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– 2011 Aprilia Sportcity 50
2011 Aprilia Sportcity 50
Our increasingly congested world is crying out for vehicles capable of beating urban traffic with speed, style and elegance. Almost by definition, the scooter is the ideal urban vehicle. And over the years the scooter has evolved to cater for changing needs. The latest design trends emphasise practicality, safety, agility and economy, with a flair for fashion and style.
Now, thanks to the Sportcity 50 or Sportcity 125, you can save money without having to scrimp on comfort and technology. In fact, you still benefit from a superb design based on quality and practicality. Aprilia’s Sportcity range re-interprets the concept of the high wheel scooter. The Sportcity stands out for its unique style and its ability to offer safety, fun and economy.
Aprilia’s recipe has obviously gone down well with the public, given the excellent sales figures achieved. Now the Sportcity family is bigger than ever thanks to the introduction of the Sportcity 50 and Sportcity 125.
The Aprilia Sportcitys conserve all the features that made their “big sister” so popular but offer an even better quality to price ratio. Original and unmistakable, they are truly modern scooters and worthy additions to the Sportcity family. With the same elegant design and sporty personality that made the range so popular, the Sportcity 50 and 125 stand for rational and practical character. Each one is Aprilia’s offer to riders in search of a scooter that is not only fashionable but easy to ride too.
The Aprilia Sportcity 50 and 125 are safe, agile, and able to beat city traffic in comfort and style – and with negligible running costs. This kings of the metropolitan jungle are designed precisely as everyday, urban commuters and just love to nip through city traffic. Both use advanced technology to reduce costs (purchase cost and running costs) and to deliver exciting performance. Even the standard equipment is impressive
2011 Aprilia Sportcity 50 Features
DESIGN: A TRUE SPORTCITY
With their decisive, simple yet distinctive lines, one glance is enough to see that either is a true Sportcity. The compact yet protective front shield, generous seat, passenger grab handles and flat platform all compress maximum spaciousness into minimum space. The essential designs do not stop either from offering one of the best under-seat storage compartments in their class, with enough room for a full face helmet.
Thanks to an exceptionally rational design and clever use of space, the Sportcity 50 and 125 give you all the benefits of a prestige large wheel scooter at an unrivalled price. The Sportcity 50’s and Sportcity 125’s quality to price ratio are simply the best on the urban scooter market.
Compact size, comfort and practicality have always been winning features of the Sportcity range.
Now, they are taken to the logical next step. Superbly agile, the Sportcity 50 and 125 are the perfect antidotes to traffic despite their spaciousness and comfort. Generous, anatomically shaped seats offer plenty of room for rider and passenger. Flat platform also provides ample space for bulky objects.
The passenger grab handle is ergonomically shaped. And the complete but rational instruments deliver all the information you could possibly need, in a clear and intuitive manner.
Designed for maximum rationality, the Sportcity 50’s and Sportcity 125’s frame is a classical open cradle frame in high strength steel tube. Thanks to careful engineering, this frame delivers excellent rigidity and gives a confidence-inspiring ride and an excellent level of active safety.
With 32 mm stanchions and a wheel travel of 85 mm, the hydraulic fork effectively smoothes out even the roughest road surfaces.
As with all scooters of the type, the engine-transmission assembly acts as swingarm and is damped by an adjustable shock absorber. A particularly generous wheel travel of 84 mm (one of the best for this category of scooter) achieves a smooth ride even on uneven and damaged road surfaces.
To keep both as compact as possible, 14 inch wheels have been combined with generous tubeless tyres (120/70 at the front and rear). Combined with the excellent frame, this suspension and wheel system gives either excellent stability and a truly intuitive ride that anybody can enjoy. A powerful 220 mm front disc with a two-piston floating caliper, plus a dependable 140 mm rear drum mean instant stopping.
Modern and ecological four stroke engines make Sportcity 50 and Sportcity 125 nippy in traffic as well as safe and comfortable. Thanks to advanced design and ultra-efficient combustion, these engines are sporty, clean running, and impressively economical to run. Simple design means robustness and reliability too. Both engines feature forced air cooling and a carburettor fuel system. Both models are equipped with a catalytic converter and conform to Euro 3 standards.
Almost 11 HP plus generous torque enable the Sportcity 125 to cruise effortlessly on fast main roads without exceeding the power limit permitted to holders of a B class licence (Italian legislation). Thanks to light weight, the 125 cc engine offers miserly fuel consumption as well as giving a top speed of 90 kph and the ability to tackle all traffic conditions.
The Sportcity One 50 offers an extremely economical solution for city center mobility, running for over 25 miles on one litre of fuel. Light weight and a sporty engine mean zippy acceleration at the traffic lights and take the Sportcity 50 to its permitted top speed in next to no time. Here is the perfect 50 for anybody wanting a touch of class as well as full membership of the Sportcity family
2011 Aprilia Sportcity 50 – Specifications
American MSRP: SPORTCITY 50 $ 2099 – SPORTCITY 125 $ 2899 USD
Canadian MSRP: SPORTCITY 50 CAD$ 2595 – SPORTCITY 125 CAD$ 3695
Engine: Single cylinder 4 stroke. Forced air cooling. 2 valve head with overhead camshaft.
Fuel: Unleaded petrol
Bore x Stroke: 39 x 41.8 (57 x 48.6) mm
Ignition: Electronic inductive discharge ignition with variable advance
Lubrification: Wet sump. Forced circulation with mechanical pump
Gear box: Automatic variator
Clutch: Automatic centrifugal dry clutch
Primary drive: V belt
Final drive: Gearbox
Frame: Single cradle frame in high strength steel tube
Front suspension: Hydraulic telescopic fork with 32 mm stanchions. Wheel travel 85 mm
Rear suspension: Engine unit acting as swingarm. Single hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable spring preload. Wheel travel 84 mm
Brakes: Front: 220 mm stainless steel disc with twin piston floating caliper. Rear: 140 mm drum
Wheels: Light alloy. Front: 3.00 x 14”. Rear: 3 x 14″.
Tyres: Tubeless. Front: 120 / 70 x 14”. Rear: 120 / 70 x 14”.
Dimensions: Overall length: 1950 mm Overall width: 740 mm Wheelbase: 1358 mm Seat height: 775 mm
Fuel tank capacity: Capacity 7.5 litres (including 1.5 litre reserve)
2011 Aprilia Sportcity 50 – Europe Specifications
United Kingdom MSRP: £See Dealer for pricing