The Aprilia RXV has a pronounced race DNA under its skin and is fitted with many technologies developed using the company’s experience in the Enduro World Championship. Aprilia says that “everything about the RXV is dedicated to winning races.”
For the starters, the motorcycle comes with a sporty exterior design, the sharp lines and the aggressive frame. You’ll also like the mixed steel trellis frame, fixed air ducts and sculpted swingarm. Not to mention about the tail and rear side panels which are totally different in styling from traditional off-road designs.
Power comes from a 77° V twin four stroke, liquid cooled, engine which is combined with a five speed gearbox and a 7.8 liters fuel tank. The speed is kept in check by a front 270 mm floating disc in stainless steel with aluminum flange and a rear 240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.
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The Aprilia RXV 4.5 - 5.5 received a series of significant upgrades for 2013 and now incorporates the latest technologies developed by Aprilia using its experience in the Enduro World Championship.
The bike is powered by a V twin 45.2 engine which has a 77° V angle. Thanks to its V twin configuration the engine has the advantage of vibrating less than any single cylinder unit. The engine’s cylinders are integrated in the crankcase and have replaceable wet liners which make it one of the most compact twins in the world.
The bike is fitted with a new perimeter frame especially developed to host the compact V twin engine. What’s more interesting however, is that the engine forms and integral part of the chassis increasing its rigidity. Additionally, the variable section aluminium alloy swingarm is now much lighter to improve traction.
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With the RXV 4.5 – 5.5, Aprilia proves that development never stops as the world of racing is a continuous inspiration for road legal motorcycles such as the two reviewed today. Featuring an even lighter chassis than the previous generation model, an upgraded V-Twin motor and new design, the RXVs are some of the most highly acclaimed off-road motorcycles of this year.
Team Moto Meccanica Aprilia riders Colin Macdonald and Brian Pecore put their V-Twin Aprilia RXV 4.5 machines on the podium once again during SupermotoUSA Nor-Cal Round 8 at Ukiah Speedway. SupermotoUSA presented the riders with a challenging, 75% dirt, 25% pavement layout that definitely stretched the definition of Supermoto to the extreme but Team Moto Meccanica Aprilia was up to the task. Macdonald and Pecore went 2-3 in the Sportsman class, with Pecore adding a second place in the Vet (...) More
The design of the new Aprilia RXV 4.5/5.5 model year 2008 owes much to the concept of constant evolution in the name of competition. Experience gained in the Enduro World Championship, which saw Aprilia Racing at the top of the field, plus valuable hints and suggestions from four times world champion Stefan Merriman, the team’s top rider, have enabled Aprilia’s engineers and designer to transfer advances from racing to production. Impressive team work has led to a number of major improvements (...) More
Evolution continues on the most revolutionary off road motorcycle of recent years. The 2007 RXV incorporates a series of improvements destined to confirm its place as an unrivalled competition machine.