2009 Aprilia Scarabeo 200 Scooter

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Aprilia Scarabeo 200

2009 Aprilia Scarabeo 200 Scooter – #x0024;2500 (Neosho, MO)

Im selling my 2009 Aprilia Scarabeo 200. Bike is in A1 Mechanical order, service history and roadworthy. Few little scratches on exhaust and front bumper.

Also, the front lights are cracked, but they still work great (See pictures).

Unlike most ‘bigger engine scooters’ the Aprilia is fuel injected and liquid cooled. So, that means it comfortably rides at 70mph for freeway driving.

Bike retailed for $5000. Any inspection welcome. Call for more information or a test ride. Read detailed review below.


The Aprilia Scarabeo has a long history. If you traced the family tree back you would see that the first Scarabeo actually launched in 1993. All Scarabeo’s have carried the same family trait since. Big wheels, classic styling, the look is instantly recognisable. For the Scarabeo 200, this is the 2nd upgrade in as many years.

So is this one evolutionary or revolutionary? We find out.


The Sacarbeo’s engine is fuel injected, liquid cooled and runs a 4-valve head. Impressive power for just 171 cc’s, the Scarabeo’s output is up there, all 14 Kilowatts of it. Well above the class average and bordering on some of the better 250 cc outputs.

The dash, a multi-function type, you scroll through the various functions using the mode button on the right hand switch block. Trip, time, external temp, speed, fuel and water temp, it’s all here. Wheels are 16 inch front and rear, brakes are disc at both ends.

Linked brakes increase control, pull the left lever and you activate both the front and rear brake together.

Room under the seat is minimal and opens off the ignition key. A flat floor helps and a glove box will store smaller items. The rear rack is substantial and box ready.

A 12 volt charger lives under the seat, so does the fuel filler.

On The Road

On the road it would be hard for me to say a great deal has changed. For me the Scarabeo is very much the same animal. Saying that, ride quality has improved just because of a change in standard fitment rubber.

Performance has always been substantial and the Scarabeo has a heavy quality feel on the road.

The Scarabeo is still a very competent commuting machine, as Aprilia put it, a luxury commuter. Top speed is well above legal and the screen does a great job of deflecting air at speed. The Scarabeo is as comfortable cruising at 60 as it is belting it out at 100 km/h plus.

Corners, big wheels, need I say more. The Scarabeo eats them for breakfast.

From a commuting perspective the Scarabeo is reassuringly heavy on the road. Something that is immediately apparent when taking off for the first time. A real sense of quality is felt immediately and even though the Scarabeo is built in Asia, Aprilia have done a fantastic job of making the Scarabeo still feel European.


Aprilia Scarabeo 200
Aprilia Scarabeo 200

For me the Scarabeo represents years of experience in building scooters. With the latest round of changes the Scarabeo 200 has evolved into a fairly comprehensive package. The nice thing is that Aprilia actually made revisions to glaringly obvious issues that needed attention.

The Scarabeo is one of those machines that punches well above expectations. An efficient powerful engine that will answer the call of fast moving motorways. A solid and heavy road presence ensures confidence at speed. Big wheels no matter how you look at it, are better overall than small.

The Scarabeo package is a compelling one.

The only conscious decision you will need to make is price. At around $5500 Ride Away the Scarabeo sits just under the Asian 250 – 300 class in Australia. And for some, capacity is still king.

Saying that, Aprilia Australia are also fitting the Scarabeo with a free box to help out with storage duties.

The Scarabeo 200 from Aprilia. As Sherlock Holmes would say, Evolutionary, My Dear Watson.

Location: Neosho, MO

do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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posted: 2014-02-22 9:37am

updated: 2014-02-22 9:42am

Aprilia Scarabeo 200
Aprilia Scarabeo 200
Aprilia Scarabeo 200
Aprilia Scarabeo 200
Aprilia Scarabeo 200

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