Aprilia Scarabeo 500 Returns
Aprilia Scarabeo 500 i.e
The Aprilia Scarabeo 500 has arrived. Yes, it was once a regular face on the Australian scooter scene, but after a short break, its now back.
Raring and ready to tackle any task the Scarabeo 500 is a lightweight maxi that makes the most of its size and power.
Weighing in at just 189 kg the Scarabeo could lay claim to being the lightest maxi scooter in its class. Combine this with a motor outputting 29 kw and you have a certain recipe for fun and adventure. This latest Scarabeo is now powered by Piaggio's latest generation 492 cc MASTER engine.
The Scarabeo 500 has always been the best of both worlds, small enough to be a city commuter, large and powerful enough to be a freeway cruiser.
The Scarabeo 500 has all the features you've come to expect from an Italian built premium scooter. Apart from engine capacity, not much has changed from our previous experience with the Scarabeo, although the feature list is still impressive :
- New 492 CC Master Engine
- Liquid cooled, 4 valve, Fuel Injected
- Dual Disc Front Brake, Linked
- Disc Brake rear
- Fully Lit Underseat Storage
- 12 Volt Charger
- Large Wheels : 14 Inch Rear, 15 Inch Front
- Dual Adjustable Rear Shock Absorbers
- Lockable Glove Box
- Automatic Key Operated Seat
- Adjustable Screen
The biggest change on return to the Scarabeo 500 has to be its introductory price. You need to remember that the Scarabeo is an Italian built Maxi with all the trimmings. So being introduced at the new low price of just $8990 + ORC is quite astonishing.
Colours are limited to just silver and black. Stocks are also limited with the first shipment selling out immediately. When something is this good, at that price, its no surprise!
Confirming the versatility of the Scarabeo 500 is a range of dedicated accessories. A full height windscreen, tunnel bag and a 47 litre colour coded top box are just some of the accessories available.Click to enlarge