Milage: 20,000 - 30,000 Miles
Likes: Head turning retro design
Low availability of parts

Review: After reading the article here I realized I have one of the original Mojito 50 Customs. I purchased it reluctantly in early 2005 brand new, and here we are 8 years after production my scooter is still running.

First let me say that this bike is not for the occasional rider as it costs as much as a decent used car, but when bought as a main means of daily transportation, it's ideal and price doesn't matter. That being said, let me get to the pro's and con's of the 2004 Mojito 50 custom:

50cc engine - it's classified as a scooter in the U.S. so no need for a license. (check your states laws for any restrictions)

80-100mpg out of a 2 gallon tank making fill ups cheaper and less frequent. (mine is 8 years old so I'm not getting that high mpg these days but still in the 50-80mpg range)

The retro look is always a head turner as you scoot down the road, and the lower to the ground wide body and big seat make the Mojito 50 an extremely comfortable bike for longer rides.

Some of the original stock parts break easily, nothing safety related thankfully but it is an annoyance...

The stock speedometer/odometer cable is way to short resulting in breakage the first time you cut into a left turn to hard, it can be replaced with another, however Aprilia will send the exact same short cable as a replacement. I've opted to leave mine off since I already had 7000 miles on it by the time my second cable broke.

Other minor things tend to be poorly thought out or crafted however I don't feel they would have deterred me from buying it.

In 8 years I have had the engine rebuilt once but that admittedly was due to my own riding practices. Other than that it has been a strong steady means of transportation for me and others that I have taxied around on the back of the bike.

If you run across one still running and in good condition I would certainly recommend buying it if the price is within your budget.

Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Suburb Retro Stying, Size, Smooth ride, Low seat to ground ratio, Comfy wide seat for touring longer rides. Very Peppy and can be Kitted.
Dislikes: None so far really. I also own a 2001 Vespa ET2 and compare it to that as a good standard for comps.

Review: I purchased the Aprillia Mojito Custom 50 so my husband would have his own scooter to ride with me. I already owned the 2001 Vespa ET2 50 and 2-Up on it was not a long term option. After looking around at options for him the Mojito Custom fit all the needs. The size and fit for him was excellent, he is 6'3" so the width and extra room for his size 14 shoe size was a great plus for a comfy ride at distance. We are really loving the way this bike handles too. Nice and smooth.

The bike is holding up very well, with next to no repairs needed as long as you have regular maintenance on it. I use only premium gas in it and add an additive to the gas for cleaning and smoother gas flow. I do this to my Vespa as well and both bikes have very few service calls needed. This bike is also a prime for upgrading to a higher cc too. Kitting, if done at a quality shop can enhance its speed while not showing any signs of extra wear to the engine or body. After he has rode it for say six months I will update this review in detail. For now this serves as a general review and we both are most pleased with this bike on all levels.”

Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Cool styling, great colors, comfortable and very zippy. A great bike to run the back roads with a friend on the back
Dislikes: No dislikes

Review: I love my Mojito. I purposely chose it over Vespa because the cost of Vespa was for the brand name and the Aprillia was every bit a good for less. We live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and love to run the back roads in wilderness areas. It goes great on dirt as well as pavement. We put a windscreen on it (small) and a luggage rack, which really added the chrome look and gave us a place to bring along stuff/food for outdoor concerts. Very classy and very comfortable. People can't take their eyes off the bike when we go by with our dog. Love it.”

Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Love it - styling- baby blue color, comfort and mileage
Dislikes: None

Review: I got frightened riding my Suzuki 650 and got rid of my bike but didn't want to give up motorcycling. I bought the Aprilia just to ride to work and around town to keep my skills up. Seven years later it's still fun and "Bella" and I still go riding together even though I upgraded to a BMW 650 for serious motorcycling. She's a classic and a head-turner and it puts a smile on my face every time I ride.”

Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles

Review: Quality built, styling compared to a fine piece of art, even the Harley people give me the low five waive. Dependable and comfortable ride. No dislikes. Would like to buy a new one.”


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