Aprilia RSV4 Factory versus 2009 Honda Fireblade — Road Tests: First Rides…

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Aprilia RSV4 Factory

Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2009 Honda Fireblade

RSV4. makes the ‘Blade soft

First, a confession; the Factory does it for me in a massive way for that reason, the following aren’t the most objective read today. It’s maths. In my shed sit a V4 Honda 1991 vintage, and a 2002 RSV-R.

Were they to the inspired offspring would be the

A couple of months ago, Whitham and Niall Mackenzie kept from the RSV4 world launch at Misano by diaries and I got the gig. Italy’s slippery Misano circuit may been rain-lashed but the Aprilia’s shone through: unbelievable easy, usable power; and the of charisma that has your thinking £15,000’s actually reasonable for a plaything. I was smitten.

And now, on dry, sun-baked UK the Aprilia is equally bewitching. turned up on the Fireblade, I was all set to praise its handling, silky power and brakes – “What more you possibly want?” and all that. I rode the Aprilia.

By contrast the felt soft, a little and just a little ordinary. The Italian superbike was the easier of the two to go fast on immediately. Told you thing’s got me in a big way.

The RSV4 Factory is too small and far too both of suspension and of seat, to be in any rational sense, but when you get to the bits of road we ride those dry, well-sighted miles from anywhere, the experience is pixel-perfect High next to the Blade’s slighty cathode-ray alternative. The Italian is completely locked down, no lost movement from its suspension or its Pirelli Supercorsa

Aprilia RSV4 Factory

It reacts to your every with a shocking immediacy and babbling away with feedback that encourages you to every corner like Ben R1 is on your tail. The brakes are honest – there’s no initial travel, no fuzz, just the of stopping power that confidence. And then there’s the powerful, drivable, usable and as to listen to as it is to use. The little are right, too.

The engine may be powerful but the on/off fuelling’s and the few degrees of … travel in the perfectly judged, the power’s only when you want it. The is good too, with a action that’s been noticeably since the launch

So yes, if you really do spend at a time in the saddle, crossing the to playground Europe every of weeks in summer to junk a of tyres, go Fireblade – the Aprilia batter your backside surrendering long before you Dover.

But if you live for those moments of dynamic bliss elevate riding a motorcycle to with angels singing and you worship race bikes as people do that God chap and you race engines in your whether they belong to Suzuka 8 Hour RVF or Andrea RCV on the overrun, the RSV4 is every bit as as you dared dream it would be. it’s also beautifully with detailing you could months taking in, is just the on a cake the size of Rome’s

For a full evaluation of the Aprilia Factory against both the and its exotica rivals – KTM’s the Ducati 1198S and the MV Agusta F4 – check out the August issue of Two Only, on sale on June 26

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

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