Boy, this scooter looks great. It’s been a while since I’ve come across a product in this segment that’s made me stop in my tracks and take a good, long look at it, but there you have it – the Aprilia SXR 160 pulled off that feat.
Those sexy LED headlights look like they came from a superbike in the Aprilia range, and the dark windscreen gives it a certain air of menace, not to mention making the scooter look larger than it actually is. From the front to the rear LED tail lamp, I daresay there’s not a single angle from which the 160 doesn’t come across as super slick. Even the large seat is well integrated into the design, and those 12-inch alloy wheels are pretty much the icing on the cake.
The instrument panel is an LCD unit, with large, readable numbers and a variety of information – a rev gauge, distance to empty, battery voltage and so on. You also get a large and practical glove box, plentiful underseat storage and a USB charging point.