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Aprilia’s RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK Superbike Champion Special

January 25th -In honor of the World Superbike Champion RSV4, Aprilia USA has developed a edition 2013 RSV4 exclusively for the North American Nowhere else in the world the 2013 RSV4 Factory ABS SBK Special Edition be available for The bike will be available at and Canadian dealers in April.

will be announced on February

2013 RSV4 Factory ABS SBK Special Edition Features:


State-of-the-art Bosch 3 ABS

New Brembo M430 front and front brake master

Refined Aprilia Traction and map 1 Aprilia Wheelie Control for use.

Revised engine inside the chassis to ensure weight distribution.

Increased exhaust system.

Optimized Friction reduction, Improved ventilation.

New 200/55-17 rear now also available on the 2013 R APRC ABS


fuel tank taken from the SBK RSV4 race Improved feeling during and in the corners

Increased fuel (4.8 gal. / 18.5 l)

ergonomics with Lower seat height (-0.19 / -5 mm)

New satin headlight finish

For information and full pictures of the new Special Edition 2013 Factory, please visit

Aprilia slashes retail $2,000 — $4,000 on V4 models

Jan 31st N.Y. Aprilia USA has launched a V4ALL promoting much lower for all 2012 V4 models.“Aprilia is the World champion,” said Miguel president and CEO of Piaggio Group “It is our V4ALL goal to more sportbike riders the to own and experience a world-championship-derived motorcycle.”

can now own a 2012 Tuono V4 R for $12,999 from $14,999), a 2012 R APRC for $13,999 (down $16,999), and a 2012 RSV4 APRC for $18,999 (down $22,999). Lower prices are available on earlier RSV4 R and models. Aprilia is advising to check with their Aprilia USA dealer.

Each of the V4 family comes standard the Aprilia Performance Ride system, the brand’s World traction control system. The also provides wheelie launch control and quick

Jonthan Rea on the new Pata Snacks factory Honda with the still run by Ten Kate, together new team mate Leon look to be two of the top contenders for the 2013

World Superbike Teams for first 2013 Testing in

Jan 23-24th — The 2013 eni FIM World Championship got underway past week at Jerez, for many of the factory race It was the first opportunity for the new teams and to try out the new bikes they will be for the coming season. Many of the appeared in Black carbon bodywork, which looked cool, as many are still their sponsors and team Tom Sykes

Kawasaki’s Sykes the Rider At Jerez Test

Tom and Loris Baz experienced one wet day and one dry day in testing at but also found improvements on official Ninja ZX-10R in each of the contrasting track Sykes was up to his expected fast very early in the test and set a second lap on a qualifying tyre then did a 1’41.6 second lap on a tyre. There were riders from different at this test, including of Tom’s main rivals, and continued his strong pace previous tests to head the again.

Young French Baz made great improvements more and although the team not to use timing transponders like main rivals at this Baz set a best laps time would place him in the top six of all the many on show. This was a pleasing as he lost a lot of time in the pit box after he had a at turn two midway through the day and his bike had to be rebuilt.

The first day at the tests was held in and never fully dry conditions. heavy spells of rain sure that the track stay wet all day, not helped by the of sunshine. The track conditions improved on the second day, in cold but sunny conditions

This was the final European before the Superbike and Supersport head to Australia for more at Phillip Island, and then one of the championship at that same on 24 February.

Tom Sykes: “We to be very happy after test. Yesterday we had some wet time and for some people it was not very good but for us it was very We learned some things and also today in dry track Eventually we had decent track and we got up to speed.

We were able to very constructively. Both have been very and I would like to thank the and Kawasaki because our test has been very good and all the we have been moving For this I am happy.

This is quite special and for sure it is not our point but looking at what is on we are not in a bad situation. On a race tyre we did a run and was able to set a 1’41.7 time 14 laps with this option. Overall I am happy to achieved what we have and am looking forward to the next at Phillip Island.”

How cool is it to be Baz and have a custom 1-time set of Winter Testting 2013 Star leathers worth $5,000?

Loris Baz: was a good test even if we two or three hours today a fall. It was a shame because we had more things to try but we still a big step forward and I am happy what we found. I had a good with the race tyre and the qualifying tyre.

