The famous Italian two-wheeler automobile company Aprilia disclosed that it will soon be launching its brand new ‘Storm 125’ at the Auto Expo 2018.
The Aprilia Storm 125 was expected to be launched in the country in 2018. But media reports that the launch of the scooter has been delayed and the Storm 125 will be launched in India in January 2019. The report also states that there are several reasons for the delay of the launch.
Aprilia will introduce only the CBS (Combined Braking System) variant of the Storm 125 in India. Initially, Aprilia planned to launch the non-CBS variant of the scooter by this year’s festive season before the mandatory rules kick-in from April 2019. From April 2019 all two-wheelers up to 125cc should be equipped with CBS.
Aprilia will launch the Storm 125 in India three months before the deadline. With the inclusion of CBS, the price of all the two-wheelers will slightly increase. The overall design of the Storm 125 is similar to the SR 125 except for some changes such as a new paint scheme, bigger alloy wheels and wider rear tyre.
The Aprilia Storm 125 draws power from the same 124cc, 3-valve, single cylinder engine that produces 9.46bhp and 8.2Nm of torque. The engine of the Aprilia SR 125 is mated to a CVT gearbox. The sporty scooter gets a 6.5-litre fuel tank as opposed to the 7-litre tank of the SR 125.
The Aprilia Storm 125 is equipped with 30mm telescopic forks up front and a single rear shock absorber at the rear which can be adjusted for preload. Aprilia states that the Storm 125 is designed for youth and will come with several accessories. The scooter also gets disc brake at the front and drum unit at the rear. The funky graphics of the Storm 125 also adds to the looks of the scooter.