Sunday, November 28, 2004

Aprilia out of MotoGP

In the same way that scooter success never became big twin sportsbike dominance against Ducati, Aprilia was never able to transition its winning formula from 125 and 250 two strokes to MotoGP. The "Cube" was an innovative and interesting addition to the field. Its use of Formula 1 technology may point toward the future for motorcycle road racing's top class, but Aprilia couldn't capitalize on the promise before financial difficulties brought the effort to a premature conclusion. Cycle News

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Byrne rides new Cube.

Yesterday (Wednesday) saw Aprilia Shane Byrne ride the latest specification Aprilia RS Cube for the first time, during the second day of testing at Jerez.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Byrne returns, McWilliams rides KR-KTM

Shane Byrne returned to MotoGP action today at Jerez, when he threw his leg over an RS Cube for the first time since making a premature return from injury in September's Japanese Grand Prix.