Aprilia has announced the UK price of its new SRV850 scooter.
At £7,799 this sets it head to head with the new BMW C650 GT, although the sportier C600 Sport comes in at £7,300. Yamaha‘s 530cc T-Max looks beleagured at £8,870, especially as that doesn‘t include ABS, standard on the BMWs. ABS is not available for the Aprilia either.
The SRV850 is based on the discontinued Gilera GP800 and uses the same 839cc V-twin which also powers the auto transmission Aprilia Mana. Output is the most powerful for any production scooter at 76bhp.
The Aprilia weighs 12lb (5kg) less than the GP800 and a series of other changes have been made to improve handling and stability.
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