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Tell me about the Aprilia SR50

I like the looks of this scooter, and the specs are pretty impressive. Anyone have any real world experience with them? I'm leery of Aprilias with regard to parts availability after having worked for a former Aprilia dealer (who dropped the brand because it was the biggest nightmare getting parts and warranty work covered)

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check the aprilia forums.

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im thinking about picking one up myself..
I think scooter parts were easier to get than the motorcycle parts
plus the whole piaggio thing.. arent many of the models aligning? (i know the SR is different.. but looks like most of the aprilia line is blurring in with vespa and piaggio branded scooters
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Parts are a pita to get but its pretty fun just a tad slow though but you can get a carb kit, exhaust, big bore kit to pep it up.

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used to have one in Italy! with just a Leo Vince ZX exhaust, it was able to hit 55 mph (after a while). my friend did bigger carb, and bored it to 70cc and it was pretty damn quick and topped out at about 70-75 mph
its good for the city driving, not really for long commutes IMO.

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You can fit a 12 pack under the seat!
bottles or cans?

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bottles or cans?

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Ive been reading a lot over here...

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/f...splay.php?f=37

From what I have gathered the new 08/09 models should have the Piaggio engine that is available in Europe. The parts availability wasnt as good for the Morini engine that was only sold in the US and Canada.

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I'll look more lately.. but in short.. How does the Piaggio compare to the Morini?

I have been thinking about grabbing one of these up..
Is it worth the wait?
New or used (leaning towards new in any case)
Is there a marked performance/reliability difference

heh how about gas mileage? (just kidding)
and they only sell the FI ones in the US.. right? or so i thought at least

Rob.. Last I talked to MCC about it (and it was a few years back) they said they were dropping the bikes but keeping the scooters? is that no longer the case? Not sure if that's how it went.. didn't really keep up, and the only time I see those guys seems to be at autobahn..
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I'll look more lately.. but in short.. How does the Piaggio compare to the Morini?

I have been thinking about grabbing one of these up..
Is it worth the wait?
New or used (leaning towards new in any case)
Is there a marked performance/reliability difference

heh how about gas mileage? (just kidding)
and they only sell the FI ones in the US.. right? or so i thought at least

Rob.. Last I talked to MCC about it (and it was a few years back) they said they were dropping the bikes but keeping the scooters? is that no longer the case? Not sure if that's how it went.. didn't really keep up, and the only time I see those guys seems to be at autobahn..
For awhile, it was the other way around. They wanted to keep the bikes but drop the scooters. Gas was a buck back then, and scooter customers were by and large a tremendous pain in the ass. It was a special breed that bought them back when it wasn't economically viable to do so.
Aprilia required dealers to carry both. The supply chain issues were the big problem, but the scooter thing just made the brand even more of a PITA.

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