The Aprilia Sportcity One 50 was a Horizontal 2-stroke single-cylinder scooter produced by Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia in 2009. Although, Aprilia isn’t known for breaking down, but like every vehicle, they do have their shortcomings. Making sure you have an Aprilia Sportcity service manual on hand, can help these shortcomings be less of a hassle.
It came with a 120 / 70 x 14 rear tire and a 120 / 70 x 14 front tire. Braking was achieved via a 220 mm disc with a two-piston floating caliper in the front and a 140 mm drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Hydraulic telescopic fork with 32 mm stanchions. The rear wheel was equipped with a single hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable spring preload. The Sportcity One 50 was outfitted with a 2.00 L fuel tank. The wheelbase was 53.31 inches long.
The 2008 Aprilia Sportcity One 50 was an urban ride-oriented scooter which maintained the agile character of a racing one but with improved and updated design cues for an urban environment. Agile, easy to operate, economical, and swift, the Sportcity One 50 was fun to ride, especially as it came with an automatic transmission.
Aprilia unveiled its Sportcity 250, powered by a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, four-valve, SOHC, 244 cc Single that produced 16.7 hp, and 12.5 foot-pounds of torque. That was enough to propel the 347 lb machine to go 0 to 60 mph in 14.3 seconds with a top speed of 78 mph, all while returning 75 mpg.
The acceleration was not up to 250-class motorcycle levels, was fast enough to hold its own in city traffic. Moreover, the triple-disc brakes–twin-piston calipers acting on 260mm discs upfront and a 220 mm rotor at the rear–were commonplace on motorcycles but rare on scooters. A moderate pull on the left-hand lever was sufficient to make the 120/70-15 Maxxis front tire sing.
The Sportcity is a fantastic scooter for in-town driving. It’s great for students and the elderly and everyone else in-between. So, go make sure you have an Aprilia Sportcity workshop manual today.