november 05, 2018 - Aprilia

Aprilia SX 50 & RX 50


Heirs of the prestigious Aprilia off-road heritage which culminated with 7 world titles won in the Supermoto World Championship, SX and RX pack all of the benefits of larger displacement vehicles into the 50 cc engine capacity: 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.
The three models of Aprilia's small off-road bikes, SX, SX Factory and RX Factory, target youngsters who demand the technological content of the Aprilia tradition and a modern look:: reliable, thrilling to ride, with an energetic character that fully expresses itself on city roads and suburban routes, now even “easier”: SX 50 can be purchased in the low saddle version (815 mm), extremely accessible with performance that is just as good. In fact, don't be fooled by the engine capacity: SX and RX are real bikes, entirely at ease on the home-school commute and on the most competitive track. A motard and a sporty enduro, equipped with latest generation Euro 4 approved engines and with chassis architecture solutions that have nothing to envy of larger engine capacity bikes.

Aprilia SX 50

The lines are bold and dynamic, the expression of a contemporary style and faithful to the sporty DNA of the manufacturer from Noale: 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 saddle, slim, compact, positioned just 860 mm off the ground in the standard version, easily accommodates rider and passenger in an ergonomic position, guaranteeing plenty of freedom of movement both in sport riding and in everyday use. From 2019, a version will be available with a low saddle, just 815 mm off the ground, that caters to the constantly growing female target in the segment.
The locking fuel tank cap is perfectly built into the tank itself 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 refined frame and suspension, a star feature of every vehicle made in Noale, is the result of years of experimentation in high quality frame production and the frame of the Aprilia SX 50 is no exception. 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 catalytic converters 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.

Aprilia SX 50 is available in dealerships in the new Green Energy colour scheme and in the already well-known Red Acceleration variation.

Aprilia SX 50 Factory

Aprilia RX 50 Factory

Components and performance worthy of Aprilia's many years of racing experience, an look that is attractive and clearly inspired by the racing world, frame and suspension worthy of the prestige that the manufacturer from Noale boasts, Aprilia SX 50 Factory and RX 50 Factory are a winning combination dedicated to young people who aspire to making an uncompromising début in the world of two-wheelers.
The handlebar in double section black anodised aluminium is a technical and aesthetic hallmark of the factory versions; equipped with handguards that ensures agility and handling on all road surfaces and that delimit the new digital instrument panel. The front is completed by the powerful telescopic upside-down front fork 41 mm in diameter, with a travel of 240 mm; at the rear, the aluminium swingarm is connected to the frame and hydraulic shock absorber via the “progressive link system”. The rear wheel has a travel of 200 mm.
Another distinctive mark is the powerful braking system, equipped with floating front brake calliper with two pistons.
Aprilia RX Factory adopts 21" spoked wheels at the front and 18" at the rear, as on racing bikes. Aprilia SX Factory offers no less, with two 17" light alloy rims and a large tyres capable of withstanding city riding and more sporty handling.

Aprilia SX 50 Factory and Aprilia RX 50 Factory are available in the Red Stuntman graphic.

>> Technical Specifications in the press release to download

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