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    Bol d'Or

    Team Motociclismo's Aprilia RSV1000 takes on the famous French 24 hour endurance race, with ongoing coverage here: http://www.aprilia.com/boldor/default.asp?lin2=ita

    The onboard lap is most entertaining!
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    good post ricky, did you check out the shift light flashing, i guess they didn't reset the rpm threshold
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    looks like the flywheel weight is gone also, that thing revs quickly, but also rips off the corners
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    on board lap wouldn't they be using a quick shifter?? I noticed he was shifting the first few gears at about 6k when he first entered the track and then there after was up farther in the rev range
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    Gearing

    They would be running lower ratios at Magny Cours, it's not a superfast circuit. The RSV is entered in Superstock, so flywheel mods are probably not permitted.

    It may not be TOO obnoxious in bright sunshine but they will certainly want to reset the shift light before nightfall!

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    was there sound with that clip??
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    jesus... that gold frame looks WORSE with that color scheme!!!!!


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    Hey Now

    It wouldn't be an Aprilia if it didn't have more colors than a box of Crayolas, right?

    Still, I dig the nostalgia scheme though perhaps not as an everyday ride! The Schwantz Replica Arai is another nice touch, worth a second a lap.

    Or a trip in the crash truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duc slayer
    was there sound with that clip??
    The sound worked for me - deep & throaty... nice vid!

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    Handling

    Most interesting on lap three to see the two superbike spec Japanese bikes motor past on the straight only to have the RSVR to gobble them right back up in the turns.
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    Freaky Frenchman

    Pre-race goings-on...wait 'til SpeedTV gets a load of this one!
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    Paint scheme winner

    Interesting that the paint scheme was by the winner of over 800 entries and was fairly local to Aprilia.

    Actually I like it but not on the road, I prefer the stealth approach being the the highway patrol seems to see loud cars and bikes before nice stockers.

    Maybe a bike in camo might be the go.

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    Finis

    Team Motociclismo's Aprilia finished tenth overall, third in superstock, and the first twin (and European) bike home.

    As nice as having a World Superbike team would be, taking a machine that's much closer to what we actually ride and ruthlessly pounding it around the clock proves its quality. The case is made!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky J
    As nice as having a World Superbike team would be, taking a machine that's much closer to what we actually ride and ruthlessly pounding it around the clock proves its quality.
    Having the reputation of being 'bullet-proof' has always been a positive association.

    Now the 04 swingarm and other issues with the clutch, rear brake and batteries on the newer versions as well as the parts supply and previous AUSA dealer support has hurt the brand - in reality, they still are a solid bike with very good build quality!

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    Love the onboard lap. Probably one of the nicest one laps I've seen when it comes to camera footage. Hopefully, they will do better next year even thought this was a solid move in the right direction.

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