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Aprilia RSV4


 The Aprilia RSV4 is the Italian firm’s all-new V-Four Superbike. While a limited numbers of the Aprilia RSV4 have come out as ‘09 models in Europe to allow the bike to be homologated for World Superbike racing.

Aprillia RSV4
There’s lots of low-down grunt, a fat midrange and a storming top end, a fantastic mix of big twin and in-line-four.
Much of the hype surrounding the Aprilia RSV4 revolves from World Superbike, where the Italian company opened its checkbook to make the RSV4 a winner right from the very start. The RSV4 has been in development at the hands of former GP racer Alex Hofmann for several years now and Aprilia hired proven GP winners Max Biaggi and Shinya Nakano to race it in the 2009 World Superbike championship, to which they have had very impressive results for an all-new team and all-new motorcycle. These include several front-row starting positions as well as a handful of top-five finishes. The V-Four machine has also created loads of attention in the racing circles due to its class-leading top-speeds at just about every track they have visited thus far.

While details for the road-going version are somewhat limited, we know it has a 65-degree, 999.6cc V-Four engine that revs to a whopping 14,100 rpm. It will be available as a base model and RSV4 Factory edition, which comes with state-of-the-art Ohlins suspension and lighter components all around. Both bikes with have adjustable frame geometry and ride-by-wire throttle control, something Aprilia has been developing since their days in MotoGP back in early 2000. A cassette-type 6-speed gearbox handles the transmission while variable engine mapping will allow the rider to select a variety of power levels on the fly via a handlebar-mounted toggle switch.

From the day it was released to its unveiling on February 22, 2008 in Milan, Italy, Aprilia has promoted the RSV4 as a purebred racebike from the ground up. And judging by their impressive performances racing it thus far this year as well as the claimed specifications of the road-going version, there’s no doubt the Japanese literbike makes Aprilia a major threat for 2010 and beyond.

Aprilia RSV4 Motorcycle Reviews
Aprilia RSV4 APRC Traction Control Comparison
Friday, August 31, 2012
Find out how the Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) electronics perform versus the competition in this traction control comparison.
2012 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Track Comparison
Monday, June 25, 2012
Aprilia’s aiming to take win this year’s Superbike Shootout with its RSV4 Factory APRC. Read how it does against the world’s best sportbikes.
2012 Aprilia RSV4 APRC Factory Street Comparison
Monday, June 11, 2012
The 2012 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC is back in the Superbike Smackdown to do battle. Read on to find out how it fared agaist the competition.
2011 Aprilia RSV4R APRC First Ride
Monday, July 18, 2011
We put the high tech Aprilia RSV4R APRC and its traction control system to the test on Southern California's backroads. Read more in the 2011 Aprilia RSV4R APRC First Ride.
2010 Aprilia RSV4R Comparison Street
Monday, May 17, 2010
Motorcycle USA puts all the 2010 Superbikes to the test in our Superbike Smackdown sportbike comparison. Read the 2010 Aprilia RSV4R street review.
2010 Aprilia RSV4R Comparison Track
Friday, May 07, 2010
MotoUSA takes the latest Superbikes and put's them to the test in our annual Superbike Smackdown. Check out the 2010 Aprilia RSV4R.
2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Comparison
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
For our Modified Superbike Comparison we used the Aprilia RSV4 Factory as our stock benchmark machine.
Biaggis Aprilia RSV4
Monday, November 30, 2009
In the eleventh hour MotoUSA hopped aboard the most touted and praised new motorcycle in World Superbike. Say hello to Max Biaggi’s Aprilia RSV4.
2010 Aprilia RSV4R First Ride
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Motorcycle USA is one of only two U.S. magazines to ride the 2010 Aprilia RSV4R Superbike. Find out how this sportbike performs in this motorcycle first ride review. Come shred with Motorcycle USA!
2009 Aprilia RSV4 Factory First Ride
Friday, April 10, 2009
Our friends at MCN give us the skinny on the much-anticipated Aprilia RSV4 superbike. Check out the 2009 Aprilia RSV4 Factory track test here at Motorcycle USA.
Aprilia RSV4 News
Aprilia Offers SBK Title Promo for RSV4
Friday, October 12, 2012
Aprilia USA celebrates the World Superbike Championship with a special RSV4 Sales Event.
Aprilia Launches Ride Like a Champion Tour
Friday, May 07, 2010
USA, the North American importer and distributor of award-winning motorcycles, announces the Ride Like a Champion tour, an education and training program for Aprilia dealers, just in time for the 2010 riding season.
Aprilia Recalls RSV4 and RSV4R
Monday, February 08, 2010
Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia is recalling its RSV4 and RSV4R Factory motorcycles.
Aprilia USA Recalls 2010 RSV4 Motorcycles
Friday, January 22, 2010
Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Aprilia is recalling all RSV4R and RSV4 Factory motorcycles sold in the U.S. due to a defective component used during engine assembly.
Leno Introduces 10 Aprilia RSV4 At Show
Monday, December 07, 2009
Jay Leno was on hand at the 2009 Piaggio Group Americas National Dealer Meeting to introduce the 2010 Aprilia RSV4.
Aprilia RSV4 Set for US Debut at Miller
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Aprilia USA announced that its RSV4 factory superbike will be unveiled in the States this weekend at the WSBK round at Miller Motorsports Park.
Aprilia RSV4 First Looks
Aprilia RSV4 APRC ABS SBK Special Edition
Friday, January 25, 2013
Aprilia unveils a limited-edition RSV4 offering for U.S. and Canadian sportbike motorcyclists. Find out more in this First Look article.
2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC First Look
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Aprilia upgrades its championship-winning RSV4 sportbike with ABS, more power and better brakes for 2013.
2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE First Look
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Aprilia releases a new top-of-the-line sportbike for 2011, the RSV4 Factory APRC SE. The limited production machine features advanced traction, wheelie and launch control, as well as a few other upgrades. Check it out here.
2010 Aprilia RSV4R First Look
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia releases information on its all-new 2010 Aprilia RSV4R superbike.
2009 Aprilia RSV4 First Look
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Aprilia releases some more information on its 2009 RSV4 Superbike which will be campaigned by Max Biaggi in World Superbike racing in 2009.
2009 Aprilia RSV4 Debuts at Intermot
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Aprilia tore the wrapper of its newest superbike, the 2009 Aprilia RSV4, at Intermot, allowing MotorcycleUSA to get its first close-up look at the Italian marque's latest V-Four track weapon.