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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

The SR Max 125 is a nice little city scooter, with bags of weather protection and comfort for longer journeys. Struggles at speeds above 40mph, but at town speeds it's perfectly adequate. Handling is spot on. If you want an all year round scoot with good wether protection the SR Max 125 is a great choice.


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The four-valve 124cc engine struggles a little with the extra bulk provided by the large fairing, but it's farily brisk up to around 30mph. Above 30mph it struggles a little, but it's adequate around town. It's bigger, 300cc brother is much quicker if you want something with a bit more poke. 

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

It feels surprisingly planted for a scooter. Most 125cc scooters are a lot lighter and so feel a little skittish over bumps, but the extra bulk of the SR helps to make it feel a little more like a proper motorcycle. Despite the extra bulk the steering still feels light due to the bulk of the weight being at the rear of the bike. The seat is huge and incredibly comfy.


MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 0

The usual fare. A large udnerseat compartment which comfortably takes a full face helmet, even if it did takes us a fair few minutes to figure out how to open the bloody thing. There's no shopping bag hook due to there being no space in the footwell. The windscreen is simply superb. It's not needed to keep winds off you at high speeds, since it never really gets there, but it does an amazing job at keeping the weather off you. You can easily wear leathers in rain and not get wet. Clocks are big and clear, even though they're in kmh. Pillion pegs fold away neatly. The leg vents don't seem to do anything.

Aprilia SR Max 125 (2011-current)

Detail Value
New price £2,171
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Engine size 124 cc
Power 15 bhp
Top speed mph
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Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

Aprilia is owned by the Piaggio Group, who also own Vespa and Gilera among others, so they know how to build a scooter. The SR125 feels well put together, but could take a bit of a battering during British winters.


MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

If scooters are your bag then the Aprilia is a genuine contender. It's incredibly comfy, easy to use and has excellent fuel consumption as you'd expect. You get a lot of scooter for your money, but if you're on a full licence the 300 version is only £300 more.


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Model History

2011: model introduced

Other Versions

Aprilia SR300 Max


Top speed mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 15 bhp
Max torque 12 ft-lb
Weight kg
Seat height 815 mm
Fuel capacity 15.5 litres
Average fuel consumption mpg
Tank range miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group of 17
Engine size 124 cc
Engine specification Single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valves
Front suspension adjustment 35mm hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear suspension adjustment Double hydraulic shock absorber
Front brakes 260mm disc
Rear brake 240mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70-15
Rear tyre size 140/60-14

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