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FrontRunners: Light Speed

The Editors

The term muscle scooter might sound self-contradictory,

but it aptly describes the Aprilia Sportcity 250 (www­.apriliausa.com). Aprilia,

a unit of the Italian vehicle maker Piaggio, is best known for its sportbikes,

and it has packed the new Sportcity with technology derived from those

race-winning machines, including an electronic fuel-injected engine and 15-inch

wheels. The Sportcity features the low weight, easy handling, and agility needed

for city driving, but it might be more fun to drive outside town, where it can

reach 50 mph in 7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 79 mph. The $4,600

scooter is the second fastest in the Aprilia line, behind the Scarabeo 500,

which reaches about 100 mph.

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