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Aprilia MXV 4.5

What Next, Four

They say: Uncompromising. the possible level of performance.

We Hell yeah, and it looks too!

They say: the highest possible level of We say: Hel

Never have I a dirtbike that attracts as attention as this. Everyone who it does a double-take, makes a for my pit area, gives the bike a once-over and then waxes about the futuristic styling: the of the frame, seat and plastic; the front fender supports; the air inlets in what appears to be the gas and the dual exhaust outlets the seat. Yet ironically, most notice the very feature makes the Aprilia MXV 4.5 unique.

It’s got two cylinders.

It’s a few years since the Italian introduced its family of 450 and 550cc and supermoto twins, and the motocrosser is the addition. Much more a merely stripped-down version of its the ‘crosser features a heavily frame and engine aimed at power and weight.

Throw a leg the MXV and, aside from the cap for the underseat gas tank being in your crotch, most of the disappears. Until you kick-start it, and the 449cc V-twin responds by out for a few seconds before falling to idle, sounding like a of 250s parked side-by-side.

At low revs and slow speeds, the is torquey and tractable, pulling through technical sections and out of corners. At higher revs and speeds, you’d better on tight, because this is a rocket! Fortunately there’s a that lets you toggle Hard to Soft engine which is a real boon you’re tiring toward the end of a moto.

The spread of power from above idle to 12,500 rpm is so that I didn’t even the MXV had a four-speed gearbox until I the specs afterwards! Those more power have the of switching the ignition timing the standard Big Bang to Screamer though you’d have to be demented to do so.

From its spaceship to its twin-cylinder engine, there’s been another motocrosser the Aprilia MXV 4.5. We’re not sure you’re supposed to stick numbers, though.

Aprilia MXV 4.5

From its spaceship styling to its engine, there’s never another motocro

Handling is particularly on the fast, rough that are common in Europe (go The spring rates felt too under my 200-plus pounds landing off big jumps, and more so shock fluid began past the compression adjusters. But big, sandy, desert-style or braking bumps, the MXV was magic.

is better in fast sweepers slow switchbacks, and the 238-pound bike does feel a tad when it gets out of shape. the engine is a bit low and wide, so the footpegs in rutted corners. But overall, is a fine first effort a company that most don’t realize started out dirtbikes before turning its to the street.

The MXV 4.5 only really has two shortcomings. its twin-cylinder engine makes it for AMA Pro Racing; check your club’s rules before you on the dotted line. And second, at it’s expensive for a dirtbike, compared to its fellow European from Husqvarna, Husaberg and

That price won’t so high to street riders, particularly those who’ve out $15K or more for an Aprilia, or MV Agusta. And truthfully, if you’ve got one of parked in your garage, the MXV 4.5 is the worthy stablemate shod knobs.

Particularly if you like being the of attention.

Aprilia MXV 4.5

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