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Aprilia Scarabeo 50 Street

Scarabeo- a brand in itself and a of successes

In 1990 the Aprilia laboratories created a high scooter which shaped the of the next decade with its design and outstanding commercial

Presented to the public for the first in September 1993 in the 50cc Scarabeo has gradually increased its capacity and widened its range to a highly versatile vehicle has adapted to the mobility requirements of more complex and sophisticated

Today, the Scarabeo family is one of the numerous on the market and able to for a wide variety of needs. 1993 to the present day, a range has been created is constantly updated from a technical, engine and performance of view and today consists of a of 7 different models:


SCARABEO 50 4 Valve


SCARABEO 125i.e.


SCARABEO 300 Special


The idea of a “City Bike“ was in Aprilia in 1990; it is a perception has been transformed, sketch sketch, into a vehicle is completely different from any with high wheels and bodywork: while everyone was adopting futuristic, extreme, lines, Aprilia opted for the rounded lines of a classical

The designers were apprehensive presenting on the market a vehicle such revolutionary lines, so so that they decided to it the name of Scarabeo, which had brought Aprilia luck at the of 1970s for an original and successful with a small engine

Completely unexpectedly, Scarabeo a trend-setter, an inspiration for everyone and a real Scarabeo Mania shows no signs of declining the years with over Scarabeo vehicles produced to

The key to success is a mixture of elements make Scarabeo the only one of its Whether the “small” ageless or the 500cc flagship, Scarabeo its customers a unique way to get around. In to the safety guaranteed by its high and perfect chassis, Scarabeo combine the unique opportunity of urban mobility with style and personality which goes out of fashion.


A unique example of Italian and technology that has been to win a place in the history of two-wheel in a short space of time.

The first vehicle called is created in Aprilia in January is not the same scooter that we today but a distant predecessor, a motocross bike. The name, from the ancient Egyptian lives up to expectations: Scarabeo the lucky forefather of a series of vehicles with a number of engines that are produced 1974.


This is the of a long, tiring design that leads to the development of the as it is conceived today.

The title of the project that created the high wheeled scooter is simple: “Study for a City Scarabeo is therefore the result of of a project that owes a deal to the motorcycling culture.

The first sketch, created on 5th 1990, clearly shows all the features: central tunnel, section wheel, and even in first study a single arm fork.


Giuseppe who has designed all the Scarabeos, creates two the first one still inspired by an version of the original city (with traditional suspension, section wheels and a central The second one, more does away with the and includes wheels with a section and larger diameter. Two versions are created from base, one inspired by an elegant but retro style, the other contemporary.

The first predominates and on May 18, a marque is presented, from an unrivalled commercial success start.

At this point, an project begins, that keep the technical team for roughly one year. Scarabeo is the Aprilia vehicle on which is used extensively in its technical


In September, the first produced in Noale is unveiled at the Cycling and Motorcycling Exhibition.

immediately becomes a best a fashion statement across all thanks to its amazingly efficient features: Scarabeo is a light, to handle, safe, high scooter (a real innovation at the with ridiculously low fuel that is perfect for city

1994 — 1998

In period the Scarabeo project the market. In addition to the wide of new colours, there are also new developments including above all brake on the rear end. becomes one of the first high scooters to fit disc brakes, a sign that one of the most scooters also focuses on and technology.

Following on from the the 125 and 150cc models are developed at the end of the

Scarabeo moves with the It is a response to the growing need for and the need to share rediscovered with a passenger on a vehicle can replace cars even medium-range distances as well as answer to constant growth in the of vehicles with over 50 cc Since it was presented in Lisbon, its distinctive personality, the “Scarabeone” immediately makes its mark.

New and technologies are added to the Scarabeo the new 4-… engines, the 100 and 200cc. the revolutionary DITECH engine very low emission rates and the 50. The pursuit of elegant and environmentally-friendly mobility has now become a distinctive of the Scarabeo.

The GT version of the Scarabeo is created: medium windshield, hand guards, new concept cowls, two-tone colour

10 years have passed the Scarabeo was created and in these ten the Scarabeo has continued to be an icon of its

The demand for mobility has evolved.

The has gone from being a commuting tool to playing a part in the organisation of free

New lines and new concepts are developed by the design laboratory. The Scarabeo 500 to light and truly represents the class. From the city to the outskirts, from home to the road for a trip out of town, the road to the motorway for a proper flexibility is an intrinsic part of the 500 and in 2004 the ABS version is also

Compared with its 1993 the engine capacity has increased the engine has gone from 2 to and the line is much more and inspired by models that made the history of two wheels the Moto Guzzi Galletto. its excellent engine and chassis high wheels and bags, the 500 is the most “grand touring” that has ever come out of

In 2004 a move from the 200cc engine to the Piaggio engine confirms the full maturity of the Scarabeo. The arrival of the new led to upgrading of the entire vehicle as can be in the new design that made it so from the 200 version.

Scarabeo itself as a flexible scooter, for about-town use and practical for touring or needs. It skilfully plays the of those products that in with classic stylistic are a benchmark for whoever is seeking a contemporary style.

Scarabeo, which is by now a historic vehicle, a product that has the threshold of 70,000 units per and boasts at least a dozen to copy it, celebrates a total of units (over 50cc) world-wide. A new, original graphic version is also called “Graphic”.

A very year for the Scarabeo in which work is carried out on the whole This is the year in which the versions of the Scarabeo, the originals started Scarabeo Mania, are New restyled elements and modifications in division renew its appearance modifying its image.

The “Street” of the vehicle are created with 125 and engines and the new 500 arrives, more and slender for better around-town The “flagship” version receives a new engine with lower costs that can be driven by people with an A2 licence.

The version is created featuring the elegance as its 500cc older and the new Scarabeo 125/200s arrive: simplicity and compact size a return to the origins. Once a uniquely styled product a variety of standard equipment.

Two new are added to the Scarabeo range: 50 4 Valve and Scarabeo 300 Special.

50 4 Valve has an all-new heart; powerful and refined. A small of engineering that with its solutions offers power is at the top of its field.

Four valve and the fluid dynamic efficiency of the have brought incredible in terms of engine speed and which are now on a par with a two …

The Scarabeo 300 Special is the natural of the Scarabeo range, a totally engine capacity for a timeless which in this configuration that extra touch of and dynamism that is much by the more dynamic rider. The compromise between engine compactness, agility and riding All this is highlighted, as always, by designed graphics.

The “Class” for the 125/200, 300 Special and 500ie is born.

The Scarabeo is enriched new elegant features that its range of use: a standard 35 top box providing greater comfort, protection and increased load

The valued and exclusive “Class colour, dedicated saddle and chromed rear-view mirrors and new for the instrument panel make the “Class” an absolutely distinctive The ideal scooter for getting in the city with elegance and

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