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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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APRILIA Blue Marlin 1000

engine specs
Type
liquid-cooled, four-stroke, V-Twin, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement
998 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.8x2.7 in OR 97 mm
Compression Ratio
-
Horsepower
130/9500 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
74/7250 lb-ft/RPM OR 100/7250 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
EFI
transmission specs
Gearbox
6-speed, manual
Clutch
wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Drive
gears
Final Drive
chain
chassis specs
Frame
chrome/molybdenum
Front Suspension
43mm Ohlins upside-down fork
Rear Suspension
adjustable monoshock
Front Brake
dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake
single 220mm disc, 2-piston caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
31.5 in OR 800 mm
Weelbase
-
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
-
Fuel Capacity
-
tyres specs
Front
120/70 ZR17
Rear
180/55 ZR17
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