2008 Aprilia Scarabeo 200 Review — Motorcycle USA

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Aprilia Scarabeo 200

2008 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

Simple, practical and beautiful, the is one of Aprilia’s most successful lines.

The Aprilia Scarabeo 200 refined design, fifteen of refinement as a matter of fact.

with her relative obscurity in the USA, sales of the Aprilia have surpassed the three-quarter mark since it was introduced in 1993. The Scarabeo design is so I can think of no other model as many displacement options. In the Scarabeo has been available as a 2-…, 50cc 4-…, Ditech, 100cc, 125cc, 200cc, 250cc and a 500cc the course of the last couple of

Thankfully, in the United States, are just three to choose right now — 100cc, and 500cc.

The original and current Giuseppe Ricciuti ( also for the Aprilia’s Tuono, RS250 and the RSV shows that he can do more road-torching sportbikes by producing an style often imitated but accomplished in other big-wheeled The Scarabeo is about as straight-laced as a can be. Calm, polished, neat and if a scooter was interviewing for a white job, it would want to like a Scarabeo.

Some may even say the Scarabeo is a bit too Dare I say boring? Not at all, the torquey 181cc engine sure of that. Check out how the sounds and rides in the Aprilia 200 Video .

Acceleration may be a bit relaxed a standstill, but once you’ve the 20-mph mark you might you’re on a 2-…. I was a bit surprised by the 200’s performance, mostly no other scooter is equipped this particular engine. specially-designed single-cylinder, 4-… is with a four valve, overhead cam that manages to up 19 horsepower.

It’s enough to my 200-lb body from to 60 in an impressive 13 seconds.

The Scarabeo 200 has a piston caliper front linked to the rear hydraulic brake.

She’s quicker than a lot of scooters and has front and rear to bring her to a satisfactory stop. has employed a front-to-rear linked braking system to distribute the force between both with a triple-piston caliper on the and a dual-piston caliper on the rear.

The sits on 16-inch wheels scooter wheels don’t get any giving her a ride more to a motorcycle than a traditional The big wheels offer a smooth and forgiving ride, even at her top of around 71 or 72 mph. I’m she could run short distances on the but I opted to keep off of California’s 405 this scooter after a local of mine deemed it “too for scooters.

I couldn’t argue that since I had already life and limb on the 405 twice (Vespa GTV 250 Aprilia SportCity The Scarabeo 200 did perform rather on the roads near Trump Golf Club. As a matter of she seems quite at home

The Scarabeo doesn’t leave for much storage. There’s under the seat for a half but that’s about it.

One unfortunate of having larger diameter is the reduction of underseat storage. The leaves room for a half but not much more. A good top is the best remedy and it would mount on the Scarabeo’s aluminum rack.

There are plenty and sizes to choose from. The other built-in storage is the shallow bin in the leg shields that room for your papers and your cell phone, but not else.

As long as we’re on the of drawbacks, I will go ahead and on the other little things I annoying. First, I had a problem the key. It’s hard to but the Scarabeo has a strange shaped key photos).

Aprilia Scarabeo 200
Aprilia Scarabeo 200

It looks great when the key is in the but having that odd key in your is a bit like having a hedgehog in pants. If you like your tight then you might be to alter the shape with choice of hacksaw or power

Another thing I wasn’t of was the analog speedometer. The gauges lovely over all, but no new in America should have a km/h readout. The MPH reading was but it didn’t stand out and was more to read. It could be an easy fix if you a good graphic designer could make a replacement layout for you.

If you’re to go through all that trouble, you as well customize it too, eh?

One of my is this funky key. It great in the ignition, but doesn’t so great in your pocket.

Last on my nitpicking list is the It feels alright, maybe a bit padded to keep the seat down to 31.9 inches pretty tall), but some owner’s reports show the seat’s life expectancy is short. One owner said his lasted less than a

I’m not sure if this has been resolved in more production runs, but you might to keep her out of the weather just to be

If you can get over those nitpicky and you don’t mind that a bit heavier than you might (339 lbs) you’ll a lot to love in a Scarabeo. Classic nice fit and finish, tasteful embellishments, a pleasantly laid out with built-in blinkers and and a comfortable MSRP of $3,399 more in 2009). If you still some peace of mind, Aprilia a two-year factory warranty to you out with that.

The clean-burning 200 averages 70 miles per gallon, so her 2.1-gallon tank you’ll get 150 miles per fill up unless you to work and back uphill ways, like grandpa to do. With the proper stowage the Scarabeo makes a fine scooter.

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Aprilia Scarabeo 200
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