Aprilia SXV450 — CycleChaos

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Aprilia SXV450

Aprilia is itself. Renowned at the end of last as a purveyor of championship-winning sportbikes kid named Valentino Rossi won and 250cc world titles on the Italian company is, in the wake of its purchase by Piaggio, returning to its roots. The 2007 model will include no fewer four off-road models 450cc and 550cc engines in RXV and SXV supermoto versions.

Dirtbikes or these latest Aprilias with Italian style. The gorgeous frame consists of a trellis interference-fitted to pressed side plates that down to support the braced, aluminum swingarm. Even the is stylized, the muffler pulling duty as the rear subfender terminating in dual outlets the seat.

The most unusual facet of the however, is the engine—it’s not the typical single, but a fuel-injected, 77-degree

I had a chance to ride an SXV 450 in conjunction a West Coast Supermoto at Northern California’s Stockton While both the RXV and SXV are street-legal they have yet to be homologated for the market so will initially be For Competition Use Only.

Furthering that intent, the I sampled had been race-prepped by principal Darrick Lucchesi, of its lights and fitted with rims shod with slicks in lieu of the stock street tires. Everything however, remained stock.

down in the narrow saddle and the SXV tiny, and it doesn’t get any bigger you push the starter button. so quiet you almost can’t it’s running. Even at students said all they hear was the Aprilia’s footpegs on the pavement behind them.

Aprilia SXV 4.5

That quietness is deceptive the SXV 450 is surprisingly powerful. Aprilia 60 bhp (70 for the 550), which is 10 or so more a comparably sized single. The is, it doesn’t feel that Roll on the throttle at a corner and the power comes in small pulses, as opposed to the big traction-disrupting of a single. It doesn’t tend to like a single, either, it drives, drives, drives.

Hold the throttle to the stop, let the rise to the 13,000-rpm redline valves, dontcha know) and very little vibration the lack of a counterbalancer. Statements speed are largely irrelevant at a track, but the SXV was able to reel in all but the 450s and 525s on the straights.

said, the V-twin’s real lies not in power, but in handling. its small crankshaft located to the front wheel it has mega grip, which, combined its stout 48mm inverted means zero chatter. the reduced inertia of that crank makes it easy to the bike from side to which is what you spend of your time doing on a track.

It should be a lot of fun on the street, too. supermoto singles are fun but slow, the new generation of twins such as the KTM 950 SM and Ducati Hypermotard are fast but The SXV—particularly in 550cc guise—may strike that perfect

The competition won’t even it coming.

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