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Old 11-05-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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I just finished reading the print mag (X) MOTY 2009 article. Then this:

Aprilia cut short its launch event for the new RSV4R at Italy’s Mugello circuit as not one, not two, not three, not even four but FIVE pre-production models suffered engine failure.

Motorcycle.com contributor Tor Sagen was at Mugello in Tuscany and was scheduled to do a few laps on the world-class circuit on the RSV4R, a lower-spec version of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory. Tor reports the engine problems were being attributed to the conrods from the first batch of 50 pre-production engines.

The faulty engines broke down five times as they were being ridden by international motojournalists. Thankfully, none of them crashed or were injured during the incidents. Tor interviewed a motojournalist from the Netherlands who was on the fifth bike that blew.

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Old 11-05-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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I just finished reading the print mag (X) MOTY 2009 article. Then this:

Aprilia cut short its launch event for the new RSV4R at Italy’s Mugello circuit as not one, not two, not three, not even four but FIVE pre-production models suffered engine failure.

Motorcycle.com contributor Tor Sagen was at Mugello in Tuscany and was scheduled to do a few laps on the world-class circuit on the RSV4R, a lower-spec version of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory. Tor reports the engine problems were being attributed to the conrods from the first batch of 50 pre-production engines.

The faulty engines broke down five times as they were being ridden by international motojournalists. Thankfully, none of them crashed or were injured during the incidents. Tor interviewed a motojournalist from the Netherlands who was on the fifth bike that blew.

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Bet there're some red faces over this.............
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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Oh Ti rods you meant. I thought you wanted them tied together.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:28 AM   #4
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Bet there're some red faces over this.............
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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I like the article, but that from the article I know maybe we can be good friends.
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very bad day at the office
new ride first impression....... "we hit the track with a BANG"
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