It's not Axone it is Navigator new Diagnostic tool from Piaggio Group. I have one with all up to date maps for all Aprilia models also work on Moto Guzzi as well
Muchos Gracias T-Rex. Yet another story of the earlier model SXV's with costly problems. I spoke w Valley Yam today about their new 07 5.5, comes w a 1 year warranty but it still scares me because it's an 07! Are there any stories or owners of 08 and up bikes? All across the country the most of the SXV's for sale are 07, and for good reason, nobody wants them perhaps due to their issues. I'm hoping aprilia fixed the bugs on these things. They sound like amazing bikes to own....when they are running!
Hey PW you know for a SXV with a blown engine and good papers? I got a plan! I love the bike as a whole but I am used to not taking care of my stuff and that engine won't last me. I will install a more reliable lump to take advantage of that superb chassis.
As for the OP I think you should look at the SMC the last of them that were sold here in Canada are the ultimate street tard. That LC4 is low maintenance, the bike has a radial mount brembo front brake, exotic trellis frame, slipper clutch and tubeless wheels. I would love to sell my 04 SMC and buy one someday.
A DRZ is slow. If the rider is amazing then there there's the difference. If he was on a race 450 then I'm sure he'd be winning by miles too.I also love how everyone says the DRZ is slow, meanwhile Chad Hockley comes over from the island to race and ends up on the podium miles ahead of pure bred 450 SM bikes, with a rat bagged out bone stock DRZ.
How's that?? Hmmmm....yeah. Chad is a stud, that's why. If you need hp to be fast, well...maybe bikes aren't for you.