2012 Aprilia RSV4 Review


If you are looking for a bike that has been known to astonish the world with its cutting edge technology and supreme handling than the 2012 Aprilia RSV4 will be sure to deliver. For starters, the 2012 Aprilia RSV4 features the first ever 65 degree V-4 engine that has been placed in a sports production bike and is able to produce a tremendous amount of power. The 2012 line of bikes features some of the newest technology that is on the market today. This new technology known as the Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) is a dynamic control system that delivers the highest level of performance and offers many features that are only available on the Aprilia line. This electronic management system is only one of the new features for the all-new 2012 Aprilia RSV4. From quick shift options that can be used on the track to automatic traction control that ensures that the rider always has complete control of the bike no matter what type of terrain one may riding in. The traction control system is an innovate system that is easily activated by the instrument panel and offers eight different settings. Allowing the rider to change settings based on riding conditions at any time by using the joystick on the left handlebar.

The breathtaking beauty of the bike is sure to stop traffic where ever it may roam. The sleek and long lines mixed with the latest in technological advances delivers a bike that promises to always deliver an exhilarating ride. The triple headlight adds to to the sleek design while providing total night time visibility. The RSV4 comes in Black Flame which has a perfect balance of contrasting red and black and features gold around the rims. A stunning bike to glance at and a bike that is also stunning to ride.

New For 2012

  • Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) is an electronic management package designed to make the bike more intuitive and deliver an exhilarating and thrilling ride.
  • Aprilia Traction Control (ATC) which automatically adjusts to the different types of tires and has eight different settings. All the setting are controlled from the joystick on the left handlebar and can be down without having to turn down the throttle
  • Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS) is designed for ultra-fast shifting
  • Aprilia Launch Control (ALC) this is for use on the track only and has three different settings
  • Dual display mode that is on the instrument panel and displays style f riding such as Road and Race
  • New exhaust system is lighter which increases the overall performance of the bike as a whole
  • All the wheels are light which provides better traction and allows for better handling
  • Improved engine lubrication

2012 Aprilia RSV4 Specs

  • Model: Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC
  • Engine Type: 999.6cc, V-4, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: N/A
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six speed cassette type gearbox
  • Final Drive: N/A
  • Fuel Capacity: N/A
  • Estimated Fuel Economy:
  • Brakes (Front): Dual stainless steel floating disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Single disc, floating caliper
  • Suspension (Front): Öhlins Racing upside-down fork. Low profile forged aluminum radial caliper mountings. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound
  • Suspension (Rear): Double braced aluminum swing arm
  • Wheelbase: N/A
  • Rake: 24.5 degrees
  • Trail: 105mm
  • Seat Height: 33 inches
  • Curb Weight: 455 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR17
  • Tires (Rear): 200/55 ZR 17


  • Heated hand grips that can help to keep the riders hands warm on and off the track. Ideal for use in cold weather and can help to maintain that one never loses their grip due to the cold
  • Custom fit covers designed to protect the bike from the elements as well as rain, sleet or snow. If trying to park the bike in bad weather- make sure that the cover is water proof and for long term parking considering getting a dust cover that is also ventilated
  • Variety of windscreens available. These can be used for the custom look or to help protect the rider from a variety of elements and the wind

Key Competitors For The 2012 Aprilia RSV4

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  • 2012 Ducati Panigale 1199 S
  • 2012 MV Agusta F4 1000 RR
  • 2012 Ducati Panigale 1199 S Tricolore