Aprilia 150cc sportsbike challenger to Bajaj Pulsar & Yamaha R15 CONFIRMED – CarToq.com
Piaggio has deliberate to launch new bikes within the 125-150 cc efficiency oriented bike section in India. The corporate has acquired response thus far with its slew of 125 cc-150 cc scooters which some years again had completely no market. With this success, the corporate is assured that the brand new low displacement bikes from its secure will make a mark available in the market. The bikes will put on the Aprilia moniker as it’ll present higher attraction to the sports-oriented bike. The Italian model (Aprilia) is understood for making high-performance bikes that are amongst the most effective on the earth. Due to this fact, it’s fairly apparent why Piaggio will deliver the bikes beneath the Aprilia model.
Diego Graffi, managing director of Piaggio Automobiles India, informed Financial Occasions that the corporate plans to launch the primary motorbike beneath the Aprilia model in 2020 and observe it up with three extra fashions. These bikes can be within the 150cc house, and can rival the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar and Yamaha R15. He stated,
“After we entered the scooter house, we centered on the premium finish and the identical is the case with the vary of bikes we plan to herald. We plan to begin manufacturing a 150cc bike in subsequent 12-15 months. We plan to launch 4 motorbikes beneath Aprilia,”
Graffi additional added
That is the primary time that we’re going to introduce these merchandise and undoubtedly primarily based on the outcomes, we’re going to broaden … That is the primary product line however primarily based on outcomes we are going to assume on how one can broaden
In keeping with Graffi, the upcoming bike will probably be primarily based on the 2 idea bikes showcased in the course of the 2018 iteration of the Delhi Auto Expo. The corporate showcased the RS 150 sports activities bike and the Tuono 150 road bike, each of them within the idea stage. The bikes regarded like direct rivals to the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and the Yamaha R15.
The corporate says that the suggestions acquired from folks relating to these bikes was fairly encouraging. Graffi additional stated the bikes Whereas the manufacturing mannequin of the sports activities bike can be within the 150cc vary, the road bike may include larger displacement, Graffi added. This hints in the direction of a few bikes within the 125 cc to 250 cc vary that can problem the opposite large business stalwarts
KTM additionally launched its lowest displacement bike in India on the finish of final 12 months. Known as the Duke 125, it has been properly acquired by consumers and potential clients. Additionally it is a efficiency oriented bike with greater energy than common 125 cc commuters, albeit with the next value too. This has result in many producers look in the direction of the 125 cc-150 cc section in a brand new mild. With the pricing achieved proper, Piaggio can anticipate to make a good begin within the Indian motorcycling business. The bikes will rival different standard choices within the section just like the Bajaj Pulsar, Yamaha R15, TVS Apache amongst others.