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2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie Comparison Photo Gallery

The 2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie takes on three other big-bore scoots in MotoUSA's first ever Mega-Scooter Shootout. Check out the full story in our 2011 MotoUSA Maxi Scooter Shootout.

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The breakdown of the 2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie was compounded by the fact that Aprilia U.S.A couldn't even tell us what was wrong with it.
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Because of the smaller size of the Scarabeo 500ie it felt best around neighborhoods and small streets.
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"I ended up over-shooting a road-limit line, which was quite scary; the machine just does not have good brakes at all." - Joey Agustin
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"Turning the throttle took way too much effort and made the slowest scooter in the test feel even slower. In the corners it felt like all the weight was on the front end, and it couldn’t cope." - Justin Dawes
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Some of the issues our testers had with the Aprilia were its molded seat, throttle lag, brakes and lack of top speed.
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The true characteristics of the Scarabeo were hidden from us after breaking down before the end of our first test day.
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The Aprilia the smallest storage under the seat of any scoot in the shootout.
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2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie
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2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie
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2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie
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2011 Maxi Scooter Shootout