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2008 Aprilia SXV 4.5-5.5 Supermoto Bike

May 31, 2008 Leave a comment

2008 Aprilia SXV 4.5 – 5.5 Supermoto Bike

Once again Aprilia has remained faithful to the tenets of its development philosophy, and has transferred the experience gained from competition directly into the production of the new 2008 Aprilia SXV. Ever since its debut, the world’s first twin cylinder supermotard has been constantly developed and perfected by the immense technical know-how of Aprilia Racing. Because of this, race after race, the SXV demonstrates a potential the competition cannot match.

DESIGN
As with all Aprilias, a tremendous amount of care and attention has been lavished on even the smallest details on the Aprilia SXV. As a result the Aprilia SXV boasts a unique, unmistakable styling that is nevertheless fully functional in achieving unrivalled performance, because first and foremost even the standard Aprilia SXV is a genuine competition motorcycle.

But the Aprilia SXV is not just a pretty face. Your gaze is held by an abundance of advanced technology. One glance at the V2 engine, mixed trellis and aluminium frame, strong swingarm and unique exhaust system with twin silencers under the rear fender and you cannot escape its magical attraction.

Whatever side you look at it from, the Aprilia SXV presents a host of stunning technical solutions, all enhanced by new 2008 racing colors to express the aggressive nature of this born-to-race machine.

As you would expect from Aprilia, the latest SXV is packed with intelligent design solutions. Fixed air ducts, for example, allow the fuel tank to tilt up for easy access to the airbox. And the quest for technical perfection has led the design team to tweak even small details on the basis of input from the champions who have raced the Aprilia SXV.

ENGINE: Continuous Evolution

The amazing engine is, of course, the centre piece of Aprilia SXV technology. Aprilia was the first manufacturer in the world to believe in the validity of the V twin for supermotards, a segment in which all other marques still cling rigidly to single cylinder engines. Aprilia’s high-tech V twin design has been proven to be very reliable in competition.

Even homologation for road use has not compromised the technology and performance of this exceptional engine, which is produced entirely by Aprilia. Since the earliest stages of the design process, the engine has evolved to keep pace with chassis development and to give the SXV an unbeatable mix of power and handling.

The 77° V angle is the result of extensive testing, aimed not only at boosting power but also at reducing vibration. As a result Aprilia’s engineers have been able to eliminate engine balance shafts. Despite this the engine still vibrates far less than any single cylinder alternative.

The cylinders themselves are integrated in the crankcase and have replaceable wet liners. This unique layout has allowed the engine ancillaries to be arranged in a way that achieves extremely compact dimensions. The results are amazing: the Aprilia V twin is one of the most compact V twins in the world, and smaller in size than many singles of similar displacement. All design choices have been taken in order to obtain maximum power plus an extended useful power band. The sophisticated electronic engine management system, developed by Aprilia Racing, incorporates numerous innovations for the off-road sector.

The injection system features 38 mm throttle bodies (40 mm on the 550) and is managed by a programmable control unit.

Reduced unitary displacement has allowed Aprilia to develop an extremely compact and lightweight crankshaft. The engine is more responsive to variations in throttle opening as a result, and the bike as a whole is faster and easier to handle thanks to the reduced gyroscopic effect from the crankshaft.

The single overhead cam configuration with four titanium valves per cylinder head represents an ideal compromise between compact size, light weight and high performance.

Thanks to its advanced technology, the engine is also an extremely silent running and ecological engine. Technology, after all, should mean reliability and longevity as well as high performance. The engine touches new heights in this direction, and permits extremely easy access to parts requiring regular maintenance like the spark plugs, oil filter and air filter.

Just as much effort has been put into weight reduction, and the engine sets a new record for a V twin with an electric starter. Abundant use has been made of prestige lightweight materials. The central crankcase sections are in aluminium-silicon alloy; external engine casings are in magnesium; the valves are in titanium; and all gears are exceptionally light in weight.

The choke is new too, and features a knob on the airbox instead of a handlebar control. Even the air filter has been improved and is now made from a sponge material derived from that used on Aprilia’s official racing machines.

A closer look at the unique characteristics of the V twin engine:

– Electronic fuel injection with 38 mm throttle bodies (40 mm on the 550 engine).

– Dry sump lubrication with separate external reservoirs for gearbox and engine oil to avoid contaminating engine oil with particles of clutch friction lining, and for extended lubricant life.

– Single overhead cam with four valve heads

– Single piece crankshaft

– Cylinders integrated in the crankcase with wet liners

– Maximum engine speed 12,500 rpm (450 motard)

CHASSIS: Lighter Than Ever

An uncompromising machine like the SXV demands a great chassis. The perimeter frame is a tubular steel trellis structure interference fitted to pressed aluminium side members to form an extremely rigid whole. The engine itself forms an integral part of the chassis, acting as a load bearing element and contributing to overall rigidity.

The variable section aluminium alloy swingarm is a brilliant example of industrial design. More than just an eye-catching design solution, this revolutionary swingarm offers the highest structural rigidity available in this class of motorcycle. The rising rate suspension linkage is damped by a fully adjustable Sachs monoshock with piggy back cylinder and two different hydraulic settings for high and low speeds. The calibration of the rear suspension has been modified for 2008 to improve stability and control over rough surfaces and a new linkage system has been introduced to make the damping action of the monoshock more progressive, increasing both traction and control.>
The 48 mm upside down fork also boasts new settings for greater high speed stability and improved damping in off-road use.

BRAKING SYSTEM

The advanced technology and high performance of the SXV chassis are reflected in a superb braking system. The SXV features FTE calipers and lightweight wave discs (320 mm at the front) for maximum braking control even under the most challenging conditions.

The 240 mm rear disc is braked by a single piston caliper for a perfect combination of power and control.

COMPONENTS: Ready To Race

All parts of the Aprilia SXV are of the very best quality available. Among the many prestige components are:

– Digital instruments: ultra-lightweight, compact and designed to provide all the information a rider could possibly need.

– Magura tapered aluminium handlebars with no cross member for optimal elasticity and control.

– High luminosity LED tail light.

– Aluminium oil filter cover.

Aprilia SXV 450 – 550 Technical Specifications

(550 cc engine specifications in brackets)

Engine

77° V twin four stroke. Liquid cooled. Single overhead cam with rocker operated exhaust valves, chain timing drive. 4 valve heads with titanium valves. Titanium valve cover screws.

Fuel

Lead-free petrol.

Bore x Stroke

76 x 49.5 mm (80 x 55 mm).

Total Displacement

449 cc (549 cc).

Compression Ratio

12.5:1 (12:1).

Fuel System

Integrated electronic engine management system controlling ignition and fuel injection.

“Hard/soft” mappings selectable from the handlebars.

Throttle body: 38 mm (40 mm).


Ignition

Electronic.

Starting

Electric starting.

Alternator

340 W.

Lubrication

Dry sump with external oil tank. Separate gearbox lubrication.

Gearbox

5 Speed.

Supermotard gear ratios:

1st 13/30

2nd 15/27

3rd 16/23

4th 20/23

5th 21/21

Clutch

Cable operated multi-plate wet clutch.

Primary Drive

Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 22/56.

Final Drive

Chain. Transmission ratio: 15/46 (16/46).

Frame

Steel perimeter frame with aluminium alloy vertical members.

Front Suspension

Ø 48 mm upside down fork with two adjustments.

Rear Suspension

Box section aluminium swingarm with cast body.

Hydraulic monoshock with compression and rebound adjustment.

Brakes

Front: Ø 320 mm stainless steel disc with radial caliper.

Rear: Æ 240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.

Wheels

Light alloy.

Front: 3.50 x 17”

Rear: 5.50 x 17”

Tyres

Front: 120/70 x 17”

Rear: 180/55 x 17”

Dimensions

Overall length: 2,222 mm

Overall width: 800 mm

Ground clearance: 318 mm

Seat height: 918 mm

Wheelbase: 1,495 mm

Fuel Tank

Capacity 7.8 litres

Aprilia SXV 450 – 550 VDB REPLICA

Engine

77° V twin four stroke. Liquid cooled. Single overhead cam with rocker operated exhaust valves, chain timing drive. 4 valve heads with titanium valves.

Fuel

Lead-free petrol.


Bore x Stroke

76 x 49.5 mm (80 x 55 mm).

Total Displacement

449 cc (549 cc).

Compression Ratio

12.5:1 (12:1).

Fuel System

Integrated electronic engine management system controlling ignition and fuel injection.

Throttle body: 38 mm (40 mm).

“Hard/soft” mappings selectable from the handlebars.

Ignition

Electronic.

Starting

Electric starting.

Alternator

340 W.

Lubrication

Dry sump with external oil tank. Separate gearbox lubrication.

Gearbox

5 Speed.

Supermotard gear ratios:

1st 13/30

2nd 13/25

3rd 15/23

4th 19/24

5th 21/22

Clutch

Cable operated multi-plate wet clutch. Slipper device.

Primary drive

Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 22/56.

Final Drive

Chain. Transmission ratio: 14/45 (16/46).

Exhaust System

Arrow Racing, under-seat, all-titanium.

Frame

Perimeter frame in special aeronautical steel with aluminium alloy vertical members. Adjustable rake headstock.

