2013 Aprilia RSV 4 ABS Factory- First Ride Review- Photos

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Aprilia RSV 4
Aprilia RSV 4

2013 Aprilia RSV 4 ABS Factory – Ride More electronic from the WSBK title

Although Max Biaggi won the 2012 Superbike title on his RSV 4 Factory, hasn’t had much time to on its laurels.

For 2013, improvements to the V-Four engine result in an 4 horsepower (a claimed 184 at 12,500 and a slight bump in torque foot-pounds at 10,000 rpm). Key include improved crankcase cooling and lubrication systems, a new system and an updated ECU. The was to make the engine more reliable, and responsive through the rev

Although the engine changes dramatic, those made to the are. A brand-new Bosch 9MP ABS is integrated with the RSV 4’s APRC Performance Ride Control) and features three modes: for extreme deceleration; Sport, for road use (featuring RLM, a Lift-up Mitigation sensor); and for ideal braking in wet/low-grip Hardware consists of the latest M430 monoblock radial-mount and 320mm rotors up front and a new caliper and 220mm disc at the

Adoption of this highly ABS adds only 4.4 pounds to the and the engine had to be lowered 5mm in the frame to room for its hardware. To maintain the geometric relationship among the sprocket, swingarm pivot and sprocket, the rear axle had to be by 5mm, as well.

With the new above the engine, a larger gallon), ergonomically improved tank has been used. And the center of gravity means the is now more stable under braking, but at the expense of some of the bike’s agility. A trade-off Aprilia’s tech boss, Albesiano, is willing to accept.

Beyond the mechanical updates, continues to evolve the APRC The TC is now more effective thanks to functions and sensors, while its is better integrated with the throttle. Using lean speed and lateral acceleration the bike selects the appropriate of power to achieve maximum

Aprilia RSV 4
Aprilia RSV 4

One of the first things I noticed at the circuit in Portugal was the bike’s center of gravity. The bike a bit more input at the bars to get the desired line, but the added is worth it. At the end of my track sessions, a drizzle helped me test the TC.

being on Pirelli’s semi-slick Corsa tires, the RSV 4 found even while exiting the final bend that you onto the main straight at speeds. At the end of that 130-plus-mph straight, the new ABS brakes provided and controlled deceleration with no of lock up, even in the damp

Despite Biaggi’s absence (he the 2013 RSV 4 will be a force in Superbike this season. And if the gets tight, little has proven it is up for the fight.

Editor’s The U.S. will be the only in the world to get the Aprilia RSV 4 Factory ABS SE, a race-replica model with a graphics package. The bike can be here .

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Aprilia RSV 4
Aprilia RSV 4
Aprilia RSV 4
Aprilia RSV 4

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