Aprilia RSV4

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Aprilia RSV4
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Manufacturer Aprilia
Parent company Piaggio
Production since 2009
Predecessor Aprilia RSV1000R
Class Sport bike
Engine 999.6 cc (61 cu in) V4
Power 177.55 hp (132 kW) @ 12,500 rpm[1]
Torque 85 lb·ft (115.2 N·m) @ 10,000 rpm[1]
Transmission 6-speed, wet clutch
Brakes Front: Dual 320 mm diameter floating discs, Brembo monobloc radial 4-piston calipers
Rear: 220 mm diameter disc, Brembo 2-piston calipers
Tires Front: 120/70 ZR17
Rear: 190/55 ZR17
Seat height 845 mm (33.3 in)
Weight 179 kg (395 lb)[1] (dry)
Fuel capacity 17 L (3.7 imp gal; 4.5 US gal)
Reserve: 4 L (0.88 imp gal; 1.1 US gal)

The Aprilia RSV4 is a super bike manufactured by Aprilia. The RSV4 is Aprilia’s flagship model. Aprilia offers two models of the bike: the RSV4 Factory and RSV4 R.[2]

Production of the motorcycle began in 2008.[3] The motorcycle was unveiled on February 22, 2008, at the International Piaggio Group Convention in Milan, Italy. It is powered by a 65-degree 999.6 cc (61 cu in) V-4 engine, the company's first production four-cylinder engine.[4] Aprilia claims that the new engine was designed specifically for superbike racing and that the engine will produce over 200 horsepower (150 kW) in race configuration.

Aprilia launched the bike to race in the 2009 Superbike World Championship season.[3]

Racing[edit]

Max Biaggi race replica

In 2009, its first full season of World Superbike racing, Max Biaggi aboard the RSV4 reached the podium nine times, and won one race at the Brno Circuit.[5] Aprilia factory teammate Shinya Nakano ended the season in 14th place.[6]

Biaggi won the championship in 2010, and contracted to race the bike for another two seasons, citing his positive experience with the team and development of the bike into a successful racer and, despite his age, wanting to continue with the momentum they had built up. Max Biaggi ended his career winning the 2012 title with the RSV4.

The Aprilia RSV4 is available as a customer-specified race bike from the factory as a Max Biaggi replica.

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