|Engine||999.6 cc (61 cu in) V4|
|Power||177.55 hp (132 kW) @ 12,500 rpm|
|Torque||85 lb·ft (115.2 N·m) @ 10,000 rpm|
|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) (dry)
|Fuel capacity||17 L (3.7 imp gal; 4.5 US gal)
Reserve: 4 L (0.88 imp gal; 1.1 US gal)
Production of the motorcycle began in 2008. 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. 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.
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. Aprilia factory teammate Shinya Nakano ended the season in 14th place.
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.
- "Aprilia RSV-4 official pictures". motorcyclenews.com. Archived from the original on 3 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
- "Aprilia Unveils RSV4 Race Machine". Motorcycle-USA.com. 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
- Media related to Aprilia RSV4 at Wikimedia Commons
- RSV4 website
- Aprilia RSV at the Open Directory Project
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