The scooter buyer in India is well aware of the various offerings available in the 125cc segment. Piaggio, though popular, hasn’t managed to lure too many buyers for its Aprillia brand; the reason being how price-sensitive our market is, and Piaggio doesn’t fail to admit that it is a premium brand with premium offerings. However, the brand hasn’t given up on coming up with a product that is appealing as far as the pricing goes. Aprilia is now offering an entry-level model, called the Storm 125, which is basically a scaled-down version of the SR125, making it the most affordable Aprillia you can buy today.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 124cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 9.4bhp and 8.2Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a CVT automatic transmission. The Aprilia Storm 125 was is BSVI-compliant.
Appearance wise, the Storm 125 looks every bit like the SR125. Its sporty character remains, and the overall silhouette hasn’t changed, but look closer, and you’ll notice the smaller wheels. It is sold in three vibrant colour themes: yellow, white and red. These have a matte finish and are specific only to the Storm 125. The handlebar gets a satin black finish. Up-front, it gets a single-pod headlamp unit instead of a twin unit on what appears to be a beak-like front apron. It gets sculpted side body panels with some cool graphics that enhance its appearance. At the rear, it sports a compact tail light with motorcycle-like turn indicators. The tyres, though smaller, are wide compared to other scooters in the segment. The fully analogue instrument cluster is from the SR125. It shows a fuel meter, odometer and speedometer. Even the switchgear is the same as seen on the SR125. In terms of dimensions, the Storm 125 is 1985mm in length, 703mm in width and 1166mm in height. The engine loves to rev, and once you open the throttle, the pace increases very quickly. And it is the quickest scooter in its segment. Power delivery is nice and linear, and low-end and top-end performance is great. The scooter can reach a top speed of 110kph. The exhaust note is sporty, and gives out a deep grunt when you open the throttle. As the speeds increase, some vibrations tend to filter through. Refinement levels could’ve been better.
The Aprilia Storm 125 has a fuel tank capacity of 6.5 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 44kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.
You sit quite high up on the scooter, making the overall posture upright. The seat is long and that means it can accommodate the rider and pillion without any issues. The cushioning of the seats is a bit on the firm side, but support is good. Underseat storage is decent. There’s sufficient legroom at the front, and the pillion’s foot pegs are positioned well. The Storm is a hoot to ride, but the ride is on the stiff side. The wide tyres provide good grip when cornering and gives the rider a lot of confidence to push harder. The brakes are pretty good, and the scooter feels very stable at high speeds, thanks to the long wheelbase. At the front, the scooter rides on telescopic hydraulic forks, while the rear gets a monoshock-absorber setup. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a tubular chassis with open single cradle frame. The Storm 125 runs on 120/80-12 tyres at the front and 130/80-12 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and a drum brake at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like an electric start, pillion grab rail, LED tail lamp, alloy wheels, pass light switch and a fully analogue instrument cluster.
The Aprilia Storm 125 is available in two shades like Red and Yellow. Yellow is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.
Prices and Variants
The Aprilia Storm 125 is available in one variant: Storm 125 Standard for ₹ 65,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the scooter, you can head to autox.
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