Evolution of 2011 Aprilia RXV 550 is experience gained from Aprilia Racing’s excellent results in the Enduro World Championship, and has led to Aprilia designers and engineers transferring even more race technology into this amazing production motorcycle. Everybody involved with the 2011 Aprilia RXV 550, has worked hard and in close co-operation to introduce a number of major improvements compared to last year’s motorcycle, making this year’s model even more “race ready”, and better able to deliver complete satisfaction to demanding amateur and professional riders.
2011 Aprilia RXV 550 Specifications
American MSRP: RXV 5.5 $ 9299
Canadian MSRP: $NA CDN
Engine: 77° V twin four stroke. Liquid cooled. Single overhead cam with rocker operated exhaust valves, chain timing drive. 4 valve heads with titanium valves.
Fuel: Lead-free petrol.
Fuel system: Integrated electronic engine management system controlling ignition and fuel injection, with two power mappings. Throttle body: 38 mm (40 mm).
Starting: Electric starting.
Exhaust: Euro 3 lateral exhaust. Conforms to FIM regulations
Generator: 340 W
Lubrification: Dry sump with external oil tank. Separate gearbox lubrication.
Gear box: 5 speed. Enduro gear ratios: 1st 12/31 2nd 13/25 3rd 15/23 4th 19/24 5th 21/22
Clutch: Cable operated multi-plate wet clutch.
Primary drive: Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 22/56.
Final drive: Chain. Transmission ratio: 15/50 (Z14 sprocket supplied).
Frame: Chrome-molybdenum steel perimeter frame with aluminium alloy vertical members. Steering head (rake) angle 27°. Lightweight rear frame.
Front suspension: Ø 45 mm upside down fork with two adjustments.
Rear suspension: Aluminium swingarm with cast body and hydroformed members. Hydraulic monoshock with compression and rebound adjustment.
Brakes: Front: Ø 270 mm floating disc in stainless steel with aluminium flange. Nissin floating caliper. Rear: ? 240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.
Wheels: Black anodised aluminium alloy. Front: 1.60 x 21” Rear: 2.15 x 18”
Tyres: Front: Metzeler 90/90 x 21” Rear: Metzeler 140/80 x 18”
Dimensions: Overall length: 2,222 mm Overall width: 800 mm Ground clearance: 396 mm Seat height: 941 mm Wheelbase: 1,495 mm
Fuel tank capacity: Capacity 7.8 litres