Aprilia 6.5 Motò

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Aprilia 6.5 Motò

This is one of odd motorcycles than provokes reactions not only in the world of but also among the general When launched it was aimed at and non-bikers alike and definitely opinion — love it or it.  The large quantity of inches it received ensured more than the specialized columnists knew about the

So what’s the deal with the 6.5.  If you know anything this bike then probably know that it was by Philippe Starck.  Some this against the bike, say that it adds to the styling of the Built around a very Rotax 650cc engine found in BMW 650 GS and Aprilia 650 Pegaso, the is capable of beating out a top speed of 160 an hour.

  First introduced to the in 1994, the reception for the bike was Many doubted Starck’s Best known at the time for his product design style, he worked in interior design, the private apartment of François

  Unwittingly you may be aware of some of his famous household items no matter how sheltered a life lead, I’ll guarantee you seen Juicy Salif, his and popular lemon/orange juicer, now a cult item.  My flabber was gasted recently when a non design conscious friend of not only recognised what the was, but also knew who had it.  I suspect he may have be by an alternative source.

  So would the cross over kitchen product designer to designer work for Mr. Starck? he succeed where others had

Italian car designer Giorgio of ItalDesign, the man responsible for the Lotus VW Golf Mk1, Fiat Lancia Delta and Seat and who in his career also designed for Nikon, took tentative into motorcycle design in with Ducati giving us the Giugiaro design had squared off which proved unpopular.

The 860 the 900 Super Sport, Darmah and the Mike Hailwood replica, to honour Hailwood’s comeback at the Isle of Man in 1978. The square-case engine eventually lasted than a decade, sustaining the through a downturn in the early In 1977 Giugiaro also an innovative new logo, launching forward into the world of

This signature logo on racing bikes in the 70’s and and is still used today on clothing range.

More Giancarlo Morbidelli, a successful of woodworking machinery and committed enthusiast, produced what he to be the ultimate V8 road bike.  In the prototype was unveiled, but Pininfarina bodywork failed to impart the sophistication.  The hefty $60,000 tag didn’t help sales

Prior to getting involved on the 6.5 Starck tentatively dipped his toe the world of two wheeled design on the Aprilia Lama Prototype in 1994.  There are two in existence one in the hands of Aprilia’s Alberto the other Lama is at the Noale It’s design seems and appeals to me, but never having one in the flesh and not being mass it‘s difficult to comment

  It’s reception at the time entirely positive.

In October of Philippe Starck received the first Harvard Excellence in Award and presented his work in an talk. The following is the editors’ of that talk, an adaptation retains much of the original’s

The Scooter Lama [1992] is the of a motor scooter. When a called me to design a scooter, I was because I drive only — I have thirty-two. For me it was a But I saw immediately a problem because in scooters are mainly used by to go to school. The problem is that stupid designer designed like weapons: black the moped of Batman, and that was stupid because at the time was war in Yugoslavia.

I said, Why design when a moped is just a convenient, practical, nice And I was sad when I saw that the guy who is lucky to have a moped was just Look, I have a bigger than yours. That’s why I my scooter a … object. To the object must have or you don’t have relations it. The problem is that today, 100 of objects with engines male …; more that, they are ridiculously, macho.

Perhaps the macho look can be if you want to fight dinosaurs. But now to you need intelligence, not power and Modern intelligence means — it’s female. like this must the female intelligence. I’ve to work on that.

This doesn’t looks like a but it doesn’t look like a either. It’s just a animal with a soft and ears that are red because the is cold.

Riding this tends to get you noticed.  The model been given a go of is canary This motorcycle is more seen in orange and grey or and gloss black.  Pootling the N something or other, I see drivers in cars cast a look in my as I overtake, and then glance trying to figure out exactly the make is.

  The Rotax engine housed within a futuristic and frame, a single cylinder 4 brisk reliable and fault A 5 speed gear box and single and rear brakes hold the in check.  A sweeping 810mm for the rider continues it’s arc the rear of the bike.

  The pillion saddle is incorporated in sweep and perhaps isn’t the suitable for actually carrying This non aggressive roadster is cooled and has a 5 valve engine a maximum of 45bhp.

The chassis is around a steel frame, curve sympathetic to that of the and saddle of the bike.  The exhaust sweeps smoothly underneath, the shape adhering strictly to vision.  The front display of three circles of decreasing speedometer, temperature gauge, the showing indicators, lights, and oil.  No rev counter.

Aprilia Moto 6.5

  Some were available at the time of and this test ride has a small circular clock on the handlebars. The designers obvious on style did result in a few practical The sharp curve as previously on the pillion saddle is one.

  The tank is also deceptively giving a range of less 160 kilometres.  About 1.5 gallons of are left in the tank and the only way to use of this reserve is to wheelie up the

Another extract from the talk as listed above, the designers own view of the Motò:

The Aprilia 6 [1995] is a motorcycle, more male, but a lot less so the terrible products on the market. The problem is not … for the motorcycle, but The marketing sells to a fake — Buy a Harley-Davidson, and you will be a

Buy a Paris-Dakar and you will be Thierry of Paris-Dakar. And it’s terrible to buy a It’s especially terrible a motorcycle, because a motorcycle is so so minimalist — wheels, engine, seat, basta.

My is just to say, With you are yourself, not a fake Hell’s

Whether you like it or loathe it, the 6.5 stands out in a crowd.  On a recent to San Francisco I seized upon the to visit the Moma there.  through my visit I was amazed to see a Motò 6.5 perched upon a a permanent fixture apparently!

  The was never released in the US, and it seems to secured it’s place in the hall of fame there.  many motorcyclists here see themselves on one, it’s gaining a cult following and is likely to become a classic.

from this yellow I have seen one other Motò 6.5 lurking in the forgotten of jumble in a Dublin motorcycle who specialises in bringing containers of back from mainland And if you are interested in buying one, it that the best choice is in Italy and France.  There is a on Philippe Starck’s website, where people buy and sell but the prices maybe a little

  Internet searches will others scattered about Europe.  New in 1995 they at €5,600 comparing with a 600 River at €4,955 and a BMW F650 at Now, in excellent condition you expect to pay around €3,000, a slightly shabbier one coming in €1,000, depending on age of course.

recently Starck has been with French manufacturer on the Voxan Starck Cafe Super Naked.  Opinion as split over this new races as it was over the Moto.  aimed for production sometime year, we may have to wait a longer to see if Starck can trump the 6.5, and it the endless battle of over function will

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