The bike

Here you go, this is the steed of choice, an Aprilia RXV 450 or 4.5, the 2009 model.

Aprilia RXV

Main changes over previous version (2006-2008) are a heavier flywheel (spins up slower = more traction), updated Fuel Injection (improves starting), FI maps switchable from the handlebars and standard now with a ‘yellow pack’ Arrows exhaust on the side. Previous version had the underseat type exhaust.

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Here is what she looks like in the ‘flesh’ with the larger 12liter tank and seat for the larger tank.

Soon I will have the seat recovered to look like the standard one and I will get cracking on the tank stickers too.

Some specs;

Make Model Aprilia RXV 450
Year 2009
Engine Liquid cooled, four stroke, 77° V-twin cylinder,
Capacity 449
Bore x Stroke 76 X 49.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Induction Integrated engine management system controlling ignition and fuel injection. Throttle body: 38 mm
Ignition  /  Starting Electronic  /  electric
Lubrication Dry sump with external oil tank. Separate gearbox lubrication.
Clutch Cable operated multi-plate wet clutch.
Max Power 60 bhp @ 13000 rpm
Max Torque 54.3 Nm @ 11000 rpm
Transmission  /  Drive 5 Speed  /  chain
Gear Ratio 1st 12/31 2nd 13/25 3rd 15/23  4th 19/24
5th 21/22
Frame Chrome-molybdenum steel perimeter frame with aluminium alloy vertical members. Steering head (rake) angle 27°. Lightweight rear frame.
Front Suspension 45 mm upside down fork with two adjustments.
Rear Suspension Aluminium swingarm with cast body and hydroformed members. ydraulic monoshock with compression and rebound adjustment.
Front Brakes Single 270mm disc 4 piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single 240mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre 90/90 -21
Rear Tyre 140/80 -18
Exhaust system Euro 3 lateral exhaust.
Seat Height 941 mm
Dry-Weight 120 kg
Fuel Capacity 7.8 Litres
2 Responses to The bike
  1. July 1, 2011 at 18:34

    Hi, where did you find the 12litre tank for the 2009 model? every whwere i try states that they fit all models, except 2009! i think i may explode with frustration if i dont find one soon.

    • July 1, 2011 at 18:59

      Hiyah Dan,

      Even though a different model number is mentioned for the 2009 model, I think they are all the same. You do require the 12 liter seat as well.

      Let me know if you cannot find one in the US and Ill ask Jos from BEHEGO to post you one if you want.

      Ill let you know once I am 100% sure the 06-08 12 liter tank fits!


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