2003 German Grand Prix. Colin Edwards narrowly escaped injury after his Aprilia RS3 Cube goes up in flames. The RS3, an in-line triple, was technically advanced but difficult to ride having a tendency to wheelie easily, a lack of front-end feel, vibration from both the front and rear wheels, and unpredictable response from its fly-by-wire throttle system. The engine was considered the most powerful at that time, producing about 240 bhp. According to Edwards, the bike was simply "born bad."