How about a small introduction of yourself to the readers of Supermoto Central?
My name is Federico Scalia, I am 40 years old, I am Italian and I am the owner of Aerostyle, I deal with airbrushing in the world of motorsport. I love engines in general, I have always had a passion for motorcycles. As a boy I practiced motocross ... but now I'm crazy about supermoto. My first motard was 12 years ago, it was a Yamaha TTR that I transformed myself, maybe you have seen some pictures on the internet.
How did you get into supermoto and what do you find so great about it?
I have always practiced motocross, at a certain point I stopped. After several years I decided to return to motorcycling, but I was looking for something that could be used on the street. I did not want a superbike, so the supermoto was a natural choice.
When and how did the idea for this project originated? What was the base for your project?
The idea came when I saw the photos of the TTR that I had transformed before on the internet ... everything was born from there ... I always liked the Aprilia SXV, it is particular, different from the others ... it seemed to me right from the start an excellent starting point.
Can you tell us how the build went? Did you have any big problems or did it all went smooth?
A middle way, I had to adapt a lot of things ... for example, my bike has the MXV radiator plastics (cross version) on the SXV tank. This involved the modification of the plastics themselves, the location of the radiators and we had to create other small brackets to make it fit. In addition to these there is a whole other series of adjustments that are not visible for the average person, but passionate people who modify bikes can see them.
What do you use your bike for? Do you ride it on the street or just take it to the track?
Both, on the road and sometimes on the track.
Is this your first supermoto project? Do you have any plans for another supermoto project in the future?
As I said before, my first project was based on Yamaha TTR600 ... that project required an incredible amount of work. For the future who knows ... for the moment I enjoy the Aprilia ... but never say never.
Do you have any tips or advice for people that want to start a project like this?
I do not do it for work so maybe I'm not the best person to give advice, but passion is at the base of everything in what you do in life.
We must have patience, a little 'manual skills and mechanical knowledge, good taste and a few euros in the wallet...
Brembo 16x16 cnc caliper
Brembo floating front disc 320mm
Front brake air conveyor Z-Carbon
Beringer front pump 4p
Adjustable Aprilia VDB triple clamps
Lightech cnc clutch lever
Renthal FatBar handlebar
Aeronautical brake hose kit
Complete Arrow, titanium and carbon exhaust system
Change Aprilia MXV mask with addition of headlight
Tank plastics for Aprilia MXV
Rims Marchesini Forged (16.5 front)
Ergal nuts and bolts