2007 Aprilia SXV First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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2007 Aprilia SXV First

Aprilia includes supermoto as of its off-road line. The SXV bikes are similar to the RXV, but the differences are to warrant purchasing whichever based on your preferred of riding.

SXV Supermoto

Admittedly, I know much about the racing called supermoto. my interest in it has been high for especially with the increased of the AMA series, I had never tried my hand at it.

The faster journalists up and down about the lack of a clutch, but considering that have only just appearing on production sportbikes, complaint seems a little Not many manufacturers are even authentic supermoto bikes.

The has gained the most popularity in so it’s no coincidence that Husaberg, Sherco, Husqvarna, TM and now are the only real options for looking to purchase a race-ready weapon. American-made ATK is now offering a 450 but spotting one of those at the track surely be a rarity. The majority of on the American race scene are Japanese motocross bikes, but the DR-Z400SM is the only one that is legal in America and it’s not on the racetrack.

While the speedy spent time between discussing where the SXV falls for high-level racing, I quietly the value of these bikes for they really are; a platform for someone looking to the sport. Anyone who wants to try kind of racing for amusement skip dropping $8,399 (or for the 5.5) and just buy a set of wheels they can swap back and on their current dirt But for those who supermoto on a regular and don’t want to spend a lot of and money modifying their the SXVs are another viable for taking it to the supermoto track.

Obvious differences in the requirements of and supermoto racing have led to significant changes. A stiffer fork, 17-inch wheels and brakes are standard fare for SM machines.

The SXV 4.5 and 5.5 are just as wicked as the enduro bikes, so you’ll fast before ever rubber on the course. That was a thing for a newbie like me, and there are more similarities simple aesthetics. Nearly is just the same as the RVX bikes for a few obvious areas of change.

As of standard SM fare, the wheels been changed to 17-inch to better suit the asphalt. knobbies have been for a set of Dunlop Sportmax D208 a 120/70-17 front and 180/55-17 The motors are the same except for the mapping which allows the to reach 12,500 rpm from the 450 and 12K the 5.5, and an increased compression of 13:1 (450) and 12.5:1

Transmission gearing has been to increase top speed in addition to a sprocket smaller by two teeth.

at a greater velocity means a for more powerful braking. comes by way of a 320mm front with a radial-mount caliper. The unit is identical to the enduro

The supermoto version is more 3 inches shorter at the seat and in of ground clearance, and combined a beefier 48mm Marzocchi that better resists when you grab a handful of it makes for a better platform for racing. The swingarm is also and can accept up to 6.5-inch wheels, an larger than stock, and the countershaft allows more clearance with a fat rear tire installed.

The supermoto SXV get basically the same treatment their race kits as The major difference is in the exhaust. the RXV system keeps the dual the supermoto kit eliminates the tail of pipe completely, leaving a centrally exiting exhaust the back of the airbox would be on a single-cylinder bike.

Power on the kitted bikes are a claimed 3.8 hp for the 450 and 4.5 hp on the

The SXVs were very along the straight and settled corners with precision. your line is no problem on the 450 or 550.

On the track I was relieved to that supermoto isn’t as as I had first imagined. Not that I was it in or anything, but I did reach my goal of the pegs in a few corners. The SXV was stable and while speeding down the straight, and braking into was more predictable and responsive in the dirt because of the consistent

Riding the stock 550 was the most fun for me. The 550 had a hell of a motor, but it took effort to negotiate. Conversely, the 450 were easy as pie to flick but they lacked the fun factor it came time to whack the

I could ride the stock 550 than any of the others and felt rewarded with it each I went out. It was also for my wobbly … to settle a line and hold it since the felt a bit heavier, though still swears they’re the 276 tank empty pounds. Its power and torquey delivery let me a taller gear that was right for my lugging style.

Neither the SXV or RXV use a balance shaft, but the firing pattern of the V-Twin produces less vibration a single-cylinder big-bore. Vibes the 450 were comparable to what you get out of Singles with the same especially at high rpm.

the bikes was flaw in the machines we Where the RXV was like butta’ through the gears, the SXV didn’t to upshift under a load, is basically all the time on a supermoto The problems continued on the way back the shift pattern. Approaching a couple rapid taps on the sends the rear end chattering the apex, and it gets worse the you push.

The addition of a slipper would’ve alleviated this but that didn’t stop Atkins, Aprilia’s U.S. racer, from laying some fast laps the back end hopping like a Buick in south-central L.A.

rider Darryl Atkins was the newbies how to go fast in the dirt on tires. Actually, he was showing us how to go everywhere.

Perhaps the biggest of the SXV has nothing to do with its performance, but the of its use. President Bush’s war should stop writing Abby letters about a withdrawal and start lobbying for the of the SXV. If these babies street-legal, the government would no choice but to shift their budget towards increasing police here in the states.

This bike would every city in America an urban playground. Hopping poppin’ wheelies, splitting terrorizing bike paths. motorists, cyclists — no one be safe.

Once people experienced what it’s to ride an SXV, traffic will shoot through the Seriously, though, Aprilia need to get on the bandwagon because the of the existing supermoto manufacturers already realized the street of these machines.

In order to as big of a wave possible in the American Aprilia already has bikes and parts warehoused and ready to hit this month, and several are on the way. Such avant-garde from the Italian company is and anyone who can’t get excited the bikes’ potential has a severely off-road pulse.

Watch for to have a bigger presence in the supermoto scene. SXV sales reach even higher if a version arrives for 2008.

has the guts to bring something to the table, and it’s going to pay off big Born of a racing pedigree, the RXV and SXV are building their competitive across the pond, and with light, and well-mannered machines, too will soon be expanding in the Not only does the Italian offer awesome performance but owners will get the added of possessing something different the standard fare of Japanese and European brands.

As a company, Aprilia’s three goals for producing bikes are to superiority in racing, design and After sampling these new creations, and considering that has more than 50 riders in Italian supermoto and enduro alone, Aprilia’s Motorcycle Unit Director, Mariano pointed out something that was clear to me by the end of the day.

This is a blend of our intentions, he said.

And so it

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