According to the latest details available, Piaggio is expected to launch the Aprilia GPR 150 in India at the upcoming Auto Expo in February 2020. In addition to the 150cc motorcycle, the Italian brand will also be launching an all-new family scooter at the Auto Expo 2020. Aprilia showcased two 150cc sportbikes at the Auto Expo 2018 namely RS 150 and Tuono 150. The former is a fully-faired sports motorcycle while the latter was showcased as a semi-faired street bike.
Though loaded with a host of exciting features and powerful performance capabilities, the brand would have to tone down the RS 150 and Tuono 150 to launch them in India, which is a very price-sensitive market. The Aprilia GPR 150, on the other hand, is already on sale in China and would be one of the best options for the brand to debut in the 150cc motorcycle segment in India. The sportbike was spotted in the country a few months back where the brand has showcased it to a bunch of Aprilia dealers to get their views on the launch of the 150cc machine.
If all goes well, the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 will witness the launch of GPR 150 in the country while the motorcycle will be available for sale sometime after that. Since Aprilia is known to offer premium motorcycle range in India, one can expect the brand to launch the GPR 150 at an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 1.50 lakh, which is higher than the price of its close competitor Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.
The launch of the 150cc machine in the Indian market would be one of the wisest decisions from the brand to get a strong foothold in the country. If the brand manages to get ahead in the competition with the launch of Aprilia GPR 150 in India, expanding its portfolio in the 300-400cc segment would be something expected by the enthusiasts.
Aprilia GPR 150 Photos