Aprilia RC50

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Aprilia RC50
Manufacturer
Aprilia
Production 1980
Engine
Single cylinder, 2 stroke, Minarelli
Compression ratio 13.5:1
Top Speed 40 km/h / 24.9 mph
Ignition Electronic, Dansi
Transmission 6 Speed
Frame Single cradle split in closed tubes
Suspension Front: Down fork, Ø32 mm
Rear: Swingarm with two shocks, Marzocci, adjustable
Brakes Front: Gimeca drum, Ø125 mm
Rear: Gimeca drum, Ø125 mm
Wheelbase 1320 mm / 52.0 in
Seat Height 880 mm / 34.6
Weight 75 kg / 165 lbs (dry),
Fuel Capacity 7.5 L / 2.0 US gal
Manuals Service Manual


It could reach a top speed of 40 km/h / 24.9 mph.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Single cylinder, 2 stroke, Minarelli. The engine featured a 13.5:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Multi disc in oil bath.

Chassis[edit]

Stopping was achieved via Gimeca drum, Ø125 mm in the front and a Gimeca drum, Ø125 mm in the rear. The front suspension was a Down fork, Ø32 mm while the rear was equipped with a Swingarm with two shocks, Marzocci, adjustable. The RC50 was fitted with a 7.5 L / 2.0 US gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 75 kg / 165 lbs. The wheelbase was 1320 mm / 52.0 in long.

Photos[edit]

Aprilia RC50

Overview[edit]

Aprilia RC50 Special







Make Model Aprilia RC50 Special
Year 1980
Engine Type Single cylinder, 2 stroke, Minarelli
Displacement 49.5 cc / 3.0 cu in
Bore X Stroke 38.8 x 42 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression 13.5:1
Exhaust Single, under seat
Induction Dell'Orto SHA 14-12 carburetor
Ignition Electronic, Dansi
Starting Kick
Clutch Multi disc in oil bath
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Single cradle split in closed tubes
Front Suspension Down fork, Ø32 mm
Rear Suspension Swingarm with two shocks, Marzocci, adjustable
Front Brakes Gimeca drum, Ø125 mm
Rear Brakes Gimeca drum, Ø125 mm
Wheels Steel, spoked
Front Rim 2.50 - 21
Rear Rim 3.50 - 18
Dimensions Length: 1990 mm / 78.3 in Width: 850 mm / 33.5 in Height: 1130 mm / 44.5 in
Wheelbase 1320 mm / 52.0 in
Ground Clearance 340 mm / 13.4 in
Seat Height 880 mm / 34.6
Footpeg Height 390 mm / 15.4 in
Dry Weight 75 kg / 165 lbs
Fuel Capacity 7.5 L / 2.0 US gal
Reserve 1.0 L / 0.3 US gal
Top Speed 40 km/h / 24.9 mph


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