Written on: 01/10/2012 by oldbobbydrums71
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 more)
Written on: 02/05/2010
No maintanence manuals for sale. Aprilia has poor customer service. I will never buy another one. (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 15/04/2009 by michaelhare
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 more)
Written on: 27/06/2008 by Dave Murphy
Engine has plenty of power. Feels very safe in all road and weather conditions. I would buy another Atlantic 500 with confidence. (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2008 by Bob Morris
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 30/07/2007 by gyronutjoe
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2007 by shayman
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 more)
Written on: 30/05/2007 by lou severson
I currently have a battery charging problem my dealer has a two-week wait for service. (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 14/05/2005 by ertendeg
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 more)