Piaggio India lately held dealers meet in Goa to showcase a bunch of new motorcycles and scooter to the dealers in order to gauge their response. Among the exhibited models there was a naked entry level commuter named Aprilia STX 150. It is available on sale in the markets like Singapore and New Zealand and expected to make its way to India soon.
Aprilia STX 150 is offered in markets on sale in brand’s traditional colour options including black, white and red. The motorcycle features a sharp headlamp, clip-on handlebar, comfortable seating and chiselled fuel tank with enough knee recess for better control while braking and cornering. The instrument cluster is part analogue and part digital with single LCD screen to display other ride-related information. The rear section receives an LED tail lamp setup.
Dimensionally, the motorcycle measures 2,000mm in length, 760mm in width with a wheelbase of 1,330mm. The motorcycle which rides on aluminium wheels shod up with 90/90-17 front and 110/80-17 rear tyres get a fuel tank of 18-litre capacity.
Aprilia STX 150 is loaded with a 149cc, four strokes, twin valve, SOHC, air-cooled engine on its lightweight chassis. The power transmission takes place via a mated five-speed gearbox. The engine is supported by a 22mm Euro3 Keihin carburettor for fuel supply. It is renowned for emitting low pollutants and offering better fuel efficiency.
The suspension setup on the motorcycle comprises hydraulic fork up front and twin shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload at the rear. The braking on the bike is handled by a 240mm single disc up front and 104mm drum brake at the rear.
It is uncertain if and when hit the Indian shores if launches it is expected to carry the price tag around INR 1 lakh. While in the segment it will lock horns with the opponents like Bajaj Pulsar 150, Yamaha FZ, Suzuki Gixxer among others.