2012 Aprilia RSV4 APRC Factory Street Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2012 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Street Comparison

as we ride the 2012 Aprilia APRC in our annula Superbike in the 2012 Aprilia RSV4 APRC Street Comparison .

Last year we missed out on the Aprilia RSV4 APRC in our Superbike Smackdown VIII. In the year the RSV4 did not fare so but soon after the Aprilia got some revisions, most the addition of the APRC traction system. In the 2011 Aprilia APRC First Ride we felt that if it had been for the smackdown it might have a contender.

Aprilia came for bear this year, the $22,999 up-spec Factory of the 2012 model. We’d be if we said we weren’t excited to put V-Four screamer through its

RSV4 Factory APRC a mouthful for sure, but what it all mean? The Factory edition Ohlins suspension, forged wheels, gobs of carbon and adjustable front and rear Then heap the Aprilia Ride Control (APRC) on top of all that mega-spec goodness.

The is by far the most intense and feature-rich control system out there, on Max Biaggi’s 2010 World Championship winning machine, is the real deal. There are 8 of traction control, 3 levels of control, 3 levels of launch and a quick shifter all stemming the fly-by-wire throttle system. An jet-fighter just might be complicated than this

The basic 65-degree V-Four architecture hasn’t changed since we had the bike in the 2010 except for a new, lighter intended to unleash some ponies. And this is a good the engine is super compact and is

The Aprilia RSV4 Factory has the one of the sweetest exhaust notes from its V-Four motor.

about the same width as This design makes for a small, narrow chassis. is some punch in that 999.6cc engine too. On our 250i the RSV4 cranked out a 159.82 horsepower and 76.16 of torque, also fourth On the street the power impressions our varied crew of riders was positive.

Starting at the mid-range the to the top-end is frantic yet smooth as at the same time.

Leah Petersen ranks the power and character first for categories. “This bike is and subtle, you’re hitting 100 mph long before you realize it. engine just sounds I think it would even get people amped up.”

Our Ernie has an interesting counterpoint to comments stemming from the first gear that the low-end power feel the Aprilia. “The top end on this is insane — pure bred power. It’s for anything track related, but if looking for in city torque nowhere to be found.”

And that is the of the Aprilia’s street performance. has a stellar engine character, but the first gear makes away from a stoplight a Once underway the track-focused and gear spacing keeps the in the sweet spot of the power, but you to ask yourself if you can live with the 0-60 and quarter-mile acceleration of the for a transmission that works when you are shredding mountain

At our imperfect drag strip the hit the 1320-foot mark in 11.56 with a 135.3 mph terminal while hitting 60 mph in 3.996 This was without using the system’s launch control as all bikes were compared any electronic aids engaged. with the uber-tall first the Aprilia rated near the top of the in the subjective drivetrain category.

Slowing down the 451-pound is nothing short of marvelous. second in the subjective braking

Although the brakes on the Aprilia rate the highest with our they destroyed the competition on the

most of our riders felt the we just a hair behind the BMW binders. Everyone raved the race-bred Brembo monoblocs’ and consistency. The tale of the tape the Aprilia annihilating the competition on the pad, stopping almost 20 shorter than the next at 112.5 feet.

We didn’t it ourselves, but Waheed backed-up the with two more stops in the 112 and range.

“I don’t why it stopped 20 feet shorter,” Adam. “The brakes feel that particularly betterthey work well and I rate them mid-to-upper Perhaps it can be attributed to the action of the as the Ohlins unit is the best, responsive feel and movement the …. I was surprised by the numbers.”

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Using the APRC system is as as the system sounds for our testers. so many options to choose and two separate screens for street or it is easy to get completely lost in the Changing the TC modes is the most and easy with index and thumb triggers on the left bar allows the rider to dial up or the amount of electronic wheelspin on the fly. But the rest of the system is and frustrating.

Make sure to that owners manual you if you intend to make any changes.

two paddle-style buttons on the left allow the rider to adjust intervention on the fly, while It’s the only bike allows this and is a great for sure,” commented Waheed. launch control on the other is difficult to figure out. The system is tricky to navigate, and when you think you figured it it turns out you haven’t.

I couldn’t ever figure out how it Aprilia definitely needs to some cues from and work on the functionality of the menu

With such a compact, chassis, the comfort and rider scores settled near the of the scale as we

The compact frame of the Aprilia RSV4 makes the bike around a joy.

they might. The high small seating area and low make for aggressive riding for the cruise, but it makes complete when blasting up Palomar famed curves. By the time you get however, you might very be sore and need a stretch turning the RSV4 loose.

Aprilia felt awkward at on the highway, but once we got to the curves we says our second lady rider, Lori Dell. on the mountain I felt like I sat in the like I was a part of it, like hugged.”

After burning a few tanks of high-octane fuel, the managed a fuel mileage of 27.42 mpg. That it down near the bottom of the with only the Ducati Panigale S and the Yamaha YZF-R1 less bang for the buck at the The 4.5-gallon tank gives the a range of 123.4 miles the next fill-up, which is the shortest.

The 2012 Aprilia is an amazing when the tempo gets up, but to live with it on a daily would take some in comfort and usability. As this is the portion of the Superbike Smackdown, the and race-bred pedigree hurt the here, but it will certainly to its advantage when we turn it on the track.

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