Aprilia SR 50 R


The experts from Auto Trader Bikes have ridden hundreds of miles, testing every new bike on sale in the UK to pick these category winners and name the Best Bike of 2014.

The junior Aprilia may not be the most popular scooter on sale, but that’s more a factor of its limited availability rather than any lack of talent. Track one down and you’ll discover a light and nimble scooter that’s aggressively styled and full of verve, making it an absolute giggle to ride. Having under-seat storage and excellent fuel economy is just the icing on the cake.

“A warning to all 16 year olds: this junior Aprilia will get you hooked on two wheels for life”

Jon Quirk

Runner-up: Peugeot Speedfight 50

The Speedfight also offers aggressive styling, a nippy engine and decent brakes, but it can’t match the acceleration of the Aprilia.

Runner-up: Vespa Primavera 50

The baby Vespa justifies the premium pricetag with an unrivalled level of style and effortless grace, if not the effortless pace.

Category winners

Meet our panel of expert judges

Jon Quirk
Editor-in-Chief of Auto Trader and committed to helping every rider find their dream bike.
Rob Morphet
Launched Auto Trader Bikes in 1996 and has been responsible for its continued success ever since.
David Burton
Prolific designer and founding editor of Esses, an independent motorcycle magazine.

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