Aprilia USA Introduces the SportCity 250 Scooter

2007-06-06 20:06
No "cute" for this scoot: sophisticated style, sport bike-caliber standard equipment make for a seriously fun riding experience


NEW YORK, June 6, 2007 - The 2007 Aprilia SportCity 250, the Italian manufacturer's newest addition to its U.S. model line, lays down the gauntlet when the topic turns to serious scooter fun. Unlike some of its category cousins, the SportCity isn't all playful curves and features fit only for quick jaunts. Instead, the sophisticated SportCity is packed with serious standard equipment, including a class-leading electronic fuel injected engine for fast acceleration, a rigid frame for sporty handling, superior wheel travel to absorb punishing potholes, large 15-inch wheels for a stable ride, triple disc brakes for rapid stops and double lights for superior visibility.

With design and technology inspired by Aprilia's award-winning sport bikes,
this scooter is ready to confidently carve its way through metro traffic or
eat up highway miles. As a result, the SportCity 250 is the ideal choice
for anyone who wants the economic and environmental benefits of owning a
scooter without sacrificing the thrill of sporty riding.

The Aprilia SportCity 250 has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP)
of $4,599.


Advanced Engine Technology Sets Benchmark in Scooter Category

Very few scooters offer the level of advanced technology found on the
Aprilia SportCity 250.

The electronic fuel-injected four-stroke engine sips fuel, returning up to
61 miles for every gallon of gas while delivering strong acceleration off
the line. With peak power of 22.5 hp at 8,000 rpm and 15 ft.-lb. of torque
at 6,250 rpm, the Sporty City is ready to sprint away from the pack,
accelerating from 0 to 50 mph in just 7 seconds and offering a top speed
rating of 79 mph. The scooter also stops on a dime in seconds, thanks to a
large triple brake system.

The scooter's performance potential is elegantly managed by an equally
high-performance chassis, featuring a high-strength tubular steel frame with
excellent torsional rigidity. A hydraulic telescopic front fork with
generous 3.9" of wheel travel and rear double hydraulic shock with
adjustable preload contributes to a superior ride on even the roughest
roads. Large 15-inch wheels and high-profile tires provide a
motorcycle-quality smooth ride.


Showcase for Aprilia's Premium Equipment Philosophy

Strong performance, engineering integrity and technical innovation are just
a few of the SportCity's many unique character traits. Like all Aprilia
scooters and motorcycles, the SportCity is big on standard equipment,
premium components and top-quality materials, such as a high-tech non-slip
seating surface. Built to comfortably accommodate two scooteristi, the
SportCity also has generous cargo capacity, including a luggage rack with
passenger grab handles and under-seat storage big enough to accommodate an
extra helmet and personal items. An additional lockable storage compartment
integrated behind the leg guard is equipped with a power outlet for phone
recharges on-the-go.

Sport riding requires information, and Aprilia doesn't skimp on top-quality
instrumentation. The SportCity features a multi-function analog/digital
instrument panel, including a rev counter. Display functions, such as
odometer resets, can easily be accessed via handlebar controls.

The 2007 Aprilia SportCity 250 is now available at U.S. Aprilia dealers.

Source: Aprilia and Piaggio Group Americas

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