ChiQane - III - Aprillia RSV-R - 1000 cc - 2001

ChiQane - III - Aprillia RSV-R - 1000 cc - 2001
Condition: Good - Registration papers: with Dutch registration - Location: Netherlands

The ChiQane III is a hub centre steered motorcycle.

ChiQane has developed a motorcycle that proves that comfort and safety can be combined in a machine with an alternative system.

In the ChiQane, steering, springs and brakes are completely disconnected from each other, creating a bizarre mix of directional stability and manoeuvrability.

Test by famous international motorjournalist Alan Cathcart in Motor #522 can be found online:

Alan Cathcart:
‘…30 laps of Assen convinced me that Roel van der Heide has not only resolved all of the problems, but quite possibly hit on a genuine improvement on telescopic forks…’

Engine type: Aprilia Liquid-cooled 60 degree V-twin
Cylinders: 998 cc
Bore x stroke: 97,0 x 67,5 mm
Compression ratio: 11,4 : 1
Ignition: Electronic
Fuel injection
Power: 139 bhp @ 9.500 rpm
Torque: 78.7 ftlb @ 7,500 rpm
Type: six-speed
Clutch: wet, multi-plate
Final drive: chain

Frame: Twin spar frame alloy
Front suspension: Hub-centre steering with twin parallel swingarms, two WP shocks, fully adjustable steering angle and trail.
Rear suspension: Aluminium swingarm with Öhlins-monoshock, fully adjustable
Front brake: Twin 320 mm AP discs, AP six-piston calipers
Rear brake: Single 130 mm disc, AP twin-piston caliper
Wheels: Dymag carbon fibre
Light weight front huger carbon, hard foam, alu inserts
Full Titanium Arrow Exhaust system
Weight: 178 kg

More information can be found on this bike and builder on:

Note: Registration Papers from previous build prototype with a Honda Engine mentioned in the papers.

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Lot details
Model Type
III - Aprillia RSV-R
Engine size (in cc)
Year of first registration
Registration papers
with Dutch registration
14000 km
Frame number
Eigenbouw 001
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