How about a small introduction of yourself to the readers of Supermoto Central?
My name is Stefan and my nickname is aqua-holic. I'm 22 years old and living in Holland.
How did you get into supermoto and what do you find so great about it?
About 3.5 years ago i was reading a Dutch motormagazine, there i saw my dream bike: the Aprilia SXV 550
I was totally in love, I went to the dealer and bought a 07 SXV i drove that bike for a half year and then trade it for a 08 SXV
the most beatiful thing about supermoto is that he's faster than any other bike in tight corners!
The idea started when I bought the 08 SXV, I ordered some carbon parts, alpina wheels and other stuff. From that point I couldn't stop, in the winter I stripped down the bike and then the real project started....
I always liked the bike from darryl atkins, so I wanted a replica of that bike.
What’s was the base for your project?
Ii started wih a stock Aprilia SXV 2008 550cc
Can you tell us in short how the build went? Did you have any big problems or did it all went smooth?
Eeverything went pretty smooth, the biggest problems were delivery time and some of the parts didn't fit.
So I had to adjust a lot of things to let it fit on the bike.
What do you use your bike for? Do you ride it on the street or just take it to the track once in a while?
I use my bike for road and street, this year I want to ride more on track.
Is this your first supermoto project or did you also build other supermoto bikes?
This is my second supermoto, but my first project.
Do you have any plans for another supermoto project in the future?
First I want to ride a lot on my bike, I didn't had that much time as I want to ride it!
but maybe in the future .....
Have you got any tips or advice for people that want to start a project like this?
Yes, try to be original and order all your stuff on time!
and mayby the biggest tip: be sure you have enough money to finish your project!
carbon swingarm protector
carbon chain guide
carbon chain protector
carbon underseat left
carbon underseat right
carbon 3 piece rear fender
carbon fork protectors
carbon radiator fenders
aprilia racing side and frontplate
red adonised filterplug
red adonised oilfiller plugs
red adonised rear brake plug
red tank breathing
red SAMCO hoses
short red front fender
enduro rear light
Alpina tubelless red/black
Rip It aprilia decal set
frame painted black with blach frame covers
modified air filter casing
and I did make a lot of custom changes to the bike.....
TO DO list:
red triple clamps
VDB spec frame
STM slipper clutch