Aprilia started its adventure in the big bikes segment with the Pegaso 650. In fact the Pegaso 650 was the first bike of its kind and gave the start to an entire new segment.
Fortunately the company never stopped to improve the Pegaso 650 and the bike continues to considered a benchmark in its segment.
The 2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650 Factory is propelled by a modern, four-valve, dry sump engine with electronic fuel injection which puts out 48 HP (35 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 59 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm.
The company says that its bike was made to master the hairpins of mountain roads and trails and rewards you with a thrilling ride every time you jump on the saddle. The bike was not only made for savage roads, as it feels imilarly comfortable around the city too. With a total steering angle of 76° (38°+38°), the Pegaso 650 flicks through the traffic like a compact scooter.
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The Aprilia Pegaso leads the way when it comes to big 600 cc bikes. It was the first of its kind and despite its age is still among the top sellers in its segment.
One of the secrets behind the Aprilia Pegaso 650’s success is the fact that it was constantly upgraded and with every year that passes the motorcycle becomes better and better.
Naturally the center piece of the 2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650 is its modern, four-valve, dry sump engine which is fitted with electronic fuel injection. As far as performance go, the engine delivers a maximum output of 48 HP (35 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 6.01 kgm ( 59 Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm.
Apart from its strong engine, the Aprilia Pegaso 650 is also equipped with ultra-light wheels, sport brakes and fine tuned suspensions.
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Greek mythology tells us of Pegasus, the winged horse that’s not only one of the most popular in Greek mythos, but is also an enduring symbol of power and freedom. In the history of motorcycling, no name has been more apt for a machine made to satisfy its rider’s need for freedom than the Aprilia Pegaso.
Symbolizing Pegasus to the hilt, the Aprilia Pegaso is the embodiment of a bike that exudes power and freedom, having been designed with an advanced technological set-up that satisfies needs as diverse as urban mobility and long distance touring.
The Pegaso 650 Trail continues the success story that began over 12 years ago, and has since taken the Pegaso to the top of the international sales charts, establishing it as the world’s best 650 cc enduro.
For the 2012 model, the Pegaso was built as a better all-round motorcycle than ever before. The Pegaso Trail in particular is better at long range touring, thanks to superior comfort, an advanced new engine, and a large number of innovations aimed at improving versatility. All this has been achieved without affecting the bike’s great autonomy and simple, easy-riding characteristics; characteristics that have made the Pegaso such a tremendous success over the years.
Just as the original Pegaso established new records for its class, the new Pegaso 650 Trail sets the pace for single cylinder motorcycle technology. It boasts a modern, four valve, dry sump engine with electronic fuel injection and a 44 mm throttle body, a superbly strong diamond shaped steel frame, spoked wheels with medium-knobbly tires for great handling on and off the road, and many more advanced features.
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Aprilia has come a long way with the Pegaso 650 and we’re now witnessing the presence of more than one such model in their lineup. The Factory and Trail are two similar and yet very different models. Although featuring the same engine and chassis, one fits in the supermotard category and the other in the enduro one. This really shows the Italian manufacturer’s talent in transforming a bike depending on the requests of riders, but also how versatile the Pegaso 650 actually is.
Bringing you the meanest, most thrilling performance around, the Pegaso Factory is the most sports-oriented of all Pegaso models. The latest technology and graphics mean that the Pegaso Factory is almost a specialist supermotard, but with that legendary Pegaso versatility.
The Pegaso is synonymus with limitless adventure, travel, and off-road excitement, plus effortless riding. Aprilia’s version of the legendary winged horse now flies even higher as the Pegaso 650 Trail, the bike for all occasions. This tireless, unstoppable and faithful travelling companion really is the universal motorcycle for the go-everywhere rider.
Total enjoyment is the mission of the Pegaso 650 Strada, the bike with a whole new attitude to riding. Lightweight, powerful and with spot-on handling, the Pegaso 650 Strada loves bends, but firmly believes in versatility. So if you think that riding should be fun, the Pegaso 650 Strada is the bike for you.