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When Richard Forrest wanted a new track and club race bike, he didn't want to muck around building one from scratch, so bought one of the very best in world instead...

“I ’ve wanted a track bike for years, and kept an eye on the press and Fast Bikes to see which was best. FB sang the Aprilia’s praises so it seemed like the logical choice. Then I watched videos of it on the pipe, so it quickly went from a logical decision to an emotional one. The barrier for me here (I live in Hong Kong), was that road bikes get massively taxed, so buying a race bike made sense! Then Aprilia announced these R-FWtrack- only versions, and I thought ‘wow’ I can get a race bike for the same money as a road machine. Just seeing one in the ‘Misano’ colours, and what the bikes came with, sealed the deal for me so I stuck an order in.

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