Aprilia has this week re-entered the scooter market with a fresh model, the SR GT, which breathes new life into the compact scooter segment with sportsbike styling and genre-bending components.
Last week, INFO MOTO got the chance to ride the new Aprilia SR GT at a Melbourne go-kart track. Here’s how that went down…
What we like:
- Sporty, premium looks
- Nice Showa front-end
Room for improvement:
- Exxy for a compact scooter
- Storage could be better
- Combined braking unconvincing
Aprilia SR GT 125 price and specs
The new Aprilia SR GT, which was revealed globally at last year’s EICMA motorcycle show, has this month arrived locally in two variants, priced from $7440 and $7540, respectively.
Distinguishing the slightly higher spec SR GT Sport, which comes at a $100 premium, are things like red wheels and louder Aprilia graphics. There are no mechanical differences between the two variants.
The scooter draws power from a 125cc i-get engine that delivers 11kW and 12Nm. An automatic start/stop system increases fuel efficiency with Aprilia promising around 350 kilometres between refills of the 9.0-litre tank.
Unique to the Aprilia SR GT, as opposed to its more practically positioned compact scooter competitors like the Suzuki Address and Honda Dio, are things like long-travel Showa front suspension (122mm travel) and Michelin dual-sport tyres that wrap 14- and 13-inch cast wheels.
Other interesting features include full LED lighting, USB charge ports, an LCD dash with smartphone connectivity and a combined braking system.
The Aprilia SR GT is expected to hit showrooms in the coming weeks in six colour schemes: Black, Street Grey, Infinity Blue, Street Gold, Iridium Grey and Red Raceway (as tested).
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