I could not do a time with a soft tyres at the end because I did three on it and each time I found other rider in front of me. I am I could have made a time and I am not so far from Tom. using a qualifying tyre it was the time I was able to make a big so I am happy with that with only three on each starting row in 2013, qualifying is going to be very The

front end feeling we have now me a better way to use the good grip the rear tyre. I am happy to go to Island now.”

Crew Sykes, Marcel Duinker: made some changes in the of the bike yesterday in the wet and it was not so bad, last year in similar we struggled in full wet conditions. is why we were out on track all day on day one, and we to find something that was simple but it improved our performance. We some big changes on the bike this test, some fundamental things just to the direction.

This is something you do not do on a weekend because it is too risky but it out here and we found a good We also found some from the changes in dry conditions, in pace and tyre life. We another step here, in Jerez

Marco Melandri

Championship Contenders Back on

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team its preparation for the 2013 FIM Superbike Championship with two days of with the new 2013 race of the BMW S 1000 RR in Jerez (ESP). On rain affected the testing on the Andalusian track but today it was and the team was able to work in weather conditions. In total, rider Marco Melandri completed 153 laps (677

His team-mate Chaz Davies did 124 laps (549 km) on his RR.

Marco “I am happy with test. Today was a very day and we could work a lot. As the winter break I was struggling a shoulder injury, it was not too bad that we had wet yesterday because I could do laps and train the shoulder too much pressure.

Today was very positive and I we are well prepared for Phillip We tested a lot of things, for example electronics and got a clear understanding direction we have to take. Of there is still work to do but with the chassis and the electronics we a good step. Overall, I head to Australia in a very and happy mood.”


Chaz Davies: “I am happy. Since the last back in November we made good progress. I am starting to get a good feeling for the bike. I did not go to the today so it is good to see that the lap were not too bad.

I am very about that. The guys did a job over winter and have many improvements to the bike. within in the crew we get not know other better and better.

So is going in the right direction. For I still need more and laps on the bike but we will do testing in Australia and continue the

Andrea Dosoli (Technical BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team): it was a good test. It was nice to be on track after the winter For sure, it was a very busy and everyone was working really to prepare the 2013 race of the RR. It was good to see that at its first the new machine was working well and we improved in many areas, in terms of chassis and engine.

is the result of the great job everybody in the structured team did over the weeks and we are very happy that. We believe that the has a lot of potential and that we are well for Phillip Island.

We have working mainly on the chassis, the 2013 bike to the 2012 and evaluating some new parts and the from both riders was Both riders are happy the new bike and have a good with it. Marco was consistently than at the November test, if the track was slower now.

We are happy that his physical is fine now after his shoulder At this test, we could that his shoulder is working and that everything will be for the first race. Chaz his feeling with the bike a lot and is comfortable on the RR.

In terms of lap times, he the gap to the competitors significantly. In addition, he and his gel together more and more.”


FIXI Cresent Finishes Tests on a High

FIXI Crescent Suzuki has a very positive start to the new eni FIM Superbike World Championship following two successful Spanish The final day of the test at Jerez gave both Leon and Jules Cluzel a full day of weather to assess their Suzuki GSX-Rs and complete pre-season testing schedule.

looked extremely impressive as he the fourth-fastest time of the day, his quickest lap coming on the final one of his 77 Camier’s best time of was less than half-of-a-second off the set by Marco Melandri on a BMW. The was able to evaluate the new-spec as well a try out the 17» wheels WSBK will be using season and test new electronic and mapping during the final

Cluzel continued to make an on his Yoshimura-powered Suzuki GSX-R and the day in an impressive ninth place. He 52 laps of the Jerez circuit and a best time of 1’42.635. He was slightly by a small crash and technical issues that him valuable track time, but was with his efforts and is looking to the next test.

FIXI Suzuki will now examine all the garnered from the two Spanish and use it to make improvements for the next at Phillip Island, when the will have four of testing in readiness for the first of the 2013 season, which is for Sunday February 24th at the circuit.

Leon Camier: To be I am quite happy with the way has gone at the test. We had both a wet and dry so we were able to try lots of things. The one thing I would say is that I was riding a bit useless at and that did have an effect on the lap-times.

