World Superbike Championship runner-up Eugene Laverty has signed a deal with the Crescent Suzuki team to race in the 2014 season. Laverty finished second to Kawasaki‘s Tom Sykes this season, with nine wins and 19 total podium finishes for the Aprilia factory team riding the RSV4. Next season, Laverty will switch to the Yoshimura-powered Suzuki […]
Intermot 2012: More Power and ABS for 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory
Current World Superbike points leader Max Biaggi was on hand as Aprilia announced a number of updates to its RSV4 flagship sportbike at the 2012 Intermot show in Cologne, Germany.
The Aprilia RSV4 Factory returns with its impressive APRC electronics package and 1000cc V4 engine, but adds anti-lock brakes, and a larger fuel tank.
Aprilia also gave the RSV4 a performance boost, claiming 181.5 hp and 86.3 ft-lb. at the crank, both up from the previous model’s claims of 177 hp and 84.8 ft-lb. (our dyno test from our 2012 European literbike shootout measured 156.9 hp and 73.2 ft-lb.)
The ABS system can be disengaged and has different characteristics to suit the RSV4′s various ride modes.
We hope to have more information in the weeks ahead including U.S. pricing and availability.