The crusher, still picking small pieces of Norton Nemesis from its teeth, is now preparing to swallow whole the unfortunate Aprilia Moto' 6.5...Aprilia commissioned French avant-garde designer of the '90s, Philippe Starck to design a motorcycle
-wide recession.To quote ex-Bimota salesman and TWO Publishing Director Jim Bowen: "I had to snigger - banking a 25 grand cheque knowing depreciation meant we'd probably buy the bike back for a fifth of that a year later." To the crusher with you, you over
faced.Rightly so in the UK, buyers flocked away, so it is only left for us to consign this unsightly blemish on the face of motorcycling into the crusher!
little mean to send a bike to The Crusher that never really existed, just look at the specs. The Nemesis was always going to be a Straight-To-The-Crusher special:Push-button gearshift, rim-mounted brakes, 1,497cc, 60° V-8, 280bhp at 14,000rpm, 111ftlb
, slipstreaming, flat-out.So the GTS sounded like a bike from heaven, but it wasn't. It featured a de-tuned FZR1000 EXUP motor, which was strangled to just 100bhp in anticipation of a blanket Euro law which never happened. It also had fuel-injection, a catalyser
. To the crusher!
the ravages of a winter, what's the bloody point when all that was left un-corroded after a couple of months outside was the belt itself? And to think this abomination lasted from 1983 right up until 1996!To the Crusher, foul underpowered beast!
into production. But it still came far too close for comfort. Visordown hereby calls for all existing prototypes, models and drawings of this foul beast to be fed to the crusher forthwith.
much cash been invested in such a pig of a bike. Sadly for motorcycling, when the V-Due went spluttering to the crusher, one of the most famous names in biking went with it and Bimota was no more.But hats off to the boys for having the bollocks to try
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