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2008 Aprilia Scarabeo 250, 400, 500

2008 Aprilia Scarabeo

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
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 (400 and 500 cc models) and the under-seat storage compartment is the biggest of any large wheeled scooter.

PERFORMANCE PLUS SAFETY
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
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
Scarabeo moves in harmony with its surroundings, not only in terms of style, but in terms of environmental friendliness too. Scarabeo i.e. is homologated to Euro 3 standard and all three engines return excellent fuel economy.

Scarabeo i.e. comes in a choice of three classic scooter engine sizes: 250 cc, 400 cc, and 500 cc. All three engines are packed with the latest technology and deliver amazing performance for their respective sizes, together with impressively low emissions, a totally vibration-free ride and unprecedented elasticity.
 
All three engines incorporate advanced, four valve cylinder heads, liquid cooling and the latest generation of automatic transmission. Fuel is supplied by an evolved electronic injection system that not only ensures miserly fuel consumption but also delivers smooth, gradual power for a superbly comfortable and satisfying ride. A dynamic balancing shaft minimises vibration in the two larger engines. Finally, amazingly low fuel consumption combined with a generous fuel tank capacity (13.2 litres) give SCARABEO i.e. the sort of autonomy you really appreciate on long journeys.

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).

The 400 cc engine is based on exactly the same design technology as the 500, from which it differs only in displacement, which is reduced from 460 cc to 399 cc. With 25 kW of power and 37 Nm of torque, the 400 cc engine offers a level of performance almost as high as its bigger brother, but the Scarabeo 400 i.e. can be ridden by A2 class licence holders (according to Italian legislation). Less capacity can also mean significant savings on insurance (up to 40% on the Italian market). So given its excellent performance, Scarabeo 400 i.e. offers amazing value for money for cost-conscious riders.

The 250 cc engine is a new addition to the Scarabeo i.e. range for 2007 and, as already confirmed by the motorcycling press, is the best 250 cc scooter engine around. Producing over 21 HP and plenty of torque right across the rev range, Scarabeo 250 i.e. can tackle city traffic and out of town touring with no trouble at all.

CHASSIS
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.

The hydraulic fork incorporates robust 40 mm stanchions for precision control and steering and effortless shock absorbing even on long journeys.

The engine and transmission assembly functions as a swingarm and is damped by two double acting shock absorbers. Spring preload can be adjusted to four settings to let you achieve perfect suspension action for all loads and all road surfaces.

Large diameter wheels (16 inch at the front and 14 at the rear) with tubeless motorcycle tyres (110/70 front and 150/70 rear) give exceptional comfort and control as well as faultless road holding. Wide profile tyres also assist the suspension in absorbing the roughness of uneven road surfaces as well as ensuring super-safe braking.

Braking is indeed one of the strong points of Scarabeo i.e.. Its integral braking system is always powerful, safe and easy to control, whatever the road conditions. The two larger capacity Scarabeo i.e. models are fitted with three large diameter discs. Two 260 mm front discs with floating calipers are assisted by a powerful 240 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 disc brake but one of the two front disc brakes 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 lower power output of the 250 cc engine has enabled one of the two front discs fitted to the more powerful models to be eliminated without losing any of Scarabeo’s acclaimed braking efficiency. If anything, because of the front wheel’s reduced gyroscopic effect, the 250 is even lighter and easier to handle. Scarabeo 250 i.e. is equipped with a single 260 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear disc, still with integral braking. On the Scarabeo 250 i.e., the left hand brake lever operates the rear disc and one of the pistons in the front brake caliper.

LOAD CAPACITY AND EQUIPMENT
Load carrying capacity plays a fundamental role when you choose a new scooter. Under-seat storage space has always been the Achilles’ heel of other high wheel scooters, but Aprilia’s engineers have found a brilliant solution. Despite its compact dimensions, low seat and large wheels, Scarabeo i.e. boasts an under-seat storage compartment worthy of the biggest GT scooters, big enough to hold a full-face helmet and other personal effects besides, or even an A3 size briefcase, thanks to 15 centimetres of depth throughout. There is even another lockable storage compartment in the back of the leg shield.

In addition to all this standard storage space, you can add an (optional) top box that is beautifully easy to install on the standard luggage rack.

The analog-digital instruments with classic white background provide all the information you could possibly want. The compact display even includes a fuel level gauge.
The seat can be released from the anti-theft system’s remote control, so you can access your belongings without fumbling for a key: a small but important contribution to making daily life that little bit easier.

In keeping with Aprilia’s design policy, Scarabeo i.e. gives you everything you need as standard, including an electronic anti-theft system with remote control. This advanced vehicle security device is fitted as standard for the first time on any scooter, and functions by locking the engine’s electronic control unit, making any attempt to start the bike or tamper with it pointless. Like any car security system, Scarabeo i.e.’s anti-theft system is switched on and off at the touch of a button on the remote control. It also cuts in automatically 50 seconds after you remove the ignition key. The system sounds a high power siren and flashes the hazard warning lights if any attempt is made to move the vehicle.
 

COLOUR SCHEMES

There are three colours available in 2008: Blue couture, grey crowd, black Aprilia

APRILIA SCARABEO 500 I.E.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS       

Engine

Liquid cooled single cylinder four stroke.
Single overhead cam (SOHC), 4 valves.

Fuel

Unleaded petrol.

Bore and stroke

92 x 69 mm.

Displacement

460 cc

Compression ratio

10.5:1.

