When Aprilia launched the SR 50, it was an epochal moment in the history of the 50 cc scooter. the SR 50 was in fact the world's first supersports scooter. Thanks to a continuous succession of technological upgrades, the SR 50 has always been one of the unquestioned benchmarks for its class. The Aprilia SR 50 boasts an important string of firsts: it was the first sports scooter, the first Racing Replica, then liquid cooled and still with two disc brakes, the first 50 cc with electronic injection and now equipped with a brilliant Euro 4 single-cylinder engine.
Then of course there is the aspect that truly sets the SR 50 apart from all the others - its motorbike-like characteristics with large diameter wheels, ultra low-profile tyres and quality hydraulic suspension system. A scooter that, staying true to its super sports nature, constantly updates itself in terms of technical content and appearance, just like the Hypersport motorbikes it is inspired by.
The ultimate scooter
Clearly inspired by the sportier bikes, the Aprilia SR 50 R benefits from technical content derived from many years of experience in the design of motorcycles with powerful engines. Unique design, exceptional performance, low fuel consumption thanks to the 50 cc Hi-Per2 Pro single cylinder engine. The sophisticated frame makes for motorcycle style riding, the high quality suspensions provide smoothness and support, and the 13" wheels (always a prerogative of the SR) with low-profile tyres confirm the technological performance of the SR 50 R.
As well as the Hi-Per2 Pro engine Aprilia SR 50 R MY18 comes with:
Style: the sports scooter par excellence
Uncompromising sporting look with heavy references to the world of racing, Aprilia SR 50 R marries the technical and the aesthetic: its gutsy style inspired by its bigger Aprilia sisters is a real head turner.
The tapered shield, the dual headlamp, the central air intake, the aerodynamic tail fairing with a rear headlight and built-in indicator lights, all emphasise its affinity to the Aprilia sports bike family. The new colours, Racing Black, Fluo Red and Racing White are aggressive and lively, with the right touch of style for a unique scooter.
Engine: Cutting-edge technology
The brilliant 50-cc two-stroke Hi-Per2 Pro single-cylinder liquid cooled engine remains at the top of the category for drive and acceleration and also gains Euro 4 certification thanks to its electronically-operated carburettor - with dedicated control unit - an optimised cylinder diagram and the characteristic inverted "Snakebite" exhaust now with double catalyser and double secondary air system.
Frame: maximum riding precision
The high tensile steel frame ensures optimum weight distribution, with more load over the front end than on an average scooter. The results of this are levels of feedback from the front wheel typical of a motorbike, and enhanced chassis performance, for more effective and safer riding. The brake system, with two 190 mm disc brakes and the 13" wheels with 130/60 low-profile tyres - offer the very best road holding and grip
Ergonomics and equipment, simply unbeatable
The riding position is optimised for total control while comfort is provided by the contoured saddle. The helmet compartment, which can accommodate a full-face helmet, is supplemented by yet another compartment with a 1-litre capacity under the lug.
The standard equipment for the Aprilia SR 50 R includes a highly advanced active matrix instrument panel. Much more than just a regular instrument panel, it is a fully fledged terminal communicating with the engine control unit and providing the rider with an incredible quantity of information.
The generous standard equipment is completed by dual head lamps, motorcycle type switchgear, an electronic transponder and a dynamic front air intake.
Single cylinder 2-stroke Hi-PER2 PRO
Fuel Tank Capacity
Tyre Size Front
Tubeless 130/60 ? 13?
Tyre Size Rear
Brakes Type Front
190 mm disc brake
Brakes Type Rear