Aprilia Scarabeo 200

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Aprilia Scarabeo 200
Manufacturer
Also called Scarabeo 200ie
Production 2003 - 2015
Class Scooter
Engine
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 63.0mm x 58.0mm
Compression ratio 12:1
Horsepower 18.64 HP (13.9 KW) @ 8250RPM
Torque 12.69 ft/lbs (17.2 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Ignition cdi electronic with automatic advance and retard.
Spark Plug NGK CR8EB
Battery YUASA YB12AL-A
Transmission Gear box: automatic

Final Drive: belt

Clutch: automatic centrifugal
Final Drive Belt
Suspension Front: hydraulic fork
Rear: engine acting as swingarm; two hydraulic shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload
Brakes Front: single disc. three-piston floating caliper
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 110/80-16 '08 [1]
Rear Tire 120/80-16 '08 [1]
Wheelbase 54.33 inches (1380 mm)
Length 80.31 inches (2040 mm)
Width 28.31 inches (719 mm)
Height 55.55 inches (1411 mm)
Seat Height 31.89 inches (810 mm)
Weight 339.51 pounds (154.0 Kg) (dry), 154.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 2.11 Gallon (8.00 Liters)
Related Aprilia Atlantic 200
Manuals Service Manual

The Aprilia Scarabeo 200ie was a single cylinder, four-stroke scooter produced by Aprilia between 2003 and 2015. Max torque was 12.69 ft/lbs (17.2 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 18.64 HP (13.9 KW) @ 8250 RPM.

Engine

The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 63.0mm bore x 58.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 181.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive

The bike has a automatic transmission. Power was moderated via the automatic centrifugal.

Chassis

It came with a 110/90-16 front tire and a 120/80-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. three-piston floating caliper in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a hydraulic fork while the rear was equipped with a engine acting as swingarm; two hydraulic shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload. The Scarabeo 200ie was fitted with a 2.11 Gallon (8.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 339.51 pounds (154.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 54.33 inches (1380 mm) long.

Overview

The Italian manufacturer Aprilia, now part of the Piaggio group, has been producing a line of large-wheel Scarabeo scooters (from 50 to 500cc) since 1993. Their distinguishing feature is a very polished, typically Italian neo-retro design that hints of Vespa's contemporary creations.

This new version of the Scarabeo 125 is no exception, although its silhouette now leans more towards 'neo' than 'retro'. Another noticeable difference between this and the old model is the compactness of the scooter's dimensions, making urban driving considerably easier.

The Scarabeo 125 reaches out to new riders

Less intimidating than the old model, this Scarabeo 125 can be recommended for beginners. Its large 16" wheels provide a very stable ride without excessively reducing maneuverability in congested traffic. A firm hand is needed to set the bike on its trajectory, but there is no real cause for concern, especially since the scooter's slimlines allow riders to thread their way between lanes without difficulty.

Another noteworthy advantage for novices is the standard combined braking system which allows them to decelerate with one hand; there is very little danger of wheel lock, even in wet weather. Indeed, use of the left-hand brake lever (which operates the front and back brakes simultaneously) is sufficient for braking in most situations; the right-hand lever is reserved for emergency stops.


Stability and comfort

We found the new Scarabeo 125 to be an easy-to-drive, comfortable scooter. Much attention has been paid to the suspension, as can be attested by its quality performance both on uneven surfaces and tight bends. This makes up for the saddle, which may seem a little firm to those with sensitive posteriors.

The small, standard windshield is somewhat symbolic in terms of protection, but it at least has the significant advantage of not obscuring the rider's vision during rainy weather conditions.

Although comfortably seated, passengers are likely to bemoan the very small footrests which are too narrow to provide for good support.


New twin cam engine

With this latest Scarabeo 125 comes a new liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke four-valve engine with double overhead cam cylinder heads, designed in tandem with parent company Piaggio. This carburetor-fuelled engine runs to a maximum of 15 hp and conforms to the latest EURO 3 norms.

