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Aprilia RSV by Taimoshan

Taimoshan’s Aprilia RSV Cafe Racer

Most café racers are built by stripping down a stock bike and “adding lightness”. This one, however, was built from the ground up and designed around an Aprilia RSV motor. It’s from Taimoshan Cycle Works, a Welsh company run by John Pellew. He focuses on “building cafe racers with a steampunk feel—classic racer designs underpinned…

Aprilia Moto 6.5

Yesterday I was looking again at some pictures of the Brammo Enertia electric bike. It felt like I’d seen this motorcycle before, a long time ago. And then it came to me: it looks uncannily like the Philippe Starck-designed Aprilia Moto 6.5 of 1995. The Aprilia was doomed to failure from the start, with dynamics…