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2012 Aprilia SR 50 R

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.

Aprilia SR 50 R

Styling

Aprilia SR 50 R

So you know all about sports scooters. You’ve read up on scooter technology and performance too. The you know you need the new SR 50.

Just to refresh your memory, the SR 50 was the first scooter to fit 13” wheels, the first with liquid cooling, the first with a double disc braking system, and the first with a direct injection engine.

And the finish and equipment are superbike level. Just look at the mirrors, integrated footrests, and open brake master cylinders. The SR 50 has to be yours!

Maybe you’re one of those who remove original transfers and put your own stickers on instead. With all the trouble that Aprilia takes to give you such great graphics! Oh well, that’s up to you! But we’d like to know that we’ve styled your new SR in a way can be proud of, with an uncompromising sposts look to reflect its cutting-edge technology, we’ve even designed a completely new steel frame for improved rigidity for unrivalled agility. And you can’t fail to appreciate the SR’s superior multi-functional digital instruments panel, twin halogen headlights, motorcycle-style switchgear.

In fact, there’s only one thing missing…you! The SR is waiting.

SR One Of The Pack?

Aprilia SR 50 R

Maybe you use tour scooter to get around with your friends. If so, on an SR you’re sure to attract the right company! SR riders always have something in common. Like you. They aggressive style, streamlined aerodynamics and impeccable handling when they see them. Everybody’s different, but on an SR everybody’s got something to share.

The SR 50 is equipped with a large, complete digital instrument panel that provides readings for speed, clock, odometer, trip counter, fuel level, coolant temperature and battery voltage.

Responsible Young Man

Aprilia SR 50 R

Maybe you fit in neatly with one of the personalities described above – or maybe you don’t! In any case, we’re sure you’re a responsible young man, and your family’s pride and joy! So it’s just as well that the SR has what it takes to keep everybody happy, including advanced safety systems like double disc braking, high performance shock absorbers, and a host of high-tech components.

However you see yourself, here are the good reasons for riding an SR. Don’t forget to tell your family!

  • Sleek, aggressive styling, to ensure that all eyes turn your way.
  • Motorcycleroad-holding, precision, aglility and total safety.
  • Double disc brakes for bags of controllable stopping power and fantastic active safety.
  • Robust construction, to make sure that your SR remains faithful mile after mile after mile.
  • Provision for the body guard armoured cable lock. Because you can never be too sure.
  • The right size, not too small not too big. As real sports scooter should be.
  • Attention to detail to satisfy the most demanding.
  • Enviable equipment, including powerful 35 watt headlights, storage compartment in the seat nose, motorcycle style switchgear and number plate holder, and rear suspension with an open coloured spring.

Specifications

Aprilia SR 50 R
EngineLiquid cooled horizontal single cylinder two stroke
Bore x Stroke40 x 39,3 mm
Total displacement49 cc
Compression ratio12,1:1
IgnitionCDI - capacitor discharge ignition
StartingElectric
GeneratorFlywheel-magneto, 70 W – 12 V
LubrificationSeparate mixing with mechanical oil pump
Gear boxContinuous automatic variator
ClutchAutomatic centrifugal dry clutch
Primary driveV belt
Final driveGears in oil bath
FrameSplit single cradle frame in high tensile strength steel tube
Front suspensionHydraulic fork, 90 mm wheel travel
Rear suspensionEngine unit acting as swingarm; frame linkages on two radial silent block mountings; wheel travel 70 mm
BrakesFront: 190 mm stainless steel disc; racing caliper with twin opposed 32 mm pistons. Rear: 190 mm stainless steel disc; racing caliper with twin opposed 30 mm pistons
WheelsFive spoke, light alloy wheels front and rear: 3.50 x 13"
TyresTubeless. Front and rear: 130/60 x 13”
DimensionsOverall length: 1860 mm Overall width: 705 mm Overall height: 1120 mm Seat height: 820 mm Wheelbase: 1290 mm
Fuel tank capacity7 litres
CarburettorDell’Orto PHVA 17.5
IntakeReed valve


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