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★★★☆☆

“Aprillia Atlantic 500”

Written on: 14/10/2014 by Marlonn266 (1 review written)

I had the Aprillia after trading another smaller scooter. The good points are comfort and power. The speed this scooter can cruise at is incredible. It also gives a chopper like feel as it is stress free and relaxing. However the bad points are that it is not brilliant in the wet, it is very heavy which makes moving it around a pain, it is quite tall which is a problem for shorties like me and then the worst part.... the electrics are really unreliable. Parts are expensive and I have no… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“what a scoot”

Written on: 01/10/2012 by oldbobbydrums71 (1 review written)

I have had 8 biles this yr 2012 silver wing, qlinkk, burger 650 burger 400 all top heavy the Aprilia is far most best deighn scoot i have evr had or rode, smooth very comfortable, it now has 12000 trouble free miles more advanced then any scoot on the market, Atlantic 500 90 mpg scoot… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“No maintanence manuals for sale. Aprilia has poor...”

Written on: 02/05/2010

No maintanence manuals for sale. Aprilia has poor customer service. I will never buy another one… Read Full Review

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Drjet's Comment

Written on: 29/05/2010

I found this review very helpful because...just bought a used 2004 Ducati Aprilla Atlantic. After downloading & taking on first short ride, the low fuel light was on & analog fuel gage (needle) showed needed gas. After filling w/premium, light extinguished, but needle still pegged/stuck in the 'red'. Is there some 'float' or something I can do? I can't find any Owner's Manual or Service information ANYWHERE!!! Original owner doesn't have either... can't do ANY maintenance on my own scooter??? Thanks for confirming my frustrating search efforts for maintenance info - love the scooter, but not looking forward to 4-hr road trips to have any service done.

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★★★★★

“I bought this scooter to get around town and riding...”

Written on: 13/11/2009

I bought this scooter to get around town and riding the roads. I did research and looking up info. But when I rode it and get use to it's playful nature. I was blessed by the Scooter Goddess herself! This is the most fun I have had on two wheels since I use to put cards in my bicycle spokes! Great on gas. Always starts strong. Rides great since I got new tires. 65-75 mpg. Endless power and takeoff without loosing traction. I just want others to know of the sweet maxi-scooter that the Aprilia… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This is the best 2 wheeled scooter I have ever rode!...”

Written on: 26/10/2009

This is the best 2 wheeled scooter I have ever rode! And a seat like ...BUTTER! Don't sell yourself short by not at least riding this one!… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Bought my Aprilia Atlantic 500 with only 1200 miles on...”

Written on: 15/04/2009 by michaelhare (1 review written)

Bought my Aprilia Atlantic 500 with only 1200 miles on the clock. Nice bike while it is working. However fixing it is dam expensive. Be ready to be shocked. Parts are not redily available and take forever to get compared with the ease of japanese parts. Electrics are a nightmare and will let you down ultimately. Better to buy a mainstream jap scooter which will give less headaches… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“It looks good, cruises great. 2004 needs the...”

Written on: 17/08/2008

It looks good, cruises great. 2004 needs the manufacturer to fix the gas venting problem. I think it is a perfect bike once everything is fixed… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Engine has plenty of power. Feels very safe in all...”

Written on: 27/06/2008 by Dave Murphy (1 review written)

Engine has plenty of power. Feels very safe in all road and weather conditions. I would buy another Atlantic 500 with confidence… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Its too heavy, unreliable and not particulary...”

Written on: 10/06/2008 by Bob Morris (1 review written)

Its too heavy, unreliable and not particulary comfortable for a pillion passenger. My wife hated it. Fule consuption and performance no where near as good as my slightly smaller engined Burgman 400 K4 - but the burgamn is lightly and faf far more pleasant to use - plus the reliability of Japanese machines. I have said it all in the bad points really - I would like to try the Nexus with the same (overal Master engine - but I wasnt impressed with the X9 500!… Read Full Review

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Mickjagger's Response to 372698_Bob Morris's Review

Written on: 17/11/2012

i bought a new 2007 burgman and recently bought 2003 aprillia i still own both.i put 8 muffler gaskets in 2 yrs in the burg. aprillia is so much smoother ride that i cant believe it.it gets 57 mpg burg gets 58mpg. my aprillia is a 500 atlantic. hands down atlantic wins this one.it has 19000 miles on it burg has 17600.both motors are strong.burg has orginal battery just replaced aprillias last week.im tall so the aprillia floorboards fit like a glove where the burgs floorboard is much higher for a smaller person.

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★★★★★

“Fun to ride and no shifting.”

Written on: 15/05/2008 by PACKARD6 (1 review written)

Fun to ride and no shifting… Read Full Review

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Wozza59's Response to PACKARD6's Review

Written on: 06/07/2008

Yes it is tricky refilling/topping up the oil.

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“What can I say? It's great to have an Aprilia...”

