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According to the new issue of Cycle World, Aprilia is still operational. But even more exciting was the rumor of an RSV450!

Quick search of the internet turned up only the following:

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Rumored Aprilia RSV450 Could Spark New Street Category
By Dirck Edge


England's Motorcycle News claims Aprilia will be introducing an RSV450 sportbike, built around the 450cc v-twin found in the Aprilia supermoto that will be competing in Europe this year. If such a bike is in the works (and it does make sense that it would be), it could easily weigh less than 300 pounds on the road, more than 50 pounds lighter than the latest 600cc, four-cylinder sportbikes. In other words, it could be as light as a single, but much more powerful and faster. With large displacement sportbikes really reaching the level of vast overkill for street use, could we see a new-found interest in ultra-light, small-displacement street machines? We hope so.
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/31mar...lia_rsv450.htm

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Guess this is old news! Oh well!

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/d...umentID=196045
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Shwing....oh what a track bike that would be!


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That's exciting news indeed. However do you think this bike will be faster and cheaper than current 600cc supersports? If the answer is no on both accounts the bike will not make it in the market...


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That's exciting news indeed. However do you think this bike will be faster and cheaper than current 600cc supersports? If the answer is no on both accounts the bike will not make it in the market...
That is true, I doubt faster but cheaper should be the operative word. a $10,000 450cc? We will see what happens.


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That's exciting news indeed. However do you think this bike will be faster and cheaper than current 600cc supersports? If the answer is no on both accounts the bike will not make it in the market...
Probably not faster nor cheaper...just different! Is the current Aprilia RSV1000R faster and cheaper than say an R1? (That's a serious question, since I don't know).

I like it because it's different. It's light and underpowered, kinda like my SV, only it's an Aprilia, so it probably has decent suspension and brakes. Sounds like a nice package to me! Can't afford a 999R either, but dayum!
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I think MCN said it best!

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Aprilia’s all-new mini RSV450 could be as fast as a 600 and as light as a 250 – creating a whole new category for those who love mad-scratching back road thrashes and track day extremes.
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I'd buy one of these long before I ever bought a 600/1000 supersport.


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Oh yeah. The little engine and bike that laughs at your in-line 600/1000.



http://www.motorcycledaily.com/25nov...lia450_550.htm
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Oh yeah. The little engine and bike that laughs at your in-line 600/1000.



http://www.motorcycledaily.com/25nov...lia450_550.htm
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