- Smallest Aprilia SXR scooter unveiled
- Powered by a 50cc, 3-valve motor
- Will not be launched in India
Aprilia has taken the wraps off the smallest scooter in the SXR range- the SXR 50.
The Aprilia SXR 50 is likely to be mistaken for the SXR 160 sold in India because of its striking similarity to the latter in terms of design. It sports the same maxi-scooter styling, tall-windscreen, full-LED headlamp and tail lamp. Even the choice of colors available for the SXR 50 which include red, white and black are the same as the SXR 160. However, the grey colour sets the SXR 50 apart.
Now, the Aprilia SXR 50 comes powered by a 50cc, 3-valve, fuel-injected engine that produces 3.2bhp at 7,000rpm and 3.3Nm at 6,000rpm. As for cycle parts, the SXR 50 rides on 12-inch wheels shod with 120/70 tyres at both ends. It uses telescopic forks up front and a five-step adjustable monoshock at the rear. Meanwhile, braking is done by a 220mm disc for the front and a 140mm disc at the rear.
Besides the full-LED lighting, the SXR 50’s feature list includes an LCD instrument cluster, USB charging port and a 7-litre fuel tank. Surprisingly, apart from the engine, the Aprilia SXR 160 has the exact same suspension, braking and features. It also has the same dimensions as the SXR 50. And while Aprilia has not specified the SXR 50’s weight, it is unlikely to be much lighter than the SXR 160 that tips the scale at 129kg.
While it is likely to be launched in international markets soon, it will not be launched in India. Instead, Aprilia’s smallest offering in the SXR line-up here would be the SXR 125 that is expected to be launched soon.