Monday, October 17, 2011

Maxi Fever - Why do you tease me!

Please, Please, Please can I at least TRY one of these????
I don't can't what you call it or who makes it.. I just want to TRY one!

Aprilia announced it will present a new 850cc V-Twin engined maxi-scooter with an RSV4-influenced design at the upcoming EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.
The 2012 Aprilia SRV 850 will be the Italian brand’s largest scooter. The SRV will be powered by a fuel injected 850cc four-valve 90-degree V-Twin engine, claiming 75 hp at 7750 rpm and 56 ft-lb. at 6000 rpm.
The SRV 850 appears to be a rebranded version of the GP800 scooter from Aprilia’s fellow Piaggio Group stablemate Gilera. The 2010 Gilera GP800 is powered by an 839cc V-Twin boasting similar horsepower figures but only 54 ft-lb. of torque.
The two scooters appear to share a similar frame and swingarm, but the Aprilia SRV 850′s front face and mirrors with integrated turn signals resembles the RSV4 superbike. The tail also appears to be angled slightly higher and the seat has been modified accordingly.
There is no word yet on whether the Aprilia SRV 850 will be imported to the U.S., though the new branding may make it more likely to show up here than the original Gilera GP800 which was never brought to North America. (Grrrrrrrrrr!)
Hopefully we’ll hear more on U.S. availability as more details about the Aprilia SRV 850 are released at the 2011 EICMA show.
[Source: The Piaggio Group]
The entire point may be moot here if we can't get this scooter over here in the U.S. In all reality, not many scooter riders go for anything over a 300. Scooters are light and flighty urban creatures and these big scooters are not for every one. Usually in the US if you wanted more power and touring capabilities, you would get a motorcycle.
Me, I am a stubborn one, and I want more power and a twist and go. So I will wait and see what develops. But it would be nice if there was more in the US maxi market besides big ol' Bergmans.

1 comment:

  1. That is one dead sexy looking scooter! I think I would like to try it, I bet it's an awesome ride. Just another reason to a motorcycle endorsement.