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Aprilia SportCity 125

The SPORTCITY 125 is the latest large wheel scooter from Aprilia and is designed to satisfy all modern urban mobility requirements.


The original SPORTCITY 125 features an elegant, dynamic design and the very latest technology. The SPORTCITY 125 is Aprilia's answer to those who want a practical, safe but agile scooter able to make light work of city traffic while also ensuring excellent rider comfort, low running costs, good performance and a high level of safety under all road conditions.

The SPORTCITY 125 is designed for urban mobility but is capable of much more. Aprilia has created an advanced scooter with the best performance and technology in its class, a scooter that is certainly not just another "means of transport". The SPORTCITY 125 provides urban riders with a machine in the unmistakable Aprilia sporting tradition.

Style is one of the SPORTCITY 125's strong points. Clean, essential yet elegant lines cunningly turn this powerful, robust machine into a style object that is a constant source of visual pleasure. The chrome edged leg shield and the aggressive looking double front light unit give the SPORTCITY 125 a personality worthy of the Aprilia name.

The SPORTCITY offers a choice of two engine sizes to cover all your urban and out of town mobility needs. The 125 cc version is just as high-tech, and is designed to give maximum riding pleasure to holders of a B licence (Italian legislation).

Engine technology is another major plus point of SPORTCITY 125. The modern, powerful, yet ecological engine delivers plenty of power for fun riding while ensuring constant comfort and safety. The power that it develops is more than enough to keep the SPORTCITY 125 nippy in traffic and with speed in reserve whenever you need it.
The engine is liquid cooled and feature Aprilia's exclusive four valve heads. Catalysed exhausts ensure ultra-low emissions, and place the SPORTCITY 125 well within the latest emission control standards.
Miserly fuel consumption and a generous 9 litre tank give the SPORTCITY 125 great autonomy.

The braking system, with two large diameter discs is another strong point on the SPORTCITY 125. The front disk is a 260 mm unit with floating caliper and two parallel pistons. The rear disc is 220 mm in diameter and the caliper is a double opposed piston unit.

The hydraulic fork uses 35 mm stanchions for precision control and excellent comfort over even the roughest road surfaces. The engine and transmission assembly also acts as swing arm. Suspension is provided by two rear shock absorbers. Four spring preload settings allow you to adjust your suspension for maximum efficiency under all load and road conditions. Rear wheel travel is 80 mm, more than enough to smooth out even the roughest surfaces.

The SPORTCITY 125 is equipped with 15 inch wheels and large, high profile tubeless tyres (120/70 at the front and 130/80 at the rear). Rolling diameter is therefore equivalent to that of a 16 inch tyre but comfort is far better.
In conjunction with the excellent frame, this intelligent choice of tyres gives the SPORTCITY 125 excellent stability and the sort of intuitive feel that makes it a piece of cake to ride even for novices.

The brilliance of the double 55 W headlights also deserves mention.

The large seat provides comfort to spare even when riding two up, thanks to an ergonomic design that provides maximum support for rider and passenger.

The SPORTCITY 125's chassis makes full use of Aprilia's vast experience in manufacturing powerful, high performance scooters.
Special care has been taken at the design stage to ensure that the frame maintains excellent rigidity even without the conventional central tunnel.
The frame is made from high strength tubular steel, and is designed to give excellent torsional rigidity and strength. This rigid, efficient frame gives the SPORTCITY 125 a superior ride and the sort of sports handling that Aprilia is famous for.

The SPORTCITY 125 also boasts a comfortable, large and flat platform for extra load carrying capacity. The platform narrows intelligently under the rider's legs to allow riders to get both their feet quickly, easily, and firmly on the ground.

The SPORTCITY 125 is great at load carrying thanks to a large under-seat storage compartment that is big enough to hold your helmet and more. Clever use of space has also enabled Aprilia to build a closed, lockable storage compartment into the rear of the leg shield. This contains a practical power socket for charging your mobile phone. A useful carrier hook is also provided at the front.

The practical luggage rack incorporates robust passenger grab handles and can accept a top box to increase carrying capacity.

The sleek, streamlined front shield provides excellent weather protection and two air outlets deliver warm air from the radiator to keep the rider's legs warm in winter when used in conjunction with the optional Aprilia leg cover.

The SPORTCITY is the first ever urban scooter to adopt analog-digital instruments with a multifunctional display, directly derived from the latest superbikes. Display functions are controlled directly from the handlebars for maximum safety.

The Aprilia SPORTCITY 125 comes in a choice of elegant, modern colours: Grey Shot, Grey Excalibur and Sunset Red.

Aprilia's wide range of accessories is just what you need to personalise the already generous standard equipment of your Aprilia SPORTCITY 125

  • Body Guard armoured cable lock
  • Sport windshield
  • Large windshield
  • Top box (with backrest and matching paintwork or 32 lt. New Concept top box standard black finish with optional backrest) 
  • Leg cover

Engine Liquid cooled horizontal single cylinder 4 stroke. Forced cooling with centrifugal pump. 4 valves with overhead cams.
Fuel Unleaded petrol.
Bore and stroke 57 x 48.6 mm (125 cc).
Displacement 124 cc
Compression ratio 12.5:1 (125 cc).
Maximum torque 11 Nm at 8,250 rpm (125 cc).
Fuel system Carburettor.
Ignition CDI electronic ignition with automatic advance.
Starting Electric.
Generator 12 V - 180 W.
Lubrication Wet sump. Forced circulation with mechanical pump.
Gearbox Automatic torque converter.
Clutch Automatic centrifugal dry clutch.
Primary drive V belt.
Final drive Gearbox.
Frame Double tube, double cradle in high tensile strength steel.
Front suspension 35 mm hydraulic fork. Wheel travel 100 mm.
Rear suspension Engine unit acting as swinging arm. Double hydraulic shock absorber with 4 spring preload settings. Wheel travel 80 mm.
Brakes Front: Ø 260 mm stainless steel disk. Twin piston floating calliper.
  Rear: Ø 220 mm stainless steel disk. Twin opposed piston calliper.
Wheels Light alloy. Front: 2.75 x 15". Rear: 3.00 x 15"”.
Tyres Tubeless. Front: 120 / 70 x 15". Rear: 130 / 80 x 15".
Dimensions Maximum length: 1,970 mm Maximum width: 660 mm Maximum height: 1,300 mm Wheelbase: 1,365 mm Seat height; 780 mm
Tank capacity 9 litres (reserve 2 litres).
Colours Cambridge White, Titanic Grey, Darkness Black, Mirror Silver, Sunset Red, Blue Main
  • Body Guard armoured cable lock
  • Sports windshield
  • Large windshield
  • Top box (with backrest and matching paintwork or 32 lt. New Concept top box standard black finish with optional backrest)
  • Leg cover

published 28/04/2006


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