After a strong showing at this year’s Dakar Rally, Aprilia has seen a growing demand from non-factory backed teams who are interested in running the Aprilia RXV 4.5 Rally bike in the Dakar and other adventure racing series. Bending to this demand, Aprilia, in conjunction with Team Giofil, will be making available ready-to-race RXV 4.5 Rally motorcycles to private riders.
An exact copy of the bike that Francisco Lopez raced in this year’s Dakar, all the Aprilia RXV 4.5 Rally’s will be built ready-to-race by Aprilia Racing, and sold by Team Giofil for €37,000 (VAT included). There is also a conversion kit that will be available for riders that don’t need a ready-made motorcycle, which includes the necessary upgrades to take a standard Aprilia RXV 4.5, and make it into a Dakar-ready model. This kit will cost €16,000 (VAT included), and can be ordered from either Aprilia Racing or Team Giofil.
Now the only question that remains is how long it will be before we see a race replica that will be available to consumers.