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Aprilia SXR 160 review: The scooter goes beyond looks

Aprilia’s scooters have been known for their good looks and not for the ride quality, but the makers have finally made some amends. Our reviewer finds out if the ride is worth the price.

January 28, 2021 / 03:07 PM IST

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.

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