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Duc taking over Aprillia?

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  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Check out what might happen with the 450cc bike class =)

    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/nav?page=mot...NEWS_OTHER-NEWS
     
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    for some reason, reading the title of the thread, i thoght you'd misspelled 'duct taping over aprillia'



    :shrug:
     
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    Oh really... :D looks good to me. I found what bike I want already... Aprilia 125rs. Pimp daddy beginner bike... :)
     
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    I believe "could be wrong" the 125s are 2 stroke race bikes
     
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    hmmmm not too sure how i feel about this yet
    i like ducati but im not sure if i am comfortable with them buying aprilia

    and that 450 is badass
     
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    I would be a fun bike! however I do not reccommand a 2 stroke for a street bike. Inless of course, you've had experince rebuilding 2 stoke motors since it will need to be done fairly often.

    Back in the day when my brother raced 2 stoke bikes he would rebuild the upper half of his motor every 2-3 weeks.

    They make SHIT loads of power but IMO not worth it for the street

    Sitting at 60mph for 15-20 mins at the same RPM on a 2 stoke would suck.

    P.S it's self lubricated? I'm guessing they mean it has a contaner for oil and it mixes the gas/oil its self. Some 4wheeler/dirt bike ares like that it just helps on not having to mix gas but if you're out riding and you run out of oil... DOH
     
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    I agree w/ Jeffie7, i have a 2 stroke in the microsprint i race and the motor is on the table getting worked on more than in the car
     
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    The Aprilia's oiling system has a varying volumetric pump in it. I have been researching it, and nobody has said anything about having to rebuild them at all... A Co-worker of mine is into bikes, and he says that the oiling system is similar to his son's XR50.

    I'll do more research..
     
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    Dude the XR50 is a 4 stroke no way does a 2stroke motor have a similar.

    Bottom line 2 strokes need to have a gas/oil mix weather it be mixed before putting it into the tank or something mounted on the bike you keep filled....

    On top of that 2 strokes no matter what you do will not last as long as 4 stokes

    Most every 2 stoke motorcycle is used for one thing... the 250cc race class which is one of the harder classes to run in and BTW they set some of the fastest lap times due to having such an easy/light bike to toss around in the turns
     
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    sorry... the XR50 is what he has now... His son's old 50cc bike was a 2 stroke....
     
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    What was it? I havent seen a 50cc 2 stoke dirt bike before 60s on the other hand.... =) either way oil needs to be mixed with gas one way or another that means either mixing it yourself or having a oil tank theres no way around it unless it's not a two stroke
     
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    Werd =) I've never seen any BIG name companies make them lol



    WHY THE HELL would you build a bike for a someone to start out and say you want to bring the power in smoothly? WTF its a TWO STROKE! thats whta 4strokes are for very mellow powerbands not a friggin 2 stroke....
     
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    i want the 450. power of a 600, but insurance would be dirt cheap... it's mine
     
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    I pay 34 bucks a month full coverage, with a 200 deductable on my 600cc bike. With only basic insruance it's like 11 bucks a month

    how much cheaper could you want? lol
     
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    you do what?? seriously.. what do you own and how old are you?
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    Those ARE nice bikes. There was a collin edwards mille R running around town here a little while ago. Sick bike. I wouldn't want the maintanence costs of anything Italian without making at least 50k a year.
     
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    really?? I've gotta check out my insurance rates!!!
     
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