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Aprilia Atlantic 500

Aprilia Atlantic 500

Text: Neuhauser • Photography: Neuhauser

It took some to find out where Salina is. Now I It’s in the middle of Kansas, and a 14-hour drive, we finally at Salina Powersport.

Robert the owner, welcomed us heartily and set explaining the operation of two Italian Aprilia’s Scarabeo and the luxury I’m scheduled to cruise the Atlantic 500.

Aprilia’s date back to the mid-1940s Cavaliere Alberto Beggio a bicycle production factory in in the province of Venice. Alberto’s Ivano Beggio, took the helm in 1968. Not too interested in he and a dozen collaborators constructed the first 50cc motorcycle.

That product was successful, so created a few more and christened mopeds the Colibri, Daniela, and

But Beggio’s big goal was to build bikes and the first step in process proved to be the Scarabeo in 50 and In 1974, Ivano Beggio the Chairman of Aprilia, and from on, the company’s fortunes improved at speed with the production of and street bikes, and the start of competition in the Italian national

Some of Aprilia’s milestones: — 125cc and 250cc Champion; 1985 — Reggiani starts in the World GP 250; 1987 — place for Loris Reggiani at the San GP in Misano; 1992 — rider Alessandro Gramigni the World Championship 125cc GP, and in the year Tommy Ahvala the World Trails Championship.

Since 1985, the Austrian Rotax has supplied Aprilia one of the finest engines in the world. years on, in 1990, Ivano exhibited his two-wheel expertise Recognizing that the scooter was reborn, he jumped on that and presented the first all-plastic the Amico.

In only 14 years had become a serious and significant in the scooter industry. Outstanding and innovative engineering like the (Direct Injection Technology) them a trendsetter, too.

Aprilia Atlantic 500

A Maxi-Scooter

That’s pretty I think, when I see that going 75 mph on the speedo. The throttle even fully open In the rolling hills along the River, the Atlantic persuades me her focus is touring. The sitting behind the serviceable windshield is and the steeped seat (77mm for the rider is low enough for shorter

Underneath the seat there’s a 47-liter storage space enough for two full-sized helmets. The compartment is big enough to stow cell phone, and all the other things you need on tour. It contains a cell phone for rapid recharging. At the base of the I discovered another useful

Aprilia put a lid there that is designed to hold coins, or motorway toll tickets.

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Aprilia Atlantic 500
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