Front Suspension

Ø 50 mm upside down fork with two adjustments. Adjustable offset yokes.

Rear Suspension

Box section aluminium swingarm with cast body.

Hydraulic monoshock with compression and rebound adjustment and cam for wheelbase adjustment.

Brakes

Front: Ø 320 mm stainless steel disc with radial caliper.

Rear: Ø 240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.

Radial front master cylinder with remote brake adjuster.

Wheels

Light alloy, tubeless.

Front: 3.50 x 16.5”

Rear: 5.50 x 17”

Tyres

Front: Slick 125/80 x 16.5”

Rear: Slick 170/55 x 17”

Dimensions

Overall length: 2,111 mm

Overall width: 800 mm

Ground clearance: 321 mm

Seat height: 915 mm

Wheelbase: 1,395 mm

Fuel Tank

Carbon fibre.

Capacity 8.4 litres

For More Details/ Price / Request Quote / Financing Options…Please Visit

Aprilia Motorcycles & Scooters Dealer:

DGY Motorsports

216 Ogden Avenue

Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

USA

Phone: 1-630-971-2602

www.DGY.com

2008 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver: Discover A New Meaning of Riding Pleasure

April 25, 2008 Leave a comment


2008 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver

The All New Aprilia Shiver – Intuitive, Powerful, Maneuvrable and High Tech.
Thrilling To Ride Like No Other.

A stunning new naked bike has made its debut in the fantastic world of Aprilia. The SL 750 Shiver is agile, powerful, refined and packed with technology. Advanced in performance and design, this is a bike dedicated to riders who want to stand out from the crowd, with sporting Italian style.

It is certainly no easy matter to take the lead in a class as fiercely competitive as the mid sized naked class. A class where the battle is not just about technology and performance, but also about design, ease of use and sheer riding pleasure. Elements which are not always easily combined and which are particularly challenging for designers and engineers alike.

Aprilia has picked up this challenge and interpreted it by applying its own successful philosophy to a completely new design – destined to set the standard for years to come. A bike both aggressive and at the same time clean-cut and elegant, in perfect Aprilia style. A bike destined to be at the top of its class due to its sporty personality. A bike designed on the basis of Aprilia’s racing know-how which has come from its 250 world championship victories to date.

The pride behind all of Aprilia bikes – refined mechanics and a top class engine and chassis, are once again the key to the success of the SL 750 Shiver.

The Aprilia SL 750 Shiver is the bike everyone was waiting for. A design able to satisfy the varying demands of those buying this type of bike. From everyday use to a trip along mountain passes or blast on a track day, the Aprilia SL 750 Shiver is completely at home in any situation, guaranteeing pure riding pleasure at all times.

Light, agile and powerful, it has a new generation engine and the most advanced technical features in its class. The brand new 90° VTwin, produced entirely in-house by Aprilia, is extremely compact. Above all, thanks to the advanced electronic engine management system, it can deliver power comparable to four cylinder engines in the same class, but with a much more useable torque spread at low revs for an efficient and pleasing ride even on everyday routes. True to the Aprilia tradition, the chassis simply has no rivals in its class. The innovative mixed trellis/cast aluminum frame provides standard setting ride characteristics making the bike extremely compact and agile, perfect for experienced and beginner alike.

With a dry weight of just 189 kg, the lightness of the Aprilia SL 750 Shiver also satisfies the most demanding motorcyclist. Its maneuvrability and engine performance enable the bike to accompany its owner from his first few metres on two wheels right up to his/her complete motorcycling maturity.

The main characteristics of the Aprilia 750 Shiver are:

• 90° VTwin engine with four valve cylinder head, double overhead camshaft and liquid cooling

• Ride by Wire technology for electronic control of the throttle bodies

• Electronic fuel injection with latest generation injectors

• Mixed gear and chain valve timing

• Three way catalytic converter, with Lambda oxygen sensor

• Modular trellis/cast aluminum frame for high torsional rigidity

• Aluminum swing arm with reinforcement truss and lateral shock absorber

• 43 mm upside down forks

• Racing brakes with radial caliper at front


2008 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver

THE DESIGN: SHAPE AT THE SERVICE OF POWER

As with every Aprilia product, the SL 750 Shiver has a highly innovative design where form and function come together to create an almost perfect object. The Aprilia SL 750 Shiver is pure technology and this is evident in its sharp, sporty lines.

The frame and engine are the foundations of the design and are also, rightly, the main elements characterising the look of the SL 750 Shiver. Each element has been designed to be beautiful and functional. The design is refined and clean-cut for the maximum possible functionality. The Aprilia SL 750 Shiver exhaust is also a very distinctive design element. On the Aprilia SL 750 Shiver, this technical component becomes a design element at the same time, creating a bike both aggressive and at the same time elegant.

The tank-seat-tail assembly further emphasises the compactness of the bike. The rider becomes one with the machine, perfectly integrated in the short, agile, slim design. This establishes an immediate feeling between the rider and the bike, making the rider feel as if they have always been riding it. The strongly tapering tail also incorporates the twin exhaust with triangular silencers, a feature which makes the design even more aggressive, while keeping weight distribution balanced and highly symmetrical.

The Aprilia SL 750 Shiver is compact, functional and attractive. The adoption of a side mounted shock absorber not only adds a further distinctive feature, but also enables the length of the bike to be as compact as possible for an agile and exciting ride.

THE V90 ENGINE: TECHNOLOGY IN THE PURE STATE

The VTwin 90 degree engine inherits all of Aprilia’s experience in high performance mechanics. Endless hours of bench and road tests have produced a genuine masterpiece of mechanical engineering capable not just of exciting high performance, but also complete reliability. Thanks to its particular technical characteristics, the Aprilia V90 combines high power with maximum usability and easy riding.

A generous heart, destined to set new performance and technology standards for the class, the engine has been designed by the Aprilia Research and Development department which set out to create a new powerful and reliable engine.

The quest for performance at the top of its class led to the adoption of a number of advanced and innovative technical features:

• 90° V engine layout

• Ride by Wire technology

• Highly over-square bore and stroke ratio

• Four valves per cylinder

• Double overhead camshaft with mixed chain and gear drive

• Electronic fuel injection with two throttle bodies

• Plug caps with integrated stick-coils

• Three way catalytic converter and Lambda probe oxygen sensor

• Hydraulically operated clutch

For this type of bike, the 90° V arrangement of the cylinders was found to be the best solution in terms of both performance and size. With strong top end power and consistently generous torque available across a wide rev range and with negligible vibrations, the Aprilia V2 750 is at the top of its class.

The engine timing also deserves a special mention. Motion is transmitted to the four valves per cylinder and double camshaft by a mixed gear/chain system. This technical application, already adopted by Aprilia in the V60 engine mounted on the RSV 1000 R, enables the size of the engine to be kept to a minimum, while guaranteeing more precise and reliable timing. The timing chain is also shorter for less overall stress and a longer working life.

The latest generation injection system uses fine atomising injectors which, together with the ignition with two spark plugs per cylinder, ensures optimum combustion for an engine which is not just more powerful, but also cleaner.

The sophisticated electronic management makes the Aprilia SL 750 Shiver engine a new benchmark for naked street bikes. In the Aprilia SL 750 Shiver, Ride by Wire technology becomes part of the standard equipment of a bike in this class for the first time in the history of motorcycling. The electronic throttle management system optimises the opening of the throttle bodies according to numerous parameters, including engine speed, gear selected and position of the throttle. The engine is therefore always able to offer optimum acceleration performance and the lowest possible fuel consumption for a still more fluid and environmentally sensitive ride. This innovative solution guarantees even fuller and more regular output at low and medium speeds, optimizing the running of the engine.

Thanks to the technology used, the Aprilia V90 manages to deliver exceptionally high power for the engine configuration. 95 HP at 9000 revs and maximum torque of 81 Nm at 7000 revs are outstanding for a twin of this capacity. The high torque available, even at low speeds, makes the Aprilia SL 750 Shiver quite simply in a class of its own.

A latest generation engine management unit controls all engine parameters with all data passing through a CAN (Controlled Area Network) line to the instrument panel, which also acts as a diagnostic terminal. The CAN line uses just two wires to transmit all data. This simplifies the electrical system enormously as well as reducing the total weight of the bike.

The exhaust is made entirely from stainless steel. The manifolds come together under the seat in a single silencer with twin tail pipes whilst the large volume (10 litres) contributes to perfect engine breathing for excellent efficiency.

THE FRAME: RATIONALITY AND EFFICIENCY

Experts have always acknowledged that Aprilia bikes have the best chassis in their respective classes. The Aprilia SL 750 Shiver is concrete confirmation that once again Aprilia has managed to create a chassis which is both extremely easy and intuitive to ride and provides incredibly high handling performance. The frame exploits all the knowledge Aprilia has gained in racing and also draws on new studies on mixed structures with the futuristic RXV and SXV, already winners of a number of titles during their debut on the racetrack. The top part of the tubular steel trellis is connected to large side plates by means of special high strength bolts. This creates an extremely rigid and lightweight frame, the best solution to harness all the horsepower of the Aprilia V90.

