Wednesday, November 07, 2007

2008 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro and FV2 concept shown at EICMA

Based on the Shiver, here's the 2008 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro

Pics: Motoblog

Aprilia are now showing the new SMV750 Dorsoduro supermotard at the EICMA show in Milan. The bike is powered by an updated version of the liquid-cooled, 95-horsepower, 750cc v-twin used in the Aprilia Shiver - the ride-by-wire throttle system used on the Shiver has been improved for better response and power delivery is now supposed to be more consistent.

The SMV750’s chassis is also based on the Shiver’s cast aluminium / tubular steel hybrid frame. The cast aluminium swingarm is new, the front brakes have radial-mount calipers and the Showa forks have been specially developed for the SMV. Aprilia say the SMV has been developed on the basis of experience gained from their participation in supermoto and GP racing.

The stunning Aprilia FV2 concept is packed with cutting-edge stuff that we'd love to see on a production bike sometime soon...!

Pics: MCN

Apart from the SMV750, Aprilia also have the high-tech FV2 concept on display at the EICMA. The bike is fitted with Aprilia’s new liquid-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC, 1200cc v-twin, and the monocoque chassis is made of carbonfibre, as is the swingarm and the parallelogram front suspension. The bike weighs a mere 160kg.

Other interesting bits include an electronic ride-by-wire throttle system, traction control, ABS and even an electronic suspension management system! More details soon...

Also see:
The Fireblade-based 2008 Honda CB1000R. Awesome!
What if Michael Schumacher had been a MotoGP rider?!
First pics: The amazing Ducati 1098R...
KTM in tieup with Bajaj, to expand in new markets...
2008 BMW F800GS: Ready to rock!
2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio: Ready to take on the BMW R1200GS!

External links:
Big collection of KTM RC8 official pics...
2007 EICMA: Bring on the ladies...!

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