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New Aprilia Pegaso 750 Trail V-Twin Concept

 Famous designer Oberdan Bezzi produces a 750 V-Twin Pegaso concept.

Published on 04.25.2014
APRILIA 750 PEGASO V2
Aprilia Pegaso 750 Trail concept would utilize the Dorsoduro 750cc powerplant and Caponord 1200 styling. (designed by Oberdan Bezzi)

Famous motorcycle designer Oberdan Bezzi is at it again, designing concept bike sketches he thinks the manufacturers should build. Bezzi has worked with companies like Ducati, Cagiva, Aprilia, Benelli and Moto Guzzi over the years as an outside consultant and has been instrumental in the development of some of their production bikes. Bezzi is like a modern day Nostradamus and some of his sketches have turned out to look very similar to future production models.

Oberdan likes to create these sketches for fun and recently he created an Aprilia Pegaso 750 Trail V-Twin concept. The last production Pegaso 650 Trail was discontinued a few years ago. Previously, the Pegaso utilized a 660cc single with a 5-speed transmission. The Pegaso was an attractive Adventure Bike with comfortable ergonomics for long-range touring, but the single cylinder engine was buzzy at speed and a bit underpowered.

This concept bike would utilize the 750cc powerplant from the Dorsoduro 750 Supermoto. The V-Twin engine and 6-speed transmission would make the Pegaso much smoother on the highway and offer better performance, while still keeping weight down to a minimum. The styling looks similar to the new Caponord 1200 and would be one of the more attractive Adventure Bikes if it becomes a reality.

With the Transalp XL700V’s disappearance from Honda’s line-up, the Triumph Tiger 800 and BMW F800GS are the only two bikes left (with any off-road intentions) in the twin-cylinder middleweight Adventure Bike category. The Triumph is a close copy of the F800GS in design and appearance, so there is currently very little diversity in this segment.

With 92 HP, 60.4 lb.-ft. of torque (Dorsoduro engine specs) and a wet weight around 450 pounds (208 kg), this new Pegaso 750 Trail would be a formidable competitor to the Triumph Tiger 800 and BMW F800GS in terms of performance. The bike would offer something different for consumers as well, with more exciting styling and the unique character of an Italian V-Twin engine.

Overall, it’s an interesting concept. A fairly light Adventure Bike that could handle light off-road duties, along with a powerful smooth running V-Twin for the highway. Then add sumptuous Italian styling, and engine character and you’ve got a winning combination. Aprilia is an innovator in ABS and traction control and would most likely outfit the bike with a multitude of electronic aids similar to the Caponord 1200’s as well.

If Oberdan’s other middleweight Adventure Bike concept (FZ-09 based Yamaha Ténéré) also becomes a reality, these two bikes could really spice up this category.

Author: Rob Dabney

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  1. Pingback: Kind of like the looks of this. - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums

  2. “A fairly light Adventure Bike that could handle light off-road duties” seriously? How about a fairly light ADV bike that can handle moderate to heavy off road duties. An actual ADV bike, not a pretty road showpiece?

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