Aprilia Mojito 50 & 150 Motor Scooter Guide

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The Mojito line of from Aprilia were scooters sold in the early of the millennium. The Mojito’s swooping look was inspired by automobiles of the and brings to mind scooters Honda’s Joker. Americans first offered the Mojito in when three versions imported to the USA market. The base was the Mojito Retro, which was in only a 50cc version.

The end option was the Mojito Custom, came in 50cc or 150cc

The Mojitio would remain on for four years in the USA, 2007 being the end of its run. In the Mojito debuted for 2004 just the Mojito Custom 150 offered. Aprilia announced the Custom 50 would join the 150 in for 2005, but it never happened and the was dropped from the Canadian following 2005.

Overseas the enjoyed a longer run under the Habana and Habana Retro.

Powering Aprilia’s Mojito were two air cooled engine The larger 150 motor option was 4-… LEADER engine, has been widely used in scooters from Piaggio and in recent decades. Some include Vespa’s LX 150 and Piaggio’s Fly The smaller motor option for the was a 2-… engine designed by and Morini.

This engine can also be in Aprilia SR50 scooters prior to 2009.

Piaggio’s engine is a nice motor a good amount of power and a growl to it. It’s a bit loud at but when you open it up the note to a deeper growl. Aprilia the kick starter that is present on this engine, but probably a good call the kick starter was hard to use and to breakage anyways. Top speed for the 150 is a 60-65mph.

The only real to this motor is the milage, lags some of the advanced injected, 4-valve, liquid engines out there. Mojito are capable of about 60 mpg on the open In the aftermarket scene there are a lot of for this engine including kits.

The smaller Mojito a peppy 2-… 50cc engine. This motor on insurance costs but not so much at the gas Without the neat direct injection found on the SR50. milage falls to about

Power remains strong with unrestricted Mojito capable of 45-50 mph.

The underlying idea with the was to take the retro scooter and blend it with the swagger of American cars. The result is a unique ‘cruiser’ scooter brings to mind the Vespa LXV than anything else. The seemed to appeal quite to some scooterists.

It’s not hard to find Mojito owners who love scooters. The style of the Mojito is as its got an obvious retro look but still a lot of little modern like the machined passenger

The Custom version of the Mojito this concept a step and according to Aprilia, adds the of classic motorcycles. To Aprilia means plenty of chrome and two paint. Aprilia added like the exposed chrome and the chromed headlight in addition to other chromed bits.

The increase for this chrome was $300, which is a pretty deal compared to what charges for their chromed out LXV a regular LX. In some overseas Aprilia felt the need to the word ‘custom’ down the (see left), but thankfully went for a smaller and classier Custom badge on North models. Aprilia also the Mojito with a solid no-spokes) rear rim, other markets got a rear rim matched the front one.

/ Suspension / Handling

Since the front wheels on retro have gradually been from 8” to improve as top speeds rise. In this the Mojito goes one step Vespa’s small to mid sized with its 12” front (vs. 11”). The result is stability at higher speeds. improved stability is also due in to the lower seat height vs.

30.5”) which drops the an inch closer to the road.

braking on the Mojito is handled by a looking leading link It’s a neat retro system that works while being a little complex and heavy than commonly used hydraulic Aprilia gets full for looks though, with the out rods and chrome link a nice look that go really well with out rims.

Rearing braking is by a 120mm (50cc) or 140mm drum brake, which fine but won’t set any records.


Underseat storage is adequate under the Mojito’s seat, with room for full face lids. The area could be bigger, but also located the gas tank instead of moving it into the Having the gas tank share the space is pretty common, but nice when companies the tank into the floorboard and add a pump to free up even space.

One thing to watch out for the underseat area is that it get a bit hot due to motor heat. It wouldn’t long to spoil a block of stored down there.

All Mojito scooters have a sized locking glovebox is awesome. Not that many sized scooters have boxes, but they should be They’re such a great for your insurance papers, a spare tools and random like some gloves and


Interested buyers likely be comparing the Mojito the fine scooters from as well as against more oriented retro scooters Yamaha, Kymco and Honda. the Mojito, you won’t get the steel micro-chip key and fuel injection in newer LX S models from but you will save quite a bit of in the used scooter market. The 150 uses the same core as Vespa’s

mid-sized scooters, so your call whether the steel body and other are worth the Vespa premium. In its the Mojito competed against ET scooters. and the new LX models introduced for

Other competitors in the ‘value scooter’ segment include Vino 50 125. Honda and Kymco’s Like. Sento and scooters. It’s tough to the value of a gently used scooter, but the Mojito is a more appointed scooter so it slots in between the Kymco offerings and a

The choice between Aprilia’s and its Japanese competition comes to power and style preference. The is quite a nice scooter, but its sipping 4-… engine a derestricted Mojito 50 in outright The earlier 2-… models of the 50 can hang with the Mojito 50 up but Vino 125 can’t make the same claims.

The Vino 125 is significantly slower the Mojito 150, with a top gap of 10mph.

The base model Retro was priced at $1999 in That’s significantly cheaper a 2004 Vespa 50, but still than most 50’s. for the 150 Custom takes the price up to which is really getting Vespa territory ($3999 for an Vespa ET4 150).

Aprilia wasn’t selling these on price. A higher end Mojito mostly appeals to retro fans who love swagger and while preferring something a different than the popular

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ApriliaForums — Good on the Mojito and a great way to get connected to the community.

Mojito 50 / 150 Service — Nice PDF download for on your Mojito.

Aprilia 50 150 Key Specs:

* Engine: Air-cooled, cylinder 49.4cc 2-… or 4-valve, 4-…

* Bore and 41.0mm x 37.4mm / 62.5mm x

* Compression ratio: 11.3:1 /

* Power: 11.7 HP (150)

* system: Keihin 12mm (50) / Carb (150)

* Electronic CDI ignition with timing

* Starting: Electric and (50), Electric (150)

* Automatic variator

* Clutch: centrifugal dry clutch

* Primary V belt

* Front suspension: 74mm travel.

* Rear Single hydraulic shock, travel.

* Front Brake: Disc

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