Creation of an Aprilia bike always involves synergy between chassis and engine. The fundamental design choices for the V90 engine led to construction of a highly rational and efficient frame. And the reduced longitudinal dimensions of the engine made it possible to design a short, agile bike, helped in particular by the side positioning of the shock absorber. Not a simple design whim but a precise technical decision which created valuable space for the exhaust manifolds whose shape and size have been calibrated perfectly to ensure maximum engine efficiency. This enabled the optimum exhaust manifold configuration to be obtained, without adversely affecting the length of the bike and without exposing the shock absorber, a fundamental element for the ride, to beat stress.

The aluminum swing arm with reinforcement truss has been sized specifically to contain the asymmetrical stresses caused by the lateral positioning of the shock absorber. The rigidity of the swingarm sets new standards for the class.

SUSPENSION

Optimum definition of the suspension is an obsession for Aprilia designers. Even such a “simple” bike as this is it must have the best possible available. The Aprilia SL 750 Shiver therefore stands out from the pack in this important and decisive area as well.

The 43 mm upside down forks with forged lowers to support the radially mounted calipers provide benchmark smoothness. The 120 mm wheel travel they provide makes the bike equally at home commuting or on your favorite back road. The bottom steering yoke is made from forged aluminum, the top steering yoke from forged anodized aluminum to provide a perfect set up and steering angle.

The side shock absorber rests directly on the swingarm, according to the cantilever principle, and provides adjustments for spring preload and hydraulic rebound. Rear wheel travel is 130 mm.

BRAKES

The best technology currently available is incorporated in the Aprilia SL 750 Shiver, the first naked bike in its class with a radially mounted calliper system. A feature emphasising even further (as if it were needed) the sporty personality and sports bias of the design. The 320 mm front discs are the same as used in our racing flagships, the RSV 1000 R and Tuono 1000 R.

At the back, a 245 mm disc with single piston caliper provides ample support for the front circuit.

The front and rear braking circuits both use aeronautical style metal braided brake hoses to eliminate the pressure variations associated with conventional rubber brake lines, guaranteeing maximum braking precision for this top level system.

COMPONENTS

– The Matrix instrument panel: the combined digital and analog instrument panel receives all the data over a CAN line and acts as an integral part of the self-diagnostics system as it also features a memory. The design is extremely modern, compact and lightweight. All functions can be switched by means of the handlebar control. The LED backlighting can be adjusted to three levels: white in the analogue zone and red in the digital zone.

– The biconical aluminium handlebars are a direct reference to the handlebars of the Tuono, Aprilia’s flagship street bike. Maximum lightness and maximum control. A top quality component no other bike in its class can boast.

– The double parabola front light has complex surfaces and a double parking light for the perfect lighting set up when riding at night.

– The advanced hydraulically operated clutch ensures constantly precise action and amazingly smooth engagement, and offers all the convenience of self-adjustment for maintenance free use.

APRILIA SL 750 Shiver Technical Specifications

Please Note: Photographs, technical data, specifications and colours refer to the market version and may be subject to change without prior notice. For detailed information on the technical characteristics of the vehicle sold in your country, contact an Authorized Aprilia Dealer.

Engine

Aprilia Vtwin.

Four stroke longitudinal 90° VTwin.

Liquid cooled.

Double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain drive

Four valves per cylinder.

Fuel

Unleaded

Bore x stroke

92mm x 56.4mm

Total displacement

749.9 cc

Compression ratio

11 : 1

Maximum power at the crank

95 HP at 9000 rpm.

Maximum torque at the crank

8.25 kgm at 7000 rpm.

Fuel system

Integrated engine management system.

Injection with Ride by Wire technology control of the throttle bodies

Ignition

Digital electronic, integrated with the injection

Starting

Electric

Exhaust

Two in one system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and Lambda probe

Generator

450 W at 6000 rpm.

Lubrication

Wet sump

Gearbox

six speed, transmission ratio:

1° 36/14 (2.57)

2° 32/17 (1.88)

3° 30/20 (1.5)

4° 28/22 (1.27)

5° 23/26 (1.130)

6° 24/25 (1.041)

Clutch

Multi-plate in oil bath, hydraulically operated.

Primary drive

Spur gears

Transmission ratio:

60/31 (1.75)

For More Details, Price, Quote, and Financing Options…Please Visit:

Aprilia Motorcycles & Scooters Dealer:

DGY Motorsports

216 Ogden Avenue

Downers Grove, IL 60515

USA

Phone: 1-630-971-2602

www.DGY.com

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster : The Next Dimension in Open Riding

April 2, 2008 2 comments

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster : The Next Dimension in Open Riding

Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Come to DGY & Check Out The New Can-Am Spyder Roadsters!

Introducing the Can-Am Spyder. Nothing you’ve experienced prepares you for the thrill of hitting the open road astride a Spyder™ roadster. Its revolutionary 3-wheeled stance alters the chemistry between vehicle and asphalt. Leaving riders forever changed by what can only be described as the Y factor.

2008 Can-Am Spyder Roadster. This three-wheel vehicle, with two wheels in the front and one in the rear, offers a completely new and stunning look. Powered by a proven 990 V-Twin engine designed and manufactures by BRP-Rotax, Spyder Roadster, with its unique Y-architecture, can be described as a part motorcycle and part convertible sports car.

Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Can-Am Spyder Roadster is the next dimension in open-road riding. A true paradigm shift, the Spyder roadster offers a balance of performance of peace of mind with features like the Vehicle Stability System (VSS), engineered in conjunction with BoschTM, which includes anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control system.

BRP’s Quebec manufacturing facilities for assembling complex and sophisticated vehicles, and BRP-Rotax’s leadership in engine development. With Can-Am Spyder, BRP redefining the roadster category by bringing the powersports experience to the road through this new generation of vehicles.

Technology
Advanced Technology lets you focus more on the thrill of the ride. Go deep into the Can-Am Spyder’s body and brains.

Skelton
The Can-Am Spyder rides on a steel spine and sports car suspension, making it lightweight, yet tough. Can-Am Spyder is built around a Surrounding Spar Technology (SST™) frame, featuring aminimalist steel center beam,surrounding the engine.It minimizes weld points for greater structural integrity.This light and slim frame provides a low center of gravity to enhance stability and handling.

Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Muscle
The Can-Am Spyder’s fluid motion systems from a smooth 5-speed gearbox and final belt drive. Fluid motion stems from the smooth 5-speed gearbox created specifically for the Spyder. It features a true mechanical reverse. An optional thumb-shift sequential electronic transmission offers even greater ease of use.The final beltdrive provides ultra-smooth gearing and easy maintenance.

Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Heart
To bring the Spyder to life, BRP started with legendry Rotax V990 engine, which comes with an impressive track record in racing and adventure motorcycling. Providing life under the hood is a Rotax® 990cc, V-twin liquid cooled engine. It delivers a strong push and responsive acceleration throughout the power band. Advanced features include double overhead cams and a state-of-the-art electronic fuel management system.

Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Nervous System

1 Body. 4 Brains. The Can-Am Spyder senses its surroundings using four Electronic Control Units (ECUs). These sophisticated systems detect everything from wheel slippage to engine performance to digitally-enclosed security information.

Can-Am Spyder Roadster Specifications:

Manufacturer…………………………..BRP-Rotax

Type……………………………………….990 V-Twin

Displacement………………………….60.90 in3 (998cc)

Bore……………………………………….3.82 in (97 mm)

Stroke…………………………………….2.68 in (68 mm)

Cylinder………………………………….2

Valves per cylinder…………………..DOHC 4

Max output……………………………..106 hp @ 8500 rpm (79 kW @ 8500 rpm)

Max torque……………………………..77 lb-ft @ 6250 rpm (104.3 Nm @ 6250 rpm)

Compression ratio……………………10.8:1

Ignition type……………………………Electronic ignition with dual output coil

Lubrication………………………………5W40 BRP synthetic oil

Exhaust system………………………..2-into-1 with catalytic converter

Cooling…………………………………..Liquid cooled

Injection………………………………….Multi-point EFI with 57 mm diameter throttle bodies

Brakes

Type……………………………………Foot-actuated, fully integrated hydraulic 3-wheel braking system

Front braking system…………….4 piston calipers with 10.2 in x 0.25 in (260 mm x 6 mm) discs

Rear braking system……………..Single-piston caliper with 10.2 in x 0.25 in (260 mm x 6 mm) disc

EBD……………………………………Electronic Brake Distribution

ABS…………………………………….Anti-lock Braking System

Parking brake……………………… Mechanical, foot actuated to the rear caliper

Safety & Security

VSS…………………………………….Vehicle Stability System

ABS…………………………………….Anti-lock Braking System

TCS…………………………………….Traction Control System

SCS…………………………………….Stability Control System with Roll-Over Mitigation

DPS…………………………………….Dynamic Power Steering

DESS…………………………………..Digitally Encoded Security System

Drive Train

Gear box………………………………..Sequential Manual 5-Speed (SM5) with transmission-based reverse

Optional gear box……………………Sequential Electronic 5-Speed (SE5) with transmission-based reverse

Final drive……………………………….28/79 ratio final drive with Carbon-reinforced drive belt

Clutch…………………………………….Wet, multi-plate, manual operation through a hydraulic piston

Vehicle Dimensions & Weights

Dry vehicle weight………………..697 lbs (316 kg)

Front storage capacity………….2,685 in3 (44 l)

