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Aprilia SXV 4.5

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get a few facts out of the way before we continue. unfortunately fitted its Supermoto with a spring-loaded sui-side-stand will make contact your leg every time you pressure from it. It would a grinder as quickly as possible if it to us. The SXV is not the bike to choose for a 400-mile across a few states. Please ask us how we know. we don’t want to about it.

While it will highway speeds without a sixth gear would be a touch to keep the revs a bit. As you would expect, is no wind protection of which to though the plastic fenders do an job keeping debris off the occupant.

That saddle is just the only thing keeping bike from becoming a mount for normal riding. If you are less than six feet however, you may want to consider bike altogether. But once our were perched atop the tall seat, we found the and handlebars to be a within a comfortable A digital computer displays and as well as a bar-graph that neglects to list the actual rpm of the

A toggle switch on the left bar through the available menus. is no gas gauge at all, and you’ll be at a warning light after one-hundred miles.

Calling the SXV cold-blooded would be a It’s extremely cold-blooded. it is fuel injected, there is a separate starting circuit must be engaged before the V-Twin will fire. it warms up a bit, rotate the back to normal and the bike settle into a rather idle. The clutch is an easy but be careful when first out as the bike will stall easily from a stop.

starts are also hampered by the lack of flywheel effect. bike is a super fast and a bit too much throttle will loft the front wheel. On the stoppies are a quick grab of the brake away, so ride out there.

Once moving, however, calm down enough to the bike livable for day-to-day chores. Of course, that of life is not at all for what this is intended.

Get the SXV’s pointy directed towards some asphalt and the real fun begins. is literally limitless cornering and we found the bike was supremely to flick over. It’s comically easy to slide the bends with the rear smoking from either or braking forces.

Aprilia SXV 4.5
Aprilia SXV 4.5

This is exactly what the genre is all about. The engine pretty healthy; we’d its putting down 60 horses or so. Its ratio, though, betters performers as the Ducati Hypermotard.

it may be down on power to your middleweight sportbike, its high speeds allow it to maintain a so long as there aren’t long straight sections.

a proper Supermoto machine the SXV also needs to deal the dirt. We put it to the test in the desert and it just a bit twitchy in dusty The street-bred rubber is likely the culprit here, though the head is at a rather extreme as well.

Still, the bike nearly criminal amounts of fun in spaces, as it is more than sending the rear tire and railing through the turns style. We’re happy to that the bike jumps well. though we never it off anything too big. If dirt is more your style, the basic chassis is available more dirt-oriented hoops as the

All in all, the SXV, like any Supermoto-style machine, proves a bit too to be the best choice for your riding chores. For some, a little over-the-top is just For those extreme junkies, the SXV is as perfect a chariot as you can get, for that seat.

We had tons of fun aboard Aprilia’s entry into the motard and think it’s easily the single-minded machine available any manufacturer in its category. Treat it respect and you’ll be rewarded an overly competent tool which to … the unsuspecting surrounding your neighborhood.


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