2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory - The "Other" Italian Superbike

Better or just different?

By Brian Catterson, Photography by Aprilia, Milagro

Tech Spec
Evolution

New from the ground up, built entirely in-house by Aprilia under the auspices of parent company Piaggio.

Rivals
All of its World Superbike competition: BMW S1000RR, Ducati 1198, Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha YZF-R1.

TECH
Price na
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 Weber-Marelli EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed, cassette-type
Claimed horsepower 177.5 bhp @ 12,500 rpm
Claimed torque 84.8 lb.-ft. @ 10,000 rpm
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension Ohlins 43mm inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Ohlins shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo Monobloc four-piston radial calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Single Brembo two-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 120/70-ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear tire 190/55-ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rake/trail 24.5 deg./4.1 in.
Seat height 33.3 in.
Wheelbase 55.9 in.
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight 394 lbs.
Colors Black/red
Available Fall
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact
Aprilia USA
140 E. 45th St. 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
212.380.4400
www.apriliausa.com

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
A truly revolutionary superbike that's kicking ass and taking names in its first season.

By Brian Catterson
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