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2010-10-29 2006 Aprilia SR50 R Factory Ditech Scooters View Listings

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I bought a new '09 model SR50 in the summer of 2009 and did lots of research before buying. It came with a chrome Leo Vince exaust which looked great. I can't compare power from stock because I never rode it stock. I had the ECU flashed and took out the restrictor plate in the intake. I normally rode this scooter at 45-50 mph., it's very fun!! It handles like a little sportbike with the upright comfortable riding position. The storage is just fine. The gas mileage was always over 100 mpg. at full throttle and that was awesome!! The fuel pump failed at 1800 miles and the dealer had it for two months because of a back order ($300 pump). I was not happy with that but it's a great and fun scooter and very economical.
- Nick C, Racine, Wisconsin

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2007-06-04 2006 Aprilia SR50 R Factory Ditech Scooters View Listings

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I bought my SR50R in July of 2006...the buying experience was not a pleasant one, but it was worth it. My best friend and I bought ours together in effort to combat the high gas prices. We both live in the Suburbs of Houston and ride downtown every day. I also ride a 2006 Yamaha R6 and I can tell you that the SR 50 is every bit as fun to ride. The scooter is comfortable, and reliable and it just plain looks cool. I have wrecked mine once on a gravel road (not recommended) and the SR 50 took it like a champ.
- Nick , Houston, Texas

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2007-04-24 2006 Aprilia SR50 R Factory Ditech Scooters View Listings

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This scooter has twice the horsepower as any 50cc scooter on the market. 4.1hp vs. 2hp. The only 50cc Scooter that comes close is Italia Jet Dragster which cost more.
- Ej, Indianapolis, Indiana

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2006-09-26 2006 Aprilia SR50 R Factory Ditech Scooters View Listings

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I had mine since 2002, never had any problem with it. Always starts on first crank, handles well with it's big fat tires and front and rear disk brake. Good for cruising around town, will get around 80 mpg on normal driving condition ( 20-30 mph ) but will run an honest 50 mph on a flat surface. Love riding it - looks, performance, and it's an APRILIA.
- jon-jon, carson, California

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2005-11-14 2005 Aprilia SR50 R Factory Ditech Scooters View Listings

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My 2005 model DiTech is now four months old and has 1800km on the clock (about 1100 miles). This bike is my only means of transport and gets used every day for getting to work, shopping, going from work to client's homes, visiting relatives, etc. I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for an urban scooter. In inner city traffic, I have averaged 40 km to the litre of premium unleaded and on the local motorways slightly better. It has always started on the first press of the starter and the digital display is clear day and night. The under seat storage space takes my full face helmet quite well and with that and the luggage hook I manage my weekly shopping for two without any major problems. On the one occasion I have needed a car for shopping (to take home potting mix) I just hailed a taxi - which is a lot cheaper than running a car all year. The rear lights are very clear and bright at night and the headlights are very good for a 50cc (although not as good, of course, as a 150 or 200). But then, this bike is really in its element in the city, where there is plenty of incidental night light anyway. Speed: When it first came, it was restricted to 50 km/h. After the first 100km I had it derestricted (new engine mapping and a new $40 part in the variator - all quite easy), and it now runs to 80 km/h on the flat and 90 on a downhill slope. I am a big man at 105kg and with my more petite partner riding (she is more like 60kg) it will maintain 90 km/h on the flat. It does drop off a little on long hills, but then there are not many of those in a major city. I have taken it for two runs out into the surrounding countryside and there I felt a little underpowered, but not too much. Stay off the high-speed motorways, though. She is not designed for 110 km/h traffic. She is a tall bike, and appealed to me for that reason. Shorter people will find it too tall, taller people will wonder why all scooters aren't made this height. The suspension is very firm, to help with the handling. The SR certainly handles well, but be warned - bumps, potholes and corrugations are all transmitted to your back with considerable force if you sit solidly on the seat. I have started raising myself up a little before hitting a large bump and this helps a lot. My partner's Aprilia Mojito has much softer suspension and rides out the same potholes much more smoothly - but then it doesn't handle as snappily either. Brakes are excellent and pull the bike up sharp - in fact, you'll be checking you mirror a lot to make sure the car behind has managed to stop as quickly, if you know what's good for you. The SR50 DiTech is a great bike if you want to run around the city, scoot to work, go to the nearest beach, do the shopping, etc. It is cheap to run, pulls well and is finished to a high standard. (A very high standard. Think BMW or Aprilia big bikes for a quality comparison.) don't plan to take on the high-speed motorway but if you live in town and want a day-to-day workhorse that is also fun, then this is a great scooter.
- Stuart, Sydney, Australia

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2005-07-14 2005 Aprilia SR50 R Factory Ditech Scooters View Listings

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My aprillia sr 50 is the best invesment I ever made. I wanted a scooter but I didn't want to get an old looking scooter. The sr is very sport bike looking. I take it for short errends usually, but I also trailer it and take it for long rides in lancaster. The sr does about 30 mph but mine does about 45mph and 50 going down hills after getting the engine retuned by the dealer.
- joe facciolo, folsom, Pennsylvania

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