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« on: November 05, 2009, 12:35:20 pm »

From Hell For Leather Magazine: It's about damned time!  Clap



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When pushed for answers concerning the possibility of wedging Aprilia's 550 V-twin into the legendary RS250 chassis, Aprilia's Motorcycle Product Manager, Francesco Polimeni, smiled and said with a heavy accent, "Yes. It is a beautiful engine. In fact, we have a prototype at the factory." Wow, so you put it in the RS250 chassis, right? "No. Actually, the RS125 chassis is, as you know, oversized and very robust. So we put the engine in that." Get out.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 01:08:26 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009, 01:13:49 pm »

OH MY  EEK!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009, 01:41:06 pm »

That would be enough for me to get my first super sport  Inlove

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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009, 02:53:57 pm »

They'll never build it.

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 03:21:52 pm »

just my opinion, but the sporty, race bike styling is just for poseur value.

A 550 engine would serve best in a motard chassis, where you can get the most from flinging its lightweight frame thru the twisties.

race bike styling would only do any good if you plan on red lining it to it max speed.

Not that it doesn't look nice  Inlove
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 04:11:15 pm »

Too bad they putg that sorry ass motor in it.
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2009, 09:37:05 am »

Is that the same engine that's in the dirtbikes?

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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2009, 06:46:41 pm »

You mean the one that usually blows up just before 3K miles? Yep, Thats the one.
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2009, 03:46:29 pm »

A 550 vtwin?  Hum...I know of a couple of race classes that thing would COMPLETELY OWN!!!   Smile


BTW: I know someone who stuffed that motor into a RS250 chassis already.  Maybe he was ahead of his time!  
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2009, 04:22:14 pm »



race bike styling would only do any good if you plan on red lining it to it max speed.


isn't that the point?  It's a track day screamer.
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2009, 06:20:12 pm »




isn't that the point?  It's a track day screamer.

There are no track days in my universe  Bigsmile
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2009, 07:03:50 pm »

You ate missing out Orson
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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2009, 07:30:16 pm »

I don't have a regular schedule.

Plus, I hear that the motard riders laugh at you.

no one wants to be laughed at.
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