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Aprilia RS4 125 gets quickshifter option

Aprilia's new four-stroke RS4 125 will come with an optional quickshifter priced at £99, the Italian firm has announced. Offering the "fun and involvement of split-second clutchless upshifting on a 125cc motorcycle", the move mimics the raft of WSB-grade technology available on the larger capacity RSV4 R APRC. With a liquid-cooled DOHC engine, USD forks, a quick-release pillion seat cowl, underslung ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 25 May 2011

Aprilia RSV4 R gets tech goodies

This is undoubtedly the year of the RSV4. Aprilia's cutting-edge V4-engined superbike had its ups and downs when it was launched in 2009 but now the rough edges are smoothed off and it's a class-leading diamond. The all-singing, all-dancing £16,474 2011 RSV4 Factory APRC is already our superbike of the year, beating the BMW S1000RR. However, the new £14,124 RSV4 ...

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  • New bikes
  • 12 May 2011

Tuono V4R too ugly? French to the rescue!

Fabulous new Aprilia Tuono V4R too ugly for you? Here come the French, with what they hope is the answer - a modified RSV4, dubbed the V4 Street. Arriving just after the launch of the Tuono V4R the V4 Street would be the perfect riposte, if its prolapsed air intakes and hat-wearing headlight didn’t achieve the opposite of what was ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 27 April 2011

New Aprilia RSV4 R on the road!

MCN raved about Aprilia’s new ‘budget’ RSV4R (if you can call £12,743 budget) when we rode it at Mugello in November. It was all going well until five of the launch bikes suffered terminal con rod failures.  Aprilia were keen to prove this mechanical hiccup was a one-off, so invited us back to Portugal to ride it again on the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 25 December 2009

Aprilia RSV4-R launch cut short

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 28 October 2009

New cheaper Aprilia RSV4-R is £2500 less than Factory version

Aprilia has revealed a new, cheaper version of the stunning RSV4 superbike. The RSV4-R keeps the 180bhp V4 motor and high tech fly-by-wire systems of the RSV4 Factory, but has lower specification suspension and a £2550 lower price. Read the Aprilia RSV4 Factory review The basic structure of the bike remains the same – the 999cc engine, frame, brakes and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 25 September 2009

Aprilia RSV4-R official video

This official Aprilia video has just appeared ahead of tomorrow's launch of the new cheaper Aprilia RSV4-R superbike which will cost over £3500 less than the Factory version. Aprilia motorcycles for sale The bike will be launched tomorrow at the Imola World Superbike event with Max Biaggi. Keep checking back on www.motorcyclenews.com for details.  

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 24 September 2009

First picture of Aprilia’s cheaper RSV4R

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 bikes
  • 22 September 2009

New Aprilia Tuono V4 spotted testing

The new Aprilia Tuono V4, the naked version of the Aprilia RSV4, has been spotted testing at the Mugello circuit in Italy. Read the Aprilia RSV4 Factory review Video: Aprilia RSV4 ridden on the road The new Aprilia Tuono and the Aprilia RSV4 R - the base model to the more expensive RSV4 Factory - were both being tested. Both models are based on the ...

  • Motorcycle News
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  • 23 July 2009

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