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2006 Aprilia Scarabeo 125 and 250

Aprilia Scarabeo 125 and 250

The 'automatic motorcycle'. What better definition could there be for Scarabeo!

Ever since it first came out, Scarabeo has delighted owners with its stable, pleasant ride and the great sensation of safety that it transmits. Its fascination and original design are destined to last and have consolidated a tremendous success story, turning Scarabeo into a whole way of life.

Growth in popularity has been followed by growth in engine size. Scarabeo grew from a 150 to a 200 in 2001. Now in 2004, Aprilia's automatic motorcycle has become a 250, demonstrating the high level of technical perfection it has achieved. Everything about the 250 is new: engine, frame, brakes and body all testify to the extent of the modifications introduced with respect to the previous 200 version.

Now, for 2005, Scarabeo is back with two engine sizes, 125 and 250. Not only a versatile and nippy urban scooter, Scarabeo has also become a practical tourer and load carrier. Scarabeo is safe to ride and has a clear sense of civic responsibility. And its distinctive, classical Italian style gives it a charisma all of its own.

Design;

Scarabeo is the undisputed protagonist of our towns and cities. Elegant and original with its new lighter mudguards, leg shield and white light direction indicators, the latest model perfects the concept of classical-modern design and combines technical innovation with a style that transcends passing fashion.

Scarabeo is one of the very few products capable of respecting the dictates of classical elegance while also symbolising the epitome of modernity. Scarabeo is the highest expression of form and functionality. It is the first ever scooter specifically designed to combat atmospheric and acoustic pollution and look good too. The shape of the things that surround us influence how we live, feel and act. With its knowingly smooth lines, relaxing design and colours, Scarabeo really does enhance our lives.

Chassis;

Scarabeo goes well beyond the levels of safety normally expected from an urban commuter, and can satisfy the demands of even the most expert motorcyclist. Unique, exclusive riding pleasure is guaranteed by a new frame and an integral braking system that combine to improve precision, road holding and safety.

Equipped with 16" alloy wheels and wide tubeless tyres, Scarabeo is the reference point for the category. Only Scarabeo can turn congested city traffic into a daily pleasure ride. In town Scarabeo is agile, streamlined, essential, and able to nip through the tightest jams. On the motorway Scarabeo is stable, steadfast, and imperturbable even in the wake of trucks and in gusty conditions. On mountain roads Scarabeo is precise and manoeuvrable and eager for sports riding. This exceptional handling has been achieved by the use of large diameter wheels, perfect weight distribution and a new high strength, tubular steel, single spar with double cradle frame that is more than capable of handling a higher power engine. The suspension is up to the task too. The hydraulic telescopic fork is the perfect combination of comfort and control, and the rear shock absorber can be adjusted to suit variations in load.

A new integral braking system automatically distributes force between the front and back wheels, both equipped with powerful disc brakes. The generous grip of the tyres enables riders to make full use of this system while maintaining total control over braking. Finally, Scarabeo's natural balance and upright riding position provide the sort of enhanced active safety typical of a motorcycle.

Engine;

Behind its original, personal image, the Scarabeo hides sophisticated and advanced technology. Its new 125 and 250 cc engines are both water cooled four strokes incorporating advanced features like 4 valve heads, overhead cams and liquid cooling.

These engines combine silent running and controllable, smooth power delivery with standard setting performance. Acceleration form a standstill is brusque, as is overtaking (even with a passenger) for bags of riding pleasure in town traffic and on country roads.

The Scarabeo 250's engine delivers a full 21 HP for impressive performance: Scarabeo's top speed keeps it well ahead of the traffic even on busy high speed routes. Finally, Scarabeo's automatic transmission is the perfect match for the advanced single cylinder four stroke engine, allowing the rider to make full use of the power available.

Yet despite its high specific power, Scarabeo is also environmentally aware. Its catalysed exhaust ensures that it easily satisfies the latest emission control legislation. Scarabeo is not about performance alone: it is an extremely civil means of transport. Its engine compartment is lined with special sound-proofing material for a relaxed and unobtrusive ride. The 125 model is the perfect choice for riders with a car licence (Italian legislation). Though this high-tech power unit satisfies all the requirements for use by B licence holders (Italian legislation) it nevertheless delivers sprightly performance for urban commuting and much much more.

Standard Equipment;

Scarabeo pays a great deal of attention to comfort and practicality. That is why it is perfect as an urban commuter and touring motorcycle. In fact, Scarabeo is a real 'multipurpose' vehicle. Comfort and ergonomics are fully catered for. Excellent riding comfort is guaranteed by an adjustable 'maxi' seat that allows both the rider and the passenger to find the best, most natural sitting position for their legs and for back support.

