2008 Aprilia SXV 5-5 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Aprilia SXV 5.5



Born on the track, the Aprilia SXV is the supermotard breaks all the rules it doesn’t with. It first proved it the help of its V-twin engine, and now it it again by taking the levels of and handling even higher.

It is a and the most used tactic in development to create an engine delivers the perfect amount of at the needed rpm levels while to keep the weight as low as possible. is what basically Aprilia but if you wonder why you keep finding it on the place in every supermotard that it enters, we’ll say the Italian manufacturer’s vision to the V-twin engine had more than the single cylinders are the usual for the class.


It is that the name SXV and the bike is strongly related to the RXV model by the same manufacturer starting 2007 model year. The RXV was to become an incredible enduro and it did, while the SXV headed supermotard success. It dominates the in Europe, but here in the States are a bit tricky to ignore and the bike is not to participate the AMA Championship because of the engine configuration.

Even so, buy these things for pure fun and face it; they are built for the

The prohibited engine can displace 449cc or 549cc, but no matter the capacity, riders are trilled by engine performance obtained the help of four valves per and a single overhead cam. are out of the question thanks to the 77 degree angle.

Popular among and lovers of this sport, the SXV is just starting its career as the competitive supermotard out there.

Allowed to compete and doing a good job is the KTM 450 SMR which features a cylinder, 4-… engine 449.3cc. KTM follows the same as Aprilia and keeps the bike as as possible which makes it for S2 Supermoto competitions. All the main of the bike like the chassis and the are created for delivering the best of while the additional equipment as the brakes are incredible powerful and to put an end to all the excitement.

For 2008, Suzuki the DR-Z400SM completely renowned and to hit either the streets or the race It will do extremely well in of these environments because from performing good to a 398cc, four-…, single DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled it is also incredible versatile.


Everybody loves styling and many people say if they could ever the performance of a Japanese motorcycle on a bike that would be the motorcycle for them. Because the SXV is the best performing motorcycle in its designers made sure the looks would attract as as the engine.

You simply can’t the SXV with nothing else out The bike is aggressively styled and it redefines Supermoto looks by designed with extreme to details. Aprilia proves the exterior doesn’t mean a pair of side panels, a and a seat, but virtually every element that can be seen.

In to keep the lines flowing and the amazed, the manufacturer designed the new aluminum frame and swingarm so they will blend in perfectly and look much

The exhaust system is centrally so that the bike would pretty much the same on both sides. The front looks massive and the mudguards a lot to do with that, but what catch the eye are the front fender and the headlight. Impressive is the way these two are designed to look like

The seat is two-tone colored, much like the entire Red and Black is what it’s all

Test Drive

As soon as I got its seat I needed to see how the mighty V-twin engine performs even though I’ve supermotards before, the throttle fed one cylinder. This time it was a lot different and I couldn’t have more enthusiastic about it.

The powerplant is exactly what you find on Aprilia’s racing and it feels. Grabbing a handful of its generates an immediate reaction seems to last forever. The response is extremely impressive and the that this feel is all the way up to a12, 500 rpm redline is amazing.

amazing is the fact that at those rpm levels the vibrations become bothering because positioned the two cylinders at a 77 degree perfect for a non-vibrating engine without balancer shafts. I accelerating powerfully out of the corners, managing to change a gear another corner soon

Aprilia feeds the impressive with the help of an electronic injection system featuring 38 mm bodies and 40 mm on the 550 version. I must say the injection system has very to do with the strong pull of the and the sustained feel that I talking about.

I could test the bike properly on the track because the city value its capabilities the way I like it. I tested the bragged ECU that new for 2008. The switch on the handlebars the bike to either use its full potential in conditions of maximum or to keep things smoother the tires are dusty.

I had a real fun time using innovation and I am happy to say that it properly, leaving the rider worry-free. I could simply gas it up to the max no if I was riding on pavement or bare The only problem for me was to remember to between the different mappings.

Aprilia SXV 5.5

I got used to it and the bike performed

Even though the engine is with a single overhead it doesn’t show it as the four per cylinder complement for the second cam everyone expected for. kept the engine as light and as as possible and still managed to add an starter to keep things and fancy. I reckon they did a good job.

The reason why designed the engine as compact as was because this unit was to be an part of the chassis having the of increasing rigidity of the tubular perimeter frame.

Handling the SXV is easier than it seems, but you play with its throttle cornering. That is if you are not familiar it. I was starting to get familiar with its and my courage soon grown.

I could no lean it true to its and it brought the biggest smile on my

Much to do with that had the suspensions which are totally for 2008 in order to prove no matter the surface or riding The aluminum alloy swingarm variable section contributes at the rigidity of the entire bike and that very needed feel coming from the The rear Sachs monoshock traction leaving the rider confident in opening the throttle at turn.

The 48 mm upside down that I was saying that massive do their job absorbing any bumps ff the road, but what I appreciated is how they perform the throttle is wide open and the are pretty high. Coming from such speeds stability and the front end has plenty of it.

Did I the brakes? Everybody knows Supermotards should brake as as they accelerate and because the SVX like no other it was fitted FTE calipers and a 320mm wave in the front. Rear end comes to a with the help of a 240mm and a single caliper.

When powerfully hitting the it feels exactly the opposite of the feel so engineers did their properly. I didn’t had any problems braking on or off the pavement as I was to excited the throttle, but I guarantee you won’t any trouble whatsoever.


who have reached a certain of experience on both motocross and machines will find the Aprilia SXV 4.5-5.5 as an incredible of these two totally different so the satisfaction would show a other face as they are to the sport. As long as you don’t like taking it to the AMA championship, should be ok.

Technical Info

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