Front max load capacity………..30 lbs (15.9 kg)

Total vehicle load allowed……..440 lbs (200 kg)

Fuel capacity……………………….7.13 US gal (27 l)

Oil capacity…………………………1.19 US gal (4.5 l)

Coolant capacity………………….0.85 US gal (3.2 l)

GVWR…………………………………1,188 lbs (540 kg)

Ground clearance…………………4.5 in (115 mm)

Vehicle overall height……………45.1 in (1,145 mm)

Vehicle overall length……………105 in (2,667 mm)

Vehicle overall width…………….59.3 in (1,506 mm)

Seat (top) height…………………..29 in (737 mm)

Wheel base…………………………68 in (1,727 mm)

Wheel track, front…………………51.5 in (1,308 mm)

Type of gas………………………….Unleaded, 87 octane minimum

Electric Equipment

Magneto…………………………………500 Watt

Starter…………………………………….Electric

Battery……………………………………Dry Cell, 12V, 21 Amp

Geometry

Front suspension……………………..Double A-Arm with anti-roll bar

Front suspension travel…………….5.67 in (144 mm) with adjustable cam

Rear suspension………………………Swing-arm with monoshock

Rear suspension travel……………..5.71 in (145 mm) with adjustable cam

Chassis type……………………………SST Spyder (Surrounding Spar Technology)

Steering………………………………….DPS (Dynamic Power Steering)

Tires & Wheels

Front tire…………………………………KR21 165/65R14

Front nominal pressure…………….13-17 psi (89-117 kPa)

Rear tire………………………………….KR21 225/50R15

Rear nominal pressure………………13-17 psi (89-117 kPa)

Wheel size, front………………………Aluminum 14×5 (355×127)

Wheel size, rear……………………….Aluminum 15×7 (381×178)

Colors

Full Moon Silver & Millennium Yellow

Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Features & Main Options

Instrumentation……………………
Dual analog and LCD w/speedometer, tachometer, electric fuel gauge,daily trip (A & B) meters, engine temperature, ambient temperature and gear position indicator. Information displayed in either metric or US Standards.

Main options……………………….Fog lights, xenon lights,mono seat cover, racing exhaust pipe,travel bags, cargo liner, passenger backrest, low and high windshields.

Warranty……………………………..2 years

For More Details of Can-Am Spyder Roadster Contact Us!

DGY Motorsports
216 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: 1-630-971-2602

2008 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory

March 21, 2008 1 comment

2008 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory

2008 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory

Talk about Aprilia and the word “Factory” casts a spell that transports you directly into the world of racing and racetrack victories. The word “Factory” also means the very best technology that can be applied to a motorcycle. The Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory lives up to its name by being the most special, most powerful, most exclusive and most refined of all Tuonos.

Here is a bike that really has no rivals. Whatever competition the Tuono has taken part in, it has emerged the uncontested winner and most impressive protagonist. Unrivalled on the naked racing scene, the Tuono has even taken on the fastest superbikes on their home ground – the racetrack – and won.

On the road the Tuono is in a class of its own. On the racetrack it is a proven winner. Hungry for success, the Tuono has been an exceptional flag-bearer for Aprilia’s motorcycle design philosophy even outside its native Italy, and has demonstrated its prowess in epic races like the Isle of Man TT and the Macao GP. Now the Tuono 1000 R Factory has picked up where the victorious Tuono Racing left off, with even better technical characteristics and performance.

With the arrival of the new Factory version, the fastest naked on the track and the meanest on the road clearly demonstrates its racing spirit. The Tuono 1000 R Factory delivers power that is simply unthinkable for any other twin, with a chassis that is more sophisticated than ever and easily on a par with the best superbikes. The new Tuono 1000 R Factory is a truly professional machine for all those riders who demand the state of the art in technology and the absolute maximum in performance. Expert riders with a taste for the exceptional will know how to appreciate the record-beating performance of this stupendous street-fighter

A new engine, new suspension, ultra-light wheels and a host of carbon fibre components have boosted performance and reduced weight to a new record for this type of bike. As with the RSV 1000 R Factory, from which it has been derived, the Tuono 1000 R Factory is designed and built for “total ridability”, a concept that has always characterised high performance Aprilia motorcycles.

Thanks to the many improvements introduced, the Tuono 1000 R Factory sets new standards for performance nakeds. The following are the most important of its unique characteristics.

· The latest generation Magnesium 60° V twin engine with bigger exhaust valves

· New, larger diameter exhaust pipes

· New external catalytic converters located nearer to the collector pipes for enhanced efficiency and environmental friendliness

· New injection mapping

· Fully adjustable Öhlins Racing 43 mm fork

· Fully adjustable Öhlins piggy back monoshock

· Anodised finish, forged aluminium wheels by OZ

· New carbon fibre belly pan

· Carbon fibre side panels

· Carbon fibre mudguards

· Carbon fibre spoilers

· Dedicated fasteners with countersunk screw heads
The Tuono 1000 R Factory is a special bike for special riders, people who appreciate exclusive design and build quality and who also know how to derive maximum pleasure and satisfaction from the amazing power and handling of the world’s most competitive naked. When it was first introduced, the Aprilia Tuono 1000 R set new standards for all big nakeds. Now, the Tuono 1000 R Factory has raised the bar even higher, establishing the perfect synthesis between quality, technology, and finish.

The performance of the Tuono 1000 R Factory has been boosted to record levels by adopting the same latest generation engine that powers the 2006 RSV 1000 R Factory. Now developing 102 kW (139 HP) at the crank and a maximum torque of nearly 11 kgm at only 8,500 rpm, the Aprilia Tuono R Factory is the uncontested leader of all naked twins.

An even more sophisticated chassis enhances the bike’s exceptional dynamics under all possible conditions and enables you to perform like a true professional not only on the road but on the track too.

STYLE

The bike’s styling is like its performance: extreme. The Factory takes the whole Tuono concept to its logical conclusion, even in terms of design. With its aggressive graphics and sporty colour schemes, it is simply impossible to mistake the Tuono 1000 R Factory. The most stunning advanced technology is laid bare on a bike that is proud to show exactly what it’s made of. The fork, frame, swingarm and wheels are all rigorously exposed, because on the Tuono 1000 R Factory, fundamental to performance means fundamental to style. The aggressive looking nose fairing with close-mounted twin headlights is a universally recognised feature of the Tuono, so naturally it remains an essential part of the new, mean looking Factory. The nose fairing has been tested in the wind tunnel to provide maximum wind protection for the rider and to generate lift at high speeds, keeping handling light and precise at all times.

The new engine’s record performance would not be possible without super-efficient aspiration. The Tuono’s Air Runner ram air intake plays a major role in ensuring effective engine breathing. The Tuono is the only naked equipped with this exclusive air intake system.

THE ENGINE – Magnesium Evolution 60° V twin

The 1000 cc Magnesium Evolution 60° V twin engine is directly derived from the unit that powers the 2006 RSV 1000 R Factory. Only minor modifications have been made to boost torque and muscle at low revs. In its latest form, this is the top performing engine on any production twin. Its exceptional power output is not only fully usable but is always delivered with Aprilia’s legendary reliability.

New, larger exhaust valves (increased from 31 to 33 mm in diameter) improve engine breathing, as do the new, larger diameter exhaust downpipes. Thanks to these advances, the new Magnesium V twin puts out more power than ever, achieving an amazing 139 HP at 9,500 rpm, as well as an impressive torque of 10.9 kgm at 8,500 rpm, a figure that clearly tells you what sort of muscle you can expect even at low engine speeds.

The new silencers feature catalytic converters located as near as possible to the collector pipes. This solution has cut converter activation time by 50% and further slashed emissions, keeping them well within the threshold imposed by Euro 3 standards. The second exhaust pipe section has been extended by 200 mm to improve torque at low revs.

In parallel with optimised through-flow and combustion dynamics, the new bike also incorporates improved ignition and injection mapping designed to improve power delivery at all engine speeds.

The following are the most essential characteristics of the Magnesium Evolution 60° V twin engine:

· New, optimised cylinder heads with larger diameter valves and one spark plug per cylinder

· 57 mm throttle bodies with one injector per cylinder

· High strength conrods

· Reduced overall weight thanks to a large number of magnesium engine parts

· Close ratio gearbox

· Dry sump lubrication system with two trochoid pumps and separate oil tank and oil cooler

· Mixed gear and chain valve timing drive with the two gears (one per timing chain) located in the crankcase to reduce cylinder head dimensions

· Anti Vibration Double Countershaft (AVDC)

· Hydraulic action clutch assisted by Aprilia’s patented PPC (Pneumatic Power Clutch) system to control rear wheel bounce during fierce braking

The Tuono 1000 R Factory has inherited the RSV’s ram air duct, with an intake just below the headlights. The intake remains exactly on the bike’s centreline, where ram air pressure is highest. Air reaches the generous 10.3 litre airbox through the Air Runner duct (which also supports the nose fairing and instrumentation) under enough pressure to allow the engine to develop its full power potential. Thanks to the Air Runner system, airbox overpressure increases with speed, leading to a 3% gain in maximum power at top speed.

An engine management unit made in conjunction with Siemens VDO controls all engine parameters. The ECU receives real time signals from 15 parameter sensors, processes them and controls the actuators in real time too, keeping the engine running smoothly at all times.

