2011 Aprilia Motorcycle
It may have lights and mirrors, but weighing around 300 pounds ready to ride, the Aprilia SXV 5.5 is as close to a race bike as a street-legal machine gets.
The Aprilia’s low gearing is designed for a supermoto track, so riding the SXV on the freeway is a distinctly unpleasant experience due to intense vibration.
However, in the canyons or on a track, the SXV is an extremely wild ride. 48mm USD forks handle racing conditions without flex and a 320mm disc with a radially mounted caliper makes stoppies as easy as wheelies.
2011 Aprilia SXV 5.5 Quick Stats
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC V-twin
- BORE x STROKE: 80mm x 55mm
- COMP. RATIO: 12:1
- TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
- WHEELBASE: 58.9 inches
- DRY WEIGHT: 276 pounds
- PRICE: $9,699
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