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New Aprilia SR Max 125 and 300 scooters

By Andy Downes -

New bikes

 23 June 2011 17:14

Aprilia has unveiled two new scooters called the SR Max 125 and 300 with styling Aprilia optimistically suggests is inspired by the RSV4 Superbike.

The SR Max will go head to head with bigger scooters like the Suzuki Burgman and the Yamaha T-Max combining big wheels, larger than normal diameter forks for a scooter and decent brakes while keeping the practicality of a scooter.

Aprilia states: “Sporty RSV4-inspired styling contrasts nicely with practical features like a large under-seat storage bay, ample pillion seat and adjustable heater vents that direct warm air from the radiator onto your legs on cold rides.

A 260mm disc brake with 2-piston floating caliper on the front and a 240mm disc on the rear provide powerful stopping power.”

The SR Max is available in both 125cc and 300cc versions. Both are liquid-cooled, electronically injected motors  with the 125 version having a 15bhp at 9,250rpm – the maximum legal limit for a learner.

The SR Max 300 has a single cylinder, 278cc engine.

Both models are available in Nero Aprilia (black & red) or Bianco Glam (white). The SR Max 125 costs £3,599 OTR, while the SR Max 300 is £3,899 OTR.

Aprilia SR Max 125/300 - technical specifications

SR Max 125 SR Max 300
Engine Single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valves Single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valves
Engine capacity 124cc 278cc
Bore/stroke 57 mm / 48.6 mm 75 mm / 63 mm
Induction system Electronic injection Electronic injection
Max power at 15 hp at 9,250 rpm 22 hp at 7,250 rpm
Max torque 12 Nm at 8,000 rpm 23 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Timing system SOHC – 4 valves SOHC – 4 valves
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling system Liquid Liquid
Lubrication Wet sump Wet sump
Transmission Automatic (CVT) with torque server Automatic (CVT) with torque server
Clutch Double cradle trellis in
high strength steel tubing
Double cradle trellis in
high strength steel tubing
Front suspension 35 mm Ø hydraulic telescopic fork 35 mm Ø hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear suspension Double hydraulic shock absorber
with preload adjustment
Double hydraulic shock absorber
with preload adjustment
Front brake 260 mm Ø disc 260 mm Ø disc
Rear brake 240 mm Ø disc 240 mm Ø disc
Front tyre Tubeless 120/70-15" Tubeless 120/70-15"
Rear tyre Tubeless 140/60-14" Tubeless 140/60-14"
Length / Width / Wheelbase 2,110 mm / 780 mm / 1,515 mm 2,110 mm / 780 mm / 1,515 mm
Saddle height 815 mm 815 mm
Fuel tank capacity 15.5 litres 15.5 litres