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Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV4

Published: 16 August 2018

Updated: 18 July 2018

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Today’s bike of the day is the exceptional Aprilia RSV4. This machine is a beautifully-balanced technology-packed Italian missile.

It’s monstrously fast, immense and confidence-inspiring in the corners and it looks excellent. It also sounds even better and is just fun to ride.


With a 998cc engine producing 180bhp and 85ftlb of torque, the bike is capable of 180mph and - despite a rather lacklustre fuel consumption of 32mpg - this is a quality piece of kit.

Early RSV4s suffered with conrods breaking, however Aprilia have confirmed that this problem has since been rectified.

At the time, it was also £500 cheaper than a base model Ducati 1198. It was always more expensive than a Japanese 1000, but because of its devilish speed and superb handling we think it’s worth every penny.

What the seller says

"For sale is the above fantastic multi-coloured RSV4 race replica, which is lavished with carbon parts and extras and only has 7900 miles on the clock.

"It has an arrow race exhaust, Ohlins front and rear suspension, a double bubble smoked screen and a factory single seat.

"It also has aftermarket bar ends, race levers, front fork, paddock and frame bobbins, engine case protectors, a tank pad and a tidy tail to finish off the back end.

"All our bikes have under gone a full HPI report and a copy will be provided to the new owner. This bike has undergone a check over and valet. Prior to the next owner this bike will go through the workshop and be tested rigorously, oils, lubricants, electrics, brakes, tyres."

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