2010 Aprilia RSV4R - Take Two

Italy's newest superbike impresses even in base-model trim

By Roland Brown, Photography by Milagro

A less expensive version of the RSV4 Factory that debuted in the 2009 World Superbike Championship.

BMW S1000RR, Ducati 1198, Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Yamaha YZF-R1.

Price $15,999
Engine type l-c 65-deg. V-4
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 999.6cc
Bore x stroke 78.0 x 52.3mm
Compression 13:1
Fuel system Weber-Marelli EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 180 bhp @ 12,500 rpm
Claimed torque 85 lb.-ft. @ 10,000 rpm
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension 43mm Showa inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload,compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo Monobloc four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Single Brembo two-piston caliper, 320mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Metzeler Racetec
Rear tire 190/55ZR-17 Metzeler Racetec
Rake/trail 24.5°/4.1 in.
Seat height 33.3 in.
Wheelbase 55.9 in.
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight 405 lbs.
Colors White, black
Available Now
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.

Aprilia USA
140 E. 45th St.
New York, NY 10017

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
Every bit as fast and sexy as the Factory, yet costs $5000 less. What more could you want?

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