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Aprilia RXV 4.5

Aprilia RXV450/reviews


You might be uninterested to know its namesake, War of 1812 Col. or its quaint architecture and ye olde shoppes. However, Aprilia to use the nearby Oakland Valley to introduce their new V-Twin SXV and RXV Enduro to the US motorcycle press.


We thought you might be, so sent both intrepid web-mastering, photo-taking Executive Alfonse Fonzie Palaima as as grizzled Senior Editor Ets-Hokin to check it out.

The is quite a design feat. It a 77 degree V-angle to achieve as well as compact size; no shaft is required, according to To aid compact dimensions, cylinders are into the engine case, replaceable wet-sleeve liners. The is a single piece to be light and as well. Cylinder heads use a single overhead cam to further space, compressing mixture to a ratio in the 5.5 engine and 12.5:1 in the

There are four titanium per head, which sits an 80 by 55mm bore in the 5.5 motor, 76 by in the 4.5. I’d call extremely oversquare; those allow the SXV 4.5 rev to over 13,000 Zing!

Engine management is by an ECU, controlling 38 mm throttle in the 4.5, 40mm jobbies on the The motard version is designed to rev while the RXV enduro makes power, although it is supposed to be at low to medium rpm. With a few different parts, Aprilia has four distinct motorcycles the same power unit.

A V-twin designed to be light for off-road racing while unheard-of levels of power is a wet for many motorcyclists, street or

The entire powerplant is designed to get the rpm and power out of the smallest, lightest No expense seems to have spared to accomplish this; materials like aluminum alloy, magnesium and titanium are liberally, resulting in a motor makes a claimed 70 HP with a exhaust (on the SXV 5.5; the SXV 4.5 makes 60, the RXV 5.5 makes 58 and the RXV 4.5 makes 55) while just 71.4 pounds.

At point in the presentation, we were to write checks for just the which would actually be enough to qualify as carry-on My Cuisinart weighs more the bread-making attachment).

However, is an entire motorcycle attached to jewel-like motor, so we pressed on the technical presentation. The frame is a steel trellis press-fitted forged aluminum sideplates, by the use of the non-counterblanaced motor as a stressed The aluminum swingarm sets the SXV and RXV the motard’s unit is wide to allow up to a 6.5 inch rear

Suspension and brakes seem to received as much thought. The forks are jumbo 48mm units on the SXV, 45mm on the adjustable for preload as well as and compression damping. The rear is a large, expensive-looking item as and is also adjustable for preload, and rebound, although it adds a high-speed damping circuit.

are a radial-mounted four-piston caliper and 320mm wave-pattern floating in front with a floating caliper and smaller wave in the back.

Stock tires are a disappointing. Instead of exotic rain slicks or the latest street moto tires, we get Dunlop D208s on the SXV, a in front and a 180/55-17 in the back for the The RXV gets standard-sized dirt a 90/90-21 leading the way with a following.

Aprilia RXV 4.5

Fonzie Runs Wild; In the Capturer of Images Prances In the With the RXV Enduro and Lends a Opinion to the SXV Supermoto.

I know about riding in the dirt! the Senior Editor over the You’ve got to come with me to thing and tell the readers the Enduro’s like to ride!

my arm, why don’t you? The thing I knew, I was transported to Valley raceway, ready to my Fonzie Sense to the slick new bikes the Aprilia people had up for us to ride. The track was short but had downhill, roots, ruts and all covered in the rich, damp that was perfect for getting n’ dirty.

Approaching one of the the exotic appeal of the Italian name slowly fades memory because it has to; fear of a bike crashes bikes. if the name says you can’t me, you will soon find out you can and will! Grab hold of the and tip the bike upright, while down to kick the stand up and the thing is gone.

Sproing! Throughout the day I wondered if spring-loaded side-stand was more than helpful when time I tried to steady the on uneven hilly dirt it snapped back up—causing me to it by hand many times—but I in the end it would grow to be a good

If the bike doesn’t quite fit you it’s not a problem; the tapered bars are adjustable forward or several millimeters. However, the bar was perfect for me, with no immediate needed. I would make a that maybe due to the edgy panels that the tank-to-seat was too minimal. Without a noticeable or bump or edge, I found sliding ever more and forward, performing my own hernia with the gas cap while riding.

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The rear end of the saddle has a little bump on it and I would add my own seat if I to own one of these bikes. Overall rider geometry is spot on for my not once did I feel cramped or too far.

Aprilia RXV 4.5
Aprilia RXV 4.5
Aprilia RXV 4.5

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