First Look: Roland Sands Aprilia 4.5 racer

Based on Aprilia's SVX 4.5, check out this exquisite Sands road racer

Posted: 21 October 2008
by Visordown News

Visordown Motorcycle News
Sands' Aprilia based 4.5 road racer

BEAUTIFUL - absolutely beautiful. This is the Roland Sands 4.5 road racer - track bike based around the Aprilia SXV 4.5

And it could go into production. Aprilia showed the bike to a group of distributors for the Piaggio group to gauge reaction and see if there would be enough worldwide sales of the bike to warrant it being made and sold to the general public.

Top American designer Sand modified the original bike's framework, put new forks on it, designed and fitted a new exhaust that exits under the seat and sorted out the paint and looks. The racer even keeps the original SXV's wire wheels. It is, simply, trick as hell.

Message to Aprilia: MAKE THIS THING. WE NEED IT. NOW.

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Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Posted: 21/10/2008 at 10:38

hello pretty

Posted: 21/10/2008 at 10:49

Oh my days, I really REALLY need one of those! It is a thing of beauty!

Posted: 21/10/2008 at 10:50

Been done before by Paul Rhodes an ex supermoto racer who decided to enter the Moto450 series in the Thundersport races. They actually raced  round Donnington with National 250's as they could enter as prototype 4 strokes and he got a 4th place!

He used the forks and running gear from his K5 but some of the other guys run fairly standard bike except for lowering bodywork and raised pegs.

Posted: 21/10/2008 at 13:20

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