Test Aprilia Scarabeo 125

Crisis requires, travel Minimizing Costs HAS Become a primary concern. Aim the economy is rolling, mean rolling low-cost fashion. Malthus, Aprilia offers it solution anti-consolidated: the new Aprilia Scarabeo 125 and two injection modes. Marketing or reality we tested and measured!

As one of the latest models of Piaggio Group to Benefit From The electronic fuel injection, Believe That You Could Almost the Scarabeo is the ugly duckling of the Italian family. After all, He Has a Hundred models traded in France last year 125. Yes think well intended, is to forget too quickly That Manufacturers Have a European vision, Even Global, In Their production. And Southern Europe, this beetle with wide wheels is doing quite well. For example, in Italy, historical homeland, ET HAD scores in 2009 by 2713 sales last year.

The case of treated fish, Scarabeo must therefore be with the Utmost care by the manufacturer, to pamper and it users, the firm Neale HAS Brought a little more to the new engine. World first, the Aprilia Scarabeo 125 2010 is Now Equipped with Two engine maps, Automatically Handled by the electronic control unit, and select a simple flick of the finger. Let’s see it!

Magic button

Sport or Eco we must admitted that innovation is PROMISING, Enhancing the versatility of the machine. On the one hand, the Scarabeo 2010 Turns Into a “Jekyll” cities, anxious not to consume too much to preserve the wallet in Eco mode. The engine is then less “violent” acceleration, more linear and Appears Before rupture maxis usual diets. This does not diminish the drivability. This Mechanism SEEMS more subdued, is not intended provided. To maximize the “economy”, we must behave in a much more flexible. The Fact of the Eco mode switch on the handlebars must have influenced one year driver Behavior.

However, It Must Be admitted that two-wheeled, can be tempted to unleash historical side “Hyde”. Starts with a bang and are common Indeed When The scooter driver Finds Himself stuck in traffic, it is not uncommon to see it to extract “handle in the corner.” Sport is made ​​for this method. The corkscrew effect mechanics of 15 horses is then diced very low revs. Henceforth, the acceleration is frank, until, a maximum speed of 120 km / h on the clock.

What about savings?

According To the manufacturer, the Transition between the two mappings would save up to 7% fuel, and all emissions. DURING our test in Eco mode, we Consumed 4.3 l/100 km. In Sport mode, the consummation WAS about 4.5 l/100 km. Scooter-Station therefore marks year economy operating at about 5%, representing a difference of 10 km per tank. Knowing That the autonomies of the Aprilia Scarabeo 125 is Approaching 200 km and the distance is the average Traveled per week, at the end of the Year You Will Have saved 520 km in Eco mode, more Than Two full (for a total distance of 10,400 km).

As You Can see, this is not really significant. Would whoever Malthus Actually Reducing Fuel consumption acts Will Have to opt for a lighter vehicle (the Scarabeo is heavy) and HAS, for example, a smaller mechanical. Goal in this case, the drop in consummation will be accompanied by a decrease in performance. See for yourself!

A healthy engine in a healthy frame

Consumer issues and performance of the engine are not only the Concerns of the scooter driver warned. To make HIM feel perfectly at home on historical machine, it must have good “bones”. In this sense, the Scarabeo is reassuring shows thanks to acts rigid frame, while the 16-inch wheels guarantee HIM has very good handling, especially on the corner. Despite acts wide wheels, the scooter is surprisingly maneuverable at low speeds.

So, it is available to many people have and not surprise the novice. They will be pleased to know that braking is managed with the fingertips. The power is manageable and to minimize risk of any blockages, the rear disc is coupled with the front. This is not year ABS of course, security is intended thereby no less (almost) Strengthened.

Equipment for improvement

Well finished, the new Aprilia Scarabeo 125 2010 impresses with quality workmanship as well as by some embedded devices. The ultra full dashboard counters mixture needle with a central digital keypad. On this screen, we noted the presence of a clock, two sided totalizes, a temperature gauge and a freeze alarm. The seat features a coating mimicking the snake skin. It’s luxurious, No Doubt About It.

Against comfort by side, we must admitted this foundation that is not very pleasant … And as the Scarabeo is supported by firm suspension, the streets of Paris on the scooter Quickly Become little “jig”. The passenger is not better off. Certainly, ET Finds Himself-through embellished shape of the seat, the purpose integrated footrest is not ideal to give him full confidence.

The register of regrets, it deplored the presence of tires from China, Which is unworthy of an Italian scooter quality. The saddle is too high when it measures less than 1.75 m. Do not forget that the bubble of Scarabeo ie is not made ​​to protect “high” speed. On the fast axes, we will have to think up a windshield above, and if you still have some money to buy the optional side stands.

Result: A big wheel of future?

So Equipped with this optional stand, the Scarabeo is one of the MOST high-wheel scooters practices. Firstly because the saddle fits under a helmet of good size jet because then It has a flat floor is wide which bags come to rest, securely held by a hook at the end of the saddle. Behind, a luggage rack is intended to accommodate a top box. Finally in her apron, glove box further Top acts the optimized carrying capacity. It Still Remains displayed as posted and at € 3.379, the 2010 Scarabeo pay dearly for historical qualities.

And this is ultimately not the Eco mode that will make a significant difference in use of budget … Nevertheless, this scooter does not offer a less mechanical performance, agile and safe behavior in urban areas. The ideal compromise to move efficiently was daily Basis, without drawing a line on the sensations.

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