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