Test Comparatif Piaggio Beverly 500 VS Aprilia Scarabeo 500 Motors TV

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Comparatif Piaggio Beverly 500 VS Scarabeo 500 test


The niche market for scooters that appeared a couple of years ago has already the wave of maxi-scooters that are recent themselves.

By putting big wheels together with the from the maxi-scooters- the Piaggio and the Aprilia Scarabeo have another step towards the Grail.

Leaving behind 125ccs in favour of 500s- can also claim superior holding over their We decided to try these 2 bikes to face to see if they live up to all promise.

Esthetique: THE APRILIA

It-s difficult to compare the to the Scarbeo given the numerous in their looks. The thing we like about the Piaggio is the windscreen. Installed to counter the of the original windbreaker- it looks a wart- or should I say a boil An inelegant appendix that integrate at all into the original of the Beverly 500. It-s more of a pity since has obviously been taken the Piaggio-s design.

Its dynamic with its clean cut volumes- of chrome and lights that attention with their chic colouring mean the is maybe a bit coquettish for a utilitarian of bike- but it-s nice to at. apart from the horrible windscreen- that is — The plays another card neo-bio-design. It-s massive- but not

The Scarabeo is more homogenous its competitor and you don-t have to at it for long to realise that the made comfort their Which hasn-t stopped taking a few risks with the In short- it-s bigger and but no less classy- especially in smart grey livery The cosseted impression created by its is borne out as soon as you sit on the Scarabeo. The has inherited the materials and also the comfort of the Atlantic 500.

An perfect saddle- although a bit on the high side at 800 mm- protection of the best road bikes in the including its original big windscreen- hand protectors and lateral

It all makes you want to ride it. Its defect is the " sitting position- which can be tiring for back on long journeys. The performs slightly less on the comfort front but the difference is not since its saddle is very too and rather better for the smaller given that it is 2 and half lower.

On protection though- the comparison so good. The apron is much enveloping and the original windbreaker promise much in the way of effectiveness.

The can be easily explained by the origins of the At Aprilia- the Scarabeo 500 is descended the Atlantic 500 whilst the Beverly its inspiration from the cheaper 125

This is particularly striking we look at the equipment and the controls.

In the of the Beverly- the tour doesn-t long. 1 speedo- 1 petrol and an engine temperature gauge- the warning lights- an odometer and a meter and that-s it. Nothing exciting when compared to the if the bike — which is a Opposite- there-s a lot more on Sobriety is the name off the game- but missing.

Rev counter- speedo- and engine temperature gauges- a the normal indicator lights as as the odometer and two digital trip Add to that an onboard computer numerous functions- warning automatic return indicators and a breaker in case of a fall. you get plenty for your money The aim of these bikes is clearly to with motorbikes on their own while keeping all the intrinsic of a scooter. Amongst the qualities is and that has been optimised on the

Motorization: CITY VERSUS

High speeds are new ground for bikes. In performance terms- not much between them. is logical since the Scarabeo and the both use the same engine.

The " Master " originally developed for the X9 500 serves Italian cousins. Paradoxically- the has kept its original configuration in the — 460 cc with 39 horsepower at revs and a torque of 40 Nm at 5-500 All that to drive an ensemble weighs 234 kilos- enough to get by the odd radar on the motorway since the can buzz along with 170 kph on the

Aprilia use a " client version of the Master engine Piaggio have modified it a

The cylinder capacity is the same- the is identical but the torque is a bit higher. All for a of just 201 kilos which is 30 than the Aprilia.

Aprilia Atlantic 500

Because of that the Beverly 500 has acceleration and picking up but fitted the optional windscreen- it doesn-t 160 kph on the clock. More highly the Piaggio is the champion when it to accelerating away from lights and its lighter weight it an advantage in town over the It-s in an urban setting we can really judge the basic differences in these two bikes.

The is livelier- more agile and of lighter- which means it is for city use. The Scarabeo is wider and heavier and requires care in the city but this means that it is better with its greater comfort and protection- for riding outside the

On the road: A DRAW

The more of the two here is the Scarabeo. Even loaded- it remains stable and and that didn-t come by chance. Between its 16 inch both front and the back- its weight spread- its steel trellis frame and its steering absorber- you don-t have to far to explain its good road Behind it- the Beverly has trouble up.

Its big 41 mm diameter fork- its adjustable suspension and its steel chassis in its favour- but with a rear of just 14 inches- the Piaggio to be a little less stable its adversary. When it comes to the though- the Beverly defends better despite the fact there is little difference in the equipment. And the reason- here is that the now familiar coupled braking system is supplied Piaggio for both bikes.

The Beverly is equipped with 260 mm discs in front and 240 mm discs at the with the bite supplied by callipers. Power and an attacking are definitely there and the result is efficient and reassuring. -direct-. The braking is not so good.

The extra 30 explain some of this as does the fact that the is equipped with a 220 mm diameter at the back as opposed to the 240 on the Beverly. In the they both have 260 mm


To sum up- as you can see- these two share the same architecture but have chosen a totally basic philosophy. Comfort and range on the one hand and liveliness and on the other. Their objectives are so far that it is difficult to judge together.

Price will no doubt be the factor — 7-500 for the Scarabeo and 5-100 — for the That makes the Piaggio unbeatable on this score- you have to add the price of a windscreen and a top to this figure.

One thing is and that is that both a real threat to the maxi-scooters so is their road holding. We are closer than ever to the day we will see an " automatic motorbike.

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