Little by little, major motorcycle manufacturers are delving into the e-mobility space. It would appear that foraying into lightweight electric two-wheelers serves as some sort of a trial phase before the boom of full-size electric motorcycles really takes off. Last week, Ducati unveiled a new electric stand-up kick scooter in the form of the Pro-III, a much-needed update on its first scoot, the Pro-I Evo, which was essentially a rebadged Xiaomi M365 scooter.
Aprilia, too, has its own electric mobility solution in the form of the sporty eSR2 electric scooter. It brings a sense of excitement to the otherwise boring electric scooter segment. The Italian company claims that it brings Aprilia’s racing DNA to the urban mobility segment, and at a glance, it’s clear to see why. Before anything else, it’s certainly clear to see that the eSR2 is a good-looking machine. It sports classic Aprilia colors, similar to what we see in the Aprilia RS-GP MotoGP racing machine. Beneath the flashy exterior, too, is a powerful electric motor that’s sure to make for a fun ride around the neighborhood.
The Aprilie eSR2 packs a 350W brushless electric motor mated to a 281 Wh battery. This gives the two-wheeler a top speed of around 25 kilometers per hour, and an autonomy of 25 klicks on a single charge. For added comfort and safety, the eSR2 features a telescopic front fork—a feature not commonly found on e-scooters of this type. It also rolls on larger 10-inch wheels, and gets front and rear LED lights for added safety and visibility at night.
Keeping tabs on all vital information is a large 3.5-inch LED instrument panel. It also serves as the control module for the scooter's ride modes, battery level gauge, speed, odometer, and range. Aprilia states that the eSR2’s eye-catching livery was designed by the talented artists at the Aprilia Style Center. Retailing for around $660 USD, or the equivalent of P33,000, this is quite possibly the most affordable Aprilia you can actually hit the open road with.