I know that its achievable to be up with front guys and due to the that we have only had dry time here at Jerez and of the riders in-front of me were for three days late year, then I am very about the performance. It will be to get to Australia and push the bike a bit as it’s a much quicker and we’ll be able to see what it can do

Jules Cluzel

Jules It has been a really good in both the wet and dry conditions. At the end of today I was to push on a bit and understand more how the Crescent Suzuki behaves. I enjoyed myself and I know I can go faster.

I did a 10-lap run today, is my longest so far on a Superbike. I have a lot of things, but know there is to come and I look forward to Island and doing some long runs.

Paul — Team Manager: It has a bit frustrating overall with the as the track didn’t really dry out until this afternoon. All considered though we have had a test and are only just our competitors despite them more track time the test last year so to be so close in such a short has got to be a good signal for the season Leon rode really and as far as I can see he didn’t make any mistakes at

He did seem to ride inside but he was very smooth and seemed to perfect lines all through the The FIXI Crescent Suzuki is certainly going in the right but it is difficult to really analyse its here as the riders have to wheelies and keep the bike rather than being to use full gas, which is we will be able to do at the next

Jules looked really in the rain yesterday, but he was frustrated by a crash today that him time as the bike was repaired and he had a little technical issue kept him in the garage. His attitude has first class though, he is and upbeat and his lap-times are pretty considering he’s had little on a Superbike. Once he’s got a few laps under his belt, sure he’ll find it a bit and he’ll become more and be up there with the fast

A great start for team and Davide Giugliano with the RSV4 Jerez

Team Racing Aprilia has carried out a test session at the Jerez in preparation for the imminent opening of the World Superbike championship. Bevilacqua’s technicians and rider Giugliano got their first to work with the

RSV4 and things could not have off to a better start, with recording the fastest time on day one today, having been at the top of the from the start, he closed in place. These results the entire team and are validated by the that almost all of the top Superbike were present at the tests, and Althea had not taken to the tracks the last race of the 2012 in October at Magny-Cours. Unfortunately the did not help matters, as the track was wet all day with the sun only

drying the later this morning, Davide the chance to build with his new bike in dry conditions. A team Althea now prepares for the to Australia where practice on February 14th and 15th and testing on 18th and 19th precede

the opening round of the Superbike championship.

Davide Rider: “I’m pleased how testing has gone here in I hadn’t been on a bike in and couldn’t wait to get on track my RSV4. I immediately found feeling, both yesterday in the wet and in the dry.

I’m happy that I was to record some fast lap but more importantly I have understood the character of this We still have a lot of work to do of and it will take time to the RSV4 to its full potential but I think we could have a better start, and for that I the entire team for all of their work.”

Genesio Bevilacqua, Owner: “We are very as we leave Jerez, the results have exceeded our expectations. I appreciated the enthusiasm that and the team have shown We were all anxious about to the track after a long and being faced with a that impressed us so much year in terms of its performance.

immediately found the right with the RSV4, so much so he registered the fastest time and the second fastest today. The team worked well and also happy with the we are doing with Aprilia’s I think that we have that spirit and desire to out that allowed us to achieve results in the past.”

Today lap times. Melandri 1’40”758 1’40”861 Laverty 1’41”044 1’41”184 Rea 1’41”641 Guintoli Davies 1’41”726 Haslam Cluzel 1’42”635

Haslam and Rea in the Honda garage.

Rea and Haslam’s Test on the new Pata sponsored Hondas

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Jonathan Rea and Leon have completed a two-day at Jerez in Spain, their track outing in the new Pata World Superbike livery and the European winter test for the Ten run team. The team used its test at Jerez new to the World championship calendar for the 2013 to concentrate on the new electronics package is being developed from MotoGP project. Rea and Haslam tested a heavily-revised swingarm for Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade together with an all-new system from Termignoni.

The Honda World Superbike will now make the long journey to its base in The Netherlands to final preparations to the race before they are crated up week for transportation to Australia. The will take part in two tests at the Phillip Island there, ahead of the first of the 2013 World Superbike on 24 February.

Jonathan Rea, We’re not really where we to be right now because we couldn’t get as out of these two days as we would liked. Some things can’t be fixed on site and the problem we had was one of those. The system was too much power away so we needed more track to sort that out.

