World (Superbike) Domination.
From the time it appeared on the scene, it was clear to all its rivals that the Aprilia RSV4 was the bike to beat.
The RSV4 was conceived around a 65° V4 engine never before seen on a factory sport bike, cradled in a frame which is the heir to a dynasty that has won 18 titles and 143 Grand Prix races in the 250 GP class, and enhanced with the most advanced applied electronics package to manage performance. This is a bike that won the World Superbike Championship in 2010, only it's second year of competition, and again in 2012. With an unbelievably compact design, other manufacturers were left scrambling to compete.
Evolving towards perfection.
Since it's arrival, the RSV4 Factory has continued to evolve and stay ahead of the competition. From 2013 we see the arrival of second generation APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), with Traction Control gaining more uniform performance and refined operating logic, and Wheelie Control re-calibrated maximizing drive and performance. Never content, Aprilia worked in conjunction with Bosch to add their 9MP ABS system optimized for the RSV4 Factory's sophisticated performance and new phenomenal Brembo M430 Monoblock calipers. The ABS system allows riders to dial in their preference with 3 different ABS levels or disable the system for track use.
You may be dreaming of using these features on your local race track, but they are just as useful, if not more so, on the street where they allow unparalleled confidence and control under any situation. As a rider, you can actually dial in your confidence.
Some sharp eyes may also notice that the RSV4 Factory has a different fuel tank. The new accommodates the ABS system and also gives a bump of 1.5 liters in capacity for longer range. Side panels introduce new lines that allow increased feedback during braking and in turns, a solution borrowed directly from the RSV4 Aprilia campaigns in the World Superbike Championship.
Factory isn't about where it's made.
As with previous Factory editions in Aprilia's line of sportsbikes, the RSV4 Factory offers fully adjustable Öhlins forks, rear shock, steering damper. Working in conjunction with APRC, you get the highest level of feedback and traction. What hadn't been available on previous Factory bikes is the ability to tailor the RSV4 even further with adjustable engine position, steering head rake, and swingarm angle. As always, AF1 will make sure that your RSV4 Factory is setup to your preferences before you take delivery.
No one was ready when Aprilia brought the RSV4 to market. The heart of the RSV4 was a revelation upon it's debut. So compact is the 65º V4 that it created a movement in the super bike market where bikes began shrinking in volume. Most people exclaim their disbelief at how compact the bike is when sitting on the RSV4 for the first time. Once you've come to grips with the size and thumb the start button for the first time, you're rewarded with a rough but lovely sound that barks to life. Start rolling, and you'll think the V4 is the world's smallest orchestra. Twist the throttle and in milliseconds you're hurtling along with a cacophony of sound and the thrust of a rocket ship. Mid-range torque like a twin, top end like a four, the V4 is an incredibly useable engine, and it's why the V4 has been winning races since it's debut.
The RSV4 Factory is a must own for any rider looking for the most sophisticated and exotic performance package. Track days, race bike, street performer, it's capable and willing if you are.
- Aprilia Traction Control
- Aprilia Wheelie Control
- Aprilia Launch Control
- Aprilia Quick Shift
- Ride by Wire Throttle
- Rider selectable Engine Mapping
- Bosch dual channel adjustable ABS brakes
- Twin Spar Aluminum Frame
- Adjustable Steering Rake, Engine Position, & Swingarm Pivot
- Öhlins Adjustable Front Fork, Rear Shock, & Steering Damper
- Brembo M430 Monobloc Front Brakes
- 181 KG Dry Weight
- 999cc 65º V4
- 184 HP @ 12,500 RPM
- 117 NM @ 10,000 RPM
- Variable Height Velocity Stacks
- 48 mm Throttle Bodies
- 6 Speed Cassette Gearbox