Yamaha Aerox 155 vs Aprilia SXR 160: Maxi-Scooter Comparison Test Review

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Yamaha Aerox 155 vs Aprilia SXR 160: Maxi-Scooter Comparison Test Review

The Aerox 155 is quite addictive with its liquid-cooled 15 horsepower single-cylinder engine. This R15 engine is known for its performance and refinement at the same time. With the Aerox, things are quite similar. The scooter offers excellent performance in the city and on the highway. It manages to reach three-digit speeds with ease and can stay there for a long time, with hardly any vibration on the handlebars and floor. In the city, the Aerox’s rapid acceleration ensures that it reaches the next signal first and easily. And when peak performance is required throughout the day, the presence of VVA helps the Aerox maintain that composure. Interestingly, the Aerox 155’s brakes do not live up to expectations. For the kind of speed this scooter does, the brakes needed more bite and feel. A disc brake at the rear should have been available.

Yamaha Aerox 155 Front View

The SXR 160 with its sporty character certainly knows how to perform well. But the 10.5 hp engine takes a long time to reach 100 km/h. The scooter isn’t too quick off the starting line compared to the Aerox, but has the growl to overtake many vehicles at the start. It also has a snappy character that makes life in city traffic a little easy. But on the highways, the SXR160 feels stressed and out of place. In addition, there is a drastic reduction in fuel consumption if the scooter is pushed to the top. Surprisingly, the SXR 160 offers an atmosphere-free experience throughout – something that was not expected during testing. The brakes work very well – thanks to the presence of a two-pot system in the front. The rear can also work incredibly well, if the lever is pulled in a little more than necessary.