The flash EPROM already contains racing mapping for unrestricted exhausts. Aprilia service engineers can therefore easily load it on request from customers who intend to use their bikes exclusively on the racetrack.

CHASSIS

In line with Aprilia practice, the frame incorporates aluminium-silicon castings and Peraluman 450 pressings in a super-sophisticated structure that is more rigid yet lighter than ever before. Weighing in at less than 10 kg (9,650 grams to be precise) the frame of the Tuono 1000 R Factory is the lightest on any bike of this type.

The swingarm features a special double member design that provides a clear passage for the new twin silencer exhaust system, and weighs an amazing 4,860 grams, well under the swingarm weight benchmark of 5 kg.

Another factor that contributes to the bike’s unrivalled handling is its minimal unsuspended weight. The Tuono 1000 R Factory is equipped with ultra-light forged aluminium wheels, manufactured by OZ to Aprilia specifications. The dramatic weight saving achieved by these fundamental components has minimised inertia and created a bike that is more responsive and precise than ever in establishing trajectories through bends. Lighter wheels also mean less resistance to acceleration and braking, and therefore even better performance.

Superb handling on the track is also ensured by fitting the new Tuono 1000 R Factory with 180/55 rear tyres, specially selected to promote manoeuvrability and responsiveness without penalising grip. As with all sporting Aprilias, however, the Tuono 1000 R Factory is actually homologated for use with three different tyre sizes: 180/55, 190/50 and 190/55.

SUSPENSION

Maximum performance on the racetrack does not allow for compromises in suspension. That is why the system fitted to the Tuono 1000 R Factory is state-of-the-art. An Öhlins 43 mm upside down fork guarantees unrivalled action and precision. The unit is obviously fully adjustable in spring preload and compression and rebound damping, to permit all riders to find the most suitable settings for their own level of skill and experience.

The Öhlins monoshock at the rear is also fully adjustable and specially selected for its smoothness and precision action. Like the forks, this unit makes a major contribution to the road and track handling of the Tuono 1000 R Factory.

BRAKING SYSTEM

The Tuono 1000 R was already fitted with the best braking technology on the market: Brembo Gold radial calipers. The Tuono 1000 R Factory benefits from the same advanced system. The front calipers are fitted with four separate pads (one per piston), made from a special sintered material, to double the number of leading edges in the pad-disc system and deliver greater braking power for the same effort at the lever.

The two 320 mm floating steel discs feature a narrower braking track to minimise inertia and weight, and are fixed in place by Aprilia’s exclusive six spoke flange.

The rear braking system is Brembo Gold too, with a 220 mm stainless steel disc and a caliper with two 32 mm pistons.

The front and rear brakes both use aeronautical metal braided hoses to eliminate the sponginess inevitably associated with conventional brake hoses and to ensure maximum braking precision.

COMPONENTS

The Tuono 1000 R Factory is a special machine in every way, as is every component on it. Made from top quality carbon fibre, aluminium and magnesium, only the best components available have been used to ensure that the bike is not only amazingly powerful, but extremely light and absolutely unique among nakeds.

The following components deserve special mention:

The new belly pan, side panels and mudguards are made from carbon fibre, contributing (together with the forged aluminium wheels) to a new record weight for this class of bike (181 kg dry weight*).

– The dashboard is a mixed (digital-analog) unit. It receives all its data over a single electrical system CAN line, and acts as an integral part of the autodiagnostic system thanks to a built-in computerised memory unit. Among other functions, the dashboard provides a self-timing function for use on the racetrack, complete with 40 lap memory. The dashboard is extremely modern and compact in design and the entire system weighs only a few kilograms. All functions are controlled from two practical push-buttons incorporated in the lighting switch block on the left handlebar.

The dashboard’s LED backlighting can also be adjusted to three levels of intensity.

– The headlight cluster is derived from that of the RSV, and incorporates four light units for perfect night-time visibility.

– The ignition key is internally coded, and the ignition block is fitted with an engine immobiliser as standard.

COLORS

Red Lion

Colours, specifications and technical data may be subject to change without prior notice.

Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory Technical Specifications:

Engine

V60 Magnesium. Longitudinal 60° V twin four stroke. Liquid cooling with three-way pressurised circuit. Double overhead cams, mixed gear/chain timing drive, four valves per cylinder. Patented AVDC anti-vibration double countershaft.

Fuel

95 RON unleaded petrol.

Bore and stroke

97 x 67.5 mm.

Displacement

997.62 cc.

Compression ratio

11.8:1.

Maximum power at the crank

102 kW (139 HP) at 9,500 rpm.

Maximum torque at the crank

10.9 kgm (107 Nm) at 8,500 rpm.

Fuel system

Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multi-point electronic fuel injection. 57 mm diameter throttle bodies. 10.3 litre airbox with Air Runner ram air intake.

Ignition

Digital electronic ignition, integrated with the fuel injection system. One spark plug per cylinder.

Starting

Electric starter.

Exhaust system

Two silencers with three way catalytic converter and lambda probe oxygen sensor (Euro 3).

Generator

12 V – 500 W.

Lubrication

Dry sump with separate oil reservoir.

Double trochoid pump with oil cooler.

Steel oil reservoir.

Gearbox

6 speed. Transmission ratios:

1st 34/15 (2.27)

2nd 31/19 (1.63)

3rd 26/20 (1.3)

4th 24/22 (1.091)

5th 24/25 (0.96)

6th 23/26 (0.88)

Clutch

Multiple disc in oil bath with patented PPC power-assisted hydraulic control.

Metal braided clutch hose.

Radial master cylinder.

Primary drive

Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.935:1).

Final drive

Chain.

Transmission ratio: 40/16 (2.5:1).

Frame

Box section sloping twin-spar frame in aluminium alloy.

Front suspension

Öhlins Racing 43 mm upside-down fork with adjustment for spring preload, compression and rebound damping. 120 mm wheel travel.

Rear suspension

Aluminium alloy double member swingarm. APS (Aprilia Progressive System) rising rate linkages.

Öhlins Racing piggy-back monoshock with adjustment for spring preload, compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel 133 mm.

Brakes

Front: Brembo double floating disc in stainless steel, Ø 320 mm.

Brembo radial calipers with four 34 mm pistons and four sintered pads.

Metal braided brake hose.

Rear: Brembo stainless steel disc, Ø 220 mm. Single caliper with two 32 mm pistons and sintered pads. Metal braided brake hose.

Wheels

Forged, in aluminium alloy.

Front: 3.50 x 17″

Rear: 6.00 x 17″

Tyres

Radial tubeless.

Front: 120/70 ZR 17.

Rear: 180/55 ZR 17 (alternatives: 190/50 ZR 17 and 190/55).

Dimensions

Overall length: 2,025 mm

Overall width: 830 mm (at handlebars)

Overall height: 1,100 mm (at handlebars)

Seat height: 810 mm

Handlebar height: 1,020 mm at bar ends

Wheelbase: 1,410 mm

Trail: 103.7 mm

Steering rake angle: 25°

Dry weight (without battery)

181 kg dry *

Tank

Capacity 18 litres, 4 litre reserve.

Colours

Lion red

Accessories

Aprilia Street Legal slip-on silencers by Akrapovic; complete Aprilia Street Legal exhaust system by Akrapovic**; Öhlins adjustable steering damper; adjustable footrests in ergal; reverse gear shifter in Ergal; pair of OZ forged magnesium wheels (red); Z15 sprocket; slide protector kit; carbon fibre expansion chamber guard; carbon fibre oil reservoir guard; carbon fibre LH side cover; carbon fibre seat cover; carbon fibre LH/RH footrest guards; larger Plexiglas fairing kit; tank bag; tail bag; paddock stand; Aprilia electronic anti-theft system (+ installation kit).

For Price, More Details, To Request Quote, and Financing Options…Please Visit:


DGY Motorsports

Aprilia Motorcycles & Scooters Dealer

216 Ogden Avenue

Downers Grove, IL 60515

USA

Phone: 1-630-971-2602

www.DGY.com

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2008 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R

March 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Aprilia Tuono 1000 R

2008 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R

Ever since it first appeared on the motorcycling scene, the Tuono has embodied Aprilia’s genius and amazing technical know-how, accumulated through victory after victory in motorcycle racing. The Tuono has come to mean flair and technology more than any other road-going motorcycle.

The fact is that the Tuono is simply unique. Not just another naked, the Tuono is a 1000 cc superbike. Only the fairing has been removed, and the handlebars raised for maximum control. The Tuono has exceeded all expectations. It has proved unbeatable as a road bike, and the Factory version has been invincible on the racetrack, literally dominating the Italian naked racing scene. Not satisfied with success at home, the Tuono has also carried the Aprilia flag on the international racing scene, achieving prestige in epic races like the Isle of Mann Tourist Trophy, to name just one event in which the Tuono has fearlessly taken on production bikes and competition superbikes too. The Tuono is a street fighter with racing in the blood.

The new Tuono 1000 R is refined, powerful, and precise. It holds all the records for this class of motorcycle, and is the unquestioned leader on the twin cylinder scene. To put it simply, the Tuono 1000 R is the bike that all other nakeds have to beat. It is a machine for the demanding motorcyclist, the rider who seeks maximum performance from a naked, on the road and on the track.

