If you are a first time rider looking for a bike from the Aprilia range, the SX50 could be just what you’re looking for. Like the 125, the SX 50 is especially technical. For example, it is a higher cylinder capacity bike and it has a twin cylinder motard engine. It’s fun, it’s easy to use and it provides comfort to riders.
When you’re riding this bike, it may take you a little while to get off the mark. When you get going though, you’ll find it a breeze to ride and it can really gather momentum, even around corners. The gear box is well spaced and although the suspension is non-adjustable, it copes OK with braking.
If you’re looking to buy a second hand version, make sure it’s been looked after well. You’ll find it on the market for around £2000, making it cheaper than the RS50 – although both will offer you the same performance.
As a first time bike it is quite basic, with equipment also being far from exciting. However, generally this bike may just be all you need and could prove a good bike for a nervous or first time rider. It is also particularly good for tall riders!
|Engine||Single cylinder, two stroke, liquid cooled|
|Average fuel consumption||–|
|Top speed||60 mph|
|Submitted by:||Patrick||Review Date: March 2017||Comfort|
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|Running Cost||Time taken to warm up.|
|Cons Comments||Time taken to warm up.|