The design of Aprilia SXR 50 is modern and strongly distinctive: the front end is dominated by a large leg shield with the LED headlight unit at the centre. The dual headlamp is separated in the centre by a third element, clearly reminiscent of the triple headlight on Aprilia sport bikes. The front light cluster has built-in daylight running lights, also LED, and turn indicators. The raised handlebar and the windscreen built into the leg shield give the vehicle the look of a large GT scooter, as well as guaranteeing a comfortable and perpetually protected riding position.
When seated in the riding position, the immediate sensation is that you have everything under control. The large, fully digital LCD instrumentation is always easy to read and includes a digital speedometer and rev counter, total and trip odometer, air temperature, digital clock, fuel level, and a wealth of trip information that can be selected using the MODE button on the right-hand control block: highest speed, average speed, instantaneous consumption, average consumption, battery range and charge level.
The Aprilia MIA connectivity system, available as an optional accessory, also allows you to connect your smartphone to the vehicle via Bluetooth, taking advantage of the potential offered by the digital instrumentation. This content is totally new for the 50 cc scooter segment, further demonstrating the excellence of the new Aprilia SXR 50’s technological equipment.
The spacious compartment under the seat, with a capacity of 20 litres, features a courtesy light and is big enough to hold a jet helmet; Cargo capacity is rounded out by the practical luggage rack with its integrated passenger grab handles, the glove box incorporated in the leg shield back plate, complete with a USB port inside to charge mobile devices, and the retractable bag hook.
Aprilia SXR is equipped with a modern 50 cc, 4-stroke, Euro 5, fuel injected engine from the i-get family, characterised by 3-valve timing; a brilliant single-cylinder engine, it is the result of a design aimed at maximising quality and reliability, as well as reducing consumption and emissions, all to the advantage of economic operation and respect for the urban environment. In fact, its range exceeds 40 km on one litre of fuel in the WMTC.
The frame is made up of a sturdy, single-cradle structure made of tubular steel and elements in moulded sheet metal with stiffness values that translate into handling and riding stability for the rider worthy of a higher category, with a feeling of total control over the vehicle.
A telescopic hydraulic fork operates on the front end, whereas a single shock absorber on the rear, adjustable to 5 positions, allows the vehicle to be perfectly adapted to rider or rider plus passenger.
The 12” wheel rims are shod with generous 120/70 tyres that guarantee grip and stability without compromising agility and manoeuvrability. The braking system comprises a 220 mm front disc with double-piston calliper and a reliable 140 mm rear drum.