The latest Tuono 1000 R has the same amazing character as the previous model, with improved technical specifications and performance. The 2007 model is more advanced than ever, thanks to the Evolution engine that has already made its debut on the superb Factory version.

The fastest naked around is now more powerful than ever! With performance beyond the reach of the competition, the Tuono 1000 R is the best naked money can buy, with all the performance of a racing superbike to thrill even the most sophisticated racetrack riders.

The new 139 HP engine not only gives you more power to play with, but makes the bike more usable on the road too. Just like the RSV from which it derives, the Tuono 1000 R embodies the concept of “total ridability” that has always characterised Aprilia’s performance motorcycles.
Manically precise ergonomics combine with amazingly easy control to let you establish a perfect feeling with the bike the moment you ride off, and to help you maximise your own potential with the minimum physical and mental effort.

The improvements that Aprilia’s engineers have made will ensure that the Tuono 1000 R continues to set the pace for high performance nakeds.

Let’s look at some of the main changes.

· New V 60 Magnesium Evolution engine

· Dynamic air intake (the only naked with ram air technology)

· Electronic fuel injection system with 57 mm throttle bodies

· 16 bit engine management unit

· Exhaust system with twin silencers and three way catalytic converter with Lambda probe oxygen sensor

· Aluminium alloy perimeter frame

· Double banana aluminium swingarm

· Lighter steering yoke

Once again Aprilia has succeeded in producing an exclusive, refined and unique naked. The latest Tuono 1000 R remains the most sought after of all naked twins, and the perfect synthesis of exclusive components, quality, technology and finish.

Like the RSV, the Tuono has been perfected on the track to satisfy the most demanding and refined motorcyclists. Each individual part has been developed to maximise the performance and riding pleasure of a naked that is already a legend in racing circles.

Engine performance is better than ever. Maximum power is 102 kW (139 HP) at the crank and maximum torque 10.9 kgm at only 8,500 rpm. The Aprilia Tuono 1000 R is therefore among the most powerful of all nakeds.

STYLING

The bike’s styling is unmistakably Aprilia, and unmistakably Tuono. The Tuono 1000 R maintains a close family look with the previous model and the RSV 1000 R from which it derives. The new, aggressive nose fairing, with closely mounted twin headlights, has been developed in wind tunnel testing to provide effective protection for the rider and to kill lift at high speeds, ensuring maximum precision and control.

The Tuono 1000 R has been designed with performance and comfort in mind. All parts are styled for stunning looks and maximum functionality. The two lateral spoilers, for example, not only look great but also serve an important aerodynamic purpose. They help keep the bike stable at high speed and keep the wind off the rider’s legs. It is partly thanks to these spoilers that the Tuono 1000 R provides better aerodynamic protection than any other naked.

The design team has also gone to great lengths to ensure that, unlike other nakeds, the Tuono 1000 R benefits from race-tuned engine breathing. The Tuono 1000 R is the only naked with a dynamic air intake located directly under the nose fairing, and a duct to channel ram air through the frame to the airbox. Yet more proof of the Tuono 1000 R’s uncompromising racing soul!

On the Tuono 1000 R, ergonomics is one of the bike’s strong points. The seating position has been carefully designed to give the rider maximum control over the front end. The handlebar risers are lower and the footrests have been moved further back, so that the riding position is sportier and more effective. Despite this, overall comfort has even improved, so that riding is less tiring.

The sleek tail with its integrated direction indicators is similar to that of the RSV but points upwards to enhance the Tuono 1000 R’s dynamic styling. The bike can also be rapidly transformed from single to dual seat, adding a passenger seat with built-in grab handles for a comfortable and safe grip.

The V60 Magnesium Evolution engine

The latest 1000 cc V 60 Magnesium Evolution engine is derived from that of the 2006 RSV 1000 R Factory, with only a few minor changes to improve torque and muscle at low revs. The engine has been thoroughly redesigned to maintain its reputation as the best twin cylinder engine in production. So performance is more amazing than ever, with 100% usable power and, of course, that proverbial Aprilia reliability.

Engine breathing has been improved by new, bigger exhaust valves (enlarged from 31 to 33 mm in diameter) and new, larger diameter exhaust header pipes. Thanks to these improvements, the V60 Magnesium Evolution that drives the Tuono 1000 R puts out more power than ever, 139 HP at 9,500 rpm, while also boosting torque to an impressive 10.9 Kgm at 8,500 rpm, a figure that tells you all you need to know about the muscle that Aprilia’s V twin can deliver even at low revs.

The new silencers have catalytic converters installed nearer to the collector pipes. This solution has reduced converter activation time by 50% while further reducing the level of exhaust emissions, keeping tem well within the strict limits required for Euro 3 homologation.

Optimised fluid dynamics inside the cylinder heads have been enhanced by improved mapping of the combined ignition and fuel injection systems to achieve higher power throughout the useful rev range.

So let’s have a look at the main characteristics of the new V 60 Magnesium Evolution engine:

· New optimised cylinder heads with bigger valves and one spark plug per cylinder

· 57 mm throttle bodies with one injector per cylinder

· High strength conrods

· Lighter overall weight thanks to the extensive use of magnesium

· Close-ratio gearbox

· Dry sump lubrication with a double trochoid pump, separate oil tank and oil cooler

· Mixed gear and chain valve timing. The drive gears (one for each timing chain) are located inside the crankcase to keep the cylinder heads as compact as possible.

· AVDC (Anti Vibration Double Countershaft).

· Aprilia’s patented PPC (Pneumatic Power Clutch) hydraulically operated, power assisted clutch system for controlling rear wheel bounce under deceleration
The Tuono 1000 R inherits the RSV’s dynamic air intake, locating it just under the headlight cluster, in the centre of the bike where ram air pressure is highest. The Air Runner duct (which also supports the nose fairing and instruments) channels the air to a 10.3 litre airbox, designed to allow the engine to develop its full potential. The Air Runner duct ensures that pressure in the airbox increases with speed, and generates a 3% increase in engine power at maximum speed.

An engine control unit developed in conjunction with Siemens VDO provides integrated engine management. The ECU receives all essential engine parameters in real time from 15 different sensors, processes the data and, again in real time, controls the various actuators that keep the engine functioning perfectly at all times.

The unit’s flash EPROM comes with the mapping for unrestricted racing exhausts ready loaded. Aprilia’s Technical Assistance Service can therefore enable race mapping in next to no time on request.

FRAME

Whether you are riding on the road or on the track, the Tuono 1000 R’s chassis brings you the tops in performance and control. Every aspect of the frame, fork and suspensions has been fine tuned for perfect weight distribution. In keeping with Aprilia traditions, the frame is a combination of aluminium-silicon alloy castings and Peraluman 450 pressed parts. This highly sophisticated structure is not only more rigid than the previous version but lighter too. The latest frame weighs under 10 kg (9650 grams) setting an impressive new record for its class. The wheelbase is shorter too, and at 1410 mm – another record for the category – accounts for the Tuono 1000 R’s crisper than even handling and more instinctive ride. The new double banana swingarm provides a clear passage for the exhaust system and weighs only 4860 grams, well under the 5 kg figure considered by experts to be the reference weight for this component.

SUSPENSION

The fork is a Showa upside down unit, with 43 mm stanchions for a perfect balance between precision on the racetrack and comfort on the road. And to ensure that the ideal setup can be achieved for all styles and conditions, on the road and on the track alike, the fork is fully adjustable in spring preload and in compression and rebound damping.
The Sachs monoshock at the rear is likewise adjustable in spring preload and rebound damping.

BRAKING SYSTEM

The braking system has undergone a number of major changes. The new Tuono 1000 R is equipped with Brembo Gold radial calipers featuring two separate sintered pads. The use of four pads instead of two doubles the number of leading edges in the pad-disc system, and delivers increased braking force for identical effort at the brake lever. Because the pads are smaller in size, wear is also more evenly distributed.

The two 320 mm floating steel discs feature a narrower braking band to minimise inertia and weight and are fixed in place by Aprilia’s exclusive six spoke flange.

The rear braking system is Brembo Gold too, with a 220 mm stainless steel disc and a caliper with two 32 mm pistons.

The front and rear brakes both use aeronautical metal braided hoses to eliminate the sponginess inevitably associated with conventional brake hoses and to ensure maximum braking precision.

COMPONENTS

What makes the Aprilia Tuono 1000 R stand out from the competition is the tremendous care and attention that Aprilia has paid to every little detail. The design team have done their very best to ensure that every component on the bike improves its performance and functionality, reduces its weight and enhances its quality and finish.

The following components deserve special mention.

– The dashboard is a mixed (digital-analog) unit. It uses the data received over the CAN line to perform an essential autodiagnostic function for which it incorporates a dedicated memory. The new dashboard control unit performs the same functions as the previous unit (including the 40 lap timer) but is more compact and modern in design and extremely lightweight. User friendliness has improved too, with all functions controlled from two practical push-buttons on the left hand light switch.

The LED backlighting can also be adjusted to three levels of intensity.

· The headlight cluster is derived from that of the RSV, and incorporates four light units for perfect night-time visibility.

· The new tail light cluster features the innovative design and LED lighting of the RSV.

