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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
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Aprilia blow apart 5 RSV4 engines at test day, wrap up early for lack of bikes

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ouch!!

Rumour is that one of the techs bumped the redline up to really impress the pressies and paid the price in full when every single one of them blew apart. Man that's gotta hurt.

Sorry it's old news, it just caught up to my via word of mouth.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 05:02 AM
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its news to me thanks for the link



I really like aprilia for so many reasons style ,design, model choices.

one bike that really peaks my interest is the sxv

but they have been saddled with the acronym meaning super exploding vehicle or supermoto explosion vehicle . probably not fair but people develop opinion/perception/sense real quick in todays interweb hightech world .

I would buy a rsv4 still , but holy cow that is not a good way to show off your flagship LOL

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no shit! lol

and yea, the SXV is really a motocross race engine.... in all that that entails, lmao.

To be honest I think that this was just an honest f*ck up but daaaamn!

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this just in

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Aprilia USA has sent notices to RSV4 owners of a pending recall requiring a full engine swap.


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1/21/2010

From Aprilia Italy

......."we have identified a batch of components that do not meet our quality standards. This batch was immediately intercepted and disposed from production. However, some components were used in the production of a limited number of vehicles Aprilia RSV4"

Aprilia USA has issued a letter to dealers explaining the preliminary process this recall will take. Replacement engines are being airfreighted to the USA next week and will be expected end of next week.

Customers are advised not to ride your RSV4 or RSV4 Factory until it is determined if your bike is on the Recall list. From our understanding, all USA bikes are on the list.

Please call your local dealer where the work will be performed to arrange when to get your bike to the dealership. Aprilia USA is using the roadside assistance program to have your bike picked up and delivered to the dealer performing your recall.
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read that on wera somewhere. every single engine! that is pretty damn crazy. hopefully it doesnt back up in the dealerships and cause heartburn for all the people that pre-ordered those bikes.

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read that on wera somewhere. every single engine! that is pretty damn crazy. hopefully it doesnt back up in the dealerships and cause heartburn for all the people that pre-ordered those bikes.
probably one of the biggest problems will be the lack of dealerships , I guess they are using the road side assistance to bring them in . I don't see how ape is going to weather this one.

I want them to make it though , they are doing the right thing.

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probably one of the biggest problems will be the lack of dealerships , I guess they are using the road side assistance to bring them in . I don't see how ape is going to weather this one.

I want them to make it though , they are doing the right thing.
i agree. bummer. i think they are doing the right thing and it should benefit the consumer, eventually, but the public opinion backlash may be real harsh

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I don't think it'll hurt their reputation any. I mean realistically I don't think anyone is real shocked. It's not like Aprilia have a great record when it comes to reliability.

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Rumour is that one of the techs bumped the redline up to really impress the pressies and paid the price in full when every single one of them blew apart.
source?

article says nothing about that but the way it sounds, it's a design flaw, not a rogue tech
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The machined big end hole is slightly off-centre, so one side of the rod is thinner than the other and that’s where the crack has occurred.

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was a rumour I picked up of a chassis design list from a fella who claims to have been there. I shouldn't say who it is 'cause he's fairly reputable in the industry but I personally believe him.

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good. means i can probably get one cheap. RSV4 will be my next bike.


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good. means i can probably get one cheap. RSV4 will be my next bike.
I hear where you're coming from but that BMW is fucking impressive.

Altho at my size I think the Aprilia would be a foooooolhardy move.

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I hear where you're coming from but that BMW is fucking impressive.

Altho at my size I think the Aprilia would be a foooooolhardy move.
BMW is definitely impressive.

But, the RSV is still more attractive. Plus, I bet the Ape will be easier to find mod parts for. Even though it' s a new Ape, it's still an Ape. It will share that Italian commonality. Wouldn't be surprised if standard Ducati 6-bolt superbike rotors bolt right up.

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oh I've got one sled running no project sleds at the moment. Just trying to get the hell thru school and get some solar farms built. It's bizarre having all my go-fast engineering know how building bloody solar farms that stay stationary.

And ya I'd wager it'll have that normal Italian commonality. They don't make much of their own shit really, most of it is subbed to Brembo or Ohlins or whoever and those parts will all be the same nomatter what I'm sure.

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What about the KTM? Nice piece of kit if you ask me. Maybe someone will enter one in the new Parts Canada Thunder series. If there even will be a national series at all.
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Ic Beausejour was running one last year wasn't he?

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