Aprilia has now added the sophisticated APRC electronics package across the RSV4 range which includes eight-stage adjustable traction control, wheelie control, launch control and a quick shifter as standard.
MCN scooped the changes to the RSV4 range in October 2010 when we were sent leaked brochure pictures of the revised RSV4 range on track.
APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) was first fitted to the RSV4 Factory APRC SE but this cost £16,999 with just 37 coming to the UK. That same electronics package is now standard on all RSV4s for 2011.
MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves said of the APRC system: “This is easily the most advanced electronics of any current production bike.
"The traction control system is leagues ahead of the BMW S1000RR and the anti-wheelie is really useful on track as it allows you to go faster with less effort.”
The RSV4 APRC is available in both R and Factory versions as of March 2011.