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/ 394 lbs
The Aprilia RSV4 Factory is Aprilia's most potent super bike.
Introduced in 2009, it's bascially a road-going version of the
company's race World Superbike machine.
Just about everything about the RSV4 Factory was engineered
for speed. It's just at home on the track as on the road, and
in fact the only way you can even hope to explore some of the
bike's potential is on a circuit.
Powering the bike is a 65-degree 999cc V4 motor which produces
a deeply impressive 180 horsepower @ 12,500 rpm and 85 ft-lbs
of torque at 10,000 rpm. Naturally that's going to allow for
some fairly ridiculous performance. Although the engine really
comes into its own when pushed hard where it shows its racing
pedigree. A six-speed cassette gearbox and a slipper clutch
are also racing-inspired items.
Despite having a 999cc engine, the RSV4 Factory isn't a big
bike. It's fine enough for most riders, but if you're a little
on the tall side it might feel a little cramped.
Top shelf Ohlins forks and a rear shock are fitted as standard
and offer a good balance of comfort and performance.
Build quality is also high for the Aprilia RSV4 Factory. Overall
it's not the cheapest way to go stupidly fast. But at the same
time it's more affordable than its Italian rival in the form
of the Ducati 1198S. It offers a compelling blend of style,
performance and quality in a competitivley-priced package.