Maximum power

29 kW (39 HP) at 7,500 rpm

Maximum torque

43 Nm at 5,500 rpm

Fuel system

Electronic fuel injection.

Ignition

Electronic CDI ignition with automatic timing.

Starting

Electric.

Alternator

12 V – 380 W.

Lubrication

Wet sump. Forced circulation with mechanical pump.

Gearbox

Automatic variator.

Clutch

Automatic centrifugal dry clutch.

Primary drive

V belt.

Final drive

Gearbox.

Frame

High strength tubular steel frame with closed double cradle.

Front suspension

40 mm hydraulic fork. Wheel travel 103 mm.

Rear suspension

Engine acting as swingarm. Two double acting shock absorbers with 4 spring preload settings. Wheel travel 100 mm.

Brakes

Front: 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.

Wheels

Light alloy.
Front: 3.00 x 16”;
Rear: 4.50 x 14”.

Tyres

Tubeless.
Front 110/70 x 16”;
Rear: 150/70 x 14”.

Dimensions

Overall 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 weight

189 kg

Tank capacity

13.2 litres (3 litres reserve)

Standard equipment

Car-type electronic anti-theft system with remote control.

Optional accessories

Large windshield with hand-guards, 50 litre tunnel bag, 47 litre Street Case top box in matching paint finish, 35 litre City top box in matching paint finish personalised for Scarabeo, optional top box backrests.

APRILIA SCARABEO 400 I.E.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS       

Engine

Liquid cooled single cylinder four stroke.
Single overhead cam (SOHC), 4 valves.

Fuel

Unleaded petrol.

Bore and stroke

86 x 69 mm.

Displacement

399 cc

Compression ratio

10.5:1.

Maximum power

25 kW (34 HP) at 7,500 rpm

Maximum torque

37 Nm at 5,500 rpm

Fuel system

Electronic fuel injection.

Ignition

Electronic CDI ignition with automatic timing.

Starting

Electric.

Alternator

12 V – 380 W.

Lubrication

Wet sump. Forced circulation with mechanical pump.

Gear box

Automatic variator.

Clutch

Automatic centrifugal dry clutch.

Primary drive

V belt.

Final drive

Gearbox.

Frame

High strength tubular steel frame with closed double cradle.

Front suspension

40 mm hydraulic fork. Wheel travel 103 mm.

Rear suspension

Engine acting as swingarm. Two double acting shock absorbers with 4 spring preload settings. Wheel travel 100 mm.

Brakes

Front: 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.

Wheels

Light alloy.
Front: 3.00 x 16”;
Rear: 4.50 x 14”.

Tyres

Tubeless.
Front 110/70 x 16”;
Rear: 150/70 x 14”.

Dimensions

Overall 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 weight

189 kg

Tank capacity

13.2 litres (3 litres reserve)

Standard equipment

Car-type electronic anti-theft system with remote control.

Optional accessories

Large windshield with hand-guards, 50 litre tunnel bag, 47 litre Street Case top box in matching paint finish, 35 litre City top box in matching paint finish personalised for Scarabeo, optional top box backrests.


 

Aprilia SCARABEO 250 i.e. Technical specifications       

Engine

Single cylinder four stroke, Euro 3.

Displacement

244 cc.

Bore

72 mm.

Stroke

60 mm.

Fuel

Unleaded petrol, min. 95 N.O.R..

Compression ratio

10.5 – 11.5:1.

Maximum power at crankshaft

21.2 HP at 8,500 rpm – 15.6 kW

Maximum torque

19 Nm at 6,500 rpm

Valve gear

SOHC (Single OverHead Cam), 4 valve head.

Cooling

Liquid cooled.

Starting

Electric.

Engine balancing

Counter-rotating balancer shaft

Ignition

Electronic inductive discharge with automatic timing.

Lubrication

Wet sump.

Fuel system

Electronic fuel injection.

Gear box

CVT automatic variator with torque assistance.

Clutch

Centrifugal.

Frame

Double cradle trellis frame in high strength tubular steel.

Front suspension

35 mm hydraulic fork.

Rear suspension

Two double acting shock absorbers with 4 spring preload settings.

Braking system

Integral. The left hand lever operates the front and rear discs simultaneously and optimises distribution of braking force between the two wheels. The right hand brake lever only operates the front brake.

Front brake

260 mm stainless steel disc. Floating caliper with three parallel pistons, 2 x 22 mm and 1 x 25 mm.

Rear brake

240 mm stainless steel disc. Fixed caliper with two 30 mm pistons.

Front wheel

Light alloy, 16" x 3.00.

Rear wheel

Light alloy, 14" x 3.50. 

Front tyre

Tubeless, 110 / 70 - 16".

Rear tyre

Tubeless, 140 / 70 - 14".

Length

2,263 mm

Width

790 mm

Seat height

790 mm

wheelbase

1,535 mm

Dry weight

169 kg

Tank capacity

11 litres (2 litres reserve)

Top speed

140 km/h

Underseat storage

Large enough to hold a full face helmet or a briefcase (A3 size). Additional storage compartment in leg shield.

Emissions

Euro 3.

Other characteristics

Electronic instruments, fold-away passenger footrests.

Standard equipment

Anti-theft system, remote control seat opening.

Accessories

Large windshield with hand-guards
Adjustable windshield

 

50 litre tunnel bag

 

Standard black finish 32 litre New Concept top box

 

35 litre top box in matching paint finish

 

47 litre top box in matching paint finish

Colour schemes

Blue couture, grey crowd, black Aprilia

 

 

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