I felt some good like it’s catching a lot more safely now, so encouraging. It’s been a test and shown us that we more track time the first round, but that’s in Australia, so we’ll hope for luck there.

Leon Rider: It’s been a tough couple of days and in a lot of ways. We had some electronics and what we thought were braking problems. They out to be a problem with the brakes

In the end, we changed the pads and in a random electronics package and I got four or five laps the end of the day. It’s been one after another but those laps showed that the is going to be good. It was a much test but ended up as a frustrating so I can’t wait to get back on it in

Pieter Breddels — co-ordinator: We had some big problems on the day with some glitches in the new so we had to wait to get a new software patch and downloaded. The track conditions not great either, so in reality we only work in the last two or so of the test. In that little I think the guys did a great job and was able to do a lap of 1m41.6s.

Leon had brake issues today, set him back a little, and he was using electronics settings which really work for him. The is working well though and the new are performing as we want. We have more parts to test, so we do with more than the testing days we have before the start of the season, but in quite good shape for

Guintoli tackles the wet track determination showing in his eyes. He be a strong Championship contender year.

Laverty and new teammate aboard the factory Aprilias

Racing Team concluded the today at the Spanish circuit of de la Frontera, the last ones leaving for Australia where, on 24 at Phillip Island, the 2013 Superbike Championship will get Laverty and newcomer Sylvain had to deal with poor which had a significant impact on the sessions yesterday. The sun that out today on the other hand the two riders to complete the scheduled getting in a fair amount of at some interesting times.

riders fell victim to crashes with no serious but it wasn’t enough to compromise or the physical condition of Sylvain and At the end of the day the Aprilia Racing standard were in the top six times, a result demonstrates the competitiveness of the Italian in view of the 2013 season. In a few the Aprilia Racing Team leave for Phillip Island, where two test sessions are before the race which mark the beginning of the 2013 Championship.

Laverty won’t be 2nd fiddle to Max Biaggi this with the new World Champ’s retirement in November.

Northern Eugene Laverty, who put the third time on the boards, looks confidently toward the impending Despite the less than conditions of the track, we were to do some good work. Our compared to the tests in November on same track confirm my The crash was due to a loss of grip I tried pushing beyond the grip limit, but it didn’t our testing sessions.

Now I’m to fly to Australia where we’ll be able to put these values to for us on the track.

These were two interesting days — Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli, only his second time out the official RSV4 — we had the opportunity to lap on the wet track, gathering information and getting an idea of my with the RSV4 even in conditions. Today, with the drying out, lap by lap I was able to the good pace I had in the last Maybe that led me to push a too hard and I crashed.

Fortunately I away with just a few Before leaving for Australia decide on the definitive technical but I think our prospects are good.


Team Ducati at Jerez

Team SBK Ducati and its riders Carlos Checa and Badovini have completed the test session of the 2013 having collated some data despite the three day having been reduced to more than three of track time due to bad weather at the circuit in Spain. Under the of team manager Francis ’ and Ducati SBK project Ernesto Marinelli, the newly team were unable to much work on Saturday and due to the persistent rain and strong but made the most of Monday, in conditions, completing as much as in the half day available to them and important information.

It was of course not to respect the original planned of work but the limited track did allow the riders to build confidence with the bike and some good feedback will prove to be an extremely starting point when it to the next tests in Australia. The Panigale R bikes will now go to Alstare’s racing department work will continue in weeks.

Many of the SBK teams are to return to the tracks on 14-15 at Phillip Island, for more testing.before the final official take place at the same

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Paddock Garage features Dates Ducati 1199 Performance Upgrades — S to RS

Our 1199RS project bike has had the touches put to it and we’re really Actually it’s my personal year 1199S model I’ve upgraded with Performance and Ducati Corse RS parts. With the addition of the DP Full Race Exhaust we’ve got esentially the new 2013 1199R sans the Titanium which let the R-model rev 500 rpm higher.

The additional RPM will only be an on a factory race bike hotter cam changes and higher pistons can take advantage of the RPM to find more peak But then, it’s almost a point a present in World as the Ducati 1199 Superquadro still must run a 52mm restrictor on their 58mm bodies to keep the horsepower to 195hp as on the stock 1199 bike. More in Paddock

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