2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2011 Aprilia Scarabeo Comparison

Watch MotoUSA put classic euro scoot its paces in our 2011 Aprilia — Scooter Shootout .

The Aprilia Scarabeo easily out as the most visibly different of the field. With a very ‘Euro’ look to it featuring an Vespa-style seating position and styling, all our test riders excited to swing a leg over the Could it combine the cool of a Vespa with the versatility of a big-bore scooter? Could it a true commuter, one which can freeways as much as around

About the best answer we can is, maybe.

Why only maybe? before our first day of testing had finished, the Aprilia was broken and stranded on the side of the road. roughly 100 miles of testing and two photoshoots under its belt, the simply stopped running.

At it felt like the battery had but after an hour of not being to jump life back to it we realized something more had transpired. What exactly? We had no and are still awaiting word Aprilia U.S.A. for the reason. As the Italian manufacturer was unable to in any further testing.

In fact, last we checked were still ‘waiting on and had yet to attempt to repair it.

The true of the Scarabeo were hidden us after breaking down the end of our first test day.

so, we did spend roughly a solid day split four ways) the little Italian red scooter when compared to its maxi that is). And while the broke down before we able to gather any comparison like mpg, horsepower, or acceleration and braking data, all of the main test riders enough time in the saddle to, at a minimum, get a general feeling of the traditional-looking Aprilia scooter is all

To say opinions varied would be a understatement. Because of this, of simply taking the controversial Scarabeo 500ie out of the test we thought it would be better to let the riders’ opinions do the talking and let judge it on that merit.

Jen “The Scarabeo certainly on the charms of riding a traditional all the way to its finicky breakdown at the end. The had that “scooter” feel to it peppy vibration, classic harmonics, and a vintage look and I was, however, a little put off by its seat, especially when to shift my weight through

It did offer an acceptable amount of (for its intended application) on the and scooted through many with ease, although cable pull was on the stiff and this didn’t help it The Aprilia was also one of the smaller in the line-up and was very easy for of my small stature to manipulate in quarters. And though it may have lacking in top speed compared to its I thought it managed to get by on the freeway okay. Though it definitely more at home on city or beach side cul de sacs.”

Joey Agustin: “The was the cute little ‘Euro-style’ It had a different riding position the others. One thing that me about it was that it seemed to some throttle lag. It take a second to respond.

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I wasn’t too keen on the brakes. I a handful of the front brake one hand while my other was wielding a camera shooting and not happened. I ended up over-shooting a line, which was quite the machine just does not good brakes at all. If you are for a scooter to simply shuffle town on and you like its European this might be it, though

Some of the issues our testers had the Aprilia were its molded throttle lag, brakes and of top speed.

ours broke in just one day I have a hard even recommending it for that. But I can for tell you that if you are looking to it any kind of distance on your whatsoever, this is definitely NOT the for you. It’s very and provides very little protection, so just keep

Justin Dawes: “Although scoot has a 500cc engine, it was out of place in this shootout. The is a more traditional scooter upright seating and a more layout. Larger wheels ate up the storage under the seat, offering about half the of the other three scooters.

If the felt old, the Aprilia ancient. Turning the throttle way too much effort and made the scooter in the test feel slower. In the corners it felt all the weight was on the front end, and it cope. The fork flexed so that the Aprilla wobbled the curves. And the brakes?

Forget about it! I’ve dump trucks stop Not to mention it gave up the ghost the test was over and finished the in the back of the MotoUSA van. A disappointing machine.”

Steve (Author): “Unfortunately (or maybe depending how you look at it), of all the I spent the least amount of in the Aprilia’s saddle, as it ‘bought the just as I was set to hop aboard for my second on the Italian buzz-…. Because of my time on the Scarabeo was made up of neighborhoods, small side and the occasional backroad, little than one would encounter on a to the grocery store.

Even so, it was to see that for one to be enticed into $6299 of their hard-earned on the Scarabeo, they had really be in love with its looks, as it leaves a lot to be desired. Some of the positives include good parking lot maneuverability, and bright that makes it easier for vehicles to see. But with a list of negatives and it only for a single day before floating off to heaven, there’s no question (breakdown or not) the Aprilia 500is finished right it belonged.

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