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2006 Aprilia Atlantic 500 Sprint

Aprilia Atlantic 500 Sprint

A world that is moving faster every day needs vehicles that can keep up. A world where open spaces are rapidly filling up needs vehicles that can nip through traffic, park on a sixpence, and carry maximum load in minimum dimensions.

This is exactly the boast of the ATLANTIC SPRINT, Aprilia's latest scooter dedicated to riders who want more than just comfort.

The Atlantic Sprint has more acceleration and speed than most maxi-scooters with the compact size of a 250, a combination that really places it in a class of its own.

And fun and satisfaction are guaranteed by the Atlantic Sprint's unique 'active ride' that no other scooter of its class can equal.

The Atlantic Sprint opens up new horizons in personal mobility. Its agility and sparkling performance make it unbeatable around town. Roominess, comfort, and excellent wind protection, plus a high-performance 500 cc engine mean that the Sprint is great on country roads, even for long distance touring.

In fact, out-of-town roads are where the Sprint excels, demonstrating the qualities of its chassis, showing off its motorcycle-like precision and stability, and becoming one with its rider. The truly sparkling performance of a high-power, high-tech engine combines with compact overall dimensions to give the Atlantic Sprint unrivalled agility for a 500 cc scooter, plus more real 'sprint' than any of its competitors.

Membership of the Atlantic family is obvious.

The Sprint's styling is a passport to success; clear-cut no-frills lines, elegant colours, and a dynamic but elegant look that hides advanced scooter technology.

The Atlantic Sprint is Aprilia's answer to scooter riders who have been waiting for a fast and safe machine that not only offers great comfort but promises high performance urban commuting.

Rider and passenger benefit from a high level of wind protection, a large load-carrying capacity, excellent ergonomics, active and passive safety. In fact, everything about Atlantic Sprint has been designed and made for unbeatable comfort without compromising the natural, instinctive ride and unmistakable style that defines all Aprilia scooters. In addition to guaranteeing exceptional comfort, the seat gives you great control and a truly instinctive ride.

The Atlantic Sprint's footboard has been carefully tapered where the rider puts his feet on the floor, to ensure quick, easy and firm contact with the ground.

The leg shield and high windshield offer excellent protection against the wind and rain. The luggage rack incorporates the passenger grab handles and takes the optional top box without additional mountings.

Load carrying capacity plays an important role in choosing a scooter. The Atlantic Sprint boasts a generous lit under-seat storage compartment, big enough to hold a full face helmet and other items.

The compartment even incorporates a convenient power socket for charging your mobile phone. A second, lockable storage compartment is housed in the rear of the leg shield. If even this volume of storage is not enough, you can easily add an optional 45 litre top box, directly on the standard luggage rack.

Everything you need comes as standard on the ATLANTIC SPRINT, including an electronic remote control anti-theft system. This highly advanced system is the first of its kind ever fitted on a scooter. The system acts as an engine immobiliser and sounds a highly audible alarm and flashes the hazard warning lights if any attempt is made to move the scooter.


The Atlantic Sprint's chassis embodies all of Aprilia's race-winning expertise.

Every aspect of the chassis has been designed to match the power and performance of the 500 cc engine. The proven, highly rigid frame is now coupled with a new fork and improved shock absorbers. As a result, the Aprilia design team has succeeded in creating a scooter with perfect weight distribution, exceptional riding feel and manoeuvrability plus excellent stability.

The Atlantic Sprint brings you real riding pleasure in keeping with Aprilia traditions. More than just another scooter, the Atlantic Sprint combines guaranteed riding satisfaction with the best aspects of personal mobility.

The high-strength tubular steel frame has a superimposed closed double cradle designed for maximum torsional rigidity and robustness. This rigid and efficient frame gives the ATLANTIC SPRINT faultless stability even at high speeds.

The front fork with its 35 mm stanchions ensures high precision steering and great suspension thanks to a generous wheel travel of 105 mm.

The engine and transmission assembly, which acts as the rear swingarm, is damped by two gas-filled shock absorbers. Spring preload is adjustable to 5 positions, to allow you to achieve maximum suspension efficiency for all levels of load and all types of surface. Wheel travel of 90 mm ensures a smooth ride over even the roughest roads.

Another factor contributing to the Atlantic Sprint's excellent ride is its 14 inch wheels and wide, low profile tubeless tyres (120/70 at the front and 140/60 at the rear).

