2008 Aprilia SR50 R Factory
2008 Aprilia SR50 R Factory
Aprilia SR50 R Factory – Uncompromising racing design with the most advanced engine technology of any scooter.
Aprilia’s SR 50 has set the pace for scooter technology ever since it was introduced in 1992. With the SR 50, Aprilia was the first manufacturer to offer a real sports scooter, creating a whole new market segment. Despite numerous attempts by the competition over the years, the SR 50 has remained the undisputed market leader, thanks to continuous upgrades in technology that have kept it beyond the reach of other scooters.
The SR has set records at an incredible rate.
1992: the SR 50 was the first ever sports scooter
1993: the SR 50 was the first ever Racing Replica scooter
1994: the SR 50 was the first ever sports scooter with liquid cooling
1997: the SR 50 was the first ever scooter with two disc brakes
1999: the SR 50 was the first ever 50 cc scooter with electronic fuel injection
On top of all this, the SR 50 has always been instantly recognisable for its “big bike” characteristics like large diameter wheels, super-low profile tyres and top quality hydraulic suspensions.
The Aprilia SR 50 is universally recognised as the scooter to beat, as sales of over 800,000 units show. The SR has become a legend in its own time. It is also the scooter most in demand by young riders and all those who have a passion for sport and the world of motorcycle racing. More than a scooter, the SR is a way of life.
The best is not good enough for Aprilia! Research is continuous and unstoppable and the epoch-making innovations only recently introduced on Aprilia’s technological flagship, the RSV 1000, have already made their appearance on the new SR too. The SR resembles the RSV 1000 R Factory not just in appearance but in technical solutions too.
Now the SR is completely new. More modern in style, this latest SR also boasts better performance, reduced fuel consumption and greater reliability thanks to a second generation Ditech fuel injected engine. It even has a brand new frame for better than ever “big bike” handling. And when it comes to equipment, the SR 50 Factory is the flagship the others have to beat.
The SR 50’s uncompromising sports look accurately replicas the world of racing. As always, Aprilia is not content to offer the best technology available, but insists on the best design too. Technology and passion go hand in hand on the SR 50 R Factory. Its aggressive styling is clearly inspired by the RSV 1000 R Factory to guarantee head-turning beauty and emotion-packed riding.
See the SR 50 R Factory once and you’ll agree. It really is a “Mini RSV”. Family feeling is clear not just from the graphics, but from the technical solutions too. The streamlined leg-shield, powerful twin headlights, central air intake, and aerodynamic tail with integrated tail light and indicators are all just like those fitted to Aprilia’s supersports flagship. On the SR 50 R Factory attention to detail has reached heights never previously seen on any sports scooter. Even the color schemes are new, aggressive and lively, just as they should be on a sports machine that refuses to compromise.
The first ever scooter equipped with a fuel injected two stroke engine is now powered by a second generation Ditech engine. A new, more compact air filter and a special new exhaust design have increased performance and further reduced the engine’s already miserly fuel consumption. This generous 50 cc single cylinder engine also boasts a long list of innovations to improve functioning and make it more reliable than ever.
SR 50: the legend rides on, and gets better. Every year! When the SR 50 first came out, it was already in a class of its own. The “sports scooter” category was invented specially for it.
Now, the SR 50 features an aggressive new design, inspired by the RSV 1000 R Factory, but there’s more to it than style! The SR 50 incorporates numerous technical solutions derived directly from Aprilia’s world-beating maxi, to bring you the tops in equipment and the highest level of active safety you can get. With advanced technology, a legendary name, and guaranteed performance, the new SR is destined to be yet another Aprilia success story. Especially if ridden by people like you.
EVOLUTION OF THE SPECIES
Ever since it was first introduced, the SR 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 can also be seen riding their SRs around town in total freedom. Just like you.
BIG BIKE LOVER?
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 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 and transponer anti-theft system.
In fact, there’s only one thing missing…you! The SR is waiting.
SR, ONE OF THE PACK?
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.
If we wanted to, we could write a book about the SR 50 R Factory’s brand new, active matrix, digital instrument panel. After all, it does have analog rev counter and a large LCD display for fuel level, coolant temperature, clock, speedometer, odometer, dual trip counters, journey time, maximum speed, 16 stage timer, battery voltage, and complete diagnostic system, but we shall limit ourselves to pointing out that all these functions are accessible from convenient handlebar controls.
RESPONSIBLE YOUNG MAN!
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!
1. Sleek, aggressive styling, to ensure that all eyes turn your way.
2. Motorcycleroad-holding, precision, aglility and total safety.
3. Double disc brakes for bags of controllable stopping power and fantastic active safety.
4. Robust construction, to make sure that your SR remains faithful mile after mile after mile.
5. A digital instrument panel with on board computer
6. Transponder anti-theft system and provision for the body guard armoured cable lock. Because you can never be too sure.
7. The right size, not too small not too big. As real sports scooter should be.
8. Attention to detail to satisfy the most demanding.
9. 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.
What more could you want?
SPECIFICATIONS: 2008 Aprilia SR50 R Factory
MSRP: $3,099* USD
Liquid cooled horizontal single cylinder 2-stroke.
Electronic direct fuel injection.
High power inductive ignition
Continuous automatic converter
Hydraulic fork, 90mm wheel travel
Engine unit acting as swingarm; frame linkages on two radial silent block mountings wheel travel 70mm.
190mm stainless steel disc; racing calliper with twin opposed 32mm pistons.
190mm stainless steel disc; racing calliper with twin opposed 30mm pistons.
Five spoke, light alloy, tubeless 130/60 x 13”
Five spoke, light alloy, tubeless 130/60 x 13”
Optional accessories include: Rear luggage rack for 28 liter New Concept top box