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Aprilia's high-tech FV2 concept motorcycle revealed

06 November 2007 15:18


The Aprilia FV2 concept bike debuts the firm?s new 1200cc V-twin engine, a DOHC design based on the 750c motor from the Shiver.

The V-twin is mounted in a fully carbon-fibre chassis, which is both the main structure of the bike and, thanks to its hollow design, doubles as the airbox for the engine.

Overall, the firm claims the prototype weighs under 160kg.
The parallelogram front suspension again uses carbon-fibre for its main parts to save weight.

The engine uses an electronic fly-by-wire throttle system, while other electronic systems include traction control, ABS brakes and an electronic suspension management system ? something Aprilia has yet to reveal details about.
 

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Looks like Bimmers wishbone style front end to me.
yes it is, i believe they call it "duolever." functionally, i have no idea how it compares to telescoping forks, but aesthetically i don't like them; looks like too much going on.
 

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not really my cup of tea, but looks like lots of R&D went into it.
 
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