Aprilia RS50 Review from Republic of Ireland

1999 Aprilia RS50

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 3 / 10
Handling marks 2 / 10
Braking marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance3200 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki GPZ500S


Stay well clear


The key snapped in the ignition and I had to replace it.

The bike used to splutter when driving, which caused a lot of smoke to come from the exhaust.

The front brake just went (don't know why).

Front headlight went.

It sounded like a hedge trimmer.

General Comments:

For a 50cc it's not bad when it gets going.

It did about 60mph flat out.

The gears were OK.

Although it has too many bad points.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st January, 2005

23rd Sep 2005, 19:29

An amazing review to be honest...

All the things that were listed have happened to me as well, which says a lot for the bike.

Some real advice though, save your money and get something else.

The Suzuki GN125 is what I have now and it's amazing..

The RS 50 is A BAD BAD BIKE.

Average review marks: 3.0 / 10, based on 1 review