2009 Aprilia RSV1000R
Competition may come and go, but the Aprilia RSV 1000 R remains the unquestioned top dog among supersport motorcycles for its amazing handling on road and racetrack. The Aprilia RSV 1000 R has shown its competitive edge in world endurance racing, where it is the only production twin able to compete on even terms with the best four cylinder machines in the world, as demonstrated by the excellent results achieved. Legendary races like the Le Mans 24 hours and the Bol d’Or 24 hours have shown exactly how effective the twin cylinder Aprilia RSV 1000 R is on the racetrack, and how totally reliable it is too.
|Engine Type||V60 Magnesium four stroke longitudinal 60° V twin, DOHC|
|Engine Displacement||997.62 cc|
|Bore Stroke||97 x 67.5 mm|
|Cooling||Liquid cooling with three way pressurised circuit|
|Compression Ratio||11.8 : 1|
|Fuel System||Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multipoint electronic injection|
|Ignition||Digital electronic ignition, integrated with fuel injection system|
|Front Suspension||43 mm Öhlins titanium nitride coated upside-down fork, 4.72in wheel travel|
|Rear Suspension||Aluminium alloy double arched swingarm. APS linkages, 5.24in wheel travel|
|Front Brake||Double stainless steel floating disc 320 mm. Radial calipers with four 34 mm pistons|
|Rear Brake||Brembo stainless steel disc 220 mm. Twin 32 mm piston caliper.|
|Fuel Capacity||4.75 gal with 1.06 gal reserve|
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.