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New MCN February 26: Norton special

Liam Marsden, 25 February 2014 07:00

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 26: Exclusive: New BMW S1000F Roadster planned World first test: New Honda Fireblade SP takes on Panigale S, RSV4 and HP4 FREE: Norton Collector's Special. 16 pages packed with the highs and lows of the iconic British company Foggy we love you! It's 20 years since ...

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Ultimate Superbikes 3rd place: Aprilia RSV4 Factory

Michael Neeves, 15 May 2013 07:00

Lap time: 1:49.8Top speed at end of straight: 164.4mphMax braking (g): 1.38Max lean: 48.2 Why it’s so specialThe 1199R and HP4 may be the latest and greatest superbikes to arrive, but neither can boast two World Superbike championships like the RSV4. Reputed to have been made for Max Biaggi from the beginning, the Aprilia made the world take notice when ...

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MCN in 3D: Neil Hodgson riding the Ducati 1198

MCN, 04 July 2011 15:21

With the latest Aprilia RSV4 R APRC and Ducati 1198, electronic rider aids are becoming more affordable. Both machines are equipped with eight-stage traction control and a quickshifter, which saves you from having to manually shut the throttle when changing up through the gears, whilst the Aprilia takes it a stage further with anti-wheelie and launch control systems along with ...

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Aprilia RS4 125 first ride

Liam Marsden, 31 May 2011 15:48

The all-new four-stroke Aprilia RS4 125 is being launched at the Vairano test track in Italy, and MCN web producer Liam Marsden is at the launch of the new bike. After a session on the RS4, here are his thoughts. "From a distance, the RS4 looks almost exactly like the RSV4 superbike, which its styling is based on, it's not ...

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Moto Guzzi cans concepts

MCN, 11 February 2011 17:35

After revealing a new 1400cc California cruiser, Moto Guzzi has admitted the stunning concept bikes unveiled at the 2009 Milan show will not be made. The concept bikes, which were built around the traditional Guzzi transverse V-twin motor, were designed by Miguel Galuzzi (Aprilia RSV4) and Pierre Terblanche (ex-Ducati and the creator of the first Multistrada, now at Norton). To ...

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Aprilia RSV4-R launch cut short

Michael Neeves, 28 October 2009 10:20

The launch of the new Aprilia RSV4-R at Mugello was cut short yesterday after five of the bikes suffered terminal con rod failures. Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves was there: “I did two 20-miniute sessions at the high-speed Italian track on the RSV4-R, which is a slightly lower spec version of the Factory model launched earlier this year. I had ...

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First picture of Aprilia’s cheaper RSV4R

Chris Newbigging, 22 September 2009 10:30

This low-resolution leaked picture reveals the finished RSV4-R – the cheaper version of the WSB homologation RSV4 Factory. Shown here in the white colour option, black is also known to be the second colour option. The R-model loses the Ohlins suspension and carbon-fibre trim of the Factory model, but keeps the monobloc Brembo calipers and adjustable chassis. Aprilia is officially ...

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New MCN May 27: Sports bike of the year revealed

MCN, 26 May 2009 11:07

In this week's MCN, we test the Aprilia RSV4, Yamaha R1, KTM RC8R and Triumph Daytona 675 around the Isle of Man TT course to find out which is the best sports bike of 2009. Free Beta tool box when you subscribe to MCN Over 2000 miles were covered in three days, including four laps of the 37.73 mile TT ...

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World Exclusive: First ride of the RSV4 on the road

Michael Neeves, 30 April 2009 12:12

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 ...

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Aprilia Promo Video: RSV4 race bike on track

James Keen, 07 October 2008 10:22

Aprilia have created this arty promotional video of the new RSV4 race bike, featuring on board track action and some nice detail shots of the new machine. The RSV4 will make its debut in the 2009 World Superbike Championship, ridden by Italian Max Biaggi.   The bike features four cylinders, 999cc and 210bhp at the gearbox in the race-ready version. A V-four engine ...

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