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Aprilia V4 breaks cover at Jerez

Ben Purvis, 23 November 2007 09:07

Aprilia's forthcoming V4-engined superbike broke cover this week at the Jerez circuit in Spain, with test rider Alex Hoffman at the controls. The new machine took to the track during a test session for Aprilia's 125cc and 250cc GP bikes, only lapping during breaks in the GP test caused by rain at the track. The Aprilia V4 also tested in ...

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Aprilia to release Van Den Bosch replica

Ben Purvis, 12 November 2007 10:08

IN the world of supermotos they don’t come much cooler than Aprilia’s SXV – but now the firm has made it even better in the form of the new Van Den Bosch replica.   Both the VDB and the stock 2008 SXV get revised engines, including two selectable engine maps, but on top of that the VDB – available in ...

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Aprilia’s high-tech FV2 concept motorcycle revealed

Ben Purvis, 06 November 2007 15:18

The Aprilia FV2 concept bike debuts the firm’s new 1200cc V-twin engine, a DOHC design based on the 750c motor from the Shiver. The V-twin is mounted in a fully carbon-fibre chassis, which is both the main structure of the bike and, thanks to its hollow design, doubles as the airbox for the engine. Overall, the firm claims the prototype ...

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Milan Show: New Aprilia SX125 and RX125 motorcycles revealed

Ben Purvis, 06 November 2007 15:14

Aprilia has extended its supermoto range with a new 125cc two-stroke machine in the same mould as its championship-winning SVX. The SX125 and its enduro-spec RX125 sibling feature a simple tubular steel trellis frame and box-section swingarm, along with motocross-inspired styling.Only the wheels and brakes differentiate the two models, with the SX125 featuring 17-inch wires and a big, 320mm front ...

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Milan Show: Aprilia launches SMV750 Dorsoduro motorcycle in Milan

Ben Purvis, 06 November 2007 14:03

Aprilia has just unveiled the new SMV Dorsoduro supermoto at the Milan show. The power for the new SMV750 comes from an updated version of the 750cc V-twin used in the firm’s Shiver naked bike, which has also donated its basic chassis design to the new machine. The V-twin engine, making a claimed 95bhp, uses a second-generation version of the ...

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Aprilia's RS-V4 caught on test

Ben Purvis, 25 July 2007 09:39

Less than four months before it is set to be shown in public for the first time we can reveal that Aprilia’s forthcoming V4 superbike is still testing in heavy disguise with little sign of the final body styling in place. Snapped last week at an Italian test track, these exclusive pictures reveal the latest stage of the machine’s development ...

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Aprilia to build 1200cc supermoto motorcycle to rival Ducati's Hypermotard

Ben Purvis, 13 June 2007 09:31

This is the first picture of Aprilia’s new V-twin supermoto motorcycle– aimed at taking the fight to Ducati’s Hypermotard. The Aprilia clay model you see here is set to be turned into a production V-twin supermoto bike by the end of this year, and will make its public debut at the Milan show in November. Initially, the motorcycle will be powered ...

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Aprilia plans 1200cc onslaught

Ben Purvis, 29 March 2007 10:15

Aprilia insiders have confirmed it's working on a range of 1200cc bikes based on a bigger version of the new Shiver's 750 V-twin. The motor will be stretched from 749cc to 1149cc by increasing the bore and stroke from 92mm x 56.4mm to 104mm x 67.6mm, adding up to a power output of should be over 130bhp. The new motor ...

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