Details: Aprilia RSV4 redefines the word

Dailies -


Last night, when the 2009 Aprilia RSV4 leaked, we were a bit underwhelmed with its looks. But then, when we got our hands on the first official images of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory and Race Machine, we realized that something truly beautiful lay beneath the Total Recall headlights and red paint. Look at the Aprilia RSV4 in all-carbon and a muscular, aggressive, brutish machine takes shape. But to do that is only to appreciate part of the RSV4’s beauty, because its real appeal lies in its details. The amount of attention the Aprilia engineers and designers have given
to texture, form and an almost symphonic use of machined surfaces is
nothing short of astounding. Click through for our favorite parts
(there’s a lot of them).
>RSV4 Factory screen and inner fairing.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DF-01.jpgRSV4 Race Machine front sprocket, adjustable swingarm mount.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DR-01.jpgRSV4 Factory swingarm with sand-cast, machined and polished surfaces.

2009_Aprilia_RSV4_DF-02.jpgRSV4 Race Machine logo.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DR-02.jpgRSV4 Factory exhaust endcap.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DF-03.jpgRSV4 Race Machine clutch cover and engine electrics.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DR-03.jpgRSV4 Factory radiator cowl.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DF-04.jpgRSV4 Race Machine Akropovic exhaust, carbon hanger, carbon strap.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DR-04.jpgRSV4 Factory machined sidestand.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DF-05.jpgRSV4 Race Machine clutch cover and adjustable swingarm mount.

2009_Aprilia_RSV4_DF-05.jpgRSV4 Factory radiator with honeycomb guard.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DF-06.jpgRSV4 Race Machine machined, welded and cast frame.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DR-06.jpgRSV4 Factory headlights.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DF-07.jpgRSV4 Race Machine front cowl, ram-air vents and Tricolore.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DR-07.jpgRSV4 Factory gear lever.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DF-08.jpgRSV4 Race Machine tail.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DR-08.jpgRSV4 Factory taillight and numberplate hanger.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DF-09.jpgRSV4 Race Machine shock.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DR-09.jpgRSV4 Factory clutch cover.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DF-10.jpgRSV4 Race Machine rearsets.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DR-10.jpgRSV4 Factory engine cases.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DF-11.jpgRSV4 Race Machine ulta-thin triple clamp with flat black finish.

2009_Aprilia-RSV4-DR-11.jpgRSV4 Factory triple clamps and clocks.

Aprilia_RSV4_DF-12.jpgRSV4 Race Machine front brakes and FGR 800 forks.

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  • Ben

    So are they going to make the race version available for purchase? Or are they just teasing us with unobtanium?

  • johnc


    potrei dovere vendere il mio ducati e comprare questo modello della corsa di aprilia per i giorni della pista.

  • Mitch

    While I don’t think this bike is aesthetically pleasing as the RSV-R, it is still very trick. It would seem the prevailing trend is to style and function as far towards race bikes with little attention to anything else.

  • hoyt

    Nice pics and good coverage.

    The details are impressive. There is a substantial difference between the welds on the Aprilia and the 1098 when it was launched.

  • Savo

    I hope they also eliminated always present problems with air bubbles in rear break. I see they solved it with the clutch as is not hydraulic anymore. :)

  • liam

    The bike looks class and sounds f**ken great.I have a 07 fireblade and a 00 sp1 i would consider changing for the rsv-4 IT IS A BEUTY.

  • Erik Momsen

    I will trade my falco and Tuono for one when I am big. Too beautiful to believe.

  • Mick

    Are you guys for real? This is now the coolest and most beautiful bike to be made. The only question now is will Honda make a V4 or V5 for use in a CBR1000V4/V5 like they already should have. My current bike is a 2008 CBR1000RR and it looks like they new 2009 R1 wil be slighty better until this Aprilia RSV4 comes out.