2013 Aprilia Sportcity 250
With its original design, the Aprilia Sportcity revolutionized our concept of high wheel scooters from the day it was first presented. Thanks to 15 inch wheels, generous tires, sporty engines and a superbly rigid frame, the Sportcity stood out immediately for its ability to combine the comfort of a large wheel scooter with the power and handling of a sports scooter to offer a dynamic and exciting solution to the problems of urban mobility. The Sportcity proved an instant winner and went on to become one of Aprilia’s best selling scooters.
The Aprilia Sportcity 250 is made to satisfy all possible needs in modern urban mobility. Better finished and more elegant than ever, the new Sportcity features a design inspired by dynamism and advanced technology. Its impressive characteristics make it the perfect choice for riders seeking a comfortable, safe and fast scooter that can nip easily through traffic and requires only minimum running costs.
The Sportcity 250 performs well as a medium range commuter, providing a more global mobility solution. The Sportcity simply cannot be defined as a mere “means of transport”. Instead, it represents for the urban commuter a scooter with an unmistakable sporting image and with the performance and handling of a true Aprilia.
Chassis: Effective And Safe - The Sportcity chassis has always been acclaimed for its precision, comfort and control. The Sportcity Cube maintains the same basic chassis that has proved so effective in the past and has established the model as the urban commuter that the others have to beat when it comes to safety and ridability.
Chassis: Effective And Safe - Every care has been taken in the design of the new Sportcity to ensure that the frame remains sufficiently rigid despite elimination of the awkward central tunnel. The frame is made from high strength steel tube, and is designed to give excellent torsional rigidity and strength despite the flat platform. This rigid and efficient frame gives the Sportcity a feeling of superior control and sporting character typical of true Aprilias.
Chassis: Effective And Safe - The hydraulic telescopic fork features 35 mm stanchions and offers a wheel travel of 100 mm for precision control and excellent damping. The Sportcity fork provides the perfect remedy for cobblestones, broken road surfaces and manhole covers.
Chassis: Effective And Safe - The engine and transmission assembly acts as swingarm and is damped by two shock absorbers with adjustable spring preload. Because the suspension can be adjusted to suit load and road conditions, maximum safety is ensured in every riding situation. An impressive wheel travel of 80 mm means an excellent level of comfort.
Chassis: Effective And Safe - The Sportcity 250 is equipped with 15 inch wheels and generous, high profile tubeless tires (120/70 at the front and 130/80 at the rear). As a result, total rolling diameter is equivalent to that of a typical 16 inch tire while the wheel’s shock absorbing ability is actually far greater, giving significant benefits in terms of comfort.
Chassis: Effective And Safe - Combined with the excellent frame, the suspension and wheel system gives the Sportcity excellent stability and a truly intuitive ride that anybody can enjoy.
Chassis: Effective And Safe - Another one of the Sportcity Cube’s many strong points is its braking system with triple disc brakes for amazingly short stopping distances and safer than ever riding. Even inexperienced riders can stop quickly while maintaining full control. The two front discs are 260 mm in diameter with floating calipers and twin parallel pistons. The rear wheel uses a 220 mm disc with a single piston caliper.
Engine: State Of The Art - Another major feature of the Sportcity 250 is its advanced engine. This four-valve engine with electronic fuel injection represents the state of the art for scooter engines. Powerful, flexible, clean running and with miserly fuel consumption, the single cylinder power plant is the perfect match for the Sportcity. The engine makes full use of the Sportcity’s dynamic handling, and makes it a perfect choice not only around town but on fast out-of-town roads too. Miserly fuel consumption and a generous 2.37 gal tank give the Sportcity great autonomy.
2013 Aprilia Sportcity 250
- Horizontal, single cylinder, 4 stroke. Forced liquid cooling with centrifugal pump. 4 valve head with overhead camshaft.
- Unleaded petrol
- Bore x Stroke
- 72 x 60 mm
- 244.29 cc
- Compression Ratio
- Maximum Power
- (at the crank) 22.5 CV at 8,000 rpm - 16.5 KW
- Maximum Torque
- (at the crank) 21 Nm at 6.250 rpm
- Fuel System
- Electronic injection
- Final Drive
- Fuel Capacity
- 2.37 gal (including reserve of .39 gal)
- Wet sump. Forced circulation with mechanical pump
- Automatic centrifugal dry clutch
- Electronic inductive discharge ignition with variable advance
- Single cradle frame in high tensile strength steel
- Suspension Front
- Hydraulic telescopic fork with 35 mm stanchions. Wheel travel 100 mm
- Suspension Rear
- Engine unit acting as swingarm. Double hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable spring preload. Wheel travel 80 mm
- Brake Front
- two 260 mm stainless steel discs with twin piston floating calipers.
- Brake Rear
- 220 mm stainless steel disc.
- Light alloy
- Wheel Front
- 2.75 x 15"
- Wheel Rear
- 3 x 15"
- Tires Front
- 120 / 70 x 15”
- Tires Rear
- 130 / 80 x 15”
- 34.6" (at mirrors)
- Seat Height
- Dry Weight
- 326 lbs
- Primary Drive
- V belt
- Gear Box
- Automatic torque converter
- 300 W