Piaggio is among the greatest motorbike producers in Europe, and has fairly numerous well-liked motorbike manufacturers in its portfolio. Iconic manufacturers similar to Aprilia and Vespa are all underneath Piaggio possession, and so too is Moto Guzzi. Moreover, Piaggio has streamlined manufacturing in a number of components of the globe to cater to particular person markets with particular fashions.
For the Indian market, specifically, a current article by motorcycling publication BikeWale states that Piaggio will quickly be launching a commuter scooter aimed on the entry-level section. Much more curiously, it is anticipated to be branded underneath Aprilia, giving it a sporty, aspirational enchantment. These of you who’re into scooters can have in all probability already acknowledged the scooter within the picture above. For these of you who aren’t acquainted, it is referred to as the Hurricane 125, and it is a cute but rugged scooter that has been offered underneath Piaggio branding in a number of markets since 2012.
Certainly, for a time, the Piaggio Hurricane 125 was offered in choose retailers within the U.S. for a value of $2,599. Within the Indian market, nonetheless, it is set to debut in March 2023 underneath Aprilia branding, in celebration of Piaggio India’s twenty fifth anniversary. It is price noting that the photographs used on this article are of the Hurricane 125 supplied within the world market. It is anticipated that the India-specific launch will function an up to date design and new colorways—hopefully impressed by Aprilia‘s sportbikes just like the RS 660 and RSV4.
On the efficiency aspect of the equation, the Hurricane will seemingly be geared up with Piaggio’s i-Get, 125cc, single-cylinder engine—just like that present in some Vespa fashions. It is going to be Euro 5 compliant, and have OBD-II connectivity. Different anticipated options are full LED lighting, in addition to a mixed entrance and rear braking system. A USB charger can also be prone to be thrown into the combination for added practicality.
When it comes to pricing, the Hurricane is anticipated to be Aprilia’s most inexpensive mannequin within the Indian market, slotting beneath the SR125 maxi-scooter. Pricing is anticipated to be round Rs 1,10,000, or the equal of $1,331 USD—almost half that of its U.S. pricing owing to native manufacturing and meeting.