Sunday, February 5, 2012

Aprilia RSV4

Col on the Aprilia RSV4

Aprilia RSV4
 The Aprilia RSV4 was 2nd favourite of ours when we went to the 2010 bike show.  Aprilia have priced it quite highly at around £14200 but is similar to Yamahas R1 and Ducati's entry level Panigale.
 The engine is the same as the World Superbike Championship and race winning bike ridden by Max Biaggi and Leon Camier but missing the electronic wizardary needed for the track, it still boasts the super slipper clutch ride by wire throttle, 3 engine modes and Brembo Brakes.

 We all agreed it was one of the nicest looking superbikes at the show, commenting on the 3 headlights, nice angles and chunky but short exhaust pipe. Unfortunately we all agreed that it felt very small and would get uncomfortable on long rides. The rear light design finished the rear of nicely.

 Personally I like what some of the bike manufacturers are doing with front indicators, moving them into the back of the mirrors which Aprilia have done here.

Owners forums report miles per gallon are around 24 and have to re fill the tank at around 85-90 miles.

The RSV4 with me onboard, it felt small but looked good

 Unfortunately we dont have an Aprilia dealer in the area so as yet we havent been able to test ride one.


  • Engine size  -  998 cc
  • Top Speed  -  180mph
  • Power  -  180 bhp
  • Weight  -  203kg
  • Fuel tank capacity  -  17ltrs
  • Av MPG  -  24mpg
  • Tank Ramge  -  85-90 miles
  • Ins group -  17
  • Tyres  -  F 120/70/17   R 190/55/17
  • Suspension  -  Fully adjustable

2010 World Champion Max Biaggi's RSV4

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