In conjunction with the rigid frame, these wheels and tyres give the Atlantic Sprint excellent stability and intuitive control. So despite its impressive performance, the ATLANTIC SPRINT is beautifully easy to ride! And low profile tyres enhance the effect of the suspension in smoothing out rough roads as well as guaranteeing maximum safety during braking.

Brakes, of course, are another of the ATLANTIC SPRINT's strong points. Integral braking provides reliable, safe and gradual control over all surfaces.

The Atlantic Sprint features large 260 mm diameter front discs with a triple parallel piston floating caliper and a 220 mm rear disc. The principle of integral braking is simple. When you pull on the left hand lever (the rear brake lever) you operate not just the rear bake but one of the three front brake pistons too. A special valve distributes pressure between the two wheels to maximise effect and make braking easy to control even for novice riders. Integral braking dramatically reduces stopping distances and gives you a far greater feeling of safety and control than conventional braking systems.

The large capacity engine that powers the Atlantic Sprint is the same unit that has proved so successful on other Aprilia scooters. The engine is a modern, liquid cooled, single cylinder four stroke with electronic fuel injection, single overhead cam and four valves. With a maximum power of 27.5 kW at 6,750 rpm and maximum torque of 42 Nm at 5,500 rpm, performance is easily comparable to that of many multi-cylinder engines.

When combined with the scooter's low weight, though, these figures mean that the Atlantic Sprint has one of the best power to weight ratios of any scooter on the market.

An advanced fuel injection system delivers low fuel consumption and silky smooth power for maximum comfort and riding pleasure.

A dynamic balancer shaft eliminates engine vibrations;

The engine is also secured to the frame by a double linkage mounted on radial vibration dampers, specially designed and made for the Atlantic Sprint to ensure fabulous riding comfort. Miserly fuel consumption and a large capacity tank (15 litres) also combine to give the Atlantic Sprint real 'GT' autonomy.

The Aprilia Atlantic Sprint is equipped as standard with a catalytic exhaust that ensures compliance with the latest emission control legislation.

To complete the Atlantic Sprint's, already generous level of equipment, Aprilia also offers a wide range of accessories, including:

  • Street Case top box (in matching paintwork or standard black finish)
  • Leg cover
  • Large windshield with hand guards
  • Tunnel bag
  • Bodyguard armoured cable lock
  • Radio Mob Control
  • Technical Specifications;

  • Engine - Liquid cooled single cylinder four-stroke. SOHC (Single OverHead Cam), four valves.
  • Fuel - Unleaded petrol.
  • Bore and stroke - 92 x 69 mm.
  • Displacement - 460 cc.
  • Compression ratio - 10.5:1.
  • Max. power - 27.5 kW (37.4 HP) at 6,750 rpm.
  • Max. torque - 42 Nm at 5,500 rpm.
  • Fuel system - Electronic fuel injection.
  • Ignition - Electronic CDI with automatic advance.
  • Starting - Electric.
  • Alternator - 12 V - 380 W.
  • Lubrication - Wet sump. Forced lubrication with mechanical oil pump.
  • Gearbox - Automatic with continuous variator.
  • Clutch - Automatic centrifugal dry clutch.
  • Primary drive - V belt.
  • Final drive - Gearbox.
  • Frame - High-strength tubular steel frame with superimposed closed double cradle.
  • Front suspension - 35 mm hydraulic fork. Wheel travel 105 mm.
  • Rear suspension - Engine acting as swingarm. Two gas filled shock absorbers with 5 position spring preload adjustment. Wheel travel 90 mm.
  • Brakes;

  • Front - 260 mm stainless steel disc with floating three piston caliper and integral braking system
  • Rear - 220 mm stainless steel disc with fixed two piston caliper and integral braking system.
  • Wheels - Light alloy.
  • Front - 3.00 x 14".
  • Rear - 3.75 x 14".
  • Tyres - Tubeless.
  • Front - 120/70 x 14".
  • Rear - 140/60 x 14".
  • Dimensions;

  • Max. length - 2,200 mm
  • Max. width - 815 mm (at handlebars)
  • Max. height - 1,370 mm (at windshield)
  • Wheelbase - 1,550 mm
  • Seat height - 780 mm
  • Dry weight - 199 kg
  • Tank capacity - 15 litres (including 2 litre reserve).
  • Colours - Peak Grey, Venice White, Sideral Green, Main Blue
  • Standard accessories - Car-type anti-theft system with remote control. Provision for Radio Mob Control (radio, intercom and mobile phone communication system).

    Optional accessories - Street Case top box (in matching paintwork or standard black finish), leg cover, large windshield with hand guards, tunnel bag, Bodyguard armoured cable lock, Radio Mob Control.