2013 Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie

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The Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie is a modern scooter wrapped in a classic skin. Talking about style, the Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie features a pretty retro front end with a round headlight and vertically mounted turn signals. You also get a small, adjustable windscreen and a fat front fender. In terms of ergonomics the Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie is fitted with a pretty comfortable seat, a modern handlebar and spacious foot rests.

The scooter is propelled by a liquid cooled, single cylinder, four stroke, single overhead cam (SOHC) engine with a total displacement of 460 cc. Fire up the engine and you’ll be rewarded with a maximum output of 29 kW (39 HP) at 7,500 rpm and 43 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm which is pretty impressive for a scooter.

The Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie can be yours for not less than $6,399.

Hit the jump for more information on the Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie.

Overview

Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie

Aprilia was the first to believe that the lightweight motorcycle was destined to return in the form an easy and fun to ride, automatic, spacious and comfortable large wheel scooter – the Scarabeo. Over the years Scarabeo has become a genuine style icon with its classic-modern design.

Utility Design

Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie

One glance is all you need to pick out a Scarabeo i.e. from a thousand other bikes. Scarabeo i.e. is unique, a perfect mix of classic styling and modern finish that inevitably sets the pace. But like every other member of the family, Scarabeo i.e. with its unmistakable, classical lines is not just a pretty face! Its sleek lines hide advanced ergonomics and functionality, and incorporate a wide range of solutions to make life in the saddle easier and more comfortable than ever. Scarabeo i.e. is equipped with an adjustable windshield and the under-seat storage compartment is the biggest of any large wheeled scooter.

Performance Plus Safety

Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie

Though light in weight, equipped with an automatic variator, and aerodynamically protective, Scarabeo i.e. also gives you all the performance you need to tackle medium and even long journeys.

Lightweight, agile and fast, Scarabeo i.e. is as comfortable as any motorcycle, but far, far easier to ride. Its compact dimensions make it the perfect vehicle for traffic-intensive routes and easy parking, while high performance engines guarantee nippy overtaking. Just open the throttle and watch the traffic retreat behind you! Scarabeo 500 i.e. is the lightest motorcycle in its class. This, plus excellent engine performance, means a record power to weight ratio for lively acceleration, quick and safe overtaking and intuitively easy control. An oversized, integral braking system and wide section tyres add to active safety too, making Scarabeo i.e. far more than just another scooter.

A Flagship On Two Wheels

Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie

Rider and passenger comfort has always been at the top of the list for the Aprilia design team. Scarabeo i.e. is designed and built to the highest ergonomic standards, and is equipped to make life on board as relaxed as possible. Abundant space for rider and passenger ensures a high level of comfort even on long journeys. Seat height is only 780 mm, and the platform is narrower under the rider’s legs to make it easy to get your feet firmly on the ground. As you would expect from Aprilia, a tremendous amount of effort has been put into perfecting even the smallest detail, so Scarabeo i.e. boasts an unbeatable quality to price ratio. This sort of attention to detail, and such a generous level of equipment (which includes a sophisticated electronic anti-theft system) are only found on flagship vehicles.

Engine

Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie

The 500 cc engine is a single cylinder, liquid cooled, four stroke power plant with a single overhead cam and a four valve head.

Thanks to a maximum power of 29 kW at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 43 Nm at 5500 rpm, Scarabeo 500 i.e. delivers unbeatable performance, easily equivalent to many multi-cylinder motorcycles. In fact, impressive power plus extremely light weight gives the Scarabeo i.e. one of the best power to weight ratios on the market (6.55 kg/kW).

Chassis

Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie

Like all Aprilia motorcycles, the Scarabeo i.e. benefits from the tremendous know-how that Aprilia has built up over many years of success in racing. The frame and suspension are designed to let you make full use of the generous performance of its electronic injection engines.

The main objective of the Aprilia design team throughout the Scarabeo i.e. project was to achieve maximum comfort with maximum riding satisfaction. The result is a scooter with big-bike weight distribution, capable of amazing agility and handling without compromising the high speed stability for which all Aprilia scooters are famous. Scarabeo i.e. is a real delight to ride, not only because it is an inimitable style icon, but also because the active control typical of all Aprilias turns the Scarabeo i.e. into a truly dynamic motorcycle with the ability to thrill its rider even on the daily commute between home and work.

The double cradle frame is made from high strength steel, and is specially designed to guarantee fantastic torsional rigidity and amazing strength. This highly rigid and efficient frame ensures that Scarabeo i.e. remains totally stable even at high speed.

Specifications

Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ie
EngineLiquid cooled single cylinder four stroke. Single overhead cam (SOHC), 4 valves.
FuelUnleaded petrol.
Bore x StrokeBore and stroke 92 x 69 mm.
Total displacement460 cc
Compression ratio10,5:1
Maximum power at the crank29 kW (39 HP) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque at the crank43 Nm at 5,500 rpm
Fuel systemElectronic fuel injection.
IgnitionElectronic CDI ignition with automatic timing.
StartingElectric.
Generator12 V – 380 W.
LubrificationWet sump. Forced circulation with mechanical pump.
Gear boxAutomatic variator
ClutchAutomatic centrifugal dry clutch.
Primary driveV belt.
Final driveGearbox.
FrameHigh strength tubular steel frame with closed double cradle.
Front suspension40 mm hydraulic fork. Wheel travel 103 mm.
Rear suspensionEngine acting as swingarm. Two double acting shock absorbers with 4 spring preload settings. Wheel travel 100 mm.
BrakesFront: Twin 260 mm stainless steel discs. Floating calipers with two parallel pistons. Integral braking system. Rear: 240 mm stainless steel disc. Fixed caliper with two pistons. Integral braking system.
WheelsLight alloy. Front: 3.00 x 16”; Rear: 4.50 x 14”.
TyresTubeless. Front 110/70 x 16”; Rear: 150/70 x 14”.
DimensionsOverall length: 2,263 mm Overall width: 765 mm (at handlebars) Overall height: 1,411 mm (at windshield) Wheelbase: 1,535 mm Seat height: 780 mm
Dry weight189 kg
Fuel tank capacity13.2 litres (3 litres reserve)
Othercrowd silver, couture blue.
Price$6,399

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