> Aprilia Atlantic 500 Scooter
The Aprilia Atlantic 500 is a large scooter which is practical, roomy
and plenty powerful.
Powering the Aprilia Atlantic 500 is a Piaggio-built 460cc engine
which provides 39 horsepower. Enough for highways, and more than adequate
for rapid accelaration around town.
The scooter benefits from a well built frame and a suspension setup
which offers a good mix of comfort and handling.
|Year of specifications
||2002 - 2006
||459 cc single cyl 4 stroke
||auto / belt drive
||39 hp @ 7250 rpm
||770 mm / 30.3 inches
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Review by: Anon
I bought my Aprilia Atlantic 500 brand new in 2004. It's now six years
old and with proper maintenance it's been reasonably trouble free.
But when things have needed to be fixed it's quite expensive and some
of the parts have taken a while to get delivered. Dodgy electrics
seem to be the main problem with this scooter. Also I've heard of
other owners having some persistent troubles with the bike.
I do like the Atlantic 500's handling and speed, as a bonus it's also
quite economical on fuel despite the performance.
It's got a nice high riding position, which is great because you're
not all hunched up like a wizened old man. There's definitely room
to stretch out.
The automatic twist-and-go transmission is nice. And compared to past
bikes I've had with a clutch, it makes town riding a lot more stress
free and easy.
The Aprilia Atlantic 500 is surprisingly heavy. But then again considering
the size it's not too bad for a Maxi-scooter. Maybe a bit lardy though.
I probably won't buy another one. But that's mainly because I'd like
to try something different. But as a comfortable, fast scooter the
Aprilia Atlantic 500 is definitely worth a test drive.