7 Ways The Aprilia RSV4 Changed The Game
In just a few days Iíll be the lucky basó- who gets to unwind the new Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory around the legendary Mugello circuit as part of the bikeís international press launch. Stay tuned next week for my thoughts on it. However, in anticipation for that event, I thought Iíd look back to see what makes the RSV4 such a darling in the eyes of the moto press. So rewind your minds back ten or so years to 2008/2009 and think about the literbike landscape back then. With the benefit of hindsight, we can say with confidence the space looked pretty bland, with the Big Four Japanese, Ducati, and KTMís RC8 the only real players (sorry MV Agusta fanboys). The field then got a jolt in 2009 with the announcement of both the BMW S1000RR and Aprilia RSV4 Ė both models promising to shake up the status quo. If youíve read any motorcycle magazine since then, you undoubtedly know each bike lives up to the claim. Personally, the Aprilia is one of my favorite liter-class bikes out there. Here are seven ways the RSV4 shook up the game...
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