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2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory SBK Edition Unveiled

Aprilia USA reveals North American exclusive model.

 

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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!

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COMMENTS:

  1. Gopal
    Posted on: February 28, 2013 5:07 am

    The rules should be deegnisd to encourage more manufacturers to participate, not less, and to make the racing more competitive, not less.Ducati, arguably, has needed some help getting their twin cylinder motorcycle competitive with a field of four cylinder competitors. I wouldn’t begrudge them some allowances in the rules to allow them to be competitive. Twins *should* be given a handicap when racing against fours. Other manufacturers were free to take advantage of this handicapping and race their own twins, and in fact, some did a number of years back.Aprilla didn’t need help from the rules to make their bike competitive. It was virtually a racebike with lights right off the drawing board. However, I don’t see Aprilla being allowed to run gear-driven cams as being as big an affront as requiring Ducati to run intake restrictors. There seems to be no logic to that, unless the FIM *wants* to hold back Ducati. Given the situation, I don’t see how Ducati could have remained in SBK. The rules, if not biased, aren’t calculated to allow Ducati the opportunity to be fully competitive. As a result, one of the more entertaining brands is no longer participating in SBK, and we as fans suffer for that.