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EICMA 2011 Preview: Aprilia SRV 850 Maxi-Scooter
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 (pictured below) 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.
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]