Sunday, April 29, 2007

Aprilia will be World Superbikes in 2008 with new V4, 1000cc superbike

While Ducati campaign for a 1200cc engine displacement limit for their v-twin superbikes for WSB, Aprilia are already in the final stages of development on their new 1000cc, V4 superbike. This machine, which Aprilia are likely to race in World Superbikes in 2009, will be significantly higher-tech than the existing top-of-the-line v-twin RSV-R Factory. The new V4 is expected to make more than 200 horsepower, and the bike could cost more than US$30,000 when it finally goes on sale (in late 2008?).

Aprilia are also developing an-all new 1200cc v-twin, which is already making around 130 horsepower in testing. This new engine could be used in a new supermoto (based on the existing SVX450), and a new variant of the existing SL 750 Shiver. Also expected are full-faired versions of the Shiver and the NA 850 Mana, and a 750cc version of the SVX450. So there’s no holding back Aprilia then!

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