Aprilia officially unveiled the all-new GPR 250 sportbike in China back in September 2019. In terms of design and styling, the 250cc motorcycle is inspired by the litre-class RSV4 series of superbikes. It is expected that the Aprilia GPR 250 will be showcased at the Auto Expo to gauge the public response while the sports bike is expected to launch in the Indian market after 4-6 months.
The Aprilia GPR 250 is powered by a 249.2cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that is capable to generate a maximum power of 26.5HP @ 9000 rpm and a peak torque of 22Nm @ 7500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The sportbike weighs just 150kgs, so we can expect it to deliver an impressive performance in comparison to the rival 250cc motorcycles.
The braking duties on the motorcycle are handled by a 300mm single disc brake at the front and a disc brake at the rear. The brand has not yet revealed the rear disc size. Like the rest of the 250cc bikes available in India, the Aprilia GPR 250 will also come equipped with a 2-channel ABS as standard. As far as the suspension is concerned, the sportbike is equipped with USD (upside-down) front forks and an adjustable monoshock at the rear end.
In terms of dimensions, the Aprilia GPR 250 measures 1950mm in length, 770mm in width, and 1100mm in height. The wheelbase and the fuel tank of the motorcycle stand at 1350mm and 14-litres respectively. The 250cc sportbike is equipped with a 130/70-R17 rear tyre and a 100/80-R17 tyre at the front end. Some of the key highlights of the GPR 250 include a perimeter frame, a semi-digital instrument console, clip-on handlebars, an underbelly exhaust, and an aluminium swingarm.
When launched in India, the Aprilia GPR 250 would be competing with the likes of the Honda CBR250R, KTM RC 200, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, and the TVS Apache RR 310. In terms of pricing, the GPR 250 is expected to get an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 2.20 lakh.