2012 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Track Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2012 Aprilia RSV4 APRC Track Comparison

See and Aprilia’s RSV4 in action at Raceway as it goes for the No. 1 spot in our Shootout. Learn more in the Aprilia RSV4 Factory Track Comparison Video .

The Aprilia RSV4 Factory proves how serious Aprilia motorcycle road racing. Italian-built sportbike was designed for the rigors of World Superbike and has already achieved one title Max Biaggi in ‘10, and is on track for the this year as well.

the RSV4 is one of, if not the most compact this comparison. It truly 600-like proportions that adored by all but our tallest pilots. not quite as narrow as the V-Twin steeds, but it is close.

It’s short from front-to-back and has the seating area, which it a bit of a challenge to tuck behind the if you’re lankier than

“It feels like an R6 almost but with a whole lot of remembers Neuer. “It was a cramped but totally manageable. I want to ride it across the but for putting in fast laps a great place to work

“It’s a really compact sums up Siglin. “I’m a guy [5’7”, 140 pounds] so the bike me really well. I like the a lot on this bikedefinitely one of my favorites.”

If you back at the 2010 Aprilia Comparison Track test, the was one of the heaviest bikes then. So we pretty surprised when it in at 446 pounds with its 4.49-gallon gas topped off (five pounds than with the stock Although it’s still 23 more than the Ducati, five pounds less the BMW and 18 pounds less than the

( Top ) The Aprilia RSV4 Factory blew us away by how nimble it is. ( ) The RSV4 engine recorded acceleration numbers out of turns. ( ) The cockpit of the RSV4 definitely shorter riders as Hutch is to find out.

Out on track the RSV feels even and more maneuverable than the numbers tell. Next to the it was rated as having the best Turn-In performance. Bend it on its in a corner and it continued to impressdelivering a of feedback.

Although it didn’t quite as high as say the Ninja or KTM it was so

“I love how nimble it shares Garcia. “The end stood out the most to me. It turned it was precise and gave a lot of feel I could really rely on the end and trail brake deep the corners on this thing.”

chassis is bitchin,” admits “Everything was tight and planted wasn’t much see-sawing on endit was one of the bikes that most similar to a racebike to

Next to the Suzuki, the Aprilia the highest side-to-side flick (51.1 degrees/second) as measured the Turn 11/12/13 chicane its maneuverability. It also obtained the lean angle of 55.9 as the rider barreled into The Despite its excellent handling the Aprilia posted some of the corner speed readings.

When tallied and averaged it was to last in that scoring

“It flicks into the easier than almost any here,” says Dawes. little bit of body english a long way. “

though it didn’t post horsepower and torque figures, the shows the Aprilia demonstrated the average acceleration force. Off 6 it was right behind the BMW at 0.85g and out of the turn it had the highest reading of This may be attributed to its punchy and well sorted rear that puts the power to the very effectively.

“That V4 comes off the corners really It pulls hard and revs too,” says Earnest. it’s lacks top- Honestly, I was expecting a little since it’s got a race on it.”

Aprilia RSV4 Settings:

(From full

Preload: 8.5

Compression: 12

Rebound: 9

Height: +3mm

Preload: 146 mm length)

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Rebound: 16

Results from the show that the RSV4 has one of the mellow torque curves. it is linear and free of any crazy but it only pumps out a peak of 75.44 lb-ft at 9800 rpm from last). The horsepower starts off mellow too before at 12,800 rpm delivering just 160 horsepower at the back tire placed it third from again.

Curiously, it gained than one horsepower and actually one ft-lb of torque compared to the stock machine as tested in the comparison.

In spite of its modest performance the Aprilia still very respectable trap on the two straightaways. Down the longer straight it was 159.7 mph (third and 147.2 mph on the back one (second behind the Suzuki). One reason why the accelerated so well is because of its ratio gears from to fifth, not to mention the standard quickshifter.

The slipper clutch great too and the Drivetrain would been scored better but the didn’t perform quite as as the aftermarket Dynojet Quick-shifter

( Top ) The cockpit of the RSV4 definitely riders of average or below ( Center ) The Aprilia’s Brembo proved to be very effective in of braking force even they didn’t offer the lever feel. ( Bottom ) The surprised us by how hard it drives off

“I was really impressed the power delivery of the V4 engine,” Chamberlain. “The engine quickly and power delivery was smooth with no dips of spots. The stock quickshifter okay too.”

Although the didn’t really blow our away with its brakes, in of feel and feedback they quite effective from the screen. Into Turn 10 had posted the third-highest g force at But where the Aprilia really was into the final corner it posted the highest figure of

Upon tallying the numbers the ranked a close second to the BMW in category.

“At this we’re almost splitting admits Hutchison. “The on all these bikes are so good and so that the biggest thing is getting use to how each feels. you’re comfortable you can brake a mad man on any of these bikes.”

In Superpole, Siglin was able to a very competitive lap time of (fourth-fastest). The author’s time of (fifth-fastest) was also toward the of the group. After Superpole riders commented on how well the worked, making it one of the easier to ride.

In fact, if the Aprilia had a few ponies up top it could surprise of the big name Japanese brands. that happens, the RSV4 fifth.

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