Thursday, 29 April 2010 23:04
Aprilia Atlantic 300
As promised, part two of my all gas, all 300cc news day. Aprilia have announced their scooter based around the 300cc Vespa engine, this one isn't quite as svelte as the Derbi with styling a with more of a bent toward maxi scooters than regular mid sized machines. The press release talks a lot about a "zippy" engine and great torque and comfort... it fails to mention the weight anywhere which I suspect means it is a bit on the tubby side.
The specs are listed below and seem to be pretty decent especially in the handling and stopping department with proper discs front and rear, 13" wheels should be a fairly good fit for the bike but when you are competing with the venerable Honda SH300 I would have thought a bigger wheel would have made more sense, especially with a bigger engined machine allowing more access to the highway...
APRILIA ATLANTIC SPRINT 300Â Specifications
Engine typeÂ Â Â Single-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve (single overhead camshaft - SOHC), liquid-cooled
Engine capacityÂ Â Â 278.3 cc
Compression ratioÂ Â Â 11.5:1
Max. PowerÂ Â Â 16.4 kW (22.4 HP) at 7500 rpm
Max. TorqueÂ Â Â 23.8 Nm at 5750 rpm
Fuel systemÂ Â Â Electronic injection
Primary driveÂ Â V belt
Final driveÂ Â Â Gearbox
ChassisÂ Â Â Double cradle in tubular steel
Front suspensionÂ Â Â Hydraulic telescopic fork, wheel travel 105mm, stanchion diameter 35mm
Rear suspensionÂ Â Â Engine unit acting as swingarm, double hydraulic shock with adjustable 5-position preload, wheel travel 90mm.
Brakes: Front: stainless steel disc 240 mm with three piston floating calliper and integral braking system.
Rear: stainless steel disc 190 mm with integral braking system.
Wheel rimsÂ Â Â Light alloy; front 3.00 x 13â€, rear 3.50 x 13â€
Front: 110 / 90 x 13â€
Rear: 130 / 70 x 13"
DimensionsÂ Â Â Max. length 2085 mm
Max. width 785 mm (at handlebar)
Wheelbase 1480 mm
TankÂ Â Â Capacity 15 litres (including 2 litre reserve)