Aprilia Atlantic 500 – Owner Reviews Motor Scooter Guide

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Milage: 1000 – 5000 Miles

Likes: This is a very comfortable touring scooter

Dislikes: If I had any complaints it’s that the windshield is small, but I replaced it with a Givi screen.

Review: “This scooter is comfortable and easy to control. Aprilia makes smaller scooters for the USA, but the Atlantic 500 was discontinued after 2004. Gas milage is good and it also has an onboard computer. This was something real new for scooters in 2003 and 2004.”


Milage: 10,000 – 20,000 Miles

Likes: Comfort, power, ease of maintenance, looks

Dislikes: Parts are getting difficult to find

Review: “ The Atlantic 500 is a reasonably powerful, reliable and comfortable scooter. In city riding it is somewhat ponderous, but has a very nice ride on the open highway. It is the largest touring scooter which has the engine pivoting with the swing arm – making it mechanically simpler than those with fixed (in the frame) engines, like the Silverwing, T-Max and Burgman.”


Milage: 1000 – 5000 Miles

Likes: Heavy enough to trust it on bumps and corners

Dislikes: Not many, however it’s not a Harley or Goldwing

Review: “ Very dependable – it starts every time. It’s a good ride but I miss a full sized motorcycle. It can`t be too bad, as I have kept the Atlantic for 5 years and 5000 miles. I plan on moving back up to a 1200-1600cc motorcycle.”


Milage: 5000 – 10,000 Miles

Likes: Very comfortable maxi scooter that looks and handles different than other scooters.

Dislikes: –

Review: “ I have a 2004 Atlantic that I ride weekly. I chose this scooter over a Yamaha Majesty because it looks different then most maxi scooters. I was surprised how comfortable the ride can be. There were known problems with the thermostat and regulator which both needed replacement, but after that the scooter holds up very well.

Most Vespa dealers service these scooters and AF1 racing still maintain parts for it and supports a forum the community.

I purchased a larger windscreen, highway pegs, and other accessories that Aprilia still have for the scooter. Great scooter. ”


Milage: 10,000 – 20,000 Miles

Likes: Dual disc brakes up front, Fuel economy, comfort, speed.

Dislikes: Battery life, low production numbers.

Review: “ For a Maxi-scooter, the Atlantic was a pioneer back in 2001. It gets great mileage, and has better brakes than a Silverwing. The MASTER engine is dependable, and I would highly recommend this one if you are looking for a good used scooter.”


Milage: 10,000 – 20,000 Miles

Likes: Not one thing.

Dislikes: Wind will blow this light weight scooter all over. It’s hard to keep in the correct lane. Parts are hard to find. No dealer will take it on a trade.

It’s a dead elephant and I will never own another.

Aprilia Atlantic 400 Sprint

Review: “ POS, but a fast ride for a 500cc scooter. PMG is okay. Parts are rare and there’s not many dealers. Buy a Burgman or Silverwing.”


Milage: 10,000 – 20,000 Miles

Likes: HP was a good factor

Dislikes: Body stye is ugly, Changing the oil was a pain, Getting parts was far and few between and finding a dealer to take it on trade was almost impossible. Wind was a factor due to a major issues with the tall Givi shield.

Review: “ I was not at all happy with my Atlantic 500. I owned it for 2 months and then finally found a dealer who would take it on trade. I got a 2008 Burgman 400.

It’s the best bike I’ve had out of the 10 bikes I’ve had since spring. I had a silver wing but it was top heavy and the Helix was to small

You do not ever want an Aprilia Atlantic 500. I could not find parts locally, only over seas. Changing the oil was a nightmare.

The drain plus is over the center stand and the oil filter has a cover and only about 3” of the filter can be seen. It takes a special wrench to remove it as the flutes are different then most filters. I never did get the filter changed.

The leg room is ok if you have small legs. MPG was ok, Speed mph was ok. The body style was ugly. I hated this scoot so it’s finally gone.

I had a hard time finding a dealer to take it on trade, I got a 2008 Burgman 400. This one is a keeper.”


Milage: 10,000 – 20,000 Miles

Likes: Fantastic on HWY, Great suspension, with 2 will still get over 100mph

Dislikes: Standard seat, battery location

Review: “ I have had this scooter for several years now and I am always gettings compliments for it. Both my wife and I can take this for LONG trips with plenty of room and comfort. I highly recomend this for anyone wanting a scooter for highway use. I have had both the Honda and Susuki models similiar to the Aprilia but they don’t compare.

With this motorcycles sometimes mistake me for a CBR coming at them. Espeicially when I pass them!”

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