(drum)/220(Disc)

130

Rear Rotor Size(mm)

140

130

130

80-0 kmph(m)

N/A

N/A

41.78

ABS (Single or Dual Channel)

-

-

-

How comfortably are you seated while traversing the roads?


The Aprilia SR 125 is still on top charts in terms of wheel-size competition. With its 14-inch wheels, it is very much similar to  SR 150. And interestingly the Aprilia SR 125 corners with great poise and confidence. It doesn't feel heavy like other scooters but adds sharpness of the SR 125. The narrow footboard area manages to hold knee comfortably so that you can maintain balance while riding. 

Scooter

Aprilia SR125 

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Chassis 

Underbone

Underbone

Underbone

Tyre-Wheel Size(Front)

120/70-14”

100/80-12”

90/90-12”

Tyre-Wheel Size(Rear)

120/70-14”

110/80-12”

90/100-10”

Front Suspension

Hydraulic double-telescopic fork

Telescopic forks

Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Hydraulic shock absorber

Hydraulic Type Coil Spring Shock Absorber

3-Step adjustable spring-loaded Hydraulic

Seat height(mm)

775

-

766

Ground Clearance (mm)

160

155

155

Kerb Weight(kg)

115

116

107

Starting System

Kick/Self

Kick/Self

Kick/Self

 

How subtle looking is the 2020 Aprilia SR 125?

Place the SR 150 and the SR 125 side-by-side and you'll notice that there's nothing to differentiate other than engine capacity. Both models us same bodywork. However, what the SR 125 gets are new graphics and a wider and thicker seat at the rear. There’s also a good range of colours to opt. Honestly, the SR 125 looks outdated in terms of features compared to rivals.

The instrument cluster is still an analog setup and there's no trip meter on offer. Features like a charging point or even a boot light are also missing from the Aprilia 125. 

Aesthetic Features

  • Raised unique handlebar

  • 220mm ventilated front disc brake

  • Wide 14-inch tyres

  • Styled as racing bike with beak on front wheel

  • Two-pod analog console

Scooter

Aprilia SR125 

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Length (mm)

1985

1865

1821

Width (mm)

703

710

697

Height(mm)

1166

1160

1146

Wheelbase(mm)

1365

1285

1260

Even the rearview mirrors fail to offer good visibility as the stalks are extremely short with barely any adjustment provided. That aside, the switchgear quality could have been better.


The front gets a basic nose look with small halogen headlights, which leads to insufficient light in dark conditions. There are some significant panel gaps on the front apron and the sides, which is not expected from a premium scooter under 125cc scooters in the market. 

What are the various safety and class-leading features?


The Aprilia SR 125 comes featured with front disc brakes and combi-braking system. The 14-inch tyres offer a great grip to the scooter. Compared to the rivals, the SR 125 offers telescopic front suspension and monoshock on the rear. The suspension is tuned to offer best comfort while riding the scooter. 

Scooter

Aprilia SR125 

TVS Ntorq 125

Honda Grazia

Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)

Rs. 74,027 

Rs. 59,462

Rs. 62,025

Features

Combi-Braking System

USB charging port

Disc brakes


Glossy compact panel

High-speed alert

Telescopic Front Suspension


Front disc brakes

Disc brakes 

3-step rear adjustable suspension


Chrome Muffler Cover

Split grab rail 

Split grab rail 

How does the competition stack up against Aprilia SR 125?

Aprilia SR125  VS TVS Ntorq 125 


In terms of sheer dimensions, the SR 125 is the longest, widest and tallest scooter in this comparison. With 1346 mm of the wheelbase, the SR 125 is hard to maneuver around the city roads. On feature part, the SR 125 lacks by a huge margin in comparison to the Ntorq 125. TVS Ntorq 125, on the other hand,  offers a pass-by switch, engine kill switch, petal disc brake, riding modes, and a Bluetooth enabled instrument console that display information like engine temperature, lap timer, top speed, average speed, incoming call alert, incoming SMS alert, Last Parked Location Assist, and Navigation Assist.

Aprilia SR 125 VS Honda Grazia


The Grazia not only has a shorter wheelbase but it also has the lowest seat height of 766 mm, thereby making it accessible for shorter riders. Tall rider might have a problem with such height. Meanwhile, the Aprilia is a sportier scooter with bike-like design styling elements while the Grazia 125 is sharper and modern in looks with various design elements. Honda Grazia also offers better mileage when compared to Aprilia 125. But, performance-wide, the Aprilia 125 is a winner. 

Does the Aprilia SR 125 stand a chance against the segment leaders?

The Aprilia SR 125 is a good concept scooter. It is designed well to take over smooth road conditions. All we see is the SR 150 that has been tuned down and added with bundle package. When it comes to handling, the SR 125 is the segment leader. Even the braking is subpar. The new smaller displacement is just too good to handle all odds. 

Peeps who are not into such a sporty riding scenario, will definitely love what TVS Ntorq as to offer. But let me remind you that the Ntorq still offers milder performance when compared to SR 125. While the 150 cc Aprilia scooter offers a punchy and powerful ride. 

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