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

2012 Ducati Panigale S | Price: $23,995

Tech Spec

Engine type: l-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train: DOHC, 8v desmodromic
Displacement: 1199cc
Bore x stroke: 112.0 x 60.8mm
Compression: 12.5:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission: 6-speed
Measured horsepower:  158.3 bhp @ 10,600 rpm
Measured torque: 80.1 lb.-ft. @ 9100 rpm
Corrected ¼-mile: 10.15 sec. @ 141.79 mph
Top-gear roll-on, 60-80 mph: 2.66 sec.
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.):  36/28/32 mpg
Frame: Aluminum monocoque with single-sided swingarm
Front suspension: Öhlins NIX30 43mm inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Öhlins TTX36 shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Brembo Monobloc four-piston calipers, 330mm discs with optional ABS
Rear brake: Brembo two-piston caliper, 245mm disc with optional ABS
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear tire: 200/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rake/trail: 24.5°/3.9 in.
Seat height: 32.5 in.
Wheelbase: 56.6 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 426/399 lbs.
Colors: Red
Availability: Now
Warranty: 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact: Ducati North America 10443 Bandley Dr. Cupertino, CA 95014 408.253.0499 www.ducati.com


2012 MV Agusta F4R | Price: $19,498

Tech Spec

Engine type: l-c inline-four
Valve train: DOHC, 16v radial
Displacement: 998cc
Bore x stroke: 79.0 x 50.9mm
Compression: 13.4:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission: 6-speed
Measured horsepower:  168.9 bhp @ 12,800 rpm
Measured torque: 74.3 lb.-ft. @ 10,500 rpm
Corrected ¼-mile: 10.73 sec. @ 138.51 mph
Top-gear roll-on, 60-80 mph: 2.73 sec.
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.):  33/24/28 mpg
Frame: Tubular-steel with aluminum single-sided swingarm
Front suspension: Marzocchi 50mm 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 Monobloc four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake: Brembo four-piston caliper, 210mm disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear tire: 190/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rake/trail:  23.5°/4.0 in.
Seat height: 32.7 in.
Wheelbase: 56.3 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 473/446 lbs.
Colors : Red/silver, black/gray
Available : Now
Warranty : 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact : MV Agusta USA 10 Canal St. #224 Bristol, PA 19007 215.781.1770 www.mvagustausa.com

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