Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Aprilia of the week

-Please introduce yourself first. Who are you and where are you from?
Hello, my name is Johan Mulder. I am a 24 year old law-student from Groningen. This is a city located in the north of the Netherlands.
My nickname is Bitaktus_Snellus. Free translated it means Fast 2-stroker. I am an active member of the Aprilia Riders Association which is the biggest Aprilia members club in the

Which Aprilia model do you own?
I own a 'mirage grey' Aprilia RS 250 from 1996. I've bought it a few years ago, but I am still very satisfied with its performances.

-Did you add any mods to your bike?
I've added a Jolly Moto exhaust-system, blue windscreen, some decals, hyperpro progressive springs, Fischer -Powervalves,
lucas steel braided brakehoses, monoseat and kellermans on the back.

-Why did you buy an Aprilia and what do you like so much about it?
Aprilia is Italian, it's a great brand with great potential. If you look at the 125/250 GP, Aprilia dominates them!
The RS 250 is a great bike for cornering, it's not very fast on straights but you can compensate for that on brakes and cornering.

-And what don’t you like about your bike?
The powervalve-system, it is unreliable and takes a lot of maintenance.

-If you could ask Aprilia to design a new model what would it be?
The Aprilia rs550, a true lightweight bike with enough power. The engine is there! Please build it!!!

-And finally do you have any motorcycling tips for the readers of Aprilia News?
Take care, be careful and use trackdays to enjoy the full potential of your bike.

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