However, when we tested it we found characteristics typical of Piaggio Leader engines (which power, among others, the previous version of the Scarabeo). Relatively lethargic at low revs, its inertia doesn't really disappear until about 40 km/h (25 mph). On the other hand it becomes much livelier between 50 km/h (30 mph) and 100 km/h (60 mph) with reassuring acceleration, even in the fast lane. Its top speed is probably around 110 km/h (70 mph), with average fuel consumption of 4l/100km.

In comparison, the Honda SH, hands-down best-seller in this sector, rides better at low and mid revs, but it is not quite as swift on the open road.


Average equipment

Unlike the previous Scarabeo 125, the new version has an underseat storage compartment. This, however, is of modest proportions due to the space taken up by the bike's large wheels: it will only hold one small Jet helmet with a visor.

To improve carrying capacity, an optional top box can be fitted on the rear luggage rack. Also worth mentioning are the flat floor - practical for transporting large loads, like big shopping bags - and the glovebox on the fascia panel.

The instrumentation provides all the necessary information with, in addition to all the standard displays, two tripometers, a clock, an external temperature gauge, a service warning and battery charge level indicator.


Specifications

Make Model Aprilia Scarabeo 200
Year 2003
Engine Liquid cooled, four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity 176
Bore x Stroke 62 x 58.4 mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Induction 25mm Keihin CV
Ignition / Starting Electronic
Max Power
Max Torque
Transmission / Drive Automatic with continuous variator
Front Suspension Hydraulic fork, sleeve diameter 35mm. 110mm wheel travel
Rear Suspension Engine functions as swinging fork swingarm, linked to the frame by dual connecting rods and two radial silent blocks. Two double-action gas shock absorbers with preload adjustment. 110mm wheel travel
Front Brakes Single 260mm disc 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single 220mm disc 2piston caliper
Front Tyre 100/80-16
Rear Tyre 130/80-16
Dry-Weight
Fuel Capacity 11.5 Liters
Reviews Viamichelin.co.uk


2003 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

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The 2003 MY Aprilia Scarabeo 200 has, at its heart, a liquid-cooeld, four-stroke, 176cc, single cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It comes standard with a 35mm front telescopic fork, dual adjustable shocks as a rear suspension, front and rear disc brakes, a small windscreen, a spacious dual seat, an under-seat storage compartment, a comprehensive instrumentation panel and a retro design, similar to Vespa's.


2004 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

2004 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

The 2004 MY Aprilia Scarabeo 200 is a middle-weight, classic-styled scooter, that mainly addresses riders who want a daily commuter with a balanced power output and superior maneuverability, suitable for the busy traffic in the urban jungle. It comes standard with a spacious dual seat, an under-seat storage compartment, passenger grab rails, front and rear disc brakes, and suspension package composed of a telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock.

In the tech/engine department, it sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 176cc, single cylinder lump paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).


2005 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

The 2005 MY Aprilia Scarabeo 200 sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 176cc, single cylinder engine paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This Italian-built machine is sure to fit the taste of the more nostalgic of riders, thanks to its classic-Vespa inspired overall design, but with all the perks and amenities that come with modern technology.

Features worth mentioning would be the large, lightweight, 16" cast-aluminum wheels, a small windscreen, a dual seat with lumbar support for the rider, an under-seat storage compartment, passenger grab rails, dual shocks as a rear suspension, plus front and rear disc brakes.


2006 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

The 2006 MY Aprilia Scarabeo 200 addresses both the younger and more adventurous among Aprilia fans, thanks to the modern technologies and parts it boasts, as well as the more nostalgic ones, boasting a retro overall design similar to Vespa. It comes standard with large, 16", cast-aluminum wheels, a dual seat, an under-seat storage compartment, a small windscreen, dual shocks as a rear suspension plus front and rear disc brakes.

In the tech/engine department, it sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 176cc, single cylinder powerplant paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).


