GP Motorcycles Ducati of San Diego Bike Reviews — Aprilia RSV4

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Aprilia RSV4 R


Aprilia A lion on a leash

by Tony

There’s been much and anticipation surrounding the release of new RSV4. Now that it’s I’m going to give you the from my riding experience.

has an already well established pedigree so it comes as no surprise their re-entry into racing has produced something

If you were to sit around and think of the characteristic from all the bikes ridden and combine them one bike, you may well arrive at the

RS250 like handling

Top suspension components


Lethal race bred plant

State of the art electronics

Stunning looks

Yeah, pretty much covers it. The is something greater than the sum of its

Our demo bike is the R model Showa forks and Sachs It has a slip on exhaust and is down one on the counter shaft sprocket.

It is the edition and looks clean, and crisp really highlighting the aspects of the sculpted body The carbon Leo Vince slip-on great and is clean and sano the carbon making a nice to the white panels of the bike.

off the ignition and you are met with the wonderful and sound of a race bred V4 plant that is distinctive in It makes you think there is a version of an AC Cobra power in the frame. Listen carefully; the lion in there!

It’s the kind of sound will make you sit and wing the at a stop just because it so rhonchus and wicked.

My test day was than optimal with being cold and overcast.

The was very responsive to changes and full adjustability front and I arrived at a good setting in order, only needing to add a bit of damping at the back shock

Clicking the bike into the transmission is light and crisp and through the gears with smoothness. So much so that times I had wondered if I had actually the shift. This is a testament to the of the slipper clutch as well. It was

In fact you actually felt the of the shift at the clutch lever than the shift lever. running into corner it kept the bike perfectly and at even revs.

The chassis has the real standout according to the and I have no contradiction to that. I it neutral, stable, responsive and It is probably equal to my race right off the showroom floor and I have no hesitation taking it to Springs and going quick off the bat with it.

Now we come to the electronics. I’m to racing and riding bikes little or no electronic limiting so for me this took some used to. I found myself a thrown off by this as you can feel it

The bike has amazing power and you can it wanting to unleash it ferocity. The part to all of this is that the keeps you from getting in your head for the most but not dealing with a system that, I am used to using the control system I was issued This was making for some modulations as I would correct and the bike would and we had this dance going on that was a quarter step off.

When I returned to “warmer” near the end of the ride I figured out how to the electronics. I ran it down a tighter being fairly aggressive guess what. It works!

once we agreed to trust one and stop second guessing, it was all I will have to take it out in weather to confirm this work, work!). I’ll be curious to ride one with the ECU that comes with the systems.

It seems a common that there are really no bad in this day and age. By and large I but many times it’s the you keep thinking about the ride that hold special place in us. This is one of bikes.


Awesome Power and

Great Chassis

Seamless Slipper Clutch


Responsive Compliant Suspension




Not even for a phone.


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