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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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Sep 09

Posts: 860

Rogerborg says:

Well, you have to pay for exclusivity

They've never going to be mass market in the UK (looked out of a window lately?), and if you've given up on the idea of selling a lot of units, you might as well try to gouge as much as you can out of each purchase.

The thing that really puts me off of trying a maxi-scooter is the concern about parts availability. With so few of them around, I can't see there being much stock around.

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Mar 11

Posts: 63

Vortex1952 says:



SIMPLE! Ask Mr.Cameron why it will cost that much! This island live's on TAX milked from the tax payers that's why! Industry is almost dead because factories have gone abroad as tax incentives and labour is cheapper etc.....

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Jun 12

Posts: 2

disposalist says:

Leave atitudes at the door?

Wow. "like something made as a dare". "unintimidating". "fast armchair". "ridiculous".

You actually rode it and that's the best you can do for a review?

Even indicating what you mean by "something made as a dare" would have been useful.

And some lovely comments: - "why anyone would want to buy something like this...when you could get a lovely 'proper' bike".

No, clearly 'proper bikers' don't understand.  Why would anyone want to ride something that easily handles motorway and city commutes and european tours and doesn't give up comfort and practicality to achieve good performance and ability, eh?  It'd be much better to get a 'proper' bike that gets you to 160mph can store a packet of cigarettes and require a butt-rest every 15 minutes...

The question is: why would anyone get a 'proper' bike when the SRV850 is this much fun and has this much functionality and ability all in one?

Maxi scoots are the future fellas...  I still enjoy my 1958 Ariel Huntmaster, but that's just on sunny weekends for short trips... maybe that's all you guys are doing?...

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