· The ignition key is internally coded, and the ignition block is fitted with an engine immobiliser as standard.
QUALITY

Aprilia performance now comes with added security.

Constant endurance testing in the development phase has allowed us to create a completely reliable motorcycle in all aspects.

Colors

Aprilia Black

Dream Blue

Fluo Red

Engine

V60 Magnesium Evolution. Longitudinal 60° V twin, four stroke. Liquid cooling with three-way pressurised circuit. Double overhead cams, mixed gear/chain timing drive, four valves per cylinder. Patented AVDC anti-vibration double countershaft.

Fuel

95 RON unleaded petrol.

Bore and stroke

97 x 67.5 mm.

Displacement

997.62 cc.

Compression ratio

11.8:1.

Maximum power at the crank

102 kW (139 HP) at 9,500 rpm.

Maximum torque at the crank

10.9 kgm (107 Nm) at 8,500 rpm.

Fuel system

Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multi-point electronic injection. 57 mm diameter throttle bodies.

Ignition

Digital electronic ignition, integrated with the injection control system. One spark plug per cylinder.

Starting

Electric starter.

Exhaust system

Two silencers with three way catalytic converter and lambda probe oxygen sensor (Euro 3).

Generator

12 V – 500 W.

Lubrication

Dry sump with separate oil reservoir.

Double trochoid pump with oil cooler.

Steel oil reservoir.

Gearbox

6 speed. Transmission ratios:

1st 34/15 (2.27)

2nd 31/19 (1.63)

3rd 26/20 (1.3)

4th 24/22 (1.091)

5th 24/25 (0.96)

6th 23/26 (0.88)

Clutch

Multiple disc in oil bath with patented PPC power-assisted hydraulic control.

Metal braid clutch line.

Radial master cylinder with 15 mm piston.

Primary drive

Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.935:1).

Final drive

Chain.

Transmission ratio: 40/16 (2.5:1).

Frame

Box section sloping twin-spar frame in aluminium alloy.

Front suspension

Showa 43 mm upside-down fork with adjustment for spring preload, compression and rebound damping. 120 mm wheel travel.

Rear suspension

Aluminium alloy double banana swingarm. APS (Aprilia Progressive System) rising rate linkages.

Sachs hydraulic monoshock with adjustment for spring preload and rebound damping.

Wheel travel 133 mm.

Brakes

Front: Brembo double floating disc in stainless steel, Ø 320 mm.

Brembo triple bridge caliper with four 34 mm pistons and four sintered pads.

Metal braided brake line.

Rear: Brembo stainless steel disc, Ø 220 mm. Twin piston calliper, 32 mm diameter pistons, sintered pads. Metal braided brake line.

Wheels

Aluminium alloy.

Front: 3.50 x 17″

Rear: 6.00 x 17″.

Tyres

Radial tubeless.

Front: 120/70 ZR 17.

Rear: 190/50 ZR 17 (alternative: 180/55 ZR 17 and 190/55).

Dimensions

Maximum length: 2,025 mm

Maximum width: 830 mm (at handlebars)

Maximum height: 1,100 mm (at handlebars)

Seat height: 810 mm

Handlebar height: 1,020 mm at bar ends

Wheelbase: 1,410 mm

Trail: 103.7 mm

Steering angle: 25°

Dry weight (without battery)

185 kg

Tank

Capacity 18 litres, 4 litre reserve.

Accessories

Aprilia by Akrapovic Street Legal 2×2 slip-on silencers; Aprilia By Akrapovic Street Legal complete exhaust system, provision for Öhlins forks with radial caliper mountings, Öhlins aluminium monoshock, Öhlins steel monoshock, Öhlins adjustable steering damper, adjustable aluminium footrests, ergal reverse pattern gear shifter, forged magnesium wheels (red), Z-15 sprocket, protective bobbin kit, carbon fibre RH-LH side panels, carbon fibre expansion chamber guard, carbon fibre oil tank guard, carbon fibre RH-LH spoilers, carbon fibre LH side panel, carbon fibre seat cover, carbon fibre front mudguard, carbon fibre rear mudguard, carbon fibre RH-LH heel guards, structural carbon fibre handlebar pivot hand guards, large clear windshield kit, tank bag, paddock stand, Aprilia electronic anti-theft system (+installation kit).


For Price, More Details, To Request Quote, and Financing Options…Visit

Aprilia Motorcycles & Scooters Dealer:

DGY Motorsports

216 Ogden Avenue

Downers Grove, IL 60515

USA

Phone: 1-630-971-2602

www.DGY.com

T-Rex Campagna : Three Wheeled Motorcycle

February 12, 2008 2 comments

T-Rex

An Ambitious Dream Becomes A Reality… Classified as a motorcycle, the T-Rex sets a new trend on the road. A distant relative of the Morgan automobiles, the T-Rex boasts a noble lineage.

New Definition of Driving…

Welcome to the most exhilarating place to be, where the scenery becomes a blur, and your every action translates into motion. The instant response to input astounds you and every move complements the other. adrenaline and bite.

If you were to close your eyes you’d swear the corner apexes were red and white. Back and forth you row through the gears. crisp and responsive. The performance braking system sees that you stop on a dime.

The powerful high-revving powerplant behind you is waiting for green. The rear tire attempts to contain all the nervous energy. point and shoot. The styling has everyone looking.

Faster than a Ferrari, pulls 1.9 Gs, incredible handling, exhilarating fun…T-Rex.

T-Rex Dealers:
DGY Motorsports
216 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
USA
Phone : 630-971-2602
Fax : 630-971-8991
Contact : Tim Fritz
tfritz@dgy.com
http://www.dgy.com

T-Rex USA:
http://www.t-rexusa.com/

T-Rex Specifications:

Chassis:

Multi-tubular steel chassis frame

Engine:

Kawasaki ZX-14 1352cc Four Stroke, liquid cooled DOHC in-line four cylinders, Fuel injected.

Transmission:

Sequential 6-Speed close ratio gear box, purpose designed reverse gear, rear wheel torque damper.

Front Suspension:

Unequal opposed triangular arms, adjustable coil over shocks, sway bar.

Rear Suspension:

Swinging arm, dual adjustable coil over shocks.

Steering:

Rack and pinion (3.75 lock-to-lock,) leather steering wheel.

Brakes:

Front discs:

11″ (280mm) diameter (optional cross-drilled,)

4-piston-forged Wilwood calipers, cast rotors

Rear discs:

10″ (254mm) diameter (optional cross-drilled,)

2-piston-forged Wilwood calipers, cast rotors.

Wheels and Tires:

Enkei Aluminum 16” x 7” front wheel, 10” x 17” rear wheel, Goodyear Eagle F1 205/45/ZR16 front tires, 285/40/ZR17 rear tire.

Body:

Reinforced fiberglass plastic laminate construction, carbon fiber windscreens and headrests.

Cockpit:

Side-by-side 2-person seating, adjustable backrests, seat cushions and foot-pedal box. 3-point retractable safety belts, UV & mildew resistant leather-look PVC vinyl seats.

Dimensions:

Wheelbase: 90in. (2286mm)

Width: 78in. (1981mm)

Length: 138in. (3500mm)

Height: 42in. (1067mm)

Dry Weight:

1000lbs (454kg)

Fuel Capacity

7.5 US gal. (28L)

Performance:

0-60 mph: 3.92 sec.

Top Speed

140+ mph.

Lateral Acceleration

1.9g

(*Specifications are subject to change without notice)

Options:

Carrying Suitcases:

41 Liters (Includes: two suitcases, racks, supports and bolts)

52 Liters (Includes: two suitcases, racks, supports and bolts)

These Maxia carrying suitcases from GIVI, Italie, are safe, resistant and fully removable. They can hold two (2) full-face helmets each, to allow you to go from your home to your office.

Carbon Kit:

The Real carbon fiber kit is designed especially to give the T-Rex a sophisticated racing look while preventing unwanted scratches on side panels.

Tall Kit:

Just in case you are over 6’ 2” and you don’t feel comfortable with the actual setting, we can make room for you! This kit will allow more leg and head room for your convenience. It comes with a one-piece cushion and a modified headrest replacing the original.

Chrome Kit:

Dress up your T-Rex with one of our two flashy chrome kits. The chrome we use is called SHOW CHROME and is the highest quality available on earth; it is also covered by your T-Rex’s original warranty. For those who want a personal touch, our basic KIT 1 may just do it for you. Many parts from suspension, muffler, esthetics and wheels were chosen to give your T-REX a little personality.

6 Factory Colors:

T-Rex Colors

No extra charge for the factory colors –

Special paint: When ordering your T-Rex, you can choose the color you want by providing your dealership with the paint code and brand name.

Seat Cover:

The factory seats are coming with a black contour and headrest with a dark gray center. If you wish to personalize the seats, we have a variety of colors to choose from.


Dark blue 1012

Light blue 1007

Red 1013

Black 1117

Dark gray 1004

Light gray 1010

Yellow 1017

White 1113

Cross Drilled Rotors:

The cross drilled rotors dissipates more heat and are lighter than the factory set up. The kit includes two front rotors and one rear rotor.

