View Full Version : Scarabeo saddlebags

12-17-2002, 12:40 PM
I've been looking for a good set of bags for my bike, and so far the best fit I've found is the soft-side Sport SB 30 bags from Tour Master. Might have to make slight mods, but they would work.

However, I decided to look around online for other possible options. I came upon www.rka-luggage.com (http://www.rka-luggage.com) and their stuff is pretty nice. I e-mailed them, and they said they're actually working with their local Aprilia shop to make a set of saddlebags specifically for the Scarabeo 50! :D They won't be ready until the spring, but I think it would be worth the wait to have something made for my bike. (as long as it's ready before the next campout rally!) I also gave them the suggestion of making other luggage for the Scarabeo, since the Aprilia ones are generally just nice-looking pieces of crap.

One issue I thought about though... I'm guessing the bags would use the rear rack handles for support in some way. From what Mototek told me, the rear ends of different year Scarabeos are so different, you can't even swap the racks out between models. :rolleyes: I'd have gotten a color-matched topbox when I picked up the bike if I knew that. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\"> At least the "bubble" cases can hold a helmet! I'm wondering if the different racks would affect mounting bags that much.

12-18-2002, 08:44 PM
Since you mentiones campout rallys, if you hear of one in Texas please post it. I went to one about a year ago and it was one of the best times I have had. I have been looking forward to ahnging out with more scooter freaks but here in South Texas it seems like it is only myself, one good friend that are into scooters.

12-18-2002, 10:29 PM
You must be talking about the Texas United Rally! I'm with Piston Broke in Austin, one of the hosting clubs. We're definately going to do that one again! That's the only decent rally I know of here in Texas. Remember the baby pool rides? That was hilarious!

12-19-2002, 04:15 PM
Yep, thats the one I went to. I had the Aprilia SR-50 in Cyber yellow (looks more like avocado color but it is still pretty cool). It is kitted of course. Some of those 200cc Vespas were kicking my ass all over the pavement anyway. At one strecth of road I was up to 75mph right behind a black Lambretta and a red T-5, but I could not keep up that speed for very long. My bike started to heat up, but the temp. gauge did not quite hit the red zone. That was when I made the mistake of following the wrong rider for the sake of going fast and several of us got lost. Still a kick ass ride though. Can't wait for the next one.