Legendary Aprilia race metal at Motorcycle Live
The Aprilia stand (Hall 3, R430) at this year’s Motorcycle Live is a celebration of Aprilia success on road and track.
A special display chronicles Aprilia’s racing heritage with some historic track-spec metal. Plus the full range of Aprilia road bikes will be on show. This includes this year’s award-winning models like the Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC and Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC.
Visit the Aprilia stand and get close to bike racing history with:
Nori Haga’s Aprilia Racing RS Cube (2003)
The RS Cube was the debut for Aprilia in the new 4 stroke prototype Moto GP class. It was also one of the most powerful bikes on the grid, thanks to an engine packed with F1 technology. The RS Cube was hard to tame, but it pushed the boundaries in terms of motorcycle electronics and formed the basis for the Ride by Wire and Traction Control systems that we have today.
Max Biaggi’s Aprilia RSV4 World Superbike (2011)
The RSV4 project brought two Aprilia teams together: Racing and Production, who worked side by side to develop a bike that was the new benchmark on the street and on the race track. The RSV4’s revolutionary 65° V four combines the most refined motoring engineering with the most precious materials and the most advanced electronic management solutions.
Alvaro Bautista’s Aprilia Racing RSV250 (2009)
The RSV250 is the last of the 2-stroke GP bikes, with some impressive specs: 100bhp, 100kg. It was ridden by Alvaro Bautista in his 2009 250 GP campaign, where he took two wins, three second places, 5 third places and three pole positions.
Gabor Talmacsis Aprilia Racing RSV125 2007
The bike Gabor Talmacsi used to win his world champion title in the 125 GP in 2007, after a breath-taking battle with his team mate Hector Faubel. Talmacsi won 2 races, six second places and one third place to secure the championship. Riding the 125cc Aprilia is almost a rite of passage in the racing world – it’s the machine that launched the careers of many of today’s greatest riders.
For more information on the full Aprilia motorcycle range, visit http://uk.aprilia.com or speak to a member of staff on the stand at Motorcycle Live, 19-27 Nov 2011.