2010 Aprilia MXV 5 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Aprilia MXV 4.5



Dirt are all about sharp handling and engine response, both characteristics making the rides and leaving riders always for the next track day. uses their revolutionary the segment) V-twin motor to a new kind of riding excitement on the and so fulfill the continuously changing of motocross riders. But, had to start with the chassis.

In to withstand racing demands, the was strengthened and engineers made that it would lose a few on its way to the bike. The fuel tank its place well down the frame and further back, contributing to a lower and centralized of gravity. Also, modifications to the and gas tank lead to repositioning the in front of the tank, making the easier to be changed.

In what concerns the engine, is used as a stressed member of the but, at its base, remains the 77 V-twin, but which features a instead of the previous e-starter in an to reduce weight as much as Lightened and able to rev as high as the engine allows for extended intervals. That is the result of the oil being kept separately the one in the clutch.

Being a motocrosser, the features a four-speed gearbox to the 450 cc engine’s performance.

The ECU, by the airbox, features Full and Power engine maps. Power means just while Soft Power a more docile character, for accommodating with the bike in first runs or during weather.

Engine retuning for low-to-mid rpm grunt was done the titanium exhaust system, by the way, you will miss if you

In fewer words, this is unique idea of a motocross and the fact that it conforms to FIM for 2010 makes it a fierce for current single-cylinder leaders of the


By simply going the specs sheet, bikes as the KTM 450 SX-F and the Husqvarna TC 450 seem not challenging for the Aprilia MXV, but we remember that this is the first year of production and the are yet to come. Also, we shouldn’t about the all-new 2010 YZ450F. Honda CRF450R.

RM-Z450 and the Kawasaki KX450.

Still a relatively new entry, the MXV 4.5 must set itself apart the rest of the crowd and the easiest to do that is through the unique style. Although motocross haven’t got much to show in of exterior design, their being defined by the obvious of two fenders, a gas tank and a seat, manages to turn the odds in favor once again. The was to achieve an aggressive looking bike, one that would the engine’s claimed potential and the little things that end up this model special.

To begin with, the front is very sharp and joined the angular number plate, like on the RXV/SXV, while the tank is nowhere to be seen. is the result of it being positioned low in the frame tubes, allowing the body panels to stand out and yet blend perfectly in with the stepped seat.

Despite the Red Off this Aprilia is way far from the Honda CRF450R. It has a slender that sets it apart and it all with the boomerang-shaped side plates, also aggressive fender and the under-seat silencer and tail pipes, all made from titanium.

Of course, the black anodized alloy wheels (21-inch and 19-inch rear) look too and, together with the 50 mm upside down fork as well), contrast beautifully the dominating Red. In between the the compact V-twin motor is noticed as the main jewel in scenario.

Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5

Press Reviews

MXV’s sophisticated electronic management system also has a of motocross firsts. The Dell’Orto injection system with 38 mm bodies is managed by a programmable control unit (ECU) allows riders to switch hard/soft mappings at the touch of a on the handlebars.” motorcycle-usa

“At low and slow speeds, the engine is and tractable, pulling cleanly technical sections and out of tighter At higher revs and faster you’d better hold on because this thing is a Fortunately there’s a switch lets you toggle from to Soft engine maps”

The MXV has a unique feel that a while to get used to, with odd distribution that makes the feel heavier than it A wallowing sensation while jump faces was disconcerting and my confidence. Lowering the fork in the eliminated some, but not all of the handling cycle world


The manufacturer’s suggested retail is almost $1 grand more what you would pay for any of the four bikes and we reckon that, in the hands, the extra cylinder off. Still, the Japanese are much sharper handlers the Aprilia and this might do the trick as well. It all depends on the of rider you are.


are great at designing and building and this shows on the Aprilia MXV as But while expert riders see this as a direct indicator the parts catalog, the average will feel completely with the bike’s overall and, most often, that the engine is a little too to fully exploit from the beginning.

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Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5


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