Aprilia’s high-tech FV2 concept motorcycle revealed

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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 weighs under 160kg.

The parallelogram front suspension again uses carbon-fibre for its main parts to save weight.

The engine uses an electronic fly-by-wire throttle system, while other electronic systems include traction control, ABS brakes and an electronic suspension management system – something Aprilia has yet to reveal details about.

Don’t forget there are 28 new motorcycle launches, in MCN, Wednesday, November 7, 2007.

Ben Purvis

By Ben Purvis