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Video: Aprilia RSV4 v Nissan GT-R: Battle of the computers

Electronic rider aids are where it's at right now, love 'em or loathe 'em, and the Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) has the smoothest, most sophisticated system of any current motorcycle. The Italian machine's clever computerised brain will help you change gear, control a spinning rear wheel, keep the front wheel on the ground under hard acceleration ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 20 October 2011

Video exclusive: Eugene Laverty gets first ride on Aprilia RSV4

Eugene Laverty got his first ride on the factory Aprilia RSV4 he will campaign in the 2012 World Superbike Championship at Portimao this morning. The 25-year-old completed an out lap before returning to the pits for adjustments to the gear lever and quickshifter to improve feeling on down shifts. Laverty will continue testing throughout the day at the Portugese circuit. ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 18 October 2011

Video: Aprilia USA in Space Shuttle tribute

Aprilia’s USA division has released the following tribute to the now decommissioned space shuttle program. It’s essentially an RSV4 advert, but with enough heart-stopping shots of 81 million horsepower rockets to justify the association. The Aprilia team says: “Crossing performance boundaries never thought possible and forging new frontiers in innovation… making and racing motorcycles wouldn't be entirely alien to the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 08 July 2011

Aprilia RSV4 carbon kit revealed

Aprilia have developed a complete carbon fibre body kit for the RSV4 range. Find an Aprilia RSV4 for sale After months of development on race track, public roads and test benches, Aprilia has put the kit in to production.  Read Aprilia RSV4 reviews Each part is made of three layers (carbon/kevlar/carbon) for strength and finished by hand.       The carbon parts can be ordered ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 08 December 2010

Aprilia RSV4R (2010-current)

Aprilia’s RSV4R is a more affordable version of the all-singing, all-dancing RSV4 Factory. The engine is basically the same, without some of the Factory’s advanced electronics, but the chassis parts are slightly lower-spec. Despite this it’s still a beautifully-balanced technology-packed Italian missile. It’s monstrously fast, gives you loads of confidence in the corners, has superb ride quality, looks great (especially ...

  • Motorcycle Reviews
  • 04 November 2009

World Exclusive: First ride of the RSV4 on the road

MCN’s world first road ride on Aprilia's new RSV4 has proved what an exceptional bike it is. But it has also highlighted problems that did not show up on the racetrack launch. New V4 Aprilia ridden on road for first time 415 miles of motorway, A-roads and cities It’s brilliant, but flawed The surprises came to light after MCN picked ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 30 April 2009

Aprilia RSV4 first ride

The Aprilia RSV4 launch took place at Misano in Italy. MCN's Michael Neeves was out there riding the RSV4 and reporting back with his impressions of Aprilia's new flagship supersports bike. Weather bad, bike good - 11:15am Unfortunately it hasn’t stopped raining, and the track is still very slippery. Even with the bad weather I’m having the time of my life and I’m disappointed ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 02 April 2009

Aprilia RSV4: countdown to first ride

It’s the night before the big day! Tomorrow I finally get to ride Aprilia's brand new RSV4 around Misano circuit in northern Italy. I still haven't actually seen one in the flesh yet, but they’ve got Max Biaggi's World Superbike here at the hotel this evening and it looks incredible, as trick as a MotoGP bike. In the flesh the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 01 April 2009

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