Aprilia SR50 Motor Scooter Guide

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Aprilia SR 50 R Factory SBK Replica
Aprilia SR 50 R Factory SBK Replica


Since its debut in 1992, the SR50 has one of the most popular 50cc worldwide, with well a million sold and a huge community. The SR50 brought technology, sporty style and power (for a 50cc) to the scene. The SR50 was arguably the ‘sports’ scooter due to its sport inspired styling.

Other firsts accomplished by the SR50 the first 50cc scooter 13” rims, first with direct fuel and the first 50cc with brakes front and rear. also claims the SR50 was the liquid cooled ‘sports but this is only true if you Aprilia’s earlier claim the SR50 was the first ‘sports

Personally I’d give the nod to the Honda Beat for these two but in any case Aprilia has poured a deal of effort and innovation in the In today’s cluttered market of end machines, the SR50 stands out as a quality machine for enthusiasts.

There has been two main of the SR50, with a few different sold during each. The SR50 debuted overseas in and wouldn’t reach the USA Canada the 1999. The original SR50 left) was first offered a simple air-cooled carburated but Aprilia added liquid for 1994 and direct fuel for 1999.

From 1999 to 2003, the generation of SR50 was sold in versions. The carburated version was the SR50, while the direct injection model was called the DiTech. Aprilia also the graphics on this generation of and used names like Sport and SR50 Racing to the different variants.

For the 2004 year, Aprilia released an all new (above right) inspired by flagship bike, the RSV1000. generation remains on sale as of This second generation of is sold in both carburated R) and direct fuel injection R Factory) versions, but North customers are only offered the end ‘Factory’ version.

Besides the new with the lion’s head the second generation SR50 boast a more rigid and a significantly improved DiTech Aprilia was able to double the intervals and reduce oil consumption by 60% the refinements they made to the Power, milage and starting were all improved.

For 2010, Aprilia switched to a made core engine but it uses the same DiTech For the 2013 model year, created a no extra cost edition called the Replica SBK to #3: Max Biaggi.


The SR50 has a following of enthusiasts partly its been around so long and it awesome, but also because is a fast scooter that can be made quite a bit faster. not uncommon for highly modified to exceed 80mph. In its stock an SR50 is capable of roughly if it’s not restricted by Aprilia.

In parts of North America scooter is restricted to either (43mph) or 50km/hr (30mph) to applicable legislation. Riding a restricted SR50 fresh off the floor is disappointing, but a ride on a SR50 really impresses an abundance of power and satisfying top The SR50 doesn’t even like it’s working at 50mph.

The SR50 is restricted in two First, there is a restriction in the software that runs the advanced SR50. You can remove yourself with a GameBoy anyone still have one of or you can ask your dealer to switch it to or ‘development’ mode which the performance limitations. Secondly, is also a restriction in the drivetrain limits the top speed of the scooter by

preventing it from reaching gear ratios. You can learn about changing this Even if you don’t want to the restricted speed of your you should still remove at the computer restriction because this in place, the scooter rev high enough to accelerate any authority.

Restricted SR50’s just under 2hp.

about the power restrictions aren’t Aprilia’s fault, the has one awesome engine. Aprilia has the SR50 with three motors (Minarelli, Aprilia/Morini and over its lifespan depending on the and country you live in. North were sold the Aprilia/Morini from the SR50’s debut in 2001 until 2009, the switch was made to the Piaggio

Piaggio (parent company of bought Aprilia early in the new (2004), so using a Piaggio likely lowers their All SR50’s have liquid and all the ones sold in North have direct fuel (aka DiTech). Real milage for the SR50 is really at 80-90mpg.

It’s almost as good as the sipping 4-strokes 50’s out while offering far more The only negative things to say the SR50’s motor are the inherent to a 2-… (emissions, shorter life) and the shorter lifespan of the output motor. It’s common to give an SR50 a top end every few years.

Brakes / / Handling

The disc brakes and rear are an uncommon find on a and the SR50 offers perhaps the braking of any 50cc sold in North America. In a time so many manufacturers cheap out on brakes and utilize low cost the SR50 stands out with discs at both ends. The feel is great and overall is second to none.

The handling of the is pretty good with its low tires and larger diameter The only thing that holds this scooter is the higher than average position. The high seat is for larger riders, but it means sitting fairly high off the which gives a top heavy

Most riders will to this and find they can the SR50 well, but shorter may find this to be a problem.


In addition to the engine, the of this scooter is top notch The SR50 also has moderate storage (some larger won’t fit) and a neat hole in the front of the seat for of your stuff (only on generation SR50’s). The instrumentation of the is superb — actually the best there is for any small hands down. The analog combined with the

digital and fuel gauge is best in The digital instrumentation tells you you’ll ever want to including fuel milage, top trip length and much

The bottom line is the SR50 is a looking, powerful and top notch scooter that is sold at a price. The MSRP hovers $3g in the USA and $4g in Canada ,which puts it on par a 50cc Vespa and about more than quite a few nice scooters. The SR50 warrants its higher than price tag due but it includes attributes not every scooterist is after, so carefully what suits goals.

The SR50 is really an enthusiasts If you’re looking for slower transportation, something like C3 has got the SR50 beat almost the board (price, emissions, economy, storage). The sporty Aprilia quality and highly nature of the SR50 seems to be draws both buyers scooter.

If these attributes to you, then you’re to love the SR50.

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