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micah apriliaforum com
03-04-2001, 12:18 AM
We got our first 150 about three weeks ago and this last weekend after about 100 easy break-in miles i got the chance to put it through the wringer. Top Speed: 92 indicated mph, this is about 13mph off from an actual of 79mph. That was only on one good run slightly downhill with the wind at my back...but on average the scoot will pull 65-70mph even on slight grades and headwinds. Excellent comfort, and handles well enough to touch down the stand when cornering....gas mileage is about 50mpg for the two gallon tank, most people would probably get better mileage, but its WFO all the time for me. All in all, it was fun and garnered comments everywhere I went, unfortnantly most were, "where did you get that new Vespa..."
04-18-2001, 10:34 AM
I use my SR-50 on a daily basis as my commuter vehicle. I love the scooter so much that I have put off buying a new car and use my scooter for most of my transportation. I just read your article on the scarabeo-150 and now I am not sure wether to keep upgrading my SR with more performance parts or just buy the bigger scarabeo-150. Plus, I assume that with it beeing a bigger cc and four stroke it go be ridden for longer distances, since I now ride my SR to neighboring citys but I do ride it pretty hard to keep up with traffic on the faster streets. Your opinion on this matter will help me make a decision. Thank you
ed apriliaforum com
04-18-2001, 10:42 AM
yes, the scarabeo 150 does pull hard all the way to 70-80 mph. It is bigger and more comfortable on longer distances, and with it being a four-stroke the engine should last at least 100,000 miles. The torque of the 4-stroke is unbeleivable. You win all stop-light races and then you settle into a nice cruise speed of 70mph.
Where are you from?
Go test ride one at your dealer!
micah apriliaforum com
04-23-2001, 12:27 PM
I know that you are thinking about the 150 as a way of not having to add all the performance parts and still having the power...but I just found a bunch of hop-up parts for the 4 stroke too. We could probably come close to doubling the output of this engine as well...see related post about big-bore kit (172cc)
05-24-2001, 10:38 AM
My first ride did'nt go that well. The temp reached the max mark after 15 min. of riding and coolent sprayed out into the glove box. If that was'nt bad enough, the dealer got a kink in the battery breather hose which caused it to overflow and leak all over the inside compartment. Other minor problems were: the latch for the glove box broke and the clock does'nt work. Yeah all the damage is covered under warrenty but it takes the fun out buying a new bike. My second ride went a little better. It is really quik up to 40mph and shifting is very smooth. Two up riding is no problem and better than most motorcycles. I also agree that the speedo is off by about 10-12 mph and it certainly won't do 90mph as the dealer had claimed. On a few occations the engine has died as I came to a stop, i guess its back to the dealership. One big iritant for me is the fact that you must remove 12 screws and 2 body panels to check the oil, I think aprilia could have done better than this. Only time will tell if this italian beauty is also going to be a high maintainance love affair.
07-19-2001, 06:54 PM
I spoke to ApriliaUsa about the speedo problem (it took me a while to figure out why I was being passed all of the time). Aprilia says they are aware of the miss informed speedo and are in contact with the factory in Italy about the proplem.
Aprilia says it is probably the number painted on the dial are not positioned correctly. You are right about that dipstick too, it does take a little work to check the oil. I used to own a Buell and at least the Scarabeo doesn't use a lot of oil like the Buell did.
07-28-2001, 08:21 AM
I was told by a rep from Aprilia that the Atlantic 500 will be avaiable in about 6 months. Anyone else hear this??
This is one cool machine to say the least!! Check it out on the world website of Aprilia.
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