Written on: 27/12/2007

What can I say? It's great to have an Aprilia Atlantic, but the bad points take over. A real shame!… Read Full Review

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Wozza59's Comment

Written on: 10/02/2008

Fuel in the oil is a problem that can be sorted. Also remember the problem does not afflict all Atlantics, and the odd Piaggio X9 500 and Gilera Nexus are affected as well.<br/> First thing to do is replace the thermostat with a later version, this allows the engine to run at a higher temperature. The trouble is with a lower temp thermostat the fuel injection system thinks the engine is too cold and so the bike is permanently on choke. <br/>The next stage is to get the ECU re-mapped with a later tune so enabling the engine to run a little leaner. Please note however this can't be done with very early bikes.<br/>Your problem should now be sorted.<br/>I had the same problem with me bike, but with a little research I was able to sort my bike out and now I'm very happy with my Atlantic.

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Wozza59's Comment

Written on: 04/03/2008

I found this review unhelpful because...Anything can be sorted. The Atlantic is a brilliant, comfortable, fast bike. My Atlantic is excellent and has no issues at all in spite of it being 5 years old.

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★★★★★

“I bought it used and have had two problems with it. ”

Written on: 30/07/2007 by gyronutjoe (1 review written)

I bought it used and have had two problems with it.
Had to replace voltage regulator, around $200 for the part.
Reworked the closed fuel system venting, as gases would cause the engine to stall when hot. Took a while to find out about the fix for that.
Other than that this Atlantic is fun to drive.
Dealers are starting to show up again, one in my area in the past few months.
Seems to be holding value, cost around $3500. Even after about a year I still see them being sold about the same price.
I… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to 301386_gyronutjoe's Review

Written on: 29/06/2011

Can you please elaborate on the "closed fuel system venting" mod you did? I just started having that problem...

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★★★★☆

“The Aprilia Atlantic is a nice bike and pleasant to...”

Written on: 20/07/2007 by sibiker (1 review written)

The Aprilia Atlantic is a nice bike and pleasant to ride, but flawed in some key areas. Avoid unless you like tinkering with auto transmissions and acres of plastic to do any repairs! Choppy ride on poor surfaces, quite heavy and tricky to ride slowly around tight bends and roundabouts. Transmission sometimes very noisy and harsh despite fitting Polini Clutch (new belt may help apparently but it looks OK to me). Alarming recent rise in oil level which would suggest the fuel is mixing with the… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I have enjoyed this bike. Like someone else I gave up...”

Written on: 17/07/2007 by shayman (1 review written)

I have enjoyed this bike. Like someone else I gave up bikes for a hip replacement and have never looked back. I enjoy riding this - a bit more positive roadholding and a bit more grunt would be good but I may be influenced by the SW (which is fast and greedy and more like a bike). It was cheap at the time and has been good value for me. I'd recommend it but remember big scooters are big and they are heavy - this weighs around 210 kg vs 150-160 for a 500 cc bike… Read Full Review

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“I currently have a battery charging problem my dealer...”

Written on: 30/05/2007 by lou severson (1 review written)

I currently have a battery charging problem my dealer has a two-week wait for service… Read Full Review

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“I'm writing this as a biker temporarily forced on to a...”

Written on: 06/06/2005 by williamr (1 review written)

I'm writing this as a biker temporarily forced on to a scooter while awaiting a hip replacement. My comments may have a bit of anti scooter bias. My comments are based on 15 months, 2 winters and 12.000 miles.

I bought the Aprilia Atlantic 500 bike for a 60 miles per day commute, which includes motorway and therefore needed 80mph plus capability. I needed a step through with a highish seat height to footboard relationship, and the Atlantic was the only machine I found that fitted these… Read Full Review

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Cbax's Response to williamr's Review

Written on: 10/08/2010

I found this review helpful because...it gives a balanced and intelligent appraisal for somebody interested in buying one.

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★★★★★

“I did not plan on buying an Aprilia Atlantic 500, but...”

Written on: 04/06/2005 by john wagner (1 review written)

I did not plan on buying an Aprilia Atlantic 500, but they had no burgman 400's left. Salesman cut the price and told me about the A500. I thought I would take a chance. Best move I ever made. I love the scooter. People stop me all the time asking about it. I have a honda magna and no one has ever asked me about it… Read Full Review

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“The 2003 Aprilia Atlantic 500 Scooter has 6337 miles...”

Written on: 03/06/2005 by bcc333 (1 review written)

The 2003 Aprilia Atlantic 500 Scooter has 6337 miles on the 460cc Piaggio Single cylinder, four stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder engine. Top speed 98-103 mph. You can add Rumble Road speakers http://www.mhinstruments.com/products/ combined with the Boostaroo amplifier http://www.boostaroo.com/store_category.php4 make Steppenwolf sound good up to 70 mph. The cruise control and the Laminar Lip plus the 48-56 mpg make for a nice trip… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Aprilia Atlantic 500 is a behemoth of a Scooter....”

Written on: 14/05/2005 by ertendeg (1 review written)

The Aprilia Atlantic 500 is a behemoth of a Scooter. It has great comfort level and gives you a safe feeling whilst commuting both in the city and on the motorway. The only reason I am selling my bike is the poor service of Aprilia. I hated the company and the way they handle their customers. There are dozens of examples about how they treat thier customers. If you only want a good scooter cruiser dont hesitate to buy one. If you think you will need servicing, parts and a company standing… Read Full Review

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