STEP INTO THE WORLD OF MOTARD
Heir to a recent prestigious off-road history, culminating in the winning of 7 world titles in Supermotard, Aprilia SX concentrates in its of 50 cc all the advantages of larger engines: Aprilia always uses competitions as a testing ground for new ideas and solutions to spread across the range, from the most powerful model to entry level.
A super sporty motard, equipped with the latest generation Euro 4 engines and with chassis solutions to match higher-powered motorcycles. Completely new, the lines are decisive and dynamic, expressing a contemporary style true to Aprilia’s sporting DNA: streamlined fairings, compact, enriched with racing style graphics.
The headlight is integrated into the fairing and delimits the new digital instrument panel, complete, clear, modern and easily accessible thanks to the new more ordered positioning of clutch and brake cables. The large multifunction digital dashboard, clearly and fully processes and displays all the information as well as more common functions. Its new features include the travel diary, with the ability to view maximum speed, battery voltage and two partial mileometers showing the miles travelled during riding sessions.
The new tapered, compact saddle, now positioned just 860 mm off the ground easily accommodates the driver and passenger in a more comfortable position, providing ample freedom of movement both in the sports riding and in daily use. The new cover of the tank cap, fitted with a lock, fits perfectly to the tank and significantly improves the mobility of the passenger in longitudinal movements. The tail fairing finally, integrates the passenger grab handles for big clean lines and just as importantly, passenger comfort.
The sophisticated chassis design, a point of excellence on every Aprilia vehicle, the result of years of experimentation in the production of high-quality frames, is also apparent in the new perimeter frame of the Aprilia SX 50. Available in an original silver colour, it creates a direct connection between head pipe and swingarm pivot and is made of high-strength steel so as to better absorb the heavy stresses of off-road riding. A synthesis of toughness and lightness that fits in well with the ambitions of Aprilia SX 50.
The braking system ensures fast and safe braking and stopping. The ventilated steel disc measures 260 mm at the front and is braked by a floating calliper.
The rear braking system is equipped with a stainless steel disc 220 mm in diameter coupled with a single piston calliper.
The wheels, another distinctive element of the small Aprilia motard, are fitted with 17″ alloy rims and large tyres to ensure lightness and resistance to any stress.
Such a sophisticated frame could only be combined with a latest generation engine. The single-cylinder two-stroke, liquid cooled engine is characterised by an intake reed valve. Use of the latest technology allows this new engine to deliver exceptional performance for the category at a contained weight.
The lubrication uses a separate mixing system with a variable capacity volumetric pump. Starting is handled by the kick starter. To top it off, the 6-speed gearbox allows you to make the most of the top level engine performance. Compliant with the Euro 4 standard, it comes with an electronically controlled carburettor and three catalysers for controlled emissions and consistently high levels of performance. The exhaust in polished stainless steel stresses its racing inspiration, further echoed by the gritty sound.
The tank, sized to match fuel consumption, can hold up to 7 litres of fuel.