Saturday, February 23, 2008

2008 Aprilia RSV 4 ‘Race Machine’ unveiled in Milan

With its 200bhp V4, the RSV 4 should be the bike to watch out for in WSBK 2009

Pics: Motoblog

One of the most eagerly awaited machines this year, the 1000cc, V4-powered Aprilia RSV 4 was recently unveiled at the International Piaggio Group Convention in Milan, Italy. The RSV 4 is powered by Aprilia’s all-new 65-degree V4, which is actually the Italian company’s first four-cylinder engine, and which has specifically been designed to allow Aprilia to go racing in AMA and/or World Superbikes in 2009.

The Aprilia RSV 4 is likely to be a formidable machine. The 1000cc V4, which features advanced electronics and a ride-by-wire system, is supposed to produce 200bhp. And Aprilia, who’ve already been quite successful in 125cc and 250cc GP racing, want the same kind of success in WSBK. With some development work over the next two years, the RSV 4 ‘Race Machine’ is likely to be up to the task.

Yeah, that 200bhp Aprilia V4 is quite stunning indeed...

Also see:
The 2008 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro and FV2 concept bike...
Memorable: The amazing Morbidelli 850 V8
Triple treat: The Benelli 899...
The very beautiful MV Agusta Brutale 1078RR!
RVF750R RC45: The most lust-worthy Honda ever?
Wakan 1640: A racing cruiser!
Steffano Motorcycles’ Ducati 999-based Café9

From the PB mag forum, these are computer-generated mockups of streetbikes based on the high-tech but ill-fated Aprilia RS3 Cube MotoGP machine!

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