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Aprilia SR Max 125

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Not: Seat grow teeth after a riding distance; unprotected plastics are prone to scuffing; drum brake lacks stopping power.

The bodywork is as and sharp-edged as that of one of the world-conquering from the Noale factory, yet the of the Motard’s air-cooled four- single-cylinder engine won’t set the scooter world ablaze.

just enough acceleration to to the front of any queue at the traffic without embarrassment, and just speed to prevent becoming a ornament of a faster-moving four-wheeled on the motorway, but that’s about the rider’s lot.

But then, best to remember the price of the Priller that’s no thriller any the lack of go-power starts to

It’s a telling $1200 than the Vietnamese-made Vespa that shares the same and represents good buying for anyone seeking adequate rather than superfluous and acceleration.

There’s also a dynamic advantage to be gained selecting the Aprilia ahead of the that shares the same engine and belt-driven CVT driveline. For the opts for plastic bodywork of the Vespa’s metal components, and a weight advantage from a that many will see as a Putting the SR on the centrestand and bumping it off requires a bit less effort an important factor for those female, or both.

The difference in is a slight one but it also hands the a slight performance advantage its Vespa cousin. There’s bit of extra vim to get the 122kg SR125 off the and it feels a bit more immune to the of gradients.

I never noticed any difference in economy between the two scoots the Piaggio group, but perhaps was because I felt more to operate the SR at wider throttle and this may have negated any effects on fuel use won by the lighter Expect the SR125 to drink at a of 3.9litres/100km if you do lots of full-throttle work with it, and an average of when used mainly on roads.


Much as I appreciate the Max paint scheme, and the way liquid can be injected into moulds to sharper angles and more shapes than body cut and stamped from sheetmetal, be paying the extra for the Vespa if to decide which of the two Piaggio scoots to buy. The prime would be the better-finished and more foot-well that results the use of metal.

The Aprilia had only had a few hundred out on it before I rode it, but already the plastic that clads the most vulnerable to scuffing on the was showing a few marks and scratches. will grow like on a city wall over just as they do with about every scooter fashioned in unprotected plastic. resale time, the LX125 look not all that much to when it left showroom, the footwell of the SR125 will like it has lost a catfight.

Aprilia SR Max 125

A sportier handling persona accompany the Aprilia’s supersbike-inspired of the style though, and for many quality will be hard to

The SR125 has grip and steering built into it from the up. The SR125’s wheels are 14-inchers of the LX Vespa’s choice of an 11-inch and a 10 rear. To reinforce that connection, the Motard’s front is a 120/70 — a similar and profile to the steering tyre by just about every

You can feel that extra anytime you chuck the Aprilia at a or nail the front disc

The front suspension of the SR125 is telescopic fork instead of the aircraft-inspired leading link and this allows better about how much grip is The Motard therefore is no retard it comes to bend-swinging, feeling as flickable, confident, and ultra-agile as any bearing the sporty Aprilia should.

Ride quality hasn’t sacrificed in the SR125’s quest to be the cheap-scoot on the market. The larger certainly help, but the 80mm of travel at each end feels ready to cope with road hazards like bumps and burst-water-main repairs. leaves just the Aprilia’s as the greatest inhibitor of long- riding comfort, as it feels it has a built-in seam in the middle.

capacity amounts to an underseat almost capable of swallowing a full-face helmet, a lockable for cellphones and wallets, and a handy hook for shopping bags on the Some scoots at this point offer more but if you seek the most twist bang you can get for a sub-$4K price, find it right here.

— Fairfax NZ News

Aprilia SR Max 125
Aprilia SR Max 125
Aprilia SR Max 125
Aprilia SR Max 125

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