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Michael Neeves  says:

Aprilia RSV4-R first ride!

The Aprilia RSV4-R costs £12,449 and is available in dealers now. The compact V4 engine is exactly the same as the Factory’s, it’s only the chassis components which have been altered, with Ohlins suspension replaced by Showa forks and a Sachs rear shock.  Aprilia RSV4-R launch cut short Wheels are cast aluminium rather than forged, and some of the Factory’s carbon body...

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  • Posted 6 years ago (27 October 2009 11:48)

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Sep 02

Posts: 437

wild_stuart says:


That 'elbow-down' picture just looks overly stretche, awkward and stupid. I hope that's not a promo shot!

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May 09

Posts: 508

speedo007 says:

Looks great

Great looking bike! Almost better then the BMW.

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Sep 02

Posts: 437

wild_stuart says:

Yup.. denying it's a lovely looking bike and I'll be hoping some of our local dealers get some test bikes in.

-and we know from WSB that it'll shift!

- Just really not sure on that exaggerated pose...

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Feb 09

Posts: 113

crappyname says:


Best bike on the market - I want one!

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Jun 08

Posts: 116

Hoppo R46 says:

Slipper clutch??...

Take it that the RSV4 doesnt have a slipper clutch, if it does Aprilliam may want to get it working properly!?.. Lol. Judging by some of the shots, think that it could possibly do with one!??.. (Looks like a gr8 bike to get the back end out on corner entry tho!!)

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Dec 08

Posts: 1301

boybilly1967 says:

Looks wise anyway, it makes the R1 look fat & bloated.

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Jan 05

Posts: 165

nigel100 says:

great bike , pity about the tossa trying to ride it, someone should tell him mr spies gets his elbows down because he is leaning the bike over, not keeping the bike upright like a vertical vera and then leaning over so far to make one self look a right prat. I just hope his road test is more meaningful.

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Mar 05

Posts: 58

Neevesy says:

nigel100, those shots are press pack pictures of an Aprilia rider - and yes, he looks silly! You'll be glad to hear that I can't get my elbow down!

Michael Neeves, Senior Road Tester, MCN

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Apr 09

Posts: 13

rsvforum says:


Road test? For a racing bike? Was this a joke?

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Oct 09

Posts: 195

TinkerNZ says:

Elbows and all

Check out the ground clearance under the bike in the 'elbow' shot ,i suspect the bikes actually stationary and he's holding the weight of the bike up with his elbow.

As for shot 3 the bike does have a slipper clutch, he's just feathering the rear brake for more 'upright sability'.....

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