Riding Impression: 2009 Aprilia MXV 4.5: The MXV looks stylish, moves…

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Aprilia MXV 4.5

Riding Impression: 2009 MXV 4.5 The MXV looks stylish, moves and like a Saturn rocket and is the V-Twin MXer around.

by Jeff Allen

Aprilia a chunk of the off-road market, and its dirt-oriented addition, the MXV 4.5 motocrosser—based on the RXV enduro—proves that the Italian plans to remain unique in a dominated by Singles.

Characteristics the MXV doesn’t share the RXV are the enduro’s portly weight, tank shrouds and street-legal The MXV weighs 40 pounds less the R (237 pounds without identical to Kawasaki’s KX450F), in part by shedding the enduro’s and starter motor, meaning the engine is kick-start only; it right on cue every time, so we miss the “magic button.”

The 77-degree Twin features titanium valves per cylinder by single overhead cams, electronic fuel-injection and two mapping (hard/soft) selected via a handlebar-mounted The engine features dry-sump using a crankcase-integrated reservoir, the four-speed transmission has a separate oil for improved longevity.

A vibrant exhaust note the twin titanium mufflers attention, yet meets the FIM-mandated, sound regulation. Power is much like a two-…’s. grunt is lacking in either map

I used the “soft” map 90 percent of the which gave more over the monster top-end

Aprilia MXV 4.5

The hybrid steel/aluminum-trellis frame very slim between the The low, 1.9-gallon fuel and narrow radiator shrouds me to easily slide up the narrow to get weight over the front Suspension comprises a hydroformed swingarm controlled by a fully (including high- and low-speed damping) Sachs shock rising-rate linkage.

A 50mm Marzocchi fork compression and rebound adjustability up front. The fork felt over small chop but blew through its travel on bumps and jump landings, as did the

The MXV has a unique feel that a while to get used to, with odd distribution that makes the feel heavier than it A wallowing sensation while jump faces was disconcerting and my confidence. Lowering the fork in the eliminated some, but not all of the handling

Anyone looking for a unique will find the $8499 MXV 4.5 It has a few quirks and requires effort to get the set up properly, but the end result adds a lot of to a class that has been all too

Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5
Aprilia MXV 4.5

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