Back on January 18, 2022, we broke the news that Bikerbox will be bringing in Aprilia’s answer to the growing popularity of adventure scooters – the SR GT. Now, it’s finally here and it was unwrapped in the recently-concluded Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show.
SR GT 200
Introduced first on the global stage of EICMA 2021, the Aprilia SR GT 200 is a compact GT scooter designed to re-inject the fun into everyday riding in the city, but also over long distances and less-traveled paths, thanks to equipment inspired by the enduro world that makes it the ideal companion in every situation.
With the Aprilia SR GT 200, an active riding position and motorcycle-inspired wide, naked handlebar offer ultimate control, while the long-travel suspension and increased ground clearance ensure any obstacle is easily surmounted when riding in the city. And the tires, with their generous cross-section and “all-terrain” tread design, allow the rider to adventure on any surface, from asphalt to cobblestones and white roads.
All of this is combined with the unmistakable Aprilia sports design, the latest i-get engines (174cc) complete with Start & Stop system for top-class performance, and comprehensive equipment that includes full LED lights, LCD instrumentation, and the APRILIA MIA connectivity system (optional).
The SR GT 200 also makes a mark on the compact GT scooter segment with its engine power and efficiency. Belonging to the i-get family, this pair of very modern Euro 5-approved units with electronic injection, four valves, and liquid cooling are the product of know-how at the Piaggio Group R&D center for scooter engines, the most important in Europe.
This bike from Aprilia also introduces the brand-new 174cc single-cylinder, which boasts 17 Ps of power at 8500 rpm and 16.5 Nm of torque at 7000 rpm. Values of absolute reference, ensure elasticity, rapid pick-up, and a smooth ride in all conditions.
Results are achieved with meticulous work across a large number of components, with the aim of optimizing the thermodynamic performance. In particular, the new 174cc engine adopts an aluminum cylinder with Nikasil coating (a motorcycle-derived solution), a new piston with updated crown geometry, and a new head that contributes to optimizing combustion efficiency.
All models in the Aprilia SR GT range are equipped with the Start & Stop system known as RISS (Regulator Inverter Start & Stop System). The system does away with the traditional starter, which is replaced with a brushless electrical device installed directly on the crankshaft. There are many advantages, not least a quieter start, increased lightness and reliability, and lower fuel consumption. The Start & Stop system automatically switches off the engine 1 to 5 seconds after the scooter has stopped (depending on whether the engine has reached its correct operating temperature or not). A slight twist of the throttle is enough to instantly re-start the engine, in total silence, as there is no traditional starter.
All of which translates into engines that are extremely frugal in their fuel consumption, with a WMTC cycle distance of 38.5 Km/L for SR GT 200.
The Aprilia SR GT is available in three colors: Aprilia Black, Street Grey, and Infinity Blue, each paired with silvery grey footpegs, sides, and passenger grab handle. The wheels are black, the saddle black with grey stitching.
The Sport version comes even closer to the typical liveries of Aprilia sports bikes, offering Street Gold, Iridium Grey, and Red Raceway matte color schemes, which are combined with red painted wheels and a two-color black and grey saddle with red stitching. The silvery grey footpegs feature Aprilia lettering, while the central tunnel and sides are matte black, with passenger grab handles to match the vehicle. A large 'a' for Aprilia features at the sides of the shield.
For more info or unit reservation, visit Bikerbox’s or Motoitalia’s official social media pages.