As the line between scooter and motorcycle continues to blur, enter the new Aprilia SRV 850 . Although we do not have full details (those should be available at EICMA in a few weeks), Aprilia states the SRV 850 will have an 850cc v-twin engine putting out 75 hp and 56 foot-pounds of torque. With what we can see of the chassis (particularly, the swingarm and front end), this appears to be a development of the Gilera GP 800 introduced several years ago, but not available in the U.S. market. The SRV 850 appears to have a slightly larger motor, together with small bumps in horsepower and torque, as well as much more attractive bodywork.
If the GP 800 chassis specs are anything to go by, the SRV 850 will feature a 16″ front wheel and 15″ rear. Beefy 300 mm dual front disc brakes should haul down this extremely fast (by scooter standards) machine. The transmission will likely be a CVT.
The Aprilia SRV 850 is more likely to be imported to the U.S. given its branding, but we have no official word on that at this point.