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Aprilia Sportcity 125

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Aprilia Sportcity 125

Hi Sports Fans, the Aprilia Sportcity One 125 is ready and waiting. Do you have what it takes to place it on the shopping list?

Aprilia have a proud heritage when it comes to motorcycle racing. World Championships don’t come easy and Aprilia have been able to swag a heap of these trophies through building dynamic handling motorcycles across a number of categories. Handling, performance and technology have always been at the forefront of the Aprilia brand.

I’m guessing the fact that most models are drop dead sexy just helps.

The Sportcity range, from 50 through to 300, is an emulation of the success that Aprilia has achieved on the racing scene. But tipping into the budget market for the Aprilia brand is a first and certainly uncharted territory. Can Aprilia convert the success on track into a low priced budget scooter package?

We find out.


The Sportcity range combines the best ingredients, a number of ideas developed over the years that make this a wonderfully enjoyable dynamic family of scooters.

First off the wheels. Its the first thing you may notice, the Sportcity One has a set of snazzy 14 alloy wheels that reflect that of the Aprilia RSVR motorcycle range. They look fantastic and really set this scooter apart from its budget counterparts.

Just as striking is the dual halogen headlights at the front that give this scooter a I really do mean business look. The ONE sure does state its sporting heritage and intentions very early in the piece. Setting off the look at the front are the huge mirrors borrowed from the motorcycle range. The mirrors not only form a significant feature but they also look the goods.

It even helps that they work a treat.

The dash on the Sportcity ONE is basic and gives you the bare minimum. Fuel and speed are the sole targets and if you wish to tell the time whilst riding then you may need to refer to your watch rather then the dash. A push-in-the-key glove compartment opens to hold small items like keys and phone, nothing more but handy just the same.

The seating position is A1 comfortable. The bars are close, just right (for me anyway). The seat is shaped and padded, a lengthy stint in the saddle wont see you get off moaning. Under the seat surprisingly we still have room for a full faced helmet even though the Sportcity has the larger 14 wheels. The flat floor and bag hook help out on the storage front so in standard trim we certainly have enough room to do the daily shopping trip.

Our Sportcity ONE had an optional top box and rack combination allowing for further storage at the rear. Lockable and removable this accessory is a must for those wanting to cart a laptop or the like in relative safety. You will also find the fuel filler under the seat which opens via a key on the seat itself.

The pillion is taken care of via a raised section in the seat and the ONE sports sturdy built in footrests, no complaints in the pillion department. The rear end is held up via a single rear adjustable shock absorber, whilst the forks on the front end compliment the package, they look sweet. The rear tail light matches the rest of the styling, angular and sporty.

The engine is a gem. Using a version of the shared Piaggio Leader motor the ONE again shows why its the combination of parts that makes this such a package. Lively with 7 kw’s of power on tap, the engine powering the Sportcity will rev freely to get the ONE moving along nicely.

And when it comes to pulling up or slowing down the large front disc is more then sufficient.

On the road

We are now entering the domain of the Sportcity ONE 125. if not the entire Sportcity family. Its just the classic combination of all the right ingredients that make the ONE 125 so good on the road.

The wheel package is amazing and I mean just that, amazing. For a budget scooter its surprisingly agile and dynamic. Cornering becomes natural and mid corner bumps are just ironed out. For a budget scooter the ONE is at the top of the class when it comes to chassis dynamics.

And all this with just a single rear shock, very impressive.

Aprilia Sportcity 125

Single shock scooters can sometimes feel under-sprung but not this little sports racer. The suspension has been tuned with the wheel package to provide you the rider with a firm yet compliant ride.

The Sportcity’s engine likes to get to where the action is quickly and with a twist of the throttle it answers the need for revs and speed simultaneously. I picked up the scooter from Aprilia headquarters (in Sydney’s West), turned onto M5 motorway to find myself keeping with a flow of quick moving 110 km/h traffic. Now I wouldn’t be using the ONE everyday for freeway applications but the Sportcity is one of a handful of budget scooters that can get over the magic ton and remain there.

At no time did I feel threatened and when it comes time to perform in its natural environment, the suburbs, the Sportcity One 125 is just sensational. Thin, agile and quick off the mark the ONE will commute the city streets with ease, thanks to a willing engine and finely tuned suspension and wheel combination.

Now our test machine did have over 1300 km’s on the odometer so it was certainly in the zone when it came to performance. But somehow you feel it could do this all day long, weather at the top or lower end of its speed range. When asked to perform the ONE is forever obedient to its master.

The Aprilia Sportcity One 125 sets the benchmark for handling in the 125 – 150 budget scooter sector. Its no surprise though given the rich history of Aprilia in developing the very best motorcycles for road and track. With 33 World Championships and over 300 race wins all that technology and experience has to go somewhere.

Its like lotus building great handling sports cars, Aprilia just builds dynamic scooters and motorcycles.

Looking at the Sportcity One 125 on face value would be selling this scooter massively short. In some areas it looks basic, a little plastic even, for example the dash and around the front headlights. But given half a chance in turning a wheel this budget wonder will go straight to the top of the pops.

Its just that good.

The Sportcity One 125 is a scooter that you can recommend, safe in the knowledge that when it comes to producing the results, its all covered. And it only gets better with some kilometres under the belt as our test example showed it pulled like a bullet train.

I cant say enough about the choice we Australians have when it comes to budget scooters. To put that budget list in some type of order would be difficult as emotional feelings do play a part. Things like style and colour do have some kind of bearing on the decision making process.

Do yourself a favour if your in the market, or even if your ready for an upgrade, don’t look past the Sportcity ONE 125. Place it high up on the list and give it a chance. You wont be disappointed.

Did I mention that the ONE is only $2990 + ORC. See more @ www.aprilia.com.au

Aprilia Sportcity 125
Aprilia Sportcity 125
Aprilia Sportcity 125
Aprilia Sportcity 125

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