Frugal Fuelers: Aprilia SportCity 250 — First Look

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Aprilia Sportcity 125

Frugal Fuelers: Aprilia 250 – First Look Scooter ground.

Even as the price of oil past $140 per barrel, of exceptional fuel economy lightweight, small-bore scooters little more than curiosity from most and veterans alike. After even the most powerful and biggest-inch cruisers already outdistance their four-wheel at the pump. What’s another 10 or 15 especially if it comes at the expense of the comfort, performance and stability of a machine?

Aprilia struck a blow year for the small-wheel set with the of its SportCity 250, powered by a liquid-cooled, four-valve, sohc, Single that produces horsepower and 12.5 foot-pounds of That’s enough to propel the machine to 60 mph in 14.3 seconds and a top of 78 mph, all the while returning 75

Acceleration, while not up to 250-class levels, is quick enough to most in-town traffic, and is sufficient engine “headroom” to ahead of other vehicles needed with a simple of the throttle.More impressive yet is this ability to shed speed. brakes–twin-piston calipers acting on discs up front and a 220mm at the rear–are commonplace on motorcycles but on scooters, especially in this category; among Aprilia’s U.S. lineup, only the Scarabeo 500 i.e. is outfitted

Aprilia Sportcity 125

Indeed, a moderate pull on the lever is sufficient to howl the Maxxis front tire. and control are excellent.

With a of 54.5 inches, about 1 less than most repli-racers, the SportCity responds to steering inputs. Fifteen-inch aluminum wheels aid stability, and the fork and preload-adjustable twin are firmly sprung and relatively

Great mirrors, too.Also noting are the SportCity’s convenience The locking storage compartment behind the leg guard contains a outlet for on-the-go phone and there’s room in the molded well under the seat for a helmet. Aprilia also a range of accessories, including two and three sizes of top boxes.There are hand-clutch, foot-shift motorcycles cost less than the SportCity; Kawasaki’s reborn 250, an impossibly good at $3499, is a prime example. you prefer the twist-and-go approach, the SportCity 250 is a fun, versatile yes, fuel-friendly alternative.

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

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