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Old 10-01-2009, 07:48 AM   #1
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Aprilia has just announced its new RSV4 R sport bike, a truly impressive machine that draws heavily from the World Superbike Champion RSV4 SBK.

The compact superbike packs a major punch with a 180 horsepower, 999cc V-4 engine at its heart, an all aluminum frame for superstructure, and rides on aluminum wheels. The VR4 R also offers the flexibility of a completely adjustable suspension setup, as well as powerful Brembo brakes with monobloc calipers. In all, Aprilia’s boast of the bike being a racing bike for the road seems well founded.

Have a better look at the RSV4 R in our gallery above, or read Apilia’s press release below.

APRILIA RSV4 R
Aprilia RSV4 R brings the technology and unique character of the V4 that redefined sports performance on the track within the reach of all enthusiasts.

With the advent of the R version, the Aprilia RSV4 - the bike that took the world by storm and set new standards for sports performance, both on the road and on the circuits of the SBK World Championship - is now accessible to an even broader group of enthusiasts.

RSV4 R maintains the same features that make the Aprilia RSV4 project so unique: the narrow 180 hp V4 engine, Ride-by-Wire integrated electronic management, dual injectors, race bred frame and suspension and extreme compactness.

Aprilia officially presents the new RSV4 R against the backdrop of the twelfth round of the World Superbike Championship.

Christened by Max Biaggi, the Aprilia RSV4 R is the latest product of the project that has brought Aprilia back to the pinnacle of the motorcycle world, both on the world's circuits and on the road.

A revolutionary project - starting from a blank piece of paper and drawing from the marque's unparalleled success on the racetrack - that led to the inception of the RSV4 SBK, the bike that Biaggi rode straight to victory in the World Superbike Championship, and a production bike which, in its Factory guise dedicated to circuit racing professionals, redefined the limits for the supersports genre.

Aprilia now presents the RSV4 R, a bike born from the same project in a new, more accessible guise, conceived to bring this fantastic machine within reach of expert riders who want to experience its technological supremacy.

To offer you the same sensations as you carve a perfect line from apex to apex that Max Biaggi experiences on the track in the World Superbike Championship, the Aprilia RSV4 R maintains all the features that make the superbike project so unique:

COMPACTNESS: Minimised dimensions and weight, a 65° V4 engine as narrow as a twin, a chassis architecture defined around the engine and an effective but essential

ENGINE PERFORMANCE: Class leading power, the torque of a twin, combined with the smooth power delivery and flexibility of a four cylinder, and dual injectors per cylinder. Technical and architectural solutions worthy of a genuine race prototype.

ELECTRONICS: Second generation Ride by Wire with multiple maps (track, sport and road).

CHASSIS ARCHITECTURE: Class beating solutions true to Aprilia traditions. The aluminium frame is built around the engine for maximum effectiveness both on the track and on the road. Suspension is completely adjustable.

ITALIAN DESIGN: The unique style of the RSV4 R is the product of a painstaking design process and was conceived and developed in Aprilia's own design centre. The styling solutions enhance the bike's class beating compactness, which is further emphasised by the spectacular, ultra-short tail fairing.

With 33 world championship titles (with number 34 - the 2009 World Constructor's Championship in the 125 cc class - already a mathematical certainty), 271 MotoGP World Championship wins and 9 Superbike wins under its belt, and with an unparalleled wealth of expertise and experience, Aprilia embarked on the RSV4 project with a single goal: to build the fastest bike on the track.

The engine of the RSV4 R is the most innovative and powerful unit ever built by Aprilia and is one of the highest performance engines available today: It is a super compact, 999.6 cc 65° narrow V-four cylinder engine designed for maximum power (180 hp), where cutting edge powerplant engineering comes together with the most advanced electronic engine management solutions.

The V4 employs multimap Ride by Wire technology in conjunction with a state of the art electronic injection system with dual injectors, a solution opening up new frontiers for engine management, with practically infinite possibilities for development in terms of power delivery control. The RSV4 boasts a unique engine, the only V4 available today powering a roadgoing hypersports bike, further emphasising the exclusiveness of the RSV4 project.

Aprilia RSV4 R is a pure hypersports bike created to be ridden on the track. Both the frame and swingarm are made from aluminium using the same construction technology applied in GP machines, with variable thickness cast elements mated to pressed elements. The suspension is completely adjustable, the Brembo brakes boast monobloc callipers and radial calliper mounts and the wheels are made from aluminium.

