The Aprilia SR 50 R is a legend in the scooter world, having been the first scooter to offer a variety of things, including a direct injection engine, liquid cooling, a double disc braking system, and 13" wheels.
For the 2012 model, the legend of the SR 50 R rides on, and it returns bigger and better than ever. The “sports scooter” category was invented specially for the SR 50 R and the 2012 model continues to live up to the lofty standards it once set. The scooter comes with an aggressive new design that was inspired by the RSV 1000 R Factory. The uncompromising sporty look of the SR 50 R comes with a completely new steel frame for improved rigidity and unrivaled agility. On top of that, the SR 50 R also features superior multi-functional digital instruments panel, twin halogen headlights, and even a motorcycle-style switchgear.
But there’s more to this scooter than just being a style savant, the SR 50 R also incorporates numerous technical solutions derived directly from Aprilia’s world-beating maxi, highlighted by a 49cc liquid cooled horizontal single cylinder two stroke engine.
Ever since it was first introduced, the SR line has been the preferred scooter of the Aprilia Racing Team, and is used extensively at trials and race meetings to get quickly between pit lane and the paddock. Aprilia’s top riders attest to the qualities of the SR 50 R, something prospective buyers would be wise to listen to.
Find out more about the Aprilia SR 50 R after the jump.