Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC vs. BMW S1000RR vs. Ducati 1199 Panigale S vs. MV Agusta F4R | Class of 2012 Part II

MC Comparison

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Kevin Wing

Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC | Price: $22,999

Tech Spec

Engine type: l-c 65-deg. V-4
Valve train: DOHC, 16v
Displacement: 999.6cc
Bore x stroke: 78.0 x 52.3mm
Compression: 13.0:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission: 6-speed
Measured horsepower:  147.5 bhp @ 12,500 rpm
Measured torque: 72.4 lb.-ft. @ 9700 rpm
Corrected ¼-mile: 10.23 sec @ 142.27 mph
Top-gear roll-on, 60-80 mph: 2.88 sec.
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.):  33/27/29 mpg
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: Öhlins 43mm inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Öhlins shock with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Brembo Monobloc four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake: Brembo two-piston caliper, 320mm disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear tire: 200/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rake/trail: 24.5°/4.1 in.
Seat height: 33.3 in.
Wheelbase: 55.9 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 458/431 lbs.
Colors: Black/red
Availability: Now
Warranty: 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact: Aprilia USA 140 E. 45th St. New York, NY 10017 800.621.1101 www.apriliausa.com


2012 BMW S1000RR | Price: $16,995

Engine type: l-c inline-four
Valve train: DOHC, 16v
Displacement: 999cc
Bore x stroke: 80.0 x 49.7mm
Compression: 13.0:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission: 6-speed
Measured horsepower:  169.6 bhp @ 13,000 rpm
Measured torque: 72.3 lb.-ft. @ 10,200 rpm
Corrected ¼-mile: 9.95 sec. @ 148.32 mph
Top-gear roll-on, 60-80 mph: 2.47 sec.
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.) :  38/29/33 mpg
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: Sachs 46mm inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with optional ABS
Rear brake: Brembo one-piston caliper, 220mm disc with optional ABS
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Contisport Attack2
Rear tire: 190/55ZR-17 Contisport Attack2
Rake/trail: 24.0°/3.9 in.
Seat height: 32.3 in.
Wheelbase: 56.0 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 459/432 lbs.
Colors: Racing Red, Fire Powder Blue, Motorsport red/white/blue, black
Availability: Now
Warranty: 36 mo., 36,000 mi.
Contact: BMW of North America P.O. Box 1227 Westwood, NJ 07675 800.831.1117 www.bmwmotorcycles.com

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