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Old 06-25-2008, 08:57 PM   #1
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Tucson BT550 Superleggera build enters week four

Tucson BT550 Superleggera sketchtucson bt550 superleggera

Tucson just released this sketch of the BT550 Superleggera, its 100kg 550cc Aprilia v-twin-based sportsbike. Now in its fourth week, the project is developing rapidly. The French company has yet to take delivery of the engine, but is working closely with Aprilia to ensure that the chainline will work with 125GP-size wheels and an aftermarket slipper clutch, as well as determining the engine’s position for ideal weight distribution. Aprilia is also equipping the engine with a custom crankshaft for maximum power.

In addition to the Strawber solid carbon fiber wheels, Tucson has decided to use 37mm 125GP-spec remote reservoir forks and a Paoli shock. The final position for the radiator, underseat fuel tank and exhaust will be determined once the engine reaches the firm’s Nantes HQ.

French customizer Tucson, maker of the Véloce 650, has set itself an ambitious goal: to make a sportsbike weighing less than 100kg in less than six months. As a starting point, Tucson has chosen to use Aprilia's 550cc v-twin, as seen in the RXV 5.5 enduro and SXV 5.5 supermoto.
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man if Aprilia were as cool ... theyd take this and shove a 5.5 motor in it after they fix their motor issues first of course

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I think a 250GP wheel setup would have been better. The little 120 rear tire that is ran on the 125GP's will have quite a task handleing all of that torque.

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Tucson BT550 Superleggera sketchtucson bt550 superleggera

Tucson just released this sketch of the BT550 Superleggera, its 100kg 550cc Aprilia v-twin-based sportsbike. Now in its fourth week, the project is developing rapidly. The French company has yet to take delivery of the engine, but is working closely with Aprilia to ensure that the chainline will work with 125GP-size wheels and an aftermarket slipper clutch, as well as determining the engine’s position for ideal weight distribution. Aprilia is also equipping the engine with a custom crankshaft for maximum power.

In addition to the Strawber solid carbon fiber wheels, Tucson has decided to use 37mm 125GP-spec remote reservoir forks and a Paoli shock. The final position for the radiator, underseat fuel tank and exhaust will be determined once the engine reaches the firm’s Nantes HQ.

French customizer Tucson, maker of the Véloce 650, has set itself an ambitious goal: to make a sportsbike weighing less than 100kg in less than six months. As a starting point, Tucson has chosen to use Aprilia's 550cc v-twin, as seen in the RXV 5.5 enduro and SXV 5.5 supermoto.
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