Aprilia has unveiled SR Max 250 maxi-scooter in China. The scooter features a more aggressive bodywork and a large windscreen compared to the standard model. Aprilia has also named the scooter SR Max 250 HPE or the High-Performance Edition compared to the standard model sold in Nepal. The new HPE gets a proper sporty design with edgy body panels. According to the latest report, Piaggio is also set to launch the new maxi-scooter SR Max 250 in Nepal in the coming days. At present, Piaggio sells different models of Vespa and Aprilia scooters in Nepal.
Aprilia SR Max 250 HPE is powered by a 244cc, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 25.8bhp and torque of 22.5 Nm. It comes with a dual-channel ABS including the 260 mm front and 240 mm rear disc setup while the suspension is handled by telescopic forks up front and a pair of gas-charged shocks for the rear. The scooter is equipped with two riding modes Eco and Sport and features a traction control system as standard. It also gets an ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation) that can automatically detect rear wheel slips and adjust engine output accordingly.
In terms of features, the Aprilia SR Max 250 HPE comes packed with a seven-inch TFT instrument cluster. It displays a range of information such as temperature, average speed, maximum speed, and fuel consumption. It is also equipped with Bluetooth connectivity for smartphone pairing. It features massive under-seat storage space. The scooter has a wide, pulled-back handlebar and comfy seats with thick foam padding and the Rider seat section comes with raised back support for extra comfort. The scooter also features a more aggressive bodywork and a large windscreen.
It is likely that the Italian two-wheeler manufacturer will launch the Aprilia SR Max 250 or the Aprilia SR Max 250 HPE in Nepal in the coming days. It also gets a new grey-red color theme. With a price tag equivalent to Rs 5.03 lakh, the SR Max250 HPE is not too expensive, yet not too affordable, either. More affordable alternatives would be the Yamaha Aerox 155 and the Aprilia SXR 160.