Aprilia has unwrapped the all-new GPR 250, a quarter-litre sports bike with a design influenced by the Aprilia RSV4.
Aprilia has officially revealed the brand-new GPR 250 sportbike in China. If we talk about design and styling, the 250cc motorcycle is inspired by the litre-class RSV4 series of superbikes. The bike is expected to launch in the Indian market by the end of 2020. Hence, it is extremely likely that it breaks cover at the 2020 Auto Expo as well.
The Aprilia GPR 250 is going to be powered by a 249.2 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine which will churn out 26.5 PS of power with a peak 22 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. However, the powertrain is not exclusive to this model, it is rumoured to be borrowed from the CF Moto 250 NK. The bike weighs just 150 kgs because of the aluminium swingarm and a lightweight frame, which is impressively light for this category!
For the braking aspect, it will get a 300 mm single disc at the front and a disc at the rear (size hasn’t been revealed). It will come with a 2-channel ABS by default. The suspension is going to have upside-down front forks and an adjustable monoshock at the rear. Additionally, the tank volume may be as close to as 14 litres.
In terms of dimensions, the GPR 250 measure 1950 mm in length, 770 mm in width and 1100 mm in height. The wheelbase stands at 1350 mm. The tyre profile is pretty much what we see in this segment, a 100/80-R17 at the front and a 130/70-R17 at the rear.
The design language is aggressive and very much ‘Aprilia’ like. It boasts sharp creases and curvatures. Moreover, the bike includes a semi-digital instrument console, clip-on handlebars and an exotic underbelly exhaust.
If the GPR 250 is to arrive in India, it’ll compete with the likes of the Honda CBR250R, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, TVS Apache RR 310 and the Pulsar RS 200. The price may settle somewhere around Rs. 2,20,000/-.
Aprilia GPR 250
– Will feature a 2-channel ABS
– Weighs just 150 kgs
– Might be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo
Source – NewMotor.com