Piaggio USA’s master of ceremonies Shane Pacillo unveiled a pair of special edition Aprilia Misano replicas yesterday ahead of Aprilia’s first sponsored track day of the year, at Buttuonwillow in California. One hundred RSV4 RR Misano Factorys, and 100 Tuono RR Misanos will be built for sale only in the US, and should be in dealers next week. The red, white and green Misano livery, complete with big “A,” is traced directly back to Aprilia’s first win under Loris Reggiani, at Misano in 1987. Since then, Aprilia’s won 54 championships, and is still out there working valiantly on the Big One, which counts for something.
The RSV4 RR Misano comes equipped with a new, Euro-4 spec 65-degree V-four producing 201 horsepower at 13,000 rpm and all the usual top-drawer components. Know the Misanos by their numbered IDs, laser-etched into the top triple clamp, and their carbon-fiber front fenders. Its suggested price is $17,999.
RSV4 Tuono V4 1100 Misano
The sit-up-straight Tuono got a thorough going-over as well; its newly Euro-4 compliant 1077 cc engine is rated at only 175 hp at 11,000 rpm, but it’s the fat midrange torque that counts with this one.
Though it’s the streetier of the V4s, the Tuono is also ready for the track, with upgraded electronics including Bosch’s latest 9.1 MP Cornering ABS system, quickshifter, cruise control, etc. Yours for $15,999. Not bad. A MO favorite, for sure-a.
Sig. Pacillo says there will be more Aprilia-sponsored track days, where you can get a look at these and even ride them. One will be the Monday following the Road Atlanta MotoAmerica round at the end of July. Check your local listings.