Automobile Safety

The driving position, the angle of the steering wheel and the suspension make this three-wheeler respond like a car. Its huge and sophisticated rear suspension allows the vehicle to hug the road,

Tremendous structural solidity, a wide front track and a balanced geometry give T-Rex drivers extraordinary control.

Motorcycle Performance

The feeling of a racecar adapted for the road

The combination of motorcycle and formula technology and precision steering provide the T-Rex with optimal handling. Its engine exploits the Japanese superbikes technology and gives this unique vehicle an astounding acceleration.

0-60 mph (97 km/h) : 4.1 sec

Lateral accel (200-ft skidpad) : 1.9 g

Manufacturer:

T-Rex Vehicles Inc.

1877, St-Edouard

Plessisville,Quebec

G6L 2L1 Canada

Phone : 1-888-872-TREX

Fax : (819) 362-3490

infos@go-t-rex.com

http://www.go-t-rex.com/

T-Rex Company History:

Founded in 1990 in the Province of Quebec (Canada), Campagna Corporation has promptly acquired a reputation within the automotive industry. In 1994, connoiseurs acknowledged the concept to be unique in its kind and applauded the technical prowess of the time. Research and Development has brought a few generations of T-Rex since the first time it was presented to the public.

Campagna’s founder devoted more than eight years to creating this superb machine, which is a veritable reinvention of the motorcycle. He personally handcrafted the first vehicles. Since then, Campagna has gathered a creative team of technicians carrying the mission, the vision and the T-Rex heritage.

T-Rex Creators:

Daniel Campagna is no newcomer to the automotive industry. In addition to participating in Formula Ford competition championships held in Quebec (1976, 1977 and 1979), he built the off-road racer Voodoo in 1982 and created the twin-track snowmobile in 1984. Meanwhile, Campagna was one of the mechanics to the Formula 1 legend: Gilles Villeneuve.

Paul Deutschman, an internationally known designer developed the bodywork for the T-Rex. After graduating from Hatfield (England) with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Deutschman was employed by Rover and Jaguar before he returned to his native Quebec to work in design and prototype construction. His Porsche Spexter has been featured on the cover of MotorTrend and Sports Car Illustrated. As a designer from Callaway, he was responsible for all Callaway cars, from Corvette aerobody to C-7 and C-12.

For More Details, To Request Quote, and Financing Options…Visit

www.DGY.com

or

www.T-RexUSA.com

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2008 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory

February 6, 2008 Leave a comment
2008 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory
The Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory was the fastest bike around ten out of twelve curves and the fastest in top speed at the end of six out of twelve straights. The Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory did not just win, it dominated the final of the 2006 Master Bike, thanks to amazingly safe braking, rapid yet smooth and precise control when leaning into curves, excellent rear wheel feel under acceleration and, last but not least, a final drive gear ratio specially calculated for effective racing.This year’s Master Bike has scientifically and conclusively demonstrated that the Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory is the most efficient winning machine on the racetrack. It is also the first non-Japanese bike to dominate the final points table, and the most impressive V twin in the competition.

The RSV 1000 R Factory is the best twin cylinder supersport that money can buy. Its updated V60 Magnesium engine and new chassis combine with special, ultra-light materials and the best components in the world to ensure absolute excellence on the track. The Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory is the utmost expression of Aprilia’s technological and sporting heritage.

Here is a bike designed for those who demand maximum performance on the track. Yet, like all previous RSV 1000 R models, the new Factory still sells at a surprisingly low price. Just like its predecessors, the new Factory brings you the best motorcycle technology in the world at a rock bottom price. Nowhere else will you find this level of equipment for such a low outlay. The Factory is an RSV 1000 R that has been pushed beyond the excellence barrier, cleverly modified and equipped with only superlative components.

The important details that distinguish the Factory from the standard RSV 1000 R are:
· Fully adjustable Öhlins Racing rear monoshock
· Adjustable Öhlins steering damper fitted as standard
· Gold painted, forged aluminium wheels
· Carbon fibre parts kit fitted as standard
· Rider’s seat with non-slip racing upholstery
· Frame finished in gold
· Pirelli SuperCorsa Pro 120/70 – 190/55 ZR 17 tyres

The Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory is equipped with world-beating solutions and components taken directly from the world of racing.

The result is truly impressive in terms of design and manufacturing quality. The RSV 1000 R Factory stands apart from other twin-cylinder machines for the perfect balance it achieves between quality, technology, high-tech components and finish.

ENGINE
Even the V60 Magnesium engine that powers the Factory has benefited from many improvements introduced to boost performance and achieve Euro 3 homologation at the same time. The new engine puts out 105.24 kW (143 HP) at 10,000 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 103 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The exhaust system now has external catalytic converters that are installed nearer the collector pipes to cut activation time. The Factory is homologated to Euro 3 standards as a result, meaning lower emissions than ever before.

FRAME
The Factory has the same super-light frame as the RSV 1000 R. Only the gold finish is different, giving the bike a more aggressive look. The swingarm is the same too, but is polished instead of painted for greater wear resistance.

SUSPENSION
The 43 mm upside-down Öhlins Racing fork is titanium nitride (TiN) coated for maximum smoothness. Its advanced design with longer sleeves and shorter fork bottoms reduces load at two critical points, the slide bush and the stanchion to fork bottom joint. Wheel travel is 120 mm. Like all top racing forks, the Öhlins allows precision adjustment of compression and rebound damping as well as spring preload.

The fork has new, forged aluminium mounting blocks to enable radial calipers to be fitted.

An Öhlins Racing rear monoshock is fitted as standard. The unit incorporates a separate piggy back nitrogen cylinder and provides adjustments for spring preload, compression and rebound. A characteristic unique to Aprilia is that the length of the monoshock can be adjusted directly from the unit itself to vary the height of the bike’s rear end. Perfect suspension setup can therefore be achieved for all riding styles and all track characteristics

BRAKES
The world’s top twin cylinder supersport demands top quality brakes. The RSV 1000 R Factory is at the cutting edge of technology, and is equipped with Triple Bridge, radial caliper front brakes developed by Aprilia in conjunction with Brembo.

The rear brakes are Brembo too, and have a 220 mm stainless steel disc and a caliper with two 32 mm pistons.

The front and rear braking circuits both use aeronautical metal braid hoses to eliminate the pressure variations associated with conventional rubber brake lines, guaranteeing maximum braking precision.

COMPONENTS
What places the Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory in a class of its own is the care taken in its design and manufacture and the attention paid to every single component on the bike. The result is increased performance, better feel and greater rideability, with reduced weight and a quality and finish that no other bike can equal.

An exclusive two chamber steering damper from Öhlins Racing’s competition range is fitted as standard. The damper is adjustable to adapt steering response to all possible riding conditions.

Extensive use of carbon fibre components makes the bike far lighter as well as more refined. The mudguards and various fairing parts are made of extremely light woven black carbon fibre.
The RSV 1000 R Factory also features a steering pin in aluminium instead of steel to help reduce weight.

The exclusively designed forged wheels deserve special mention. Made by OZ Racing, these wheels are one of the most distinctive features of the bike, not just in appearance, but in technical specifications too.

They are forged in Anticorodal 6061 aluminium using an 8,000 ton hydraulic press.
This manufacturing technique produces wheels that are totally free from the defects and porosity that can always occur in conventional casting processes, and gives exceptional mechanical characteristics.

Finite element analysis was used to identify the best possible wheel design. The result is a six spoke front wheel and a five spoke back wheel with ‘Y’ profile spokes forking at the rim to provide two anchor points each.

This spoke design is not just a question of looks. It gives excellent lateral and torsional rigidity and thus helps maintain perfect wheel to suspension alignment. On the RSV 1000 R Factory everything has been designed for performance and beauty.

The saving in weight is also exceptional. Each wheel weighs about 25% less than the lightest available wheels made using conventional aluminium casting techniques. Inertia is therefore 25% lower than with cast aluminium alloy wheels. The wheels are also anodised instead of painted. This has further reduced weight and ensures that these essential components keep their characteristic finish for the entire life of the bike. Even the manufacturing specifications have been recessed into the wheel instead of embossed on it, for a final touch of class. Added together, all these tiny savings mean that the RSV 1000 R Factory achieves an amazing dry weight of only 185 kg.

Exclusive components on the RSV 1000 R Factory:
– Öhlins Racing fork, set up and optimised for solo riding, with adjustments for spring preload, compression and rebound damping;
– Öhlins Racing rear monoshock, set up and optimised for solo riding, adjustable in length (as well as spring preload, compression and rebound)
– Öhlins Racing two chamber steering damper
– carbon fibre front mudguard
– carbon fibre rear mudguard
– carbon fibre fairing air vents
– carbon fibre cockpit fairing spoilers
– carbon fibre fairing cover
– OZ Racing forged aluminium front wheel
– OZ Racing forged aluminium rear wheel
– Pirelli SuperCorsa Pro 120/70 – 190/55 tyres

ACCESSORIES
· Akrapovic Aprilia Racing EVO6 complete exhaust system for racetrack use only;
· Akrapovic complete homologated exhaust system
· Akrapovic homologated slip-on silencers
· Ergal reverse shifter
· Adjustable aluminium footrests
· Tank bag
· Electronic anti-theft system
· Comfort passenger seat (with deeper padding and integrated grab handles)
· Paddock stand
· Z15 pinion for racetrack use only

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