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.
2010 Dorsoduro Preview
The 2010 Aprilia Dorsodoro 750 was developed in close collaboration with Aprilia Racing (responsible for thirty-seven world titles), the Dorsoduro 750 combines the best technology from the worlds of supersports and racing supermotards. The result is a distillation of performance and technology, a special, extreme, and elite motorcycle that is capable of elevating its rider to motorcycling excellence.
Aprilia USA defended its crown at the 87th Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with Davey Durelle outdistancing a competitive field on the Aprilia SXV 5.5. With a time of 11:48.649, Durelle proved to be the fastest rider on the mountain for the second year in a row.
The Super in SuperMotard
Listen in as we join the Motorcycle Radio Network while riding the 2009 Aprilia SXV 5.5 550. Yes, we bring this championship winning 77° V-twin motorcycle with with razor sharp acceleration and handling to our exclusive M1 test track. We take the bike through a number of performace tests and share our riding impressions around corners, acceleration runs, braking tests and jumping drills. Simply click into the story and hit the listen link. The audio file will open in a separate window.
When Aprilia initially revealed its revolutionary concept V-twin 450cc off-road powerplant at the Milan Motorcycle Show in 2003, the lightweight, high-tech motor was lacking just one thing—a chassis. Following years of building anticipation from the public, Aprilia has placed the V-twin in the guise of both supermoto (SXV) and enduro (RXV), as well as delivering the engine in two displacements—450cc and 550cc.