The SXV was born from Aprilia’s experience in motorcycle competitions. During its long life, the SXV has received many upgrades which help it remain among the top dogs from in its segment.
The motorcycle is powered by the modern 45.2 77° V twin engine which is one of the most compact units in its class. The engine has a maximum speed of 12,500 rpm (450 motard) and is paired with a five speed gearbox.
This strong engine is combined with similarly strong brakes. Thereby, the SXV features FTE calipers and lightweight wave discs (320 mm at the front) for maximum braking control even under the most challenging conditions. The 240 mm rear disc is braked by a single piston caliper for a perfect combination of power and control.
Other highlights include the mixed trellis and aluminum frame, a strong swingarm and the central exhaust system with twinned silencers under the rear mudguard.
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Aprilia came across a unique recipe for the enduro/supermoto world, one that enables their riders to rule the trails as well as the supermoto competitions in the same time. The big secret is the 450/550cc V-twin motor found on the RXV models and on the much more interesting and versatile SXV ones that now got our attention.
Although the transformation from an off-road bike into a super motard is rather facile, Aprilia went the whole way and created completely new rides in order to dominate the tracks. Furthermore, the SXV 2008 VDB Replica comes as a purely competition motorcycle born from the need to deliver the very best of engine performance and chassis refinement, the results being even elbow scratching 90-degree turns.
Italian designer Luca Bar recently signed a motorcycle concept based on the Aprilia SXV 550. The bike is called Aprilia Street and it is a blend of cross and supermotard. Claimed to have an impressive power to weight ratio, it’s clearly destined for the urban adventurer.
This one is definitely an eye-catcher and, hopefully, if it is seen by interested brands, we might just pop the big news.
Aprilia launched the new 2008 SXV, a motorcycle which had already made a name for itself as the first twin cylinder supermotard in the world. So it is understandable why designers and engineers constantly kept improving this motorcycle, delivering a leader for the class.