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Aprilia Pegaso 600

La Nuova Frontiera

Photos by Verhoeven

Ever since when Yamaha’s release of the created a market for what was termed dual-purpose motorcycles, has had a love affair with class of bike.

Glamorized by such as Paris/Dakar, the Trans-Sahara North African rally, numbers of replicas were However, these were of form, not function — the desert being as alien to as Laguna Seca Raceway be to an Electra Glide.

But most owners of dual-purpose aren’t concerned with capability anyway, as statistics shown that for 95 percent of bikes, the closest they get to a loose surface is the inevitable encounter with dog turds litter European cities. In the search for niche markets a niche market, a new variant of type of bike has been

The basic design parameters of bars, high seat, suspension, narrow frame, and cylinder 4-… engine been taken and worked models that owe more to industrial design than the dunes of the Sahara. An excellent of this is Aprilia’s Pegaso now into its third stage of the cycle.

Aprilia has been selling dual purpose machines for than 10 years. First the ETX600 and later the Tuareg, bikes using the same engine supplied by Austria’s company. In 1993, the first was introduced, with cosmetics took it sharply out of the dirt and the city. It also saw a change of to the 5-valve water-cooled Rotax that is still present on latest version.

Brembo disc brakes on the second version of the Pegaso in along with a quieter to meet EEC regulations and updated Beyond the cosmetics that once again been for 1997, biggest changes for the -3 are its new frame with 1.5 cm longer increased rake and trail and a airbox.

Just as its predecessors, this is a lot of fun to ride. Nail the throttle and its engine pulls very spinning through to the 7500 rpm more quickly than expect from a large single. Aggressive use of the clutch lift the front wheel, but you to consciously flog the engine to this happen.

Claimed output is 49 bhp at the crankshaft, and the engine strong, so we were surprised a run on a Dynojet dynamometer showed 40 bhp. Our machine probably stronger due to its fat spread of torque 3500 to 6000 rpm. It is versatile enough for riders too for frequent gear changes.

Let the revs drop down 3000 rpm, snap the open and the Pegaso will through 3000 rpm and pull up through its powerband, that at 4500 rpm.

Aprilia Pegaso 600
Aprilia Pegaso 600
Aprilia Pegaso 600
Aprilia Pegaso 600

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