Yesterday we brought you a concept by Luca Bar Design for the Suzuki SV1000S, so it only seemed fitting today to show you another half-fairing sport bike from our other favorite Italian designer, Oberdan Bezzi.
Inking a concept for an Aprilia Shiver-based motorcycle with a half-fairing, Bezzi calls his creation the “Aprilia SS V2 Project” and it looks like something we would like to ride.
Several letters short from distinguishing itself from the Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS, Bezzi’s SS V2 concept would have a hard time against the much more powerful Tuono.
Though with a 750cc v-twin engine, and more approachable price tag, we could see the machine working in Aprilia’s already crowded street-naked lineup.
With the heavy parts crossover available with the Shiver and Dorsoduro models, whatever Aprilia lost on sales cannibalization would be made up for in the shared bill of materials.
Of course marketing such a machine would have to differentiate between the performance-oriented Tuono and perhaps a fun/touring slant for the SS.
Source: Oberdan Bezzi