Scarabeo 125 and Scarabeo 250 are both fitted as standard with the Scarabeo 500 top box, complete with a high, padded, passenger backrest. This generous top box is deep enough to contain two full face helmets and sets Scarabeo 125/250 in a class of its own for carrying capacity.

Behind the leg shield another generous, lockable compartment provides plenty of storage for the objects you need most frequently. Instrumentation is complete and easy to read and includes a speedometer, mileometer, fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge and clock. Discrete but effective leg shield protectors prevent annoying damage to the paintwork. The multi-focal headlight with high luminosity halogen bulb provides ample light for night riding.

Colours;

  • Diamond Grey
  • Peak Grey
  • Main Blue
  • Accessories;

    A range of original optional accessories complements Scarabeo's standard equipment. Two elegant 25 litre panniers, make Scarabeo totally unique and increase the carrying capacity of the standard top box to transform Scarabeo into an estate car on wheels. Aprilia Radio Mob Control the communication system, features the follwing all in a single device: FM radio reciver with RDS, intercom, hand-free speakphone for mobile phone, connection to external device (tape, CD or MP3 player)

  • Large windshield
  • Sports windshield
  • Hand guards
  • Panniers complete with mounting racks (25 lt. + 25 lt.)
  • inners bags for pannier
  • Radio Mob Control
  • Body Guard armoured cable lock
  • Leg cover.
  • Rainproof seat cover
  • Technical specifications - Scarabeo 125;

  • Engine - Single cylinder, four stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 4 valves. Catalysed exhaust.
  • Fuel - Unleaded petrol.
  • Bore and stroke - 57 x 48.6 mm.
  • Displacement - 124 cc.
  • Compression ratio - 12.5:1.
  • Carburettor - KEIHIN 29.
  • Ignition - Electronic.
  • Starting - Electric.
  • Alternator - 12 V - 180 W.
  • Lubrication - Wet sump, forced lubrication with trochoidal pump.
  • Gearing - Automatic converter.
  • Primary drive - V belt.
  • Final drive - Gearbox.
  • Clutch - Automatic centrifugal.
  • Frame - High strength tubular steel single spar with double cradle.
  • Front suspension - 36 mm hydraulic fork. Wheel travel 110 mm.
  • Rear suspension - Engine acting as swing arm, secured to the frame by two linkages with two radial silent block mountings. Laterally mounted double acting hydraulic monoshock with spring preload adjustment.
  • Brakes - Front: 260 mm stainless steel disc. Floating caliper with three 25 mm pistons. Integral braking with pressure distributor valve. Rear: 220 mm stainless steel disc. Caliper with two 32 mm opposed pistons. Integral braking with pressure distributor valve.
  • Wheels - Light alloy, five spoke. Front: 2.50 x 16"; rear 3.00 x 16".
  • Tyres - Front 100/80 x 16"; rear 130/80 x 16".
  • Dimensions;

  • Max. length - 2,030 mm (without top box)
  • Max width - 720 mm
  • Max. height - 1,330 mm (GT version)
  • Seat height - 800 mm
  • Wheelbase - 1,415 mm
  • Tank capacity - 9.5 litres (including 2 litre reserve).
  • Technical specifications - Scarabeo 250;

  • Engine - Single cylinder, four stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 4 valves. Catalysed exhaust.
  • Fuel - Unleaded petrol.
  • Bore and stroke - 72 x 60 mm.
  • Displacement - 244 cc.
  • Compression ratio - 11:1.
  • Ignition - Electronic.
  • Carburettor - KEIHIN 29.
  • Starting - Electric.
  • Alternator - 12 V - 235 W.
  • Lubrication - Wet sump. Forced lubrication with trochoidal pump.
  • Gearing - Automatic variator.
  • Primary drive - V belt.
  • Final drive - Gearbox.
  • Clutch - Automatic centrifugal.
  • Frame - High strength tubular steel single spar with double cradle.
  • Front suspension - 36 mm hydraulic fork. Wheel travel 110 mm.
  • Rear suspension - Engine acting as swing arm, secured to the frame by two linkages on radial vibration dampers. Laterally mounted double acting hydraulic monoshock with spring preload adjustment.
  • Brakes - Front: 260 mm stainless steel disc. Floating caliper with three 25 mm pistons. Rear: 240 mm stainless steel disc. Caliper with two 32 mm opposed pistons.
  • Wheels - Light alloy, five spoke. Front: 2.50 x 16"; rear 3.00 x 16".
  • Tyres - Front 110/80 x 16"; rear 130/80 x 16".
  • Dimensions;

  • Max. length - 2,030 mm (without top box)
  • Max width - 720 mm
  • Max. height - 1,330 mm (GT version)
  • Seat height - 800 mm
  • Wheelbase - 1,415 mm
  • Tank capacity - 9.5 litres (including 2 litre reserve).