Aprilia Storm 125 cc disc brake variant will be discontinued from 1st July, only the drum brake variant will be on sale
Aprilia Storm 125 front disc brake variant will be discontinued in India with effect from 1st July. With this, the drum brake variant alone will be on sale. Aprilia has, reportedly, taken this decision owing to low sales for the disc brake variant as a result of increasing competition.
The disc brake variant currently retails at Rs. 1,08,597/- while the drum brake retails at Rs. 1,02,918/-, all prices ex-showroom. The latter is over Rs. 6000/- cheaper and will help Aprilia take the fight against the TVS Ntorq and Suzuki Avenis in the 125 cc segment.
The scooter draws power from a 124.4 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that exerts 9.78 HP and 9.6 Nm mated to a regular CVT gearbox. It features telescopic forks at front while there’s an offset monoshock at the rear.
Interestingly, Aprilia introduced the disc brake variant only during the scooter’s BS-6 transition in 2020 and Covid pandemic could be 1 of the reasons why it might have not found enough buyers. The existing drum brake variant will get combi-braking system as standard.
The biggest highlight of the Storm 125 is its fat knobby tires. The front gets a 120 section unit while the rear gets an even more fatter 130 section unit and they are in the league of the 250 cc bikes. Despite sporting such big tyres, the Storm is cheaper than the SR 125.
The scooter gets a twin-pod instrument cluster and a 6-litre fuel tank. It’s available in 5 colours – red, white, black, yellow, and blue. The matte shade with sharp graphics lend a sporty look.
This move comes in the backdrop of Aprilia’s recent price hike across its range up to Rs. 6728/-. Currently, Storm is the brand’s cheapest model while the maxi scooter, SXR 160, is the costliest retailing at Rs. 1.45 lakhs (ex-showroom).