Aprila Atlantic 500 Motor Scooter Guide

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The Atlantic 500 was introduced in the USA for 2001 shortly Aprilia’s 1999 scooter into the North American market. With its introduction, the 500 joined Honda’s Silverwing and Burgman 400 as the pioneers of North maxi scooter market. its Japanese competitors, the Atlantic 500 did not a long run here.

The Atlantic 500 was sold for 2001 — so the total number sold was low. Accordingly, the owner for this scooter is quite

The Atlantic 500 continued to be sold after its withdrawal from our The Atlantic 500 was redesigned for 2005 for the market as the Atlantic 500 Sprint and to be sold there.

Design and Amenities

The Altantic 500 is a big scooter and fully deserving of its as a maxi-scooter. It tips the scales at 425 lbs, and ends up being to 500 lbs once you add fluids and the free top This is a bit heavy, but the Atlantic 500 it well.

Storage wise, the 500 has enough space under the for two helmets (47 liters). There is a large glovebox with a outlet and a smaller compartment at the of the handlebars. All of these compartments are unlocked by the ignition switch is a nice touch.

Unless you Honda’s Helix. the Atlantic 500 was the first maxi-scooter to be sold in American with its 2001 The Honda Silverwing was second while Suzuki’s well Burgman 400 and 650 were both for 2004. The Atlantic 500 differentiated through the use of advanced technology, in Aprilia fashion.

The Atlantic 500 featured a neat and capable on board computer provides more information you ever realized you needed. computer will tell you consumption, chronometer, maintenance, charge level, average and max ambient temperature, engine and more. The Atlantic 500 also the competition with the use of a steering and 15” front wheel 14”) to make the Atlantic 500 a handling bike for its size.

The forks were also a diameter than normal and the rear shocks were adjustable gas shocks.


In of performance, the Atlantic 500 lags of its competition a bit by using a smaller more fuel efficient) 460cc engine. That’s displacement than the Burgman but quite a bit smaller than the found in the Silverwing and Burgman The 460cc motor used in the 500 makes 39hp which in a top speed close to 100mph.

It’s hard to argue you need more power that, although serious enthusiasts may disagree. This has also been used in X9 and it has lived on in recent years the Scarabeo 500 scooter. The good with this engine is it’s a proven reliable that achieves good

The Atlantic 500 is normally good for 50 mpg, while its larger typically achieve closer to This can be a big difference if you’re a lot of miles.


Overall, the Atlantic 500 is scooter for someone interested in an maxi-scooter. The asking price in 2004 was $6499 which is what you’d expect. in line with the offerings the Japanese manufacturers which is when you consider that is a smaller Italian make.

Atlantic 500’s are often for quite reasonable prices and are long lived scooters, so if you can one and you’re looking for something a bit then pull the trigger. The community is pretty small for scooter as it was only sold for years and the maxi scene was back then, but this is well supported by Aprilia and the has lived on to present day so parts are to come by.

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MotorscooterGuide Forums — the forums on this site to about this scoot.

500 Service Manual — All the for working on and repairing your 500

Aprilia Atlantic 400 Sprint
Aprilia Atlantic 400 Sprint

ApriliaForums — Good on the Atlantic 500 here.

Atlantic 500 Key

* Engine: 460cc, Liquid single cylinder, 4-valve, …

* Bore and …: 92 x 69 mm

* ratio: 10.5:1

* Power: 39 hp @ RPM, 43 Nm torque @ 5500 RPM

* Fuel system: Electronic injection

* Ignition: Electronic CDI with automatic timing

* Electric

* Alternator: 12 V 380 W

* Lubrication: Wet Forced circulation with pump

* Gearbox: Automatic

* Clutch: Automatic centrifugal dry

Aprilia Atlantic 400 Sprint
Aprilia Atlantic 400 Sprint
Aprilia Atlantic 400 Sprint
Aprilia Atlantic 400 Sprint

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