In recent times, scooters have transformed from simple, no-nonsense two-wheelers into versatile, multi-purpose machines. Particularly in Europe and Asia, models like the Yamaha TMAX and other maxi-scooters have ignited a renewed interest, especially among riders seeking an uncomplicated and comfortable option for touring. Then, a little while later, Honda shook things up with the X-ADV, blending elements of a maxi-scooter with those of an adventure bike, rewriting the playbook once again.
As a result, the market for adventure scooters was created, and Honda has been unopposed in the large-displacement class ever since. On the other hand, several manufacturers made an effort to stand out in the smaller displacement class, particularly in the 200cc and below range. The Aprilia SR GT 200 is one such design; it is a tough, high-end commuter scooter with an emphasis on performance and adaptability. It has popularized the Aprilia name and is still doing rather well in the local market. Here are a few justifications for choosing this high-end scooter as your next two-wheeler.
The SR GT 200 offers a range of tech features and performance enhancements. It boasts an auto engine start-stop system, which not only enhances fuel efficiency but also comes with an optional tech package allowing for seamless phone pairing during your rides. Paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the SR GT 200 is powered by a 174cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with a single overhead cam, delivering a robust 17.4 horsepower and 16.5 Nm of torque.
Signature Aprilia Styling
This scooter's aesthetics effortlessly incorporate the Aprilia design language. It takes certain visual cues from its larger, sportier relatives, including as the aggressive-looking front end of the RS660 sportbike. The bike possesses the racing DNA of Aprilia since the color schemes are also reminiscent of Aprilia Factory Racing. Tri-LED lights on the front fascia illuminate the road ahead for secure and confident nighttime riding.
Like other adventure scooters, the SR GT 200 is made to withstand the urban jungle's famed potholes and uneven road surfaces. It boasts thick tires, a long travel suspension system, and a wide handlebar for better leverage.
Attractive price tag
In terms of pricing, it's clear that the SR GT falls on the higher end of the spectrum, which is quite reasonable considering its impressive performance and feature-packed tech package. It's safe to assume that those opting for the Aprilia SR GT are seasoned motorcycle enthusiasts who may already own larger bikes or multiple motorcycles in their collection. With that in mind, the price range for the Aprilia SR GT 200 falls between P219,000 to P227,000, placing it squarely in the bracket of premium scooters, competing with renowned brands such as Vespa and Lambretta.