Sporty – Test RSV4 Factory APRC SE: the electro-Superb Bike! – Pole position for Aprilia!

RSV4 Factory APRC SE test: the electro-Superbe Bike !

Sporty - RSV4 Factory APRC SE test: the electro-Superb Bike! - Pole position for Aprilia!

Getting to know the exceptional, going beyond its limits: these are the feelings felt when testing the sculptural and sophisticated Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE (Aprilia Performance Ride Control Special Edition) on the MotoGP circuit in Jerez (Spain)…

Pole position for Aprilia !

20 minutes … One session … On the magnificent Spanish track in Jerez, a single 20-minute session was enough to demonstrate the indisputable technological superiority of the new Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE (Aprilia Performance Ride Control Special Edition), the ultimate version of Noale’s Hypersport…

From this first appetizer, every tester – whatever their level, taste or experience – has come to this amazing conclusion: Aprilia has quite simply managed to homologate the bike with which Max Biaggi has just won his first world title in Superbike !

In the sports segment, this refrain is known … but not always interpreted to its true extent. However, the Italian, not content with being an authentic racing motorcycle, also achieves the feat of adjusting in real time its enormous potential to the capabilities of the pilot..

Clearly, if the RSV4 APRC SE is like a stick of dynamite weighing 179 kg dry, everyone can choose the length of the wick and the power of the blast….

This feat – because it is indeed! – is made possible by the speed and efficiency of the piloting aids on board this "Special Edition". Triggered by the astonishing BMW S1000RR (read in particular our), this electronic revolution pushes back the operational limits caused by the surge in mechanical performance.

In the case of the RSV4 Factory, the four cylinders positioned in longitudinal V at 65 ° deliver no less than 180 hp and 115 Nm of torque (read our)! However, the Italian manufacturer may well have equipped his motorcycle with a Ride-by-Wire accelerator (without cable), an anti-dribble clutch, a variable admission and three injection maps (Rain, Sport and Track) configurable via the starter, the RSV4 is far from being offered to the first comer !

Because even Max Biaggi – quintuple world champion he is! – uses electronics to put down the furious Superbike. Therefore, transposing all or part of this technology developed for the Roman Emperor’s motorcycle to the production model makes perfect sense … and all the more so for a brand that claims 37 world titles in speed !

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