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2010 Aprilia SXV 5.5 Photo Gallery

MotoUSA lets er’ rip aboard Aprilia’s 2010 SXV 5.5 supermoto street bike. See what it is like in our 2010 Aprilia SXV 5.5 First Ride.

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2010 Aprilia SXV 5.5 engine performance dyno chart courtesy of Mickey Cohen Motorsports.
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2010 Aprilia SXV 5.5
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You’ll be hard pressed to find a bike easier to wheelie than the Aprilia SXV 5.5.
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The SXV is at home on the tightest most winding road you can find.
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2010 Aprilia SXV 5.5
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The SXV offers abundant ground clearance at lean.
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The SXV provides a direct connection between the throttle and the rear tire making it easier to explore the adhesion limits of the Dunlop rear tire.
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Traction from the OE Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier rubber will surprise you even around the racetrack.
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Maneuverability is a key attribute of the SXV.
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You literally have to try to not wheelie while accelerating hard in the lower gears.
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The Aprilia SXV 5.5 can wheelie in all five gears. Seriously.
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The addition of a slipper-action clutch would be an worthwhile upgrade to Aprilia’s SXV 5.5.
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2010 Aprilia SXV 5.5.
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A 48mm Marzocchi inverted fork graces the front end and features adjustment for compression and rebound damping. Damping settings delivered a complaint ride on the street but both compression and rebound had to be slowed down for racetrack use.
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A hybrid frame constructed from both steel and aluminum holds the V-Twin engine as a stressed chassis member.
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The SXV uses a fat 5.5 x 17-inch wheel shod with a Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier 180/55-17 tire.
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The SXV’s 2-into-1-into-2 exhaust terminates into these lovely sculpted exhaust tips. The roar emitted from the exhaust at full-song is LOUD.
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The 2010 Aprilia SXV 5.5’s spring-loaded kickstand is tricky to operate and can make it possible for the bike to tip over unexpectedly.
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The instrumentation is simple and functional; however we would have like to see a gear-position indicator and coolant temperature readout.
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The cable-actuated clutch offers easy lever pull.
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2010 Aprilia SXV 5.5
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2010 Aprilia SXV 5.5
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The SXV is certainly not lacking any braking performance.
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The Aprilia’s narrow, thinly padded seat isn’t exactly conducive to long relaxing street rides.
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The 2010 Aprilia SXV 5.5 retails for $9499.