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Old 13th August 2017, 10:37   #316
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One of my friend did a saddle sore on the SR150. He had a high respect for what the motoscoot delivered during his ride. He covered 1650 KMS in 23 hours and 50 minutes.

This is his ninth saddle sore. The previous were achieved on Duke390 and Avenger.
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Old 13th August 2017, 19:12   #317
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Well, I sure do hope Aprilia/Piaggio engineers clear up their agenda while finalizing SR125 to sort out the numerous evident complaints that the owners have raised for the SR150 so far. I'm sure its not much of a task for such a big brand to tackle these minor concerns if they acknowledge them in the first place.

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Great advice, thank you for taking the time to put down the last couple of posts. Honestly speaking, I would prefer the SR 150 over the SR 125, IF the issues are sorted out in new batches of the SR 150. From research on xBHP it seems that the stiff ride is rattling the bike to bits in some cases amongst other issues with the CVT, seized engines etc. I would like to keep the bike long term and would prefer it if it didnt require a lot of maintenence like a Royal Enfield.
Im just assuming and hoping that there would be improvements in the SR125 which Aprilia would address due to the complaints with the 150 and also in order to make it a bit more commuter friendly and also hoping for a launch soon. They could probably keep the extra stiff ride for the RAce variants and give the normal version something a bit more supple.

I have to be honest, the Aprilia is the only scooter I want. Im a total car guy but, somehow the SR 150 stirred some emotions in me and made me seriously consider getting a two wheeler
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From research on xBHP it seems that the stiff ride is rattling the bike to bits in some cases amongst other issues with the CVT, seized engines etc. I would like to keep the bike long term and would prefer it if it didnt require a lot of maintenence like a Royal Enfield.
Im just assuming and hoping that there would be improvements in the SR125 which Aprilia would address due to the complaints with the 150 and also in order to make it a bit more commuter friendly and also hoping for a launch soon. They could probably keep the extra stiff ride for the RAce variants and give the normal version something a bit more supple.
I for one, hope they don't do that. Yes, I know the hard ride is really annoying, but that stiff setup is one of the reasons why the SR150 feels so special.
If they go mass market with it, the appeal of the SR150 is lost, at least for me. The Race variant is too flashy for my taste, I would anyday prefer the regular model. This is just my opinion.
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I for one, hope they don't do that. Yes, I know the hard ride is really annoying, but that stiff setup is one of the reasons why the SR150 feels so special.
If they go mass market with it, the appeal of the SR150 is lost, at least for me. The Race variant is too flashy for my taste, I would anyday prefer the regular model. This is just my opinion.
Im not saying that they should make it extremely soft but maybe just a little more pliant so that it saves the rims, chassis etc from our Indian roads which seem to be taking a toll on some bikes that have been around for close to a year.
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One of my friend did a saddle sore on the SR150. He had a high respect for what the motoscoot delivered during his ride. He covered 1650 KMS in 23 hours and 50 minutes.
Mind boggling. Hats off to your friend. Any more details on the actual ride would be appreciated. Would love to know how the engine performance (heat, acceleration etc) during the ride. Also, how he managed the fueling (extra cans maybe) considering the average tank capacity and low mileage during the speed runs. Any mods on the motoscooter, especially the headlights?

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Great advice, thank you for taking the time to put down the last couple of posts. Honestly speaking, I would prefer the SR 150 over the SR 125, IF the issues are sorted out in new batches of the SR 150. I have to be honest, the Aprilia is the only scooter I want. Im a total car guy but, somehow the SR 150 stirred some emotions in me and made me seriously consider getting a two wheeler
You're welcome buddy. For your sake and for the sake of thousands of other potential buyers, I sure hope Aprilia sorts out some pretty evident niggles in the upcoming batches. I have done just under 300 kms but I can tell I'm getting over the the initial resistance from stiff suspension and vibrations due to the fact that this baby is an absolute treat to ride on decently good roads. The engine performance is absolutely splendid after the initial pickup (Read no vibrations, linear but strong pull post 30-40 kmph speedo indicated etc). I love the sharp looks, excellent handling, above average braking and the engine performance of course. But it's not easy for me to recommend my friends/relatives to go for SR, since I believe most people will not be able to live with it in the short run and regret the purchase later.

Also, don't just go by the online reviews, do try it out yourself with half a dozen more test rides if you have to in the coming months until you are convinced to buy it or leave it out. I know there's a lot of negative feedback for this machine in general, more than what is expected from a premium Italian manufacturer which is not easy to overlook. But then there are also the positive cases such as people doing interstate rides in extreme conditions, first saddlesore on SR150 etc. So take your time and make a wise decision, afterall its not everyday you buy your first bike. Cheers

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I for one, hope they don't do that. Yes, I know the hard ride is really annoying, but that stiff setup is one of the reasons why the SR150 feels so special.
+1 to that, I'll be happy to live with the stiff suspension provided it does not translate into other problems such as broken rims etc as reported in few isolated cases

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Aprilia has heard about the complaints by the Indian consumers I think. From this article on NDTV Auto , Aprilia is reported to come up with an updated version of its scooter with an adjustable suspension. The updated version will come with adjustable front forks which will allow the customers to adjust the suspension of the scooter to their liking and make the riding experience more comfortable. This is again rumored to be standard on the race variant but an optional on the regular variant.

People thinking to buy this scooter but worried about the suspension may beat wait for few more days to get clarity and then take the plunge.
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