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Aprilia RSV4 Factory SE review

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Zero to World Championship in two years. That`s a performance from the Italian and it’s celebrated with a bike.

Max Biaggi scored the rider title, and Aprilia won the manufacturer’s title,especially impressive as it was some highly professional and competition. Even more so you consider the RSV`s V-four is one of the first to be designed and built by Aprilia, rather than commissioned from a specialist as old engine supplier Rotax.

has not stood still on the road either. Changes compared the 2010 model include a 2kg exhaust system with butterfly valve, improved and closer ratio gears. also the first road to be fitted with Pirelli`s new 200 sports bike tyre, the Supercorsa SP.

The combustion chamber and pistons have been too.

But the headline addition is the new package, which includes control, wheelie control, control and a quickshift gearchange It`s a collection which no doubt fuel criticism electronics are taking more and away from the rider, and also criticism which you hear from anyone ridden this latest In short, it`s the most exciting superbike you can swing a leg on the market today, and that the seminal BMW S1000RR and tactile 1198SP.

It`s the sound of the RSV first seduces, a gorgeous angry with electrifying response to the that makes the hairs on the of your neck stand up. The is so tiny it`s hard to it`s a one litre machine 190mph capability, although at 6`3” I`m still comfortable on it in the that I feel in control and to throw it around a racetrack. In case we were trying the at one of Europe`s finest circuits, in Andalusia, and an ideal one for trying out the array of electronic systems.

The impressive is the first one you`ll launch control. Find on the menu, hold the + and — simultaneously on the left handlebar and you can set it to one of levels, 3 being the safest. The `launch` appears on the dash, sadly there`s no Mission countdown before you blast the off the line. Or try to.

It`s straightforward you turn the twistgrip fully and the ECU holds the revs at around Forget the throttle now, leave it jammed against the and feed in the clutch to keep the reasonably high, and the bike away. That`s all it does fairly quickly admittedly but the punch you`d hope for the power available.

Level 2 is better and it does a small amount of wheelie and while it`s faster level 1 it`s still a underwhelming. But it does mean you can reliably charge off the line time without any danger of the back wheel or looping the We weren`t allowed to try level 1 as it a bit of training and there wasn`t so this should be a lot better, I don`t know how many plates you`ll get through you`ve mastered it.

The rest of the though will leave you in admiration and adrenalin. The traction system uses similar to Ducati`s and BMW`s, monitoring and rear wheel speeds, angle, acceleration, throttle and so on, and determining if rear wheel is about to occur. The level of can be changed while still from a very safe 8 to level 1, at which point the of the bike is drifting, sliding, black lines on the track and the rider look like a god.

There are two Aprilia differences, the being the system`s ability to revised parameters when tyres are fitted. The rider this facility manually, rides the bike for a short at a steady speed, and the recalibration is This allows the system to more effectively with rubber it`s wearing.

The unique factor is that the point on each of the levels is not a drawn at a predefined amount of Instead there`s a fuzzy leading up to this line in the amount of spin is allowed to up to that point, meaning the still has a level of throttle over the spin before the says enough. In terms of it brings something entirely new to control systems and lifts the immediately above its BMW and Ducati

The sheer exhilaration of being safely to tighten the bike`s while charging out of a turn at speed by dialling in more wheel spin leaves you with excitement — away from the rider? Oh no, adds a whole new dimension for of us.

In addition to that you have control, which if levels 1 to 3 of control are set is very useful while the bike is still in a as the huge amount of grip from the Pirelli tyres the bike is perfectly capable of even as you`re leant and still driving out of the corner. And the traction control, the wheelie is distinguished by its smoothness.

There`s no cutting of power or dumping the wheel back onto the instead it`s gently let again as you keep the throttle to the stop. But unlike the traction you can`t change the level of control while riding, is a little disappointing.

Yes, the top riders can deal with the and wheelying without these aids, but even they choose to use them as it helps to go even faster. As for more mortals like me, far from in the way, they let you push the closer to its limits than ever have been to before, and detract nothing the feedback and sensations being on from the tyres, suspension and in general. And when the bike is as fast as the RSV, that you will go much quicker before and find your pounding in your chest as you the machine to what were distant, undreamed of limits.

Even the quickshift is exciting, if because it sounds so damned banging up through the ratios just a change in the degree of howling from the exhaust leave the clutch alone, the throttle wide open, the lever and the next ratio is and hurtling you forward faster you can think 3rd-4th-5th.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory

Graphics the rest of the bike is unchanged Factory, and nothing wrong that. The standard version is the current superbike capable of the S1000RR a good run, and these electronic extras quite possibly a match on the If the BMW is still quicker it will be for the last kick of power it has in the 1000rpm of its rev range.

That`s for racers, but for others simply the pleasures of using such a performance, precision machine, on the or road, the RSV adds a level of and sensory input that for me at sets it above the German In short, it`s … as in terms of looks, performance, wizardry and far from least, the sound it makes.

Model tested: Aprilia Factory APRC SE


Available: November 2010

65 degree V-four, liquid dohc 16v, 999.6cc

178bhp (180PS, 132.4kW) @

Torque: 85lb.ft (115Nm) @

Economy: n/a

Tank/Range: 3.75 (17 litres, 4. 5 US gallons)/ n/a miles

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


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