Test Aprilia Atlantic 125 Motors TV

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Aprilia Atlantic 125

Aprilia Atlantic 125 test


It was almost two years ago- Aprilia struck a real blow by unveiling- at the "world bike trade show" its maxi-scooter- the Atlantic 500. Presented only yesterday as an isolated case- today it has become the big brother to a complete line of its own- with the arrival of its new addition- the Atlantic 125. A name- which- right off the bat- imposed- certain vital values on the brand- An Atlantic absolutely must be Elegant and Easy to Handle.


Racy and elegant- the Atlantic 125 is impressive- with its wide fairing and its long front windjammer. The instruments are all there- easy to read and deluxe. The meters integrate a gas gage- an engine thermometer and a clock.

The finish on the controls is unbeatable- the only bummer being the usefulness of it all. Indeed- Aprilia gave up on the lever under the index finger as light switches and replaced them with a control- which forces you to raise the thumb and flex the wrist a bit. It-s too long- and it-s dangerous. As for storage- the trunk underneath the seat can hold- without a hitch- a helmet.

The box is cut in half to accommodate the frame. There are two kickstands on the Atlantic- a central one for maintenance and a lateral one with an on- off switch.

Motorization: LACK OF SPARK

Aprilia Atlantic 125

The engine is right off the Piaggio factory line- it-s the same block that powers the X9- but Aprilia-s is catalyzed. That-s a plus for staying "ecologically correct". The single cylinder 4 stroke can get up to 13 hp at 9-500 revs/minute. It-s still fed by a carburetor and comes with a time-device automatic transmission. Less feisty than its cousin- the Piaggio X9- the Aprilia is more of a comfortable ride than an aggressive one.

It does indeed lack a little in the "peps" department. However- it is very quiet- and perfectly isolated- the rider doesn-t feel any vibrations once he-s on a roll. Not even an engine switch going off.


Thanks to its shock absorbers- which reach a good compromise between road- hugging and easy riding- and the Atlantic 125 seems an obvious reference in comfort for the segment. The impressive fairing and the windjammer offer good- aerodynamic protection from extreme temperatures. Another advantage- the brakes which are equipped with what has become unavoidable technology- at least in this segment- a coupling of front and rear calipers.

A mere action of the rear brake lever spreads out the power over the two brakes. An element- which ensure safety.

Aprilia Atlantic 125

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