Aprilia Storm 125 Review Test Ride
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Aprilia Storm 125 Review

Bike Tested: Aprilia Storm 125; Road Test No. 1167; Test Location: Mumbai

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 83,000/-

Aprilia Storm 125 is a more affordable and rugged version of SR 125

Aprilia is a brand which is known worldwide for its class-leading superbikes. However, in India, the Italian Manufacturer is focused more on scooters. Aprilia does make high capacity scooters, but in India, it offers scooters in the 125cc and the 150cc segment only. A new entry-level scooter has been showcased by Aprilia in the market which is the Storm 125. This scooter is the most affordable Aprilia vehicle in India and we are going to find out more about it.

Motor Quest: Despite popular belief, Aprilia is a scooter manufacturer first and then a sports bike manufacturer and not the other way round. Aprilia initially started out by producing mopeds, scooters and small-capacity motorcycles eventually moving on to manufacturing sportbikes.

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Funky graphics on the scooter looks visually striking

Styling – Aprilia Storm 125 has the same outer body as its other SR scooter siblings The overall styling of the Storm 125 is very sporty. It is offered in three bright colour schemes of red, yellow and white. These colour options are matte and specific to the Storm 125, while the handlebar is finished in a satin black paint scheme. Funky and rugged graphics on the scooter look aesthetically pleasing and enhance its street presence. Also, increasing the style quotient is the set of fat, chunky tyres which are the widest in the segment. Another major change is the dual-pod halogen headlight is now made into a single-pod unit.

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The scooter gets a very basic instrument cluster which is all analogue

Instrument Cluster and Switchgear – The instrument cluster has been carried over from the Aprilia SR 125. It even has the text – SR 125 – written within. It is a very basic unit which displays a speedometer, fuel meter, and an odometer, all of which are analogue. The instrument cluster misses out on various other features that the competitors offer. The switchgear on the scooter is also carried from its sibling and it feels quite basic and simple.