Monday, February 19, 2007

Aprilia of the Week: King Karl's SXV550

Please introduce yourself first. Who are you and where are you from?
Im King Karl, from Bradford, United Kingdom... I hang around with other Supermoto guys and were known all over Britain as the Flids

Which Aprilia model do you own?
Aprilia SXV 550

Did you add any mods to your bike?
Ohlins front forks
Prototype Ohlins rear
Suter slipper clutch
Silmoto full race exhaust
Custom mapped ignition
Alpina tubeless wheels
Xtrig triple clamps
Various carbon bits and pieces
Pro taper "carmicheal" fat bars
One off custom graphics
powder coated swing arm, subframe etc
painted black frame
Aprilia race number boards
Husaberg front number board
Acerbis front fender
Talon gold sprokets
DID gold chain
Acerbis hand guards
Irridium plugs
Michelin Pilot wets

Why did you buy an Aprilia and what do you like so much about it?
Becouse it was a blank canvas and i wanted to see how far i could go with it, its the best looking moto on the track

And what don’t you like about your bike?
Tank range, starter motor weakness

If you could ask Aprilia to design a new model what would it be?
An SXV 650

And finally do you have any motorcycling tips for the readers of Aprilia News?
Dont talk about it, do it

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