How about a small introduction of yourself to the readers of Supermoto Central?
Hi my name is Trackdave from the UK.
I first got into supermoto after getting tired of riding road bikes on the road for fear of losing my license and livelyhood if I ever got caught speeding, so I bought my first sm, a KTM 525. I soon got bored with it as like most KTM`s there just so slow. The best thing for me about Supermoto is probably the people who ride them, I have yet to meet anyone who isn't willing to share a tip or lend a hand when you run into problems.
When and how did the idea for this project originated? What was your inspiration?
I just love the look, sound and the power of the Aprilia's. I managed 4 laps on the bike before it blew up. This is when i decided to completely strip it down to the last nut and bolt and turn it into something a bit different to the usual red/black colours associated with Aprilia. Finally finished off the build with a set of carbon matrix wheels from Alpina UK.
What’s was the base for your project?
The bike is a 2007 450 vdb that I bought earlier this year and it is the 6th Aprilia I've owned but my first van den Bosch Replica.
Can you tell us in short how the build went? Did you have any big problems or did it all went smooth?
A guy called Cal here in the UK did all the engine work and paint. LR designs did the graphics and seat cover and I am more than happy how the bike has turned out.
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 race in the British Supermoto Championship in the National class.
Is this your first supermoto project or did you also build other supermoto bikes?
I have had many Aprilia's, a Suzuki RMZ and I also owned a Husqvarna SM450RR which was also featured on Supermoto Central