Two actually, a 125 and 200cc model. The Aprilia SR GT is a new “urban adventure” scooter designed to be fun in both everyday riding in the city and also over paths less travelled, thanks to enduro-inspired suspension.
The new scooter is designed to make everyday trips a bit more exciting. Motorcycle-inspired wide handlebars set on aluminium risers offer improved control, while long-travel suspension and extra ground clearance open up new riding opportunities. Generous cross-section tyres with an all-terrain tread design make adventures on a variety of surfaces possible.
Powering the SR GT are 125 and 200cc injected engines complete with a stop/start system for a mix of performance and economy. Standard equipment includes full LED lights and LCD instrumentation. Under the seat is a 25L compartment that can accommodate an open face helmet.
A more “active”, less rearward oriented riding position adds to the motorcycle feel. With feet further forward on the ‘pegs’, the rider can adopt a more relaxed riding position suitable for longer distances.
Up front is the LED three-element light cluster, and a double fairing that emerges to the sides of the windshield. Instrumentation is fully digital, the LCD display providing vehicle and trip data, selected by the Mode button on the left switch block. With the Aprilia connectivity fitted, a smartphone can be hooked up via Bluetooth, the display showing calls and messages. Calls out can be made or music selected using this system.
Underpinning the SR GT is a double cradle steel tube frame designed to ensure riding precision. New long-travel suspension, developed specifically for this model, comprises a Showa fork with 122 mm of travel, while the rear features two double-acting Showa shock absorbers with five-position adjustable pre-load. Travel of 102 mm is possible. Together the set-up is said to ensure control, comfort and safety, especially over uneven surfaces. Minimum ground clearance is a stated 175mm.
SR GT weighs in at a claimed 144kg wet (148kg for the 200) and features a 14-inch front and 13-inch rear wheel with wide cross-section tyres (110/80 and 130/70) that have a slightly knobby look about them. Aprilia SR GT is designed to be agile in traffic, and stable at highway speeds.
Brakes comprise a 260mm front disc and a 220mm rotor at the rear, petal-shaped on the 200 version. Aprilia SR GT 125 comes with the combined braking system.
Powering the pair are Euro 5-approved liquid-cooled injected four-valve singles, the 125 good for 11kW of power and 12Nm of torque. The 200 features a new 174cc single with 13kW of power and 16.5Nm of torque. Final drive is by CVT for both. Each engine has an idle-stop facility, and instead of a traditional starter motor there’s a brushless device installed directly on the crankshaft for a quieter start and improved reliability. Twisting the throttle restarts the engine. Covering longer distances is possible with the SR GT’s 9L tank capacity, giving a potential range of 350km.
Aprilia SR GT is available in three colours, Gold, Grey and Red with red wheels and a two-colour black and grey saddle with red stitching.
Accessories include a 32-litre top box, a 33L water-proof aluminium top box, a windshield and a back rest for the pillion.
Locally the Aprilia pair is launching this coming week, after which we can update you on how they go and what they cost.