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Old 06-19-2015, 02:01 PM   #1
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Aprilia rxv450

Im interested in a strong yet light dual sport.
How is it in reliability?
Any known problems?
Recommended?
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:55 AM   #2
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There's a whole thread on these (and the 550 version) somewhere on this site, but the definitive info would be at the Aprilia Forum http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/f...-5-5-5-V-Twins

Very attractive on paper, but a pretty hard core bike for a dual sport. Early reliability was a big issue because of factory assembly issues. Later ones were better and reliability was good for was is essentially a competition machine.

I couldn't recommend it as a "reliable dual sport"; but as a supermoto (I had a pair for a day for some SM racing- preferred the 450 as the 550 had too much power for the small track) or hare scrambles/cross country racer it would be pretty good.
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:42 AM   #3
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Still can't believe they won't detune this engine a bit and make a bike for real people that don't have professional mechanics on staff.

Seems like the demand is huge, because that is the enduring question - "Will it break on me?"
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