2007 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

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The 2007 MY Aprilia Scarabeo 200 has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 176cc, single cylinder powerhouse mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It comes standard with features such as dual shock absorbers as a rear suspension, a dual seat, a small windscreen, an under-seat storage compartment, a front telescopic fork, front and rear disc brakes, and large, 16", cast-aluminum wheels.

This machine is suitable for a wide variety of riders, thanks to its neo-retro design that offers all the perks of modern technology, as well as a hint of classic Vespa styling for the more nostalgic among scooter fans.


2008 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

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Looking for a swift, economical replacement for your big-bore machine or are you simply bored with driving to work and being stuck in traffic? Why not leave the car at home and hop on the 2007 Aprilia Scarabeo 200? This scooter packs more than enough punch for a thrilling fun ride in the city and is also capable of highway speeds, and this spells versatility.

Its 16" wheels make sure your ride is smooth even if the asphalt isn't, while the compliant suspensions and plush two-up seat are the guarantee for a comfy longer ride in the weekend. Add in powerful brakes for perfect control and you're all set for a new load of fun, for both leisure and work commuting.


2009 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

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A model introduced as a very smart move to satisfy diverging needs, the 2008 Scarabeo 200 is a modern machine which retains the full-on neo-retro looks, while bringing in more power and taking the scooter into the highway-legal machinery zone. With even more room for the rider and passenger, a revised seat and better ergonomics than before, the 2008 Scarabeo 200 is all about a better time spent riding.

Cue the smoothly-revving DOHC 180cc engine and precise controls for a sizzling ride through and around the town: this scooter can also be your perfect, economical weekend getaway.


2010 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

The 2010 MY Aprilia Scarabeo 200 has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 180cc, single cylinder powerhouse mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 19 horsepower and 17 Nm of torque.

This middle-class machine boasts standard feature such as a dual seat with passenger grab rails, a small windscreen for improved protection against the elements, dual shocks as a rear suspension, a telescopic fork in the front, front and rear disc brakes, plus light alloy, 16", five-spoked wheels.



2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

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The 2010 Scarabeo 200 is one of the nifty choices for those in search of a scooter with classic design and a modern, bigger engine. A deluxe machine with a neo-classic look, the Scarabeo 200 aims to please both riders who are in love with the traditional Italian scooter and those who want a more modern approach to the classic design.

With a new engine engineered especially for the Scarabeo 200, this scooter deliver 19hp of pure power, coupled with 17Nm of torque, offering plenty of fun for both solo and two-up riding. Add in the onboard storage, intuitive operation and convenient, automatic transmission and you've got a sweet-looking, top-performance commuter.


2012 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

The 2012 MY Aprilia Scarabeo 200 is a middle-class scooter that can be used as a gritty daily commuter, as well as a weekend leisure machine, even two-up. It comes standard with features such as a dual seat with passenger grab rails, a small windscreen for improved protection against the elements, dual shocks as a rear suspension, a telescopic fork in the front, front and rear disc brakes, plus light alloy, 16", five-spoked wheels.

In the tech/engine department, it comes with a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 180cc, single cylinder powerhouse mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 19 horsepower and 17 Nm of torque.



2013 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

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The 2013 MY Aprilia Scarabeo 200 has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 180cc, single cylinder powerplant paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 19 horsepower and 17 Nm of torque.

It comes standard with features such as dual adjustable shocks in the rear, a telescopic front fork, a dual seat with passenger grab rails, an under-seat storage compartment, a small windscreen, and large, 16", cast alloy, five-spoked wheels.


2014 Aprilia Scarabeo 200

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The 2014 MY Aprilia Scarabeo 200 is a middle-class scooter, suitable for those riders who want an agile, yet gritty machine for the urban jungle. It boasts standard features such as dual adjustable shocks in the rear, a telescopic front fork, a dual seat with passenger grab rails, an under-seat storage compartment, a small windscreen, and large, 16", cast alloy, five-spoked wheels.

In the tech/engine department, it comes with a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 180cc, single cylinder powerplant paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and can produce 19 horsepower and 17 Nm of torque.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.