Automobile maker Daimler announced a partnership agreement with Vectrix to produce an electric scooter under the company’s Smart brand. As previously reported, the Smart eScooter is scheduled to enter production for 2014. The Smart eScooter was first unveiled in prototype form at the 2010 Paris Motor Show alongside a electric bicycle (the Smart eBike) and […]
2014 Aprilia SR Motard 50 Available Now at US Dealerships
Aprilia USA announces the arrival of the SR Motard 50 scooter at dealerships across the country. New for the U.S. market, the 2014 Aprilia SR Motard 50 offers supermotard styling in a 50cc scooter package.
The Aprilia SR Motard 50 is distinct for its off-road-inspired beak and large 14-inch wheels compared to the 10-inch wheels typically found on competitors’ 50cc scooters and even the 13-inch wheels on the Aprilia SR 50.
New for 2014 is the SR Motard’s four-stroke engine compared to the two-stroke powerplant used in the SR 50. According to Aprilia, the four-stroke Single produces 4.6 hp at 9500 rpm and 2.8 ft-lb. at 8000 rpm. Aprilia also claims fuel economy of 144 mpg, which should translate to a range of about 273 miles on a full 1.9-gallon fuel tank.
Braking prowess is provided by a 220mm front disc with two-piston caliper and a 140mm rear drum brake. The front suspension system is a telescopic fork with a 76mm stroke while a preload-adjustable rear shock offers 86mm of travel.
Other features include a continuously-variable transmission, two-tone seat, a bag hook in the leg shield and an underseat storage compartment that can hold a single flip-up helmet.
The 2014 Aprilia SR Motard 50 is available at dealerships now with a price of $1999.
[Source: Aprilia USA]