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Old 09-16-2003, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default Re: New Mille Nera, 450cc Dirtbike from Aprilia Announced

Who cares! Let's talk about that new Gilera previewed by motonline.com. They show an 850cc V-twin automatic naked bike. Looks sharp too. I hope Gilera will start looking toward this side of the ocean and import its awesome stuff.
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Old 09-16-2003, 03:40 PM   #2
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Sorta resembles two CRF250 cylinders back to back. I'd have to wonder if the power characteristics of a twin vs. single will be appropriate for dirtbikes. Should be very good for dirttrack and supermoto.
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Old 09-16-2003, 04:00 PM   #3
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Interesting. It's good to see someone else besides Yamaha with some original thinking in this category. Time will tell if this idea will work.
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Old 09-16-2003, 04:53 PM   #4
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*****in, all I can say is "Bring it!" Check out the pic and write-up on www.motorcycledaily.com

I wonder if this thing is lighter than a KTM LC4 640? With KTM restructuring their product line, maybe I'll wait for an Aprilia Supermoto in a year or two. Could it be that Aprilia is heading towards complete engine management a la Attack Suzuki GSXR1100? I can't wait..,Bring it!



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Old 09-16-2003, 05:29 PM   #5
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The Nera is only near-ya if you have $39,000!!
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Old 09-16-2003, 08:01 PM   #6
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Please God, let Aprilia put this engine in a street bike.......
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Old 09-17-2003, 02:37 AM   #7
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I can't imagine what form of racing (if any) they have this engine targeted for. It certainly wouldn't be competitive in MX or enduro. Perhaps rally-style competetition. Do AMA flattrack rules allow twins in the 450/505 class?
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Old 09-17-2003, 04:49 AM   #8
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It'd make a great supermotard, because as a twin, it'd be less likely to self destruct on the freeway than a single. I want!



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Old 09-17-2003, 05:09 AM   #9
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:22 AM   #10
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Lighter than a 640 LC4? I think the QE2 is lighter than a KTM 640 LC4.
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