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Steve Farrell  says:

Aprilia SRV850 first ride: "like something made as a dare"

The new Aprilia SRV850 is the most powerful scooter yet - and nearly £2000 cheaper than BMW's C650 GT. The SRV850 is a restyled and re badged Gilera GP800 with the same chassis and 839cc V-twin engine. Aprilia says there have been 250 tweaks, including to the suspension and engine, resulting in sportier handling and marginally more power - 76bhp compared to...

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Should sell twice as many as the Beemer!

I'm sure all of its UK owners will both be delighted by it.

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morristhemog

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morristhemog says:

 

@rogerborg

Horses for courses and at least they'll have something a bit different from all the inline fours that have diluted motorcycling.

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bikenutter

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bikenutter says:

@rogerborg

Hahahahahahahahahaha

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sack1

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sack1 says:

Who would ever have thought we'd see 76 hp scooters?

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grample

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grample says:

Sorry Aprilia, that’s a no sale.
I actually visited my local dealer to pre-order one but didn’t when I was gob-smacked to find it has no ABS.
It’s 250Kg with 56Kw power, 76Nm torque, and costs £7.8k with lots of expensive plastic and all other maxi scoots have ABS as standard or option.
There are too many bike-blind car drivers to avoid anchors-on stops when they pull out and I want ABS when that happens.
 

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ducatigav

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ducatigav says:

cant see why anyone would want one of these big scooter i know you could say it about sport bikes adv bike ect but i realy cant see me getting up one day and going i know i realy fancy a big daft moped

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

To be fair, I am maxi-scooter curious

But on the other hand, the DCT version of the Honda NX700S is out next month.  OK, it's 47bhp, but it's twist-and-go, ABS, ~80mpg, with helmet sized storage.  Seems to me to be most of the advantages of a maxi-scooter without the disadvantages, and for about £6K.  It might not fulfil Honda's fantasy of getting car drivers onto bikes, but it may put a nail in the UK maxi scooter coffin.

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Horrendous

F*****G HORRIBLE, cant understand why anyone would want to buy something like this??? when you could get a lovely "proper" bike for that kinda money??? aw well each to their own I suppose!!!!! 

 

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grample

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grample says:

‘Horses for courses’

My current “big daft moped” will cruise all day at 80mph, weave through most traffic in town, and keeps me by-and-large in a dry and bug-free condition irrespective of the weather. And then I park two helmets, or one plus a sizeable bag, under the seat, unplug my dry mobile and satnav, and stroll away with clutch-hand and gear-change ankle completely free of stress.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

£7799?

Right now in the USA, Aprilia is selling the CVT 850 Mana motorcycle for $6000 (£3820 at current exchange rates).  What makes the SRV850 cost over twice as much?

www.apriliausa.com/en-US/News/94552/Aprilia%2bMana%2b850%2bSpring%2bSale.aspx

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