Right from the start, the Aprilia RSV4 Factory set the benchmark in the supersport category and has evolved year after year without losing any of the extraordinary dynamic balance which helped it win five WSBK titles. Unparalleled for its clarity of design and technology, the RSV4 ABS was designed around the only 4-cylinder 65° V engine ever to be fitted as standard to a road bike. The frame is the direct descendant of a dynasty which has won 18 titles and 143 grand prix in the 250 GP class and the bike has then been further enhanced by highly developed electronic management systems to improve both engine performance and handling.
Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) was the winner of Race 2 at Portimao. The Irishman, back on the podium after one round of absence, managed to score his 4th victory of the season. Of the seven wins achieved so far in his WSBK career, six of them came in the second race.
The only rider able to keep up with the winner, at least in the first half of the race, was Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike). The Ulsterman was edged out of 2nd place in the closing stages by Sylvain Guintoli, who completed the third one-two for the works Aprilia team in 2013 after the total domination of the Season Opener in Phillip Island. Thanks to his podium finish number 9 in the season, the Frenchman is still the Championship leader with 209 points ahead of Tom Sykes. Continue reading →
Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) has taken revenge over Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) after first race defeat for the win to achieve a crucial victory in Eni FIM Superbike World Championship Race 2 at Monza. The Irishman grabbed the lead on the penultimate lap and defended the position from a competitive Melandri, who set the fastest lap of the race right before the chequered flag in 1’42.379.
With his 3rd race win of 2013, Laverty equals the same number of victories achieved in the past two seasons to close the gap on the Championship leader Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) to 13 points, with Tom Sykes 3rd at 18 points from the top.
The Kawasaki Racing Team rider completed the podium ahead of Guintoli, as both riders were part of the 4-way battle that characterised most of the 18-lap race. Continue reading →
To celebrate its WSBK-winning performance last year, Aprilia is coming out with a limited-edition sportsbike, the 2013 RSV4 APRC ABS SBK Special Edition. Based on the 2013 RSV4 Factory APRC, it will boast a new variation of Brembo’s monobloc caliper, with the hardware linked to a newly designed Bosch-sourced multi-mode ABS system. Continue reading →
Seen this cool short of Aprilia taking a dig at its competitors? Real bikes for real men, they say. What do you think?
With the 70th edition of EICMA, the International Motorcycle Show, just around the corner, Aprilia will be making a grand entrance with the 2013MY RSV4 Factory ABS.
Since it appeared on the road and track a few years ago, it was clear that the new Aprilia was the bike to beat. Unmatched for its rigorous design and applied technology, the RSV4 was born around a 65° V4 engine never before seen on a factory sport bike, a frame which was heir to a dynasty which had won 18 world titles and 143 Grand Prix in 250 GP and the most advanced applied electronics systems for managing the engine and the bike’s dynamics. This last item is a genuine vocation of Aprilia, the first manufacturer in the world to adopt the Ride By Wire system as standard equipment, the multimap system for power output, and above all, the first to patent the APRC dynamic controls platform. Continue reading →
The closest ever finish in the history of the Superbike World Championship came yesterday at Magny-Cours when Max Biaggi ended the second race in fifth place and in doing so he ended up the season 0.5 points ahead of Tom Sykes. Continue reading →
Let’s get the facts straight – the Carbon Fiber Special Edition of the latest Aprilia RSV4 Factory bike is absolutely bonkers, mad, crazy-exclusive and super-expensive. Yet somehow it represents an object of such irresistible desire that it would easily make the sanest and most calculated rider spend it’s entire life savings in an blink of an eye. And we have to say that we understand this poor, sane and calculated man. Who wouldn’t, for only $10 000AUS more, buy (what buy, steal) a $39 990AUS machine with the following specifications: Continue reading →
Arrow prepared a new range of products for the “mad” Aprilia maxi scooter – the SRV850. Behind the slick body and scooter ergonomics hides a real motorcycle with high power numbers, speed and acceleration. Arrow developed a full exhaust system with the choice of the Race-Tech titanium or Alu muffler. The exhaust pipes come in two options: racing and street approved. Check out the prices after the jump (VAT excluded). Continue reading →
These bikes are totally mad, and we’ll try to explain why. First of all – who would pay £3,099 for a 50cc bike?! Or £4,299 for a 125cc one? No matter if they come in the new 2012 Superbike livery – the exact same one that Max Biaggi has on his Aprilia RSV4. Second – who will ride this bikes? Some rich kid perhaps, who’s father wouldn’t mind to shelf such amount of money for something that could kill him faster that he do 1-2-3 shift? Ok ok, we are being a bit too dramatic, but you get the idea. Continue reading →