See the Tell n Sell thread above for pics. I am selling my 2006 Scarabeo 500 GT ABS+. Never down and always garaged. I am the original owner. Clean title on hand.
Awarded the Most Beautiful Touring Scooter in 2006 thescooterscoop.com/2006/05/05/aprilia-scarabeo-500-awarded-in-the-worlds-most-beautiful-scooter-auto-racing-daily/
Manufactured in Noale, Italy
Located in Charlotte NC. It passed NC State inspection in March 2017 so it's registered through March 2018.
Everything works, starts immediately, idles and accelerates smoothly, charges at the correct voltage, no leaks of anything.
Excellent cruiser bike with plenty of storage for two, will top at 98 mph comfortably. Comfortable with an automatic transmission, no shifting or clutch needed.
Likely the cleanest example of this bike around. It has been extremely well cared for, always synthetic oil changed well before it needs it, matching Michelin set of tires, no leaks, very clean bike. 18,900 miles.
It will come with the original windshield removed and stored day 1, an additional muffler, a few spare parts that I've bought along the way in case I needed them, all owner manuals and an electronic version of the service manual.
Recently I replaced the voltage regulator with an OEM plug in (not Chinese that needs splicing) one, a brand new Piaggio brand ignition coil and a Yuasa YUAM62H4L YTX14AHL-BS Battery installed on March 25, 2017 with documentation.
Post by dollartwentyfive on Jun 2, 2017 9:35:52 GMT -5
that is one fine looking bike, and a 500cc automatic to boot.
but i'll be honest here. i'm suspicious about a 10 year old bike with 18,000+ miles on it that shows no road grime damage above the tires. i may be 100% wrong about this, but i find such a scenario impossible to believe.
I keep my bikes generally in as new condition ,,, some people are more fastidious about clean than other
i'm not talking about clean, i'm talking about damage caused by the tires throwing rocks. you can't "clean" rock damage.
There is nothing suspicious to be about, I simply clean the bike very well. I'm sure that if you look close enough you will see rock chips and normal signs of use. If you look at the Aprilia forum I have several stickies that show how I work on my bikes and how well I take care and maintain them.
The reason I'm selling is because it spends way too much time in the garage, I'm now into off-roading my Wrangler and I don't even use it to commute and save gas because also own an electric Chevrolet Volt so normally use zero gas. I am extremely meticulous when it comes to my vehicles and am proud of them, this is a great bike with a Piaggio built engine and I can reassure you that everything works properly on it.
For giggles, you can take a look at my 9 years old and 33k miles GTO the week before I traded it for the Volt.
I owned a 2004 version of this bike that I rode from Miami to San Francisco and back without issue other than a screw in a tire which I then traded for this 2006 because of the rare Cambridge White color and the ABS system.
Post by dollartwentyfive on Jun 7, 2017 11:18:21 GMT -5
i may have been looking at the wrong bike. the bike i looked at was in the roadrunner.travel link. it appeared to be in an apartment building parking lot, i've never seen "visitors" stenciled in a dealership lot.
plus, i'm positive you would offer any buyer a test ride.
From a dealer in excellent condition with a warranty the KBB value in Charlotte for a 2006 Aprilia Scarabeo 500 ABS is $2,615 while the Trade In value is $1,765 so on a private sale with no warranty or dealer service the max would be around $2,000.