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Aprilia SVX & RVX Motorcycles

5
October
2005
  Posted at 01:24:30 PM
  File under  Aprilia New Products
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Paris, France

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At the Paris Motorcycle Show, the Mondial du Deux Roues, Aprilia showed off their very spectacular SVX and RVX motorcycles.In absence of Ducati (they were boycotting the show), Aprilia were the only Italian motorcycle manufacturer at the show.

The Aprilia CEO opened the press conference by unveiling a motorcycle that had been widely reported already in the press....

Aprilia SVX Paris Motorcycle Show

The SVX is a SuperMotard version, while the RVX is their Enduro motorcycle. Both have the same engines in common, the V°77 Twin cylinder, either 550 cc or 450 cc.

SVX


The SuperMotard motorcycle comes from good stock, since Aprilia have won the S2 SuperMotard World championship with the same engine.

Aprilia SVX Motorcycle

Specifications
(550 engine are in brackets)

Engine 77° V twin four stroke. Liquid cooled. Single overhead cam with rocker operated exhaust valves, chain timing drive, 4 valve heads, titanium valves.
Fuel Lead-free petrol.
Bore x stroke 76 x 49.5 mm (80 x 55 mm)
Total displacement 449 cc (549 cc).
Compression ratio 12.5:1 (12:1).
Fuel system Integrated engine management system controlling ignition and fuel injection.
Throttle body: 38 mm. (40 mm)
Ignition Electronic.
Starting Electric starting.
Alternator 340 W.
Lubrication Dry sump with external oil tank. Separate gearbox lubrication.
Gearbox 5 speed. Supermotard gear ratios:
1st 13/30
2nd 15/27
3rd 16/23
4th 20/23
5th 21/21
Clutch Multiple discs in oil bath, cable operated.
Primary drive Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 22/56.
Final drive Chain. Transmission ratio: 15/46 (16/46).
Frame Steel perimeter frame with alloy vertical members.
Front suspension Ø 48 mm upside down fork, double adjustment.
Rear suspension Box section aluminium swingarm with cast body.
Hydraulic monoshock with compression and rebound adjustment.
Brakes Front: Ø 320 mm stainless steel disc with radial caliper.
Rear:  240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.
Wheels Light alloy.
Front: 3.50 x 17”
Rear: 5.50 x 17”
Tyres Front: 120/70 x 17”
Rear: 180/55 x 17”
Dimensions Overall length: 2,220 mm
Overall width: 800 mm
Ground clearance: 318 mm
Seat height: 918 mm
Wheelbase: 1,495 mm
Fuel tank Capacity 7.8 litres


RVX
The Aprilia RVX is the Enduro version, and the biggest (and only real) difference with the SVX are the tires:

Aprilia RVX Motorcycle

Specifications
(550 engine are in brackets)

Engine 77° V twin four stroke. Liquid cooled. Single overhead cam with rocker operated exhaust valves, chain timing drive, 4 valve heads, titanium valves.
Fuel Lead-free petrol.
Bore x stroke 76 x 49.5 mm (80 x 55 mm)
Total displacement 449 cc (549 cc).
Compression ratio 12.5:1 (12:1).
Fuel system Integrated engine management system controlling ignition and fuel injection.
Throttle body: 38 mm. (40 mm)
Ignition Electronic.
Starting Electric starting.
Alternator 340 W.
Lubrication Dry sump with external oil tank. Separate gearbox lubrication.
Gearbox 5 speed. Enduro gear ratios:
1st 12/31
2nd 13/25  
3rd 15/23
4th 19/24
5th 21/22
Clutch Multiple discs in oil bath, cable operated.
Primary drive Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 22/56.
Final drive Chain. Transmission ratio: 15/48.
Frame Steel perimeter frame with alloy vertical members.
Front suspension Ø 45 mm upside down fork, double adjustment.
Rear suspension Box section aluminium swingarm with cast body.
Hydraulic monoshock with compression and rebound adjustment.
Brakes Front: Ø 270 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.
Rear:  240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.
Wheels Light alloy.
Front: 1.60 x 21”
Rear: 2.15 x 18”
Tyres Front: 90/90 x 21”
Rear: 140/80 x 18”
Dimensions Overall length: 2,222 mm
Overall width: 800 mm
Ground clearance: 396 mm
Seat height: 996 mm
Wheelbase: 1,495 mm
Fuel tank Capacity 7.8 litres


Conclusion

As for the engine in both motorcycles, the V2 is quite unique in smaller displacement motorcycles. Usually you'll find it in the 450 or 550 cc single cylinder engines. The V2 twin at a 77° angle is different. The SuperMotard version redlines at 13,000 rpm !!

There's almost no noticeable physical difference between both motorcycles:

Aprilia RVX MotorcycleAprilia SVX Motorcycle


The real differences are in gear ration (obviously), tires, ground clearance and suspension.

Slated for distribution in November, no prices are known as of yet.

Click here to access the Aprilia website.





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