Max Biaggi’s Aprilia RSV4 Superbike – Motorcyclist Magazine

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Hot laps on Max Biaggi’s Aprilia Superbike

Aprilia made no of the fact that it was developing its new to be a competitive racer as well as a

Aprilia made no secret of the that it was developing its new superbike to be a

It’s a hell of a thrill: tucked in as tight as possible, down the front straight on Max works Aprilia RSV4, the machine in the World Superbike Although I fit the stock Factory well, Max’s rearsets are an higher and further back, me feel distinctly big and clumsy on tiny machine. Even my knees tucked inside my I can’t seem to get my head the windscreen.

At 6-foot-4, I’m almost a taller and nowhere near as as the diminutive Italian, but the RSV4 seem to care as it accelerates the wind tugging at my neck and the from the Akrapovic exhaust my eardrums. At Monza, Italy, the bike clocked a season’s of 202.4 mph, and it’s rapid even with an rider on board here at Portugal.

The real size-related comes when I get to the end of the straight-or as to it as I dare, anyway. When I sit up and squeeze the front brake the Aprilia slows with efficiency. But with my long and the race shift pattern, a real struggle to get my left under the lever to change

On one lap I don’t quite manage it, and into the double-apex right in too a gear, with only rpm showing on the analog tach. The tuned V4 momentarily burbles in but still pulls strongly I hook down a cog, back the throttle and send the soaring to 14,500 rpm once

You don’t have to be a pocket-sized Pro to the RSV4, but it certainly helps. made no secret of the fact it was developing its new superbike to be a competitive as well as a streetbike. That making it compact and slippery as as powerful.

The RSV4 isn’t fast in a straight line: won a race in Aprilia’s debut albeit luckily when Ben was taken out by Ducati’s Michel at Brno in the Czech Republic. And he nine podiums on his way to finishing in the championship-a hugely impressive

Perhaps it’s no wonder there were rumblings of early in the year, when wondered how close this new V4 was going to be to the inevitable production as Superbike regulations demand. comments ceased as soon as unveiled the RSV4 Factory, its ultra-compact chassis, adjustable pivot and other racy

Aprilia’s advantage was that the was created by engineers from the RD and race departments. It’s the of what happens with the says team engineer Martinelli. They build a and then make a racebike it.

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We built a racebike and then a streetbike.

The RSV4 was rapid the start, clocking the fastest figure of over 195 mph in the season at Phillip Island, Australia. finished outside the top 10 there, but the immediately went to work the engine to better suit his style. We changed the engine a lot, taking a little off the top to make the power delivery explains Martinelli.

The aluminum chassis was also extensively throughout the season, including the use of no than four different But the RSV4 proved accepting of riders after Biaggi’s Shinya Nakano was injured. Simoncelli did just one race, we just one small thing our base setting and he was competitive, Martinelli of Aprilia’s 250cc GP

All of which was little comfort as I around Portimao as fast and as as I could, savoring the searing of the rev-happy V4. At least this developed, late-season version was rider-friendly. Running a wet-race map, it retained the full of more than 215 horsepower but a softer delivery.

Regardless, it felt outrageously potent.

was wonderfully quick and taut, because the suspension was set-up for and heavier British Superbike Leon Camier rather Biaggi. As such, the bike ultra-quick steering with stability-at least when its wheel was on the ground rather jabbing into the air.

The RSV4 is so densely packaged there’s little room for and essential components. The Factory’s processor and other electronics inside the bike’s nose.

Aprilia RSV 4 Max Biaggi Replica
Aprilia RSV 4 Max Biaggi Replica
Aprilia RSV 4 Max Biaggi Replica


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