Aprilia RX50 (1997 - present) review

Wicked fun for the L-plate massive
Street cred and fun both on and off the road
You'll soon grow out of it!

If you are 16, this is cooler than a date with S Club 8. A racing version costs £200 more and is faster, or a supermoto version is the same price

If you are 16, this is cooler than a date with S Club 8. A racing version costs £200 more and is faster, or a supermoto version is the same price

If you are 16, this is cooler than a date with S Club 8. A racing version costs £200 more and is faster, or a supermoto version is the same price

If you are 16, this is cooler than a date with S Club 8. A racing version costs £200 more and is faster, or a supermoto version is the same price

Length (mm)2060
Width (mm)810
Height (mm)1350
Seats0
Seat Height (mm)890
Suspension FrontUpside down telescopic fork, Ø 35 mm inners, wheel travel 250 mm
Suspension RearSwing-arm in box section , with anti-friction bushings, adjustable monoshock with Aprilia Progressive System action; wheel travel 260 mm
Tyres Front90/90 x 21"
Tyres Rear110/80 x 18"
Brakes Frontdisk, Ø 230 mm, floating calliper, double parallel pistons.
Brakes Reardisk, Ø 220 mm, fixed calliper, double opposing pistons.
Tank Capacity (litres)9.5
Wheelbase (mm)1360
ChassisClosed cradle split at exhaust level, in high strength steel tubes
ColoursAprilia black/lemon yellow; baltic blue/sky blue; matt black/hot red
Length (mm)2060
Width (mm)810
Height (mm)1350
Seats0
Seat Height (mm)890
Suspension FrontUpside down telescopic fork, Ø 35 mm inners, wheel travel 250 mm
Suspension RearSwing-arm in box section , with anti-friction bushings, adjustable monoshock with Aprilia Progressive System action; wheel travel 260 mm
Tyres Front90/90 x 21"
Tyres Rear110/80 x 18"
Brakes Frontdisk, Ø 230 mm, floating calliper, double parallel pistons.
Brakes Reardisk, Ø 220 mm, fixed calliper, double opposing pistons.
Tank Capacity (litres)9.5
Wheelbase (mm)1360
ChassisClosed cradle split at exhaust level, in high strength steel tubes
ColoursAprilia black/lemon yellow; baltic blue/sky blue; matt black/hot red
Length (mm)2060
Width (mm)810
Height (mm)1350
Seats0
Seat Height (mm)890
Suspension FrontUpside down telescopic fork, Ø 35 mm inners, wheel travel 250 mm
Suspension RearSwing-arm in box section , with anti-friction bushings, adjustable monoshock with Aprilia Progressive System action; wheel travel 260 mm
Tyres Front90/90 x 21"
Tyres Rear110/80 x 18"
Brakes Frontdisk, Ø 230 mm, floating calliper, double parallel pistons.
Brakes Reardisk, Ø 220 mm, fixed calliper, double opposing pistons.
Tank Capacity (litres)9.5
Wheelbase (mm)1360
ChassisClosed cradle split at exhaust level, in high strength steel tubes
ColoursAprilia black/lemon yellow; baltic blue/sky blue; matt black/hot red
Cubic Capacity (cc)50
Bore (mm)40.3
Stroke (mm)39
Valve GearSHA 14/12
Compression Ratio12
IgnitionElectronic
Coolingliquid-cooled
DriveChain
Cubic Capacity (cc)50
Bore (mm)40.3
Stroke (mm)39
Valve GearSHA 14/12
Compression Ratio12
IgnitionElectronic
Coolingliquid-cooled
DriveChain
Cubic Capacity (cc)50
Bore (mm)40.3
Stroke (mm)39
Valve GearSHA 14/12
Compression Ratio12
IgnitionElectronic
Coolingliquid-cooled
DriveChain

Street cred and fun both on and off the road
You'll soon grow out of it!