The high capacity Italian scooter was spotted in Goa.
The Kinetic Blaze started the trend of the high-capacity scooters in India. Powered by a 165cc motor, the scooter could do high double-digit speeds in relative comfort. Sadly, the trend was short-lived and the only maxi-scooter that we can buy today is the Suzuki Burgman. But that might change if the picture of this Aprilia SR Max 300 scooter is anything to go by. It was spotted in Goa and it may re-start the trend of high-capacity scooters in India.
A GT style scooter, the Aprilia SR Max 300’s aerodynamic apron is quite a large size and mimics the style of their sportier motorcycles. There’s a huge windscreen to deflect all the wind away from the rider and the 15-inch front wheel wrapped around in 120/70 section rubber is nicely held together by fat 35 mm telescopic forks. Powering the Aprilia SR Max 300 is a 278cc, liquid-cooled engine which is mated to a CVT gearbox and puts out 22 BHP at 7500 RPM and 23 Nm at 6000 RPM.
The split footboard has deep recesses for the rider to tailor his foot position and that large seat looks wide enough for two to stay comfortable during long journeys. Suspension duties at the rear are done by twin shocks which are adjustable for three pre-load settings and hold together a 14-inch wheel which runs 140/60 section tubeless rubber. Braking at both ends is via disc brakes – a 260 mm unit up front and a 240 mm disc at the back. There’s a lot of space underneath that sofa like seat and the fuel tank can hold 15.5-litres of fuel.
Aprilia hasn’t confirmed the launch of the scooter in the Indian market. The SR Max 300 is a different take on scooters and we are sure there will be some buyers who will appreciate the comfort and power of this scooter.
Aprilia SR Max 300
– Aprilia’s high-capacity scooter was spotted in Goa
– Comes with a 278cc engine which puts out 22 BHP of power
– India launch not confirmed
Source – Motoroids