Aprilia RSV4 coming stateside Q4 2009

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Speaking exclusively to Hell for Leather, Piaggio Group USA President and CEO Paolo Timoni revealed that the Aprilia RSV4 will finally go on sale in the US during the final quarter of this year. The 180bhp, 85lb/ft, 179kg (dry) superbike was first revealed last September. The gap between unveiling and introduction is likely due to SBK homologation requirements, which require a returning manufacturer to build at least 250 units for initial homologation and 1000 units by June of the first year in racing. It’s likely that Aprilia rushed the road bike’s unveiling in order to race, figuring it could spend most of 2009 doing final development and ramping up for full production. The 2010 BMW S1000RR appears to be on a similar schedule for the same reason.

  • livingston

    still no info about US pricing? or whether we’ll see a non-factory version this year?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes

      Nope, not yet.

  • Ben

    C’mon, V-4 Tuono. C’mon…

    I figure if I keep asking, at some point I’ll get what I want. A point shy of getting an Interceptor or V-Max, of course.

    • livingston

      Wouldn’t that be a Four-ono? Ha!

      Ah. I’m an idiot.

      I’ll be pleased if we see anything other than the homologation RSV4 this year.

  • http://www.bend.gr odysseas

    Must be an amazing bike to ride… but the styling of the fairing is very confused with the three lamps (something like the original mille) plus it has a very honda-ish shape. I was expecting something more innovative from the design department, especially for this bike.

    • livingston

      this bitch wants to get naked, no doubt about it. the bairly adequate fairing covering up her headers. take off that silly mask, and let us see the real you.