Based on the Gilera GP 800, the SRV 850 is a sports scooter, that showcase cutting edge technology and innovative design concepts. The design, power and technical aspects of the SRV 850 points towards the aesthetic and standards of the Aprilia superbikes. The SRV 850, with its enormous engine and superior chassis, provides uncompromising power, stability and performance; and reflects the brilliant of Italian engineering and its aesthetics.
At first look, the SRV 850 looks like a sports bike from the front section, but the side view confirms the maxi scooter stance of this Italian beauty. However, to enthusiasts, the front view look is highly understandable from the design nature of the two cylinder scooters of Aprilia. The SRV 850 has beautifully carved front lamps and the charismatic front apron that is designed by taking inspiration from the Aprilia RSV4 superbikes.
Aprilia has followed a sculpted design at the front apron with carefully designed sharp edges to make the scooter aerodynamically sharp to attain high speeds at all riding conditions. The Triple headlamps with the racing inspired front apron design confirms the aggressive design aesthetics of the SRV 850. The SRV 850 has a modern digital LCD console that displays various information like the odometer, clock, ambient temperature, engine temperature, two trip meters to accommodate the rider.
Aprilia has undergone serious mechanical changes from the common scooter design to make the SRV 850 accommodate the big V-twin engine. Even though the SRV 850 stands among the conventional scooter maxi section, it breaks all conventions while incorporating the motorbike characteristics like the traditional chain drive which can be seen in motorcycles, a very big and sturdy 41mm telescopic forks, reinforced double steel cradle frame made with steel trellis pipes, and a laterally mounted swingarm with the power of hydraulic mono shock that could be adjustable with a seven?position spring preload adjustment and a stock Pirelli Diablo tyres which are used for Moto GP.
The inclusion of modern technology has made the SRV 850 to be an attention seeker in the automobile world. The sole reason for being the first scooter with ABS/ATC system as standard in the sports-maxi scooter segment has made the SRV 850 popular and the reason for being the very fast scooter in the world also adds the status of being a technological innovative power machine. The Traction control system, as well as the ABS, use a dedicated ECU (electronic control unit) and is directly attached to the rear and front tyre to simultaneously protect the vehicle in any riding situations.
The big 839.3cc 90degree V-twin engine, 4-stroke engine also comes s protected by a rigid frame to enhance the stability and performance. The V-twin engine uses two oxygen probes to control the air fuel mixture inside the twin cylinders for a complete combustion and produces a maximum power of 76 HP @ 7,750 rpm and generate a torque maximum of 76.4 Nm @ 6,000 rpm. The V-twin engine manages to generate an enormous amount of horsepower and thanks to the aerodynamic front design, this Italian beauty manages to reach a top speed of 200km/hr and is crowned as the fastest scooter in the world.
The SRV 850 comes with a kerb weight of 250kg, and this is a variation from the normal type scooters as the SRV has to accommodate a big V-twin engine and the necessary motor parts. Aprilia has made a very smooth engine out of this 850cc cylinder. The Aprilia SRV 850 provides very smooth and comfortable ride, the suspension setup that uses a hydraulic telescopic fork at the front and laterally mounted, horizontal, hydraulic mono shock at the rear provides nimble handing in all terrains with good balance and riding comfort.
Price and Availability
The Aprilia SRV 850 is now available in India. The SRV 850 comes in various shades; Racing White, Wing Grey and Competition Black and comes loaded with an ABS/ATC and costs INR 15 Lakhs (Ex Showroom Delhi).
Full Technical Specifications Of Aprilia SRV 850
|ENGINE||839.3 cc 90 degree V-twin engine, 4-stroke|
|POWER||76 HP @ 7,750 rpm|
|TORQUE||76.4 Nm @ 6,000 rpm|
|TIMING System||Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) - 4 valves per cylinder|
|INDUCTION SYSTEM||Electronic injection with 38 mm single body|
|COOLING SYSTEM||Liquid with three-way thermostat|
|LUBRICATION||Dry sump with double trochoid lobe pump|
|GEARBOX||CVT with torque server|
|CLUTCH||Automatic dry centrifugal clutch with vibration dampers|
|CHASIS||Double cradle in high strength tubular steel|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||41 mm diameter hydraulic telescopic fork with straight stanchions and set-back pin (122 mm wheel|
|REAR SUSPENSION||With laterally mounted, horizontal, hydraulic monoshock. Seven-position spring preload adjustment.|
|FRONT BRAKE||Double, 300 mm diam. semi-floating stainless steel discs with two Brembo double piston 28 mm diam. Floating callipers. Two channel ABS.|
|REAR BRAKE||280 mm stainless steel disc and 25.4 mm double piston calliper. Two channel ABS.|
|FRONT WHEEL RIM||Aluminium alloy 16? x 3.50|
|REAR WHEEL RIM||Aluminium alloy 15? x 4.50|
|FRONT TYRE||Tubeless 120/70-R16" - 57H|
|REAR TYRE||Tubeless 160/60-R15" - 67H|
|LENGTH/WIDTH||2,237 mm / 790 mm|
|SEAT HEIGHT||780 mm|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||18.5 litres|
|DRY WEIGHT||250 kg|