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    Question Have Aprilia given up on scooters?

    Is Aprilia still manufacturing scooters (50cc scooters in particular), or have they given up on them?

    According to both the Australian and the global (Aprilia) sites, only the SR Motard 50 is available.

    I plan to buy a (new-new) Aprilia scooter in the next 4-6 months and whilst I can find my preferred model (the SR50), it is quite a number of years old; said scooter is a 2017 model and as best I can tell, it is probably the last new SR50 in the country...

    The last thing I want to do is buy a scooter, only to find that a new model has been released five minutes later!

    Over the last three months, I have sent Aprilia multiple e-mails via their website, but am yet to receive a reply... Further to this, I have tried searching online for discussion regarding Aprilia's future scooter plans, but cannot seem to find anything, so any clarification you guys can provide would be great.

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    https://www.aprilia.com/en_EN/models/scooters/

    says there is sr50 and the motard, looking at the two I see the sr50 has better forks. Liquid cooling would be nice??? The Derbi scoots are really good too, like the predator. The yamahas are good also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sublunacy View Post
    https://www.aprilia.com/en_EN/models/scooters/

    says there is sr50 and the motard, looking at the two I see the sr50 has better forks. Liquid cooling would be nice???
    Where's that link from though/how did you find that link?

    If I go to the "main" Aprilia page (i.e. http://aprilia.com ) and click the "scooters" link below, it only shows the Motard:
    https://www.aprilia.com/us_EN/scooters/

    The same is true for the Australian website (i.e. http://aprilia.com.au )(which redirects to the "main" website these days):
    https://www.aprilia.com/au_EN/models/scooters/

    However, this only seems to be true if I access the "scooters" page via the respective site manually (i.e. go to the homepage and click the "scooters" link)... If I enter a direct link to certain pages (such as yours) or use some creative searching online, I can find "scooters" pages with all of the Aprilia models, that would normally be "hidden" from the homepage; combined with the lack of new models on various (third-party) vehicle sales sites here in Australia, this suggests that these would be older/outdated pages which have been hidden from the homepage, but not deleted.

    I'd love to be proven wrong of course, but thus far I have not been able to find anything confirming this to be the case, just my own theory...


    Quote Originally Posted by sublunacy View Post
    The Derbi scoots are really good too, like the predator. The yamahas are good also.
    Derbi scooters?

    I can see that they're a part of the same group (Piaggio), but their website only seems to list trail/dirt bikes... Even their download (model range) brochure makes no mention of scooters under this brand.


    Quote Originally Posted by sublunacy View Post
    The yamahas are good also.
    Yamaha seems to only make "full" (i.e. more than 50cc) scooters available here in Australia, with most of them having a 155cc engine or bigger... It's something to consider of course, but I'd ideally like to start with a 50cc, just until I get the hang of things (car/truck driver here, wouldn't even know how to start a scooter or motorcycle just yet).

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