Aprilia MXV 4.5

What Next, Four Cylinders?

By Brian Catterson, Photography by Andrea Wilson
Price $8499
Engine type l-c 77-deg. V-twin
Valve train SOHC, 8v
Displacement 449cc
Transmission 4-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame Aluminum/steel composite
Front suspension 50mm Marzocchi inverted fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake Nissin two-piston caliper, 270mm disc
Rear brake Nissin single-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Front tire 80/100-21 Dunlop D756F
Rear tire 120/90-19 Dunlop D756
Seat height 37.8 in.
Wheelbase 59.0 in.
Fuel capacity 2.0 gal.
Claimed dry weight 238 lbs.
Contact www.apriliausa.com

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
The only dirtbike that would look right parked next to your Ferrari.

By Brian Catterson
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