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Aprilia Scarabeo 200

Aprilia Scarabeo 200 Review

A is one of the few things that can leave lost for words

Words by DI RADO,photography courtesy of APRILIA

going on strike and it’s of the new Aprilia Scarabeo 200. I know my job is to and review the thing, but after two in the saddle I’m kinda for words. So what I have to do is write my first one-sentence of a scooter and it goes like The Aprilia Scarabeo 200 is an excellent and I recommend you ride one to see for yourself.

You may I am being lazy, you may even that I am not doing my job properly and if the case I apologise. But it really is simple to disect the Scarabeo. I can’t see the point of trying to a witty ditty about a that is so damn sensible.

if the one I had to test was likened to a zebra and a tiger by several people, is a serious scooter.

Actually, now I’ve mentioned interesting scheme, when I met the scooter in its urban camouflage, I too sure what I thought of it. I between thinking it was ugly and cool, with the latter where my opinion rested. If, on the hand, you are leaning more the ugly side, have no as the Scarabeo 200 is available in Shine Red and Black too.

The zebra I tested is called Venice

As I am sure you will go and see the Scarabeo for it would also be a waste of telling you all about the dash It’s really easy to with a nice big speedo by accurate fuel and temperature It also has low oil and fuel warning and a digital screen with a permanently displayed on the left and a choice of trip modes on the activated by the mode button on the switchblock.

The 810mm seat not looks nice, it oozes and, more importantly, very comfortable with a that lends itself to riding. As usual JB and myself for hoon two-up and it was great. I like the relationship between the position and the handgrips.

It is very comfortable, and didn’t me like one of the Thunderbirds marionettes a long ride.

The mirrors well and, with an width of only 720mm, the is a gem to sneak to the head of the lights on. they go green, it’s a case of twist and gone as the CVT extremely smoothly. If you hold it the skinny Scarabeo will you hitting 130km/h before you it yes constable, I know.

Another asset the Scarabeo has is the way it effortlessly at freeway speeds and still you with more than pull to overtake, even if you are on 110km/h when you decide to your passing move. The is extremely stable at freeway too.

Pushing on

Big wheels are definitely an advantage if you want to cover some kilometres on a scooter, the Scarabeo’s alloy six-spoke rims as well as they look. on some smaller-wheeled scooters you can get stuck into the tight and feel totally grounded doing it.

It’s the kind of that made me want to it harder and harder each I rode it, so I did. Until I got to the where I starting thinking the is more like riding a than a scooter.

Well, a motorcycle might be pushing it. As a scooter with a CVT, is much simpler than it is on a motorbike. It’s very has an amazing turning circle and you get under the seat, enough for an helmet and your gloves.

Aprilia Scarabeo 200

is also lockable storage in of your knees. It’s not deep, but gives you enough for storing a pair of sunnies and a phone safely.

If you need storage there is also a option that fits on the rear rack. And unlike other scooters on the market, rear rack can take weight. Nine kilograms to be exact and, once you the rack’s solid construction, you not have to worry about case of red wine falling off the with the rack still to it.

The Scarabeo even comes a spare lock under the that fits the topbox. a great little feature means you will only one key. Oh and about that it looks great when it is in the But when you put the thing in your it’s uncomfortable.

Especially you sit on it.

The brakes on the Scarabeo are linked, not but with a proportioning valve, like a car. If you hit the rear via the left lever it will a percentage of that force to the brake and vice versa. It that you can’t lock up the brake to induce a slide and that may not sound like it’s very safe.

The Scarabeo will stop on a thanks to the linked system. The brake is a healthy 260mm while the rear is a 220mm and together they have than enough stopping to haul the 200 up safely. Speaking of the Scarabeo is actually 180.8cc.

a bored and stroked version of the Scarabeo and punches out a bit more 14kW at 8250rpm and 17Nm of at 7500rpm. They’re pretty figures for a little single-cylinder with double overhead

To be fair, while I maintain I am on strike and will not write any than my one-sentence review of the fuel consumption is something you won’t be able to work out on a ride. So I did. The Scarabeo blink a fuel warning until I hit the 220km mark and I did the sums I worked out it was using litres per 100km.

That’s than the Vespa 300, the Aprilia has the same if not a little in the top speed department and at $5490 it’s $3500 cheaper. So you go, like I said earlier, the Scarabeo 200 is an excellent scooter and I you ride one to see for yourself. And if you like it, I think you may, here’s else to ponder.

The Scarabeo is also available in 50, 250 and 500cc capacities. To learn than I am willing to tell due to my strike, check them out at nearest Aprilia dealer or online and go to www.aprilia.com.au .

Aprilia Scarabeo 200


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