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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

APRILIA Scarabeo 200 (2009) Features | Specs |

Features of APRILIA Scarabeo 200 (2009)
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The inspiration remains the same. Giuseppe Ricciuti, the father of Scarabeo, is the man behind this latest model too. The new 200 conserves all the usual classic and modern style emblems, decisive features and smooth lines in an instantly harmonious continuity. Once again Scarabeo has redefined urban scooter design. Yet in a world of throw-away fashions, Scarabeo’s reassuring lines are a welcome constant. With one-in-a-million looks, Scarabeo lets you live the city in true elegance. The 200 lives up to its reputation of authentic trend setter.

The 200 embodies pure Scarabeo style, free from excess and with nothing out of place. Only Scarabeo could achieve such perfection.

Small enough to nip through the most chaotic traffic, Scarabeo also offers advanced ergonomics and unrivalled functionality to ensure that you always ride in comfort and style.

A flat platform provides greater space for load carrying. A windshield fixed to the steering head deviates air flow over the rider, guaranteeing turbulence-free travel even at high speed. Generous analog-digital instrumentation includes an on-board computer with handlebar controls: the system’s many functions include outside air temperature display with ice warning. Even the centre stand has been carefully designed to afford the best possible leverage, so that lifting your Scarabeo on to it stand is a piece of cake.

The aluminium luggage rack provides the perfect surface for fitting a top box. And the intelligent use of chrome, plus direction indicators integrated in the handlebars, and many other clever details, make Scarabeo totally unique.

As with everything else on the Scarabeo 200, the engine is brand new, and designed by Aprilia specially for Scarabeo.

These advanced, lightweight, rational and clean running engines combine excellent performance with miserly consumption, are almost vibration-free in use and boast ultra-low emissions, in keeping with Scarabeo’s environmentally friendly philosophy.

This single cylinder four stroke engine delivers fun, safety and comfort. It is liquid cooled with four valve, double overhead cam cylinder heads, used for the first time on an Aprilia scooter of this size. By optimizing valve timing, this technical solution, typical of high performance engines, succeeds in combining high power with low emissions. No wonder the Scarabeo 200 boasts the highest performance of any scooter of its class.

The 200 version delivers an impressive 14 kW (19 HP) at 8250 rpm, with generous torque (17 Nm at 7500 rpm), for sporty yet relaxing acceleration and excellent active security under all riding conditions.

In keeping with the original design concept, the engine is fuelled by a modern Keihin carburettor for simple, trouble-free use.

A catalytic converter is fitted to ensure cleaner exhaust emissions and bring Scarabeo 200 within the limits of EURO 3 legislation.

Particularly low fuel consumption plus a generous 8 litre fuel tank, combine to give more than enough autonomy for a week’s urban commuting.

Scarabeo’s classical yet trend-setting good looks have never prevented use of the latest chassis technology. In fact, conservation of many of the far-sighted stylistic and technical design solutions incorporated into the range since 1993 has provided an excellent base for the development of this latest model.

The new 200 is designed to maintain all the unique features that make Scarabeo an icon of our times, without losing sight of the easy riding and advanced performance and safety that characterise all Aprilia products. These defining values are engineered into the very DNA of the new Scarabeo, making it agile, safe in all situations, and more than able to deliver thrilling motorcycle style handling where road conditions permit.

Merit for these impressive results is due mainly to the exceptional rigidity and robustness of the new high strength steel frame, and to the perfect setup of the suspension, which is tuned to deliver maximum feel and a super-smooth ride.

The front fork is a 35 mm hydraulic unit. At the rear, the engine and transmission assembly acts as swingarm, with the assistance of an aluminium reaction arm. Simple, lightweight, yet effective, this solution incorporates shock absorbers that let you adjust preload to four different settings to cater for all possible loads and riding styles.

The refined wheels are fitted with 16” high-wall tubeless tyres (100/80 at the front, 120/80 at the rear). This combination is not only perfect for negotiating the hazards of city roads but also makes the new Scarabeo amazingly stable and intuitive to ride for expert and novice riders alike.

Scarabeo has never skimped on brakes, and the new 200 is no exception. The front wheel features a 260 mm disc and a floating caliper with three parallel pistons, while the rear wheel is equipped with a 220 mm disc and two piston caliper. The front and rear wheels are linked by a new integral braking system that distributes braking force between the two wheels and guarantees ultra-short stopping distances in complete safety.

General information

USA Specifications
MSRP: $3,499* USD

Single cylinder four stroke, forced liquid cooling with centrifugal pump, four valve DOHC (double overhead cam) cylinder head.

Fuel : Lead free petrol.
Bore and stroke : 63 x 58 mm
Displcement : 180.8 cc
Compression ratio : 12:1
Max. power : 19 HP at 8250 rpm
Max. Torque : 17 Nm at 7500 rpm
Fuel system : Keihin carburettor, Ø29 mm.
Ignition : CDI electronic with automatic advance and retard.
Starting : Electric starter.
Lubrication : Wet sump, forced circulation with mechanical pump.
GearboxAutomatic variator.
ClutchAutomatic centrifugal.
Primary drive : V belt.
Final drive : Gearbox.
Frame : Open cradle frame in high strength steel.
Front suspension : 35 mm hydraulic fork.
Rear suspension : Engine acting as swingarm; two hydraulic shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload.
Brakes : Front: Ø 260 mm stainless steel disc with floating three-piston caliper. Integral braking system.
Rear: Ø 220 mm stainless steel disc with two-piston caliper. Integral braking system.

Wheels :
Light alloy, six spoke.
Front: 2.5 x 16"
Rear: 3 x 16"

Tyres :
Front: 110/80 x 16"
Rear: 120/80 x 16"

Dimensions :
Overall length 80.31 in.
Overall width 28.34 in.
Wheelbase 54.76 in.
Seat height 31.88 in.

Fuel tank : Capacity 2.11 gal (including reserve of .52 gals.)
Colour schemes : Lead grey, Shine red

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