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Aprilia MXV 4.5

Aprilia goes full off-road – Aprilia SXV and RXV 450-550

From left: Roman, Macchi

Words Photography: Tor

Test of all 4 bikes here see the RXV’s, MXV 450 and RXV 450 Rally here

held an off-road press and party to shed light on newly launched off-road Four versions of two models presented by Aprilia and Piaggio’s top RXV 4.5 5.5 and SXV 4.5 5.5 were shown in production form.

Leo Francesco Mercanti, of the brand unit, also about Aprilia’s future as a manufacturer. ‘Bike me’ is the somewhat sounding slogan for the offroad that has kicked off with the two ‘Race me’ and ‘Tour me’ could be the for the sports and touring section of the marketing machine. Apparently the sounds ace in Italian.

Mercanti his speech by talking about new product strategy where the part plays an important In the next three years will launch 20 new products from 50cc scooters to sportsbikes. To fulfil this to the market a 100 million Euro is earmarked for product development 2005 and 2008. This investment is made possible by entering the Piaggio group in 2005.

Aprilia as a brand is safeguarded and by spearheading the group’s strategy the high end most competitive of the motorcycle market.

The off road has another two years to go and RXV and SXV are only the Already now a 250 to be raced in MX2 is under and the range will be complemented by smaller and larger displacements for demanding off-road work. is a motorcycle manufacturer that has raced what it sells.

The stunt that backfired a long brake from Superbike racing, but Aprilia be back with a new RSV-R to what was started in 1999 some successes from Laconi, Nori Haga and Corser. Aprilia will be in the WSB paddock in 2006 or 2007. If all Aprilia and Ducati’s way it will be on a V-twin.

In 125GP and 250GP more every second bike is an and the world’s greatest MotoGP all seem to have some of Aprilia pedigree in them. KTM has both the 125 and 250GP classes and went away with the 125 this year. If KTM can do it in MotoGP reckons they can do it in MX, Enduro and So all this in effect means Aprilia are challenging KTM head on in all from the tarmac to the gravel all the world.

Aprilia will 4 riders in the Supermotard world 3 riders in the Enduro world and 1 rider in the MX1 motocross class. In the bikes will be developed on the tracks.

Aprilia is with RXV and SXV to gain shares in the huge US market. Aprilia operated figures of more than motorcycles sold in the off-road alone worldwide and more 50% of these in the US alone. Aprilia’s also shows a 30% growth in the sector between the years

This is why Aprilia started on their V-twin prototypes in

Mariano Roman is the off-road manager and he explained why the V77 configuration was First of all Aprilia wanted to a unique bike in a market 1-cylinder bikes has ruled for Roman explained that the configuration is more reliable for use than a 1-cylinder. Aprilia has been able to design th e to weigh no more than a engine of the same capacity getting more performance is easier to use.

The fuel engine also gives the needed for the different terrain both bikes will be Roman further emphasised Aprilia will build enduro, off-road and supermoto for road use and competition. The ambition is to a 6-8% market share. To do Aprilia has invested 15 million with another 30 million to be for product development and racing in the period.

By the end of next year Aprilia have a 100 man strong team purely on off-road products.

Aprilia MXV 4.5

the V77 and chassis

Ampelio Macchi is the man for bringing the V-twin to life. is an Aprilia man by heart and met the Piaggio over with scepticism. Now his ‘baby’ the V77 has been launched and he has all the both financial and strategic to exciting off-road engines he is a man. Macchi explained the was developed in three major First stage was to find the cylinder head and three heads were tested the final one was chosen.

Second was to fit the best cam, sort the radiator design and the thermo-dynamics. The stage involved finalising the with magnesium covers and valves. Macchi did not keep it how proud he is of the in-house developed

When questioned about the the RXV/SXV has only got one overhead cam responded the V77 is a naturally stable and balanced solution and that was no need to give him any further with the ultra compact and chassis design by adding overhead cam. Macchi by telling us that the frame was the difficult to develop since it had to fit all the new Size, weight, strength and were the criteria.

The shape of a diamond radiates strength and beauty and this is why the shapes goes through the design from frame, exhaust to the incredibly detailed still minimalist fairing The front part of the frame is whilst the rear is aluminium. The is made of aluminium type aeronautical alloy which the RXV/SXV the most solid ever built.

Due to the competitive of the new V-twin’s easy air-filter was important too. Aprilia claimed that a 1-cylinder is twice as noisy as their new We asked Macchi whether the V2 he has would be suitable as a V4 as well. could only confirm Aprilia already are testing cylinder engines, but that was not his area.

We agree that a V4 off-road be silly.


This man Piaggio, Aprilia, Moto and much more. His name is Colaninno and his past includes big in Olivetti and Telecom Italia. Now he his money making life for lovers of Italian motorcycles.

over 110.000 motorcycles and in 2005, 10% more than

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