Aprilia SRV 850 - one serious scooterComment on this story
Meet the biggest, most kick-ass powerful production scooter on the planet - the Aprilia SRV 850. Yes, we said 850.
Under those bulging body panels is an 839cc, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled V-twin that delivers 56kW via a constantly variable transmission and chain final drive.
That's enough to out-drag all but a handful of supercars over anything up to a standing kilometre - and for sure this Italian superscoot won't take any attitude from cars, truck or (especially) minibus taxis.
Aprilia SA capo di tutti capi Andre van Rooyen is bringing in just one “to assess it under local conditions and evaluate the market for such a powerful scooter”.
We think he just wants for himself - but he's promised us a ride on it.
Engine: 839cc liquid-cooled four-stroke V-twin.
Bore x stroke: 88 x 69mm.
Power: 56.0kW at 7750rpm.
Torque: 76.4Nm at 6000rpm.
Induction: Electronic fuel-injection with one 38mm throttle body.
Clutch: Automatic dry centrifugal clutch with vibration dampers.
Transmission: Constantly variable transmission with torque server and final drive by chain.
Front Suspension: 41mm conventional cartridge forks, non-adjustable.
Rear Suspension: Horizontally mounted monoshock adjustable for preload.
Front brake: Dual 300mm semi-floating stainless-steel discs with Brembo double piston floating callipers.
Rear brake: 280 mm stainless-steel disc with double piston floating calliper
Front tyre: 120/70 - 16 tubeless.
Rear tyre: 160/60 - 15 tubeless.
Seat height: 780mm.
Dry weight: 249kg.
Fuel tank: 18.5 litres.