PERFORMANCE TEST: Aprilia's 2016 RSV4 RF On the Dyno

How much more horsepower does that V-4 make?

Introduced in the US this month as a 2016 model, Aprilia's new RSV4 RF has had its snarling 1,000cc V-4 reworked to push its power and torque curves even higher. Mechanical changes include a larger airbox, shorter secondary velocity stacks, reshaped ports, titanium valves, machined combustion chambers, and lighter cams and connecting rods.

To read more about this up-spec RSV4, check out our First Ride report from Misano, Italy (CLICK HERE). To hear this new V-4 sing its song on our Dynojet dyno, watch the video below.

On our in-house Dynojet dyno this updated Italian stallion slammed down 175.2 hp @ 13,500 rpm and 76.2 lb.-ft. of torque at 10,300 rpm. Compare that to the 153.7 hp and 72.6 lb.-ft. of torque the previous model made and it's clear that those engine updates were pretty effective.

The RSV4 turned the fastest lap during our Class of 2013 superbike shootout at Chuckwalla. Will the Aprilia's added ponies keep it at the front in our upcoming Class of 2015 shootout (which will include the BMW S1000RR, Ducati 1299 Panigale S, Kawasaki ZX-10R, and Yamaha YZF-R1M)? CLICK HERE to find out!