I will not bore you with the details of how I decided the SportCity 250 is the bike for me (In addition to my Beemer, that is). Being an engineer, I went through the Vespa GTS, the Piaggio BV 500, and finally to the SportCity.
I live in south central Virginia, so there is no Aprilia dealer near. Luckily, there is a Piaggia/Vespa dealer an hour away, so I can get service. I have found two SportCitys fairly near, of course, I want gray, and they are both black. One is in Burlington, NC, the other in Swannanoa, NC. Neither dealer seems to want to give me the time of day. I told one dealer I want to get the smaller of the two available removable top cases, color matched. He said "I dunno...I never seen one. Aprila accessories are a little hard to get."
Having owned a Ducati, I realize what it means to buy Italian.
To get a Piaggio BV250 from the dealer in Charlottesville would make the most sense, even though I fully realize beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I just do not like the way it looks.