The unique design, with its ultra-compact dimensions, essential fairing (showcasing the mechanicals of the RSV4 R in all their visual glory) and triple headlight are hallmark traits identifying the RSV4 as the world's most exclusive motorcycle
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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absolutely beautiful.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:23 PM   #3
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S W E E E E E E E E T !!!!
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:49 PM   #4
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Ergos are too committed--I'd rather have the Tuono version when it comes out.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:00 PM   #5
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Expect U.S. deliveries some time in late 2010.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:09 PM   #6
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absolutely beautiful.
+12345.... And I'm not a rider either, but it definitely looks like an attractive piece of work.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:50 PM   #7
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HONDA!!!!! i need a bike just like this please!
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:17 PM   #8
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Ergos are too committed--I'd rather have the Tuono version when it comes out.
Echo that - though parts can be a pain to get for them Aprilias
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:30 PM   #9
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So sweet!
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Old 10-03-2009, 02:01 PM   #10
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HONDA!!!!! i need a bike just like this please!
Can I haz the black one?

Grounded have you seen the Honda VFR1200 information? Seems interesting.
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:46 AM   #11
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It will cost too much for a bike that will still get waxed by a japanese inline four. They should have done what ducati did and just bump up the displacement of thier original motor to 1200 cc. It would have the same performance as it does but would cost thousands less.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:56 AM   #12
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it will cost a bundle for the baller version, but you may not want to open your mouth and put your foot in by saying it will get waxed by a jap four yet, little hasty on that one.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:57 AM   #13
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I think they learned their lesson with the VTR1000.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:54 AM   #14
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Like the bike but it looks ugly imo. No where close how beautiful the Ducs look like right now. It looks more like the Japanese bikes, which are never pretty in my eyes. Still though I wouldn't mind having one, can I have some lion graphics though.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:55 AM   #15
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Looks just like an R1
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Like the bike but it looks ugly imo. No where close how beautiful the Ducs look like right now. It looks more like the Japanese bikes, which are never pretty in my eyes. Still though I wouldn't mind having one, can I have some lion graphics though.
Ducati hasn't done a real restyle since the 917 came out, does that make the styling "classic" or "old?"

A sportbike is a mechanism of function, not form. It's beauty is in it's ability to perform.
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Ducati hasn't done a real restyle since the 917 came out, does that make the styling "classic" or "old?"

A sportbike is a mechanism of function, not form. It's beauty is in it's ability to perform.
dude please do some research before you speak

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It will cost too much for a bike that will still get waxed by a japanese inline four. They should have done what ducati did and just bump up the displacement of thier original motor to 1200 cc. It would have the same performance as it does but would cost thousands less.
Im at a loss for words.
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Absolutely beautiful bike. Does anyone have any input on how reliable Aprillias are since they went in-house for engine development (instead of Rotax)?
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It will cost too much for a bike that will still get waxed by a japanese inline four. They should have done what ducati did and just bump up the displacement of thier original motor to 1200 cc. It would have the same performance as it does but would cost thousands less.


This coming from someone who has probably never ridden a day in their life.

There was a regular that did track days with me when I rode with an RSV Mille who mopped the floor with all but the most prepared machines. The bike was stock.

Considering the new bike is supposed to put out well north of 200hp with basic mods, I seriously doubt its going to get "waxed" by anything.
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This coming from someone who has probably never ridden a day in their life.

There was a regular that did track days with me when I rode with an RSV Mille who mopped the floor with all but the most prepared machines. The bike was stock.

Considering the new bike is supposed to put out well north of 200hp with basic mods, I seriously doubt its going to get "waxed" by anything.


Well its coming from someone who has owned 3 aprilias and an R1 and most recently GSXR1000 (08) not to mention ridden my bros CBR1000RR. So your assumtion could not be further from being acurate.
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Well its coming from someone who has owned 3 aprilias and an R1 and most recently GSXR1000 (08) not to mention ridden my bros CBR1000RR. So your assumtion could not be further from being acurate.
And you have how many hours on track with them exactly?

I believe the words you're looking for are "assumption" and "accurate". If your riding skill is anything like your grammatical abilities, I wouldn't expect you to understand why the Aprilia is a superior machine.
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And you have how many hours on track with them exactly?

I believe the words you're looking for are "assumption" and "accurate". If your riding skill is anything like your grammatical abilities, I wouldn't expect you to understand why the Aprilia is a superior machine.
So aside from this guy on an aprilia you rode with, how many aprilias have you actually thrown a leg over let along owned?
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So aside from this guy on an aprilia you rode with, how many aprilias have you actually thrown a leg over let along owned?
I threw a leg over his to know within 2 laps around VIR that it was built and handled significantly better than my GSXR with Ohlins rear upgrade and Ohlins steering damper. I was considerably faster at the end of just one session on his bike.

Again, how many hours on track did you have?
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