They might call it World Superbike, but here’s a special-edition SBK model you can get only in the U.S. and Canada. In honor of the 2012 World Superbike Championship Aprilia RSV4, Aprilia USA is offering this 2013 RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK Special Edition exclusively to the North American market.
The RSV4 Factory comes with Bosch three-level ABS, new Brembo M430 front calipers and front brake master cylinder, and refined Aprilia Traction Control and Aprilia Wheelie Control for race use. The revised engine positioning ensures ideal weight distribution, and the chassis rolls on a new 200/55-17 rear tire, which is also available on the 2013 RSV4 R APRC ABS.
The engine is optimized for friction reduction, and has improved crankcase ventilation. The redesigned fuel tank comes directly from the SBK RSV4 race bikes, and carries 4.8 gallons of gas. Improved ergonomics include a lower seat height, and the headlight comes in a new satin finish.
The 2013 RSV4 Factory will hit dealer showrooms in April, and pricing will be announced on February 1. For more photos and details, go to Aprilia’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ApriliaAmericas. Oh, and in your face, Europe!