Aprilia steals the show — Telegraph

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Some exciting designs unveiled at Bologna this most notably the four-… prix RS3. Kevin Ash

12:01AM GMT 20 Dec 2001

No question as to manufacturer stole the limelight in the section of this year’s Motor Show — unveiling of its grand prix, RS3 alone would have enough to top the bill. But at a show is traditionally one of the less important exhibitions, the Noale factory was displaying one new production bike and one which is likely to make

There are radical changes to the motorcycle grand prix — bafflingly to be called — which from year will allow up to 1,000cc to compete alongside the 500cc two-strokes, a move to restore relevance to production bikes that has prompted a of manufacturers to come up with exciting new designs.

Telegraph will be covering this in at a later date, but take the RS3 as typical of the diversity already — the bike, which in at just 298lb, is powered by a in-line engine of 990cc producing 200-plus bhp at more 15,000rpm. How much more won’t say, but as the motor Formula One racing technology, pneumatic valve operation and electronic throttle control, it can rev comfortably at least 2,000rpm this to access 10 per cent horsepower.

The chassis is state-of-the-art, as you’d from a company with so grand prix and superbike featuring an aluminium-alloy, twin-spar with aluminium-alloy or carbon-fibre magnesium alloy or carbon-fibre and carbon-fibre brake discs.

in the real world is the RSV Mille R a stripped-down version of the RSV Mille which will be up against the Monster S4 in the market place. The and gold Tuono features carbon-fibre and Kevlar and all of the frame and are finished in gold. The RSV-R’s is used, including the gold nitride-coated 43mm Ohlins and Ohlins racing rear

The engine is Aprilia’s familiar 998cc, V-twin producing a 128bhp at the crankshaft. The bike is to become available late in the probably for about £9,000.

In a vein was the ETV1000 Mana, based on the Capo Nord bike, but with most of the removed (no bad thing in many eyes). This, too, likely to come up against the Monster, but the Mana would be cheaper than the Tuono.

At it is a prototype only, brought to to gauge public opinion to see if can be justified. As with the Capo the engine is a detuned version of the RSV V-twin, with a power of 98bhp. Much of the chassis from the Capo Nord, will mean the Mana is cheap and easy to produce, its chances of going into

Aprilia’s boss Ivano confirmed for the first time another prototype, the futuristic, Blue Marlin seen in the year, will definitely be into production but in limited of about 300 machines annually. The will be available on the internet rather than in Aprilia and will have a premium of about £13,000 when starts next July.

meanwhile, chose Bologna to two special versions of its 998 superbike, in the colours of its two 2001 factory The Troy Bayliss Replica is almost identically to the race on which the Australian won the 2001 world championship, and is based on the 998S. A maximum of 500 of these will be produced, available on the internet at a price of £15,000.

Each one will be signed by

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The Bayliss bike’s stablemate is the Ben Replica, a flamboyant design on Bostrom’s race bike, but various touches designed to primarily to the American market, as painted flames coming the lower front of the fairing. will get 155 (Bostrom’s race machines, which, to meet regulations, will be lower-powered the 155 to be built for the European market and the 155 for the of the world. The Bostrom is also a 998S and, again, machine will be signed by the himself.

Yet another Monster its first public appearance at as Ducati showed the 620ie a fuel-injected version of the most Monster, with more and a smoother engine. Like the S4, the chassis is based on that of the ST4 tourer, so the handling will be improved.

Malaguti surprised everyone at the by unveiling a motorcycle alongside its stable of scooters. The Super is a prototype machine only, but if is sufficient Malaguti says it consider putting the machine production. The bike has American track racer-inspired looks, modernised to give it a sharp appearance with clean and lines.

The frame uses already seen on Benelli’s — twin steel-frame are glued into aluminium-alloy at the back of the unmodified 600cc Yamaha trail bike

Moto Guzzi’s range to be gently upgraded, the California Sport Aluminium having a of minor changes as well as the new colour scheme. The overall of finish is still getting since the takeover by Aprilia year.

Honda used the Show to introduce a new scooter. The moniker won’t help in the UK and it well be changed, but the styling is and attractive, and as it’s based on the gear of the excellent @125 it ride well, too. The will have a budget of about £1,500 and will be in April.

Piaggio, meanwhile, continues to the Gilera brand, unveiling a motorcycle styled to look the Gilera on which Manuel won the 2001 125cc world This will complement the Suzuki-powered supersports bike earlier this year.

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