Aprilia SR50

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SR50 R Factory
Aprilia SR50 Factory Side View.JPG
Manufacturer Aprilia
Parent company Piaggio
Production 1992 - Current
Class Scooter
Engine 49.38 cc (several different engines used)
Top speed 45-50 km/h restricted, up to 85-90 km/h derestricted. Optional gear up kits available, they can lift the maximum speed up to 150 km/h.
Transmission CVT
Suspension Front telescopic fork, rear hydraulic monoshock
Brakes 190mm disks front and rear
Tires 13" wheels 130/60 tyres
Wheelbase 1290 mm
Dimensions L: 1860 mm
W: 705 mm
Seat height 765 mm
Weight 108 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 7.45 L
Oil capacity 1.2 L
Fuel consumption 90- 120 mpg
Aprilia SR50 R Factory, the latest model

The Aprilia SR50 is a scooter built by Aprilia. Introduced in 1992, more than 800,000 units have been sold, bucking the trend for less use of two-stroke engines. Aprilia claims several firsts for the SR50 in the scooter market, including 13 inch wheels, liquid cooling, double disc braking, and a direct injection engine.

The performance-oriented suspension, tires, and engine are consistent with its styling. Colours and graphics vary by country. The digital instrument panel gives readings for speed, clock, odometer, trip counter, fuel level, coolant temperature and battery voltage.

The SR50 has used a variety of engines, sourced from Morini, Piaggio and Minarelli. It conforms to EURO 3 emission standards. The DiTech model used an injection engine, with technology from Orbital. The current model uses a Dell'Orto waterbottle. The powerful engines allow reaching very high speeds for a scooter, the SR50 can reach 90 km/h in its standard configuration after being derestricted.

DITECH two-stroke engine[edit]

The SR50 DITECH uses the Synerject gasoline direct injection (GDI) system developed jointly by the Orbital Corporation and Siemens AG. The system uses a crank-driven air compressor to deliver air to the cylinder head at a pressure of 5 bars (500 kPa; 73 psi), thereby avoiding the use of carburation; the cylinder walls are not wet with gasoline, only with lubricating oil. After the port is closed and the air is compressed by the piston, gasoline is injected by an atomizer like a spray nozzle mixed with and propelled by the highly compressed air, into the main combustion chamber where, after the injection port closes, and the piston is still rising, it is ignited in the compressed main charge of air. The use of direct injection and stratified charge allows the DITECH engine to meet Euro 2 standards.[1]

Aprilia SR50R
2003 Aprilia SR50 Ditech with customized lighting


  1. ^ Wade, Adam (2004). Motorcycle Fuel Injection Handbook. St. Paul, MN USA: Motorbiiks International. p. 124. ISBN 0-7603-1635-X. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 

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