2013 Aprilia RSV4 R & RSV4 Factory Review

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Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory

2013 Aprilia RSV4 R RSV4 Factory | Review

Aprilia RSV4 R APRC ABS and Factory APRC ABS Test

flagship and championship winning superbike has received some upgrades for 2013.

And the manufacturer of Italy, this weekend its newest RSV4 models – the R APRC ABS and the RSV4 Factory ABS – at the Estoril Circuit in Portugal.

The granddaddy of Ride-by-wire and radial calipers behaves better ever on an international circuit as Estoril – and that is not a small

The latest Aprilia RSV4 come from a lineage of or less successful racing Launched in 1998, the RSV Mille wasted no time winning but the Mille didn’t win any championships.

chassis, the unrivaled success in racing, particularly in the smaller 125 and 250 GP gave Aprilia some of the chassis expertise in the world. all occurred at the twilight of 2-…

In 2002, the RS Cube triple arrived, and it all went downhill in of results. But make no mistake, the RS still plays an important etoday as it was the monster that the motorcycling world to Ride-by-wire. Ride-by-Wire is a staple nobody can without in GP racing.

The RS Cube was to produce a staggering 270hp (it was a Cosworth F1 V6…) at the test before Aprilia withdrew its team to focus 100-percent on the new V4 superbike. Insiders in Aprilia states that in 2013 the RS would win races as today the control technology has caught up and the RS would in fact be rideable. The insider also revealed the 2013 Aprilia RSV4 World Superbike produces a 233 horsepower and that it doesn’t any more to win races.

My source also explained the V4 was first determined for the 800cc class, but a last minute sent the V4 into World instead (hence the 999.6cc

Come 2009 and the mighty was a reality, and I’ve tested new version since then. The 2013 version is the fourth but the first time Aprilia officially upped the horsepower from 180 to 184 horsepower at 12,500 Torque is also up from 84 ft. of torque to 86 ft. lbs. at 10,000rpm.

not like the old one wasn’t responsive but the 2013 is just more of in the same stable package.

Out on the GP circuit there’s plenty of to use torque and horsepower. The RSV4 R and are incredibly sure footed, and the additional traction control it’s the most confidence superbike I have ever

Despite being massively you’re instinctively just overkill throttle everywhere. The R and Factory just laughs at me in even though I’m trying my with limited time on my Midcorner the RSV4 is just so while still being enough to change the racing at a whiff should it be needed.

The 2013 upgrade to the APRC includes improved algorithms for the TC to out a tendency in past models for an rear wheel slip in situations. This upgrade be available to pre-2013 models as so make sure you tell garage to add this on your service. As I’m not Max Biaggi, the retired World Superbike Champion, abrupt slipping tendency something I have been to explore in the past.

Considering I have to put my faith in Aprilia, I have no problem doing.

I Traction Control on setting 3 and 1, and slip is about as dramatic as a weather forecast in Norway. In I like it when the rear a bit, and knowing the fact the latest APRC is more than Stephen Hawking, I’m

The APRC now features sensors know whether you are going or fast through a corner, and suitable algorithms faster you can say the letter I. Technology is a wonderful but it would have counted for if the RSV4 hadn’t felt so to ride fast.

The main is the introduction of Aprilia’s in-house race ABS system. The upgrade has in also led to a 1.5 liter (0.39 fuel capacity increase as the engineers had to change the fuel to fit the ABS brains under it they simply decided to make the a little bit larger at the same The fuel tank now holds liters (4.8 gallons) of and the new shape supports a rider better during hard and cornering.

Win win.

The acceleration range at is massive. The straight is measured at one kilometer but the acceleration itself before you hit the straight through the gear Senna right It’s an all out guts and glory and you can go as fast as you dare on the RSV4.

You can third gear and shift up to at the beginning of the straight if you’re That leads to unknown top because Aprilia set all our dashes to the mode which doesn’t speed because speed is to know in racing. It shouldn’t be to hit 186 mph before braking.

In fact a session has you grinning from down the straight fighting the forces with your I know it’s fast at the end just before braking the to my crash helmet got so big that got blurred. It’s a good I tell you.

Braking Aprilia’s new race ABS was a fantastic and oh so confidence inspiring. In race it will allow rear and feels just like braking on a system without Aprilia’s own very fast riders have been to ride down to a second of the lap times with or without ABS is good news for us ordinary as it means ABS will win for us every

The main thing is of course to let go of the brake lever, but you wouldn’t do when it doesn’t slip I could basically circulate at speed around Estoril ever even thinking the ABS brakes. I’d just pick my markers and brake as I would on any non ABS

It’s great stuff it doesn’t intrude at all unless is a real emergency where it likely would make braking faster and safer.

I use the rear brake at all, and at one I got a bit sideways when the rear had a to come around to my side. But of it didn’t because the front had already brushed off an incredible of speed in time to settle for the ahead.

In truth the RSV4 R and both struggle to put a foot and that makes these incredibly rewarding rides. on both models are the Brembo M430s, which is about as as it gets in 2013. Braking stayed constant during all and the brakes maintained the same of power throughout. ABS can be adjusted in preset modes and can be turned

Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory
Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory

The entire race ABS system only 4.4 lbs. which is half of a lesser more orientated system.

Tires on both models are the Diablo Supercorsa in 120/70-17 and 200/55-17 rear dimensions. The stood up to some serious very amicably while the was moaning a bit towards the end of sessions on the sides.

The RSV4 Factory ABS differs from the RSV4 R ABS in the fact that the Factory can be a whole lot more and it features adjustable Ohlins suspension and wheels. To utilize this to advantage you must have riding abilities. And if you don’t and if you you’ll be just as fast on the R. The Factory weighs in at 399 lbs. the R weighs 11 lbs. more.

Aprilia RSV4 R and RSV4 Conclusion

It wasn’t a big surprise both 2013 RSV4 felt fantastic on the circuit. The that the Factory version is lighter and better suspended was to distinguish on our short test. In I wouldn’t worry too much the Factory version unless you are some serious club

The RSV4 R is a great base and now it’s available in matte Its Sachs suspension works fine, but I have a suspicion the RSV4 R would handle well almost regardless of badge. Both have all the high tech and the 184 horsepower V4 is difficult not to love.

It sounds mighty impressive and it just adds to the impressions of If you didn’t already know it just say it: both RSV4s are great motorcycles and stand up to anything on the market today. big upgrade is scheduled for 2015, but then treat yourself to is near perfection.

2013 RSV4 R and RSV4 Factory and Negatives:


+ Racing ABS is completely unobtrusive and immensely with the help of Mr. Brembo and Mr.

+ The V4 V65 just got better with 4 ponies all of which are useable APRC

Extra support new larger fuel tank braking and cornering


Minuses are supposed to be a point a should improve upon. I really hard to find so I’ll have to settle for the that the RSV4 R and RSV4 are rubbish at touring because of the of luggage solutions.


Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory
Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory
Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory
Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory
Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory

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