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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.

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2009 Daytona Sportbike Comparison
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This is one extremely-composed motorcycle at full-lean with a very race-bred feeling translated to the rider through the chassis.
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By far the best looking of the bunch, all agreed the Aprilia would win in a beauty contest.
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It can be argued that the RSV1000R was at one time considered the best V-Twin sportbike on the planet.
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An extremely solid chassis is one of the Aprilia's most impressive attributes.
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2009 Aprilia RSV1000RR
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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.
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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.
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2009 Daytona Sportbike Comparison Dyno HP
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2009 Daytona Sportbike Comparison Dyno Torque
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Despite its racing pedigree the Aprilia is the heaviest of the group, tipping the scales at 476-lbs.
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'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.'
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When it came to lap times the Aprilia was close but couldn't quite match either the Kawasaki or the Buell.