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Old 03-19-2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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Bring it on Aprilia!
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Old 03-19-2005, 12:38 PM   #2
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At a sub-Burnsian 5'6"/ 150#, I say What took 'em so long?
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Old 03-19-2005, 01:50 PM   #3
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Check out the developmental MXer (MXV) that this engine is going in first. Really trick perimeter frame and swingarm.





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Old 03-19-2005, 02:40 PM   #4
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Considering that an RS250 weighs more than 300lbs - about 320 - I seriously doubt that a 4-stroke of twice the displacement is going to be lighter. That said - I sure would enjoy that extra 10hp in my RS250. My checkbook is open.
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Old 03-19-2005, 03:05 PM   #5
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I've been waiting for the RS450 (or whatever Aprilia is going to call it) since I first read about the engine.



When Aprilia was up for sale, I was pretty nervous that Ducati would buy them and ditch the engine, but thanks to Piaggio we may get to see it yet.



Let's just hope it reachs the US and is priced right around $6k.
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Old 03-19-2005, 04:23 PM   #6
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I would buy this bike, hopefully they'll make one ready for the track straight from the factory.
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Old 03-19-2005, 04:56 PM   #7
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I want it, I want it. Just the bike for a little road in North Georgia, Hwy 180, going east from Suches.



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Old 03-19-2005, 05:58 PM   #8
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I heard the engine was developed in the given displacement, because Aprilia wants to double it up to create a 990cc V-4 MotoGP engine w/o having to change a whole lot of the bore/stroke, etc.



An interesting theory, if nothing else.
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Old 03-19-2005, 06:52 PM   #9
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I really, REALLY, dream of them bringing a street legal version of the supermoto prototype they have been racing with this sweet engine in it. If you have seen pics of it, it is just screams canyon killer!
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