2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Motorcycle Review — Riding Impressions of the…

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Aprilia RSV4 Factory

Introducing The New Premium Superbike

Does the world really another superbike? Between CBR1000RR. Yamaha’s R1. and Suzuki’s speed starved riders plenty of bestial bikes to on.

But Aprilia was serious enough entering the literbike market—not to World Superbike Racing—that built an all-new bike the ground up with the ambitious of redefining this supersaturated

Enter Aprilia’s RSV4 priced at $20,999.

THE GOODS: V-Four Ferocity

Most Japanese superbikes, and even Germans like BMW’s new follow the inline-4 formula: cylinders arranged in line each other.

Not the Aprilia Factory.

Its 999.6 cc engine is a 65 V4, which lays the cylinders out in that meet in a “V,” the engine layout of less motorcycles like the Honda But the key to the RSV4’s screaming 180 horsepower (which revs to 14,100 rpm and peak power at 12,500 is its unusual compactness. Aprilia’s V4 about as much size as twins, like the one found in one of the biggest competitor, the Ducati

That theme of compactness is throughout the bike, from its alloy perimeter frame to the that meets at a narrow as seen in this overhead .

The rest of the RSV4 Factory’s are textbook top-shelf. The engine is to a slipper-equipped clutch and a cassette-style and exhaust is routed through a exhaust. Weight distribution is an 52% front/48% rear, and a dry weight of 395 is aided by forged aluminum wheels.

Dual disc Brembo brakes up front and rears offer stopping and the front suspension consists of adjustable Tin coated 43mm forks while the rear has spring preload, wheelbase, and rebound damping adjustability.

From its intake-equipped nose to its tail section. the RSV4 is decked out with styling as distinctive as its nonconformist powertrain.

A LEG OVER: Track-worthy firepower for the

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sport bikes have pretensions, but aren’t quite for track duty. The Aprilia Well, it’s pretty a wolf in wolf’s clothing; the minute you swing a leg over its tall 33.2 inch you’ll likely be struck by bike’s committed riding and its compact proportions.

Lay your on the tank, and the cockpit view your helmet up against a and analog instrument cluster and a polished aluminum triple The RSV4 Factory’s ergonomics are but not unnatural to the point of discomfort— at initially.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory
Aprilia RSV4 Factory

Fire up the V-four, and its exhaust projects a deeply satisfying While I noted that the R1’s crossplane-equipped sounds and like a V-four, this the high-tech real deal, with fly-by-wire throttle, intake ducts, and three modes adjustable via the start on the right grip controls. Sport, and Road.

ON THE ROAD: Telepathy

The RSV4’s mighty responds with stunning twist the throttle, and seamless pushes the RSV4 forward wheel-lifting thrust. But when you down at the tach, the revs reveal that there’s space than you expect the needle and redline. Torque is smooth, with some becoming evident at higher

Likewise, decibel level up considerably when the engine is on.

Handling is also exemplary. the body feels notably than comparable literbikes, the bike into turns is Ridden aggressively, direction come easily and the bike committed in corners; at least my time in the canyons, the bike’s far exceeded my comfort level wringing out its performance, as I consciously attracting attention from law on local canyon roads. The extremely high limits like they might be overqualified for track duty, as I began dipping into its and handling capabilities before I ran out of (and intestinal fortitude.)

A aggressive riding style slightly choppy fueling roll-on throttle at lower speeds (around 3,000 The engine is predictable enough at speeds to be manageable, though modes doesn’t change the sharp throttle response as as I’d like. Ride is firm but not jarring, and after time in the saddle the riding can tax your wrists… not that matters much to the clientele this boutique bike.

IN CONCLUSION: High Dollar, Yield

Aprilia offers down-spec RSV4 R variant the same 180 horsepower powerplant, the Factory model’s premium suspension components, chassis and lightweight wheels. Unless serious about tracking sportbike, the RSV4 R’s price tag starts looking especially considering it shares the model’s engine and brakes.

But if looking for a top-shelf sportbike can rumble with the best of the RSV4 Factory is one of the rare that achieves world status. If you’ve got the means and ultimate goal is to feel a World Superbike stud as you down your favorite the Aprilia RSV4 Factory fit the bill quite nicely— if the world doesn’t need superbike.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory
Aprilia RSV4 Factory
Aprilia RSV4 Factory
Aprilia RSV4 Factory
Aprilia RSV4 Factory

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