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2009 Aprilia RSV1000RR DSB Comparison Photo Gallery

Motorcycle USA pits the 2009 Aprilia RSV1000 against some of its Daytona SportBike rivals, the Kawasaki ZX-6R and Buell 1125R in this track comparison. See the photos an then read the 2009 Aprilia RSV1000R DSB Comparison.

2009 Daytona Sportbike Comparison
This is one extremely-composed motorcycle at full-lean with a very race-bred feeling translated to the rider through the chassis.
By far the best looking of the bunch, all agreed the Aprilia would win in a beauty contest.
It can be argued that the RSV1000R was at one time considered the best V-Twin sportbike on the planet.
An extremely solid chassis is one of the Aprilia's most impressive attributes.
2009 Aprilia RSV1000RR
While it is easy to ride, outright grunt from the 60-degree V-Twin is a tad lackluster at 120.2 hp, compared to high-revving Supersport-specific Ninja ZX-6R.
The RSV is still very capable for a bike that should have fathered grandkids by now, but in this group it is third best on all three test riders’ scorecards.
2009 Daytona Sportbike Comparison Dyno HP
2009 Daytona Sportbike Comparison Dyno Torque
Despite its racing pedigree the Aprilia is the heaviest of the group, tipping the scales at 476-lbs.
'It feels very rigid and feels totally solid in the corners. It takes a bit more muscle to turn-in as compared to the Buell and Kawasaki, but it’s easy to tell some racing development went into making this chassis.'
When it came to lap times the Aprilia was close but couldn't quite match either the Kawasaki or the Buell.