Italy 1968 -
In the 1960s and 70s Aprilia produced good 123cc Sachs and Hiro-engined two-strokes for trials and moto-cross as well as numerous 49cc machines. Some versions have 6-speed engines of Minarelli manufacture, and there are also models with Franco-Morini engines. Aprilia machines are also known under the Scarabeo trade mark.
Sources: Tragatsch, et al
Scarabeo Franco-Morini 49cc motor
Daniela 49cc 12mm dellorto, centrifugal clutch, moped, 60km per litre, 41kg
Amico - similar to the Daniela, but with 4 speed box - designated "turbo" by the factory.
Colibri- very sporty little machine, 5 speed Franco Morini engine, 19mm Dellorto
Partner - 3 speed, mag wheels, 49cc Morini. Later models had 49cc Minarelli engines.
Single cylinder, chrome-plated alloy barrel, wet clutch. Drum brakes front and rear 118mm dia.
4 speed, wet clutch two-stroke.
Fourspeed Morini engine
Pre-mix two-stroke, chrome moly frame, 32mm forks with 175mm travel.
air-cooled 6 speed pre-mix 2-stroke, Dell'Orto carburettor. Marzocchi 30 mm forks with 145 mm travel. Marzocchi adjustable rear shock absorbers with 5 positions.
Centrifugal clutch, drum brakes front & rear
6 speed gearbox, wet clutch.
gear lever on left
6 speed gearbox, wet clutch, 32mm forks with 140mm travel, APS rear monoshock, disc front and drum rear brakes.
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