First ride review: Aprilia RSV4-R launch report — Road Tests: First Rides…

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Aprilia RSV4 R

First ride review: RSV4-R launch report


IF YOU WERE as as we were that Aprilia not only get their V4 project first time, but then it to us fully laden with GP and exotic cycle parts for a shy of fifteen grand, then the of the more affordable ‘R’ can only be good news.

as they did with the RSV Mille, now WSB homologation has been dealt a more affordable base for the masses finds its way into by mid November. Naturally, the ‘R’ loses some of the Factory with the Öhlins forks and making way for Showa and Sachs; replacing magnesium for the engine the adjustable frame and swinging arm now predefined to keep things likewise for the variable inlet

The wheels are now cast aluminium of forged magnesium and the swathes of fibre are absent. But these minor changes knock a £2,550 off the asking price the Aprilia head-to-head with its rivals.

On the track, these changes are to spot without a back-to-back Sure, the Öhlins equipped model is slightly leaner and but the feedback from the Showa and Sachs rear shock instills plenty of confidence, me to push the excellent Metzeler Interact tyres harder every passing lap.

Aprilia RSV4 R

Learning a circuit as complex and as Mugello isn’t easy in two sessions, but the flexible motor is a help, once I’d out how to get the best from it. Rather thrashing it everywhere, using the low grunt to drag the bike out of the turns and holding the same all the way up to an impressive redline of 12,500rpm, the of power means less changes and less to think keeping the bike settled the many direction changes.

Braking is another Italian and an area that Aprilia skimped on for the base model, same Brembo stoppers the bike down from out along the famous Mugello at an indicated 284kph (176mph) to gear for the tight San Donato with ease, the slipper keeping the wheels in line

Overall it’s hard not to be with the bike. The big question is you’d buy one and wish you’d the finance deal another to have the much prettier, Factory model instead.

One is for sure now that it’s to compete with the Japanese clones, there really is a fifth option roll on the 1000cc group test we the Aprilia could be in with a

Aprilia RSV4 R
Aprilia RSV4 R
Aprilia RSV4 R
Aprilia RSV4 R
Aprilia RSV4 R

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