With the switch to BS6, the engine at the SR gained 2mm of stroke, from 58mm to 60.6mm. As a result, its displacement went up from 154.8cc to 160.03cc. And that’s how the SR 150 has become the SR 160. This slightly larger engine produces more torque than the older one and it’s this new unit that still powers the SR 160 Race edition.
The addition of a gasoline-injection gadget has led to an extra-linked experience with the throttle. On the drawback, the new motor lacks that sharp initial reaction whilst you open the throttle. As with the previous BS4 model, there’s a key distinction that lies underneath the surface.
At the Race version, Aprilia has tweaked the CVT gearbox to provide better backside-end performance. The distinction isn’t something we could without delay note on our short stint with this scooter, and simplest a right avenue check will inform us if the Race edition is faster off the line.
Visually, the Race edition and popular SR 160 vary inside the coloring they wear. The Race edition’s purple, white and inexperienced image schemes are derived from the sample on the Aprilia RS-GP MotoGP motorcycle. There’s even a touch decal at the tail phase that reads “54 world Titles.”
In phrases of ride excellent, the SR variety turned into once notorious for imparting a completely stiff setup. The advantages were outstanding coping with capabilities; however, the drawback was the again-breaking journey. Aprilia tells us that even as it hasn’t modified the suspension setup inside the transition to BS6, it has regularly been tweaking it over the past couple of years that is nonetheless a firm set-up scooter.