Aprilia releases Biaggi replica bikes

Three models with WSBK race-winning RSV4 styling

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jul. 29, 2009
Hot on the heels of its first World Superbike win since 2001, Aprilia announced three new replicas based on Max Biaggi’s winning RSV4.

Biaggi took the checkered flag in Race One and followed up with a runner-up result in Race Two in Brno, Czech Republic on July 26. To celebrate the first win in Aprilia’s return to WSBK competition after a seven-year absence, Aprilia is releasing special edition versions of its RS50 and RS125 motorcycles and SR50 scooter featuring the livery of Biaggi’s no. 3 Aprilia RSV4.

The Aprilia RS50 is an entry-level sportbike. Inspired by the Aprilia RSV1000R, the RS50 features an aluminum frame and swingarm, lightweight wheels with split spokes, radial front brake caliper and analog-digital instrument panel. The wind-tested fairing is based on the RSV1000R.

From left, Max Biaggi's WSBK-spec Aprilia RSV4 and its race replica RS125, RS50 and SR50.

The Aprilia RS125 uses a frame and swingarm derived from Aprilia’s Grand Prix racing program. Like the RS50, the RS125 also uses a RSV1000R-style fairing. Powered by a 125cc liquid-cooled Rotax engine, the RS125 has a proven record on the race track and was voted Bike of the Year in its class by Motociclismo magazine.

Originally launched in 1992, Aprilia billed the SR50 as the “world’s first scooter with the character of a supersports bike”.  Aprilia says the SR50 was the first sports scooter, the first to be offered as a race replica, the first with a liquid-cooled engine, the first with double brake discs, and the first fuel-injected 50cc scooter.

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