The new Aprilia V4 being ridden by Alex Hoffman at Jerez

The new Aprilia V4 being ridden by Alex Hoffman at Jerez

 

Aprilia V4 breaks cover at Jerez

By Ben Purvis -

New bikes

 23 November 2007 09:07

Aprilia's forthcoming V4-engined superbike broke cover this week at the Jerez circuit in Spain, with test rider Alex Hoffman at the controls.

The new machine took to the track during a test session for Aprilia's 125cc and 250cc GP bikes, only lapping during breaks in the GP test caused by rain at the track.

The Aprilia V4 also tested in July, 2007

Video of the Aprilia V4 engine

The Aprilia V4 on the dyno

Despite RSV bodywork, the latest version of the bike - in WSB race trim rather than road-going form - is starting to look much more like a finished machine than earlier prototypes.

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For more information and pictures, see next week's MCN, on sale November 28