WSBK » Sylvain Guintoli confirmed at Aprilia

Sylvain Guintoli and Eugene Laverty are charged with defending Aprilia's World Superbike Championship crown in 2013.

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November 29, 2012 2:22 PM

re: "Maybe they should fit REAL headlamps, the flasher button would be real handy"

after what happened with the lorenzo/ellison interaction, dorna's saving this addition exclusively for grandprix. headlamps for the factory kit. mirrors for the wobbling CRT's.

steve - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 4:23 PM

Please, no headlight stickers and no mirrors. They have no place on RACE bikes. Indicators will be the next idea! FFS.

And well done Ginters.
Melandri the man in 2013 I think.

Marc - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 4:52 PM

I'm sure at this point no one is surprised with Aprilia's selection of Guintoli. But he's stepping into a proven bike and with that he'll be expected to produce. I'm sure he'll be decent but not sure he'll win the championship. I will miss Max as he handled that bike very well.

sloplop - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 5:48 PM

The race number of the rider becomes smaller
Perhaps you should also install a rear license plate
Perhaps you shold install a brake light
This is a race bike For God's sake

tomcol - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 6:53 PM

Those fake headlight stickers are ridiculous and naff. Whos idea was it ? They should be sacked immediately.
We want to see race bikes not race replicas that wobble through everyones local town every day. Lets hope its for one season only.


November 29, 2012 9:42 PM

c'mon guys, it's just a sticker. is it really that deep...? i could see if it were something that added weight or affected aerodynamics or created a safety hazard, but it's just a sticker. would you feel better if they were simply painted on like the rest of graphics and were clear coated like the rest of the bike...? lemans, bol d'or, suzuka kit etc. by definition actually sport a REAL, tangible, working headlight...? and that's some of the coolest sh#%t around...!? :)

curious, how is it now coming as a shock after 25 years of homologation, that these bikes are production kit...? it's almost as if you were unaware...? yes, the same production kit many of you have gone out and purchased (btw the industry thanks you for your patronage) and have parked in your garages and sheds right now. wait, you guys do own bikes don't you...? - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 9:58 PM

Its dorna trying to make them look like road bikes so that non riders can understand difference between motogp and wsb. but with wsb lapping faster than motogp at the test, looks like superstock rules and engine limits in 2014. bsb have the regs spot on, hope wsb follows suit, but probably not.


November 29, 2012 10:49 PM

Unfortunately, the daftlight stickers only look the part on the blade and 10r.

Very pleased to hear about Guinters.

Very deserving, very exciting!

Hopefully, he'll become a pirate, too.

Steve - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 7:46 AM

@ shamarone

Current WSBK are nothing like the production models you can buy in the shops. Chassis are modified, different swing arms and linkages, massive engine and electronics tuning. People who think they can buy that stuff from Aprilia or Ducati or whoever are sadly mistaken. You might be able to buy an exhaust that looks similar and some rear sets etc but joe blogs is never getting their hands on what's on a factory WSBK.

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