The SR 50 MT's full-size chassis and 14-inch wheels ensure that it never feels underpowered. Riding a 50 is a blast. Lightweight, zippy performance (as a two-stroke), and quick cornering speeds provide a lot of inexpensive thrills. Aprilia's illustrious racing history has always had an impact on the model lineup.
It's evident in scooters like the Le Minz-winning SR 50 R, and it's evident again in the new SR MT: race graphics, large Aprilia logos, and colorful seat panels, Aprilia knows how to make a scooter look beautiful, and the SR MT does.
The SR MT is a large-bodied 50cc motorcycle with the same chassis and running gear as the 125cc model. The seating position is identical, and the SR MT seems solid and purposeful for a 50cc scooter.
The front and rear wheels are 14 inches in diameter, which is a large size for the capacity. Adjustable monoshocks provide rear suspension. The front forks are the same size as the 125 and have a travel of 86 mm. All of this sharing of parts benefits the SR MT 50.
The SR MT has a flat bottom and a big underseat storage compartment that can hold most full face helmets - or most helmets of a respectable size. The SR MT also includes an useful bag hook, allowing you to make use of the area between the legshield and the seat.
The SR MT is powered by a Piaggio HY-PER2 engine that is air cooled. A dependable unit found in the majority of Piaggio 50 cc motorcycles. Remove the two hands that come firmly planted around the throat to get it to work at its finest. The SR MT will only reach a top speed of 50 km/h in its standard "out of the crate" restricted version.
You may open up a whole new realm of performance by cutting the exhaust and removing the variator restriction. The SR MT will easily reach 70 km/h in its unfettered condition. Still not spectacular, but adequate for the majority of suburban uses.