Aprilia Blue Marlin

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Aprilia Blue Marlin
Manufacturer
Production 2002
Class Concept
Engine
liquid-cooled, four-stroke, V-Twin, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 96.5mm x 96.5mm
Horsepower 129.95 HP (96.9 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 73.76 ft/lbs (100.0 Nm) @ 7250RPM
Transmission Gear box: gears

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: 43mm Ohlins upside-down fork
Rear: adjustable monoshock
Brakes Front: dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear: single 220mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Seat Height 31.5 inches (800 mm)
Weight
Manuals Service Manual


The Aprilia Blue Marlin was a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, V-Twin, 4 valves per cylinder Concept motorcycle produced by Aprilia in 2002. Max torque was 73.76 ft/lbs (100.0 Nm) @ 7250 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 129.95 HP (96.9 KW) @ 9500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 96.5mm bore x 96.5mm stroke result in a displacement of just 998.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a gears transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers in the front and a single 220mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm Ohlins upside-down fork while the rear was equipped with a adjustable monoshock.

2002 Aprilia Blue Marlin[edit]

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The Aprilia 1000 Blue Marlin is a concept-bike developed by the House of Noale as a new, clean and lightweight naked machine with superior performance. At its heart lies the same powerplant found on the RSV, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 998cc, V-Twin powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission, that can reach a maximum power output of 130 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque.

This machine was inspired from Aprilia's first racing bikes, the 1960's Colibri 50, and boasts the latest in terms of technology, mechanics and parts, such as the 43mm Ohlins upside-down fork or the Brembo braking system with dual 320mm front discs.

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