Thursday, March 15, 2012

Aprilia SRV850: High-res pics and more details

Aprilia SRV850
The Aprilia SRV850, a scooter for those who secretly want an RSV4...  :-)
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Aprilia first announced the SRV850 in October 2011 and they’ve now released more details of their super-scooter. ‘Everything about the SRV850 recalls the technical, performance and aesthetic standards of an Aprilia superbike. It brings the philosophy of performance without compromise, which is part of the Aprilia DNA, into the world of scooters,’ says the Noale-based company.

As befits a ‘super-scooter,’ the SRV850 is fitted with a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 839cc V-twin that produces 76bhp and 76Nm of torque. The double cradle steel tube trellis frame and aluminium swingarm have been designed to provide high-speed stability and final drive is via sealed Z-ring chain for maximum efficiency. The SRV850’s suspension – 41mm fork and adjustable monoshock – is also optimized for high-speed handling and cornering prowess. In fact, Aprilia claim that the scooter handles like a sportsbike and lean angles of up to 45° are possible.

The SRV850, which weighs 249kg dry, rides on 16-inch (front) and 15-inch (rear) aluminium alloy wheels, shod with 120/70 (front) and 160/60 (rear) tyres. Brakes are by Brembo – twin 300mm semi-floating steel discs with double-piston floating calipers at the front and a single 280mm steel disc at the back. Surprisingly though, ABS isn't available. The exhaust system is a 2-into-1 unit, with a heat shield. The instrument panel comprises a large, central LCD combined with analogue instruments (speedometer and rpm indicator) and an onboard computer provides access to various functions – wondrous things like double trip odometer, total odometer, service LED and radiator temperature etc.

Aprilia have a very, very long list of optional accessories that are available for the SRV850. These include a titanium-carbon exhaust silencer from Arrow, a gel-sport saddle, top box for luggage (can take a full-size helmet), an electronic alarm, tinted windshield, anodized aluminium footrests, mechanical handlebar lock anti-theft device and a GPS navigator kit. With some of these touring-oriented accessories and an 18.5-litre fuel tank, we suppose the SRV850 needn’t be restricted to city use – it should also work as a mid-distance touring bike. In another 10 years, we might even want one of these things parked in our garage…!


The Aprilia SRV850 is the most powerful and perhaps the best handling scooter in the world. Yes, we like it...!
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