2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory priced at $20,999, R at $15,999

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Breaking news from the Piaggio dealer meeting in LA: the Aprilia RSV4 Factory will be priced at $20,999, while the Aprilia RSV4 R will come in at $15,999. That compares favorably to the Ducati 1198 S ($21,795) and 1198 ($16,495). We’ll bring you on-sale dates later today. Click here for details on the changes between the Factory and R.

Update: Both the RSV4 Factory and R are shipping to dealers now, expect to see them on showroom floors in the coming weeks.

  • http://bloodfalcons.blogspot.com Blood Falcon

    If I had 20 g’s to spend on a factory made sportbike, this would definitely be the one.

  • chili sv

    Bold new Hell For Leather graphics; BNHFLG?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Ha, yeah. Just reusing our gallery from when we scooped the bike, hence the watermarking.

  • AceCafeClipOns

    this… IS a sexy bike!

  • http://www.txsbr.com/ Ben

    If the pricing parity is similar to the twins, then one could expect the V4 Tuono to run $14,999 – putting it at the exact same point as the Ducati Streetfighter. Things that make you go hmmmm.

    • http://www.txsbr.com/ Ben

      Er, lets qualify that. $1000 is the difference between the RSV1000 and Tuono. $1500 separates the 1198 and the Streetfighter. Thus, I wonder if the new V4 Tuono will be $14,999 or $14,499.

    • http://bloodfalcons.blogspot.com Blood Falcon

      Or you could ride the Streetfighter and see how disappointing it is… Then buy anything but it.

      • fighta

        I am pretty sure the “virtual” Tuono will be a good bike, but you calling the fighter disappointing is quite hilarious…You might say it ain’t your cup of tea or the power isn’t exactly where you wanted it, or rather you ain’t down with the twin… but…disappointing….!!!????!?!?The only disappointing factor of the fighter is that it was designed for the track therefore most roadaways aren’t ready/appropriate/disappointing…not the bike!
        Anyway, the Tuono doesn’t exist yet. So far what I’ve seen from contenders in the roadster dep. IS disappointing( z1000,brutale…WTF!!!)
        The fighter will probably lead by example and Aprilia engineers have time to correct it’s shortcomings so far. From now on, it won’t be allowed to be ugly, uncomfortable, under-powered. Streetfighter sets the bench mark and other manufacturers better learn their lessons. with available time , the new Tuono better be gorgeous (not…: so ugly, it gets interesting), rideable, innovative and cheap…. If it ain’t, I’ll take a streetfighter (base 15 000$) anyday because it redefine class!

  • Phil H

    Love it when the Ducati boys get all riled up and defensive… ;)

    (for the record I also own a few Ducs [and Bimotas])

    • http://bloodfalcons.blogspot.com Blood Falcon

      :) i too have owned enough duc’s to make that remark i think. i rode the fighter and didn’t like anything about it.

  • Isaac

    The bike is only $796.00 / $496.00 cheaper than it’s Ducaity cousins. Comparing favorably?, don’t think so. They are still very expensive and further out of reach thatn the out going models. That is why I liked Aprilia in the first place. We got the same level of quality at a cheaper price. I don’t see many of these moving; in this country at least. Just like the acronym P.O.R.S.C.H.E. (Proves Only Rich Suckers Can Have ‘Em)

  • Roman

    Really? There are people out there that think a competitively priced Italian V4 superbike won’t sell? That’s just silly talk, this thing will have a waiting list, just watch. I wish I was good enough and rich enough to be in the market for this bike, it hits all the right buttons!

  • http://www.ducati-owners-group.com John Shutz

    I’m going to take a strong look at the R model because of it’s pricepoint and same powerplant as the Factory. However, that will mean I’ll have to sell my much liked 999R. Oh well, things change, life moves on. If I get the R the first order of business is to dump that blunderbust tailpipe, what an eyesore. The BMW 1000R doesn’t have a problem with making a proportionate looking tailpipe, why can’t Aprilia? Actually, the BMW is in the running for my new SBK desire, its coming in fully loaded at around $15.8K. Thats with ABS and TC. Maybe I’ll wait a year for the bugs to leave town and to see how soft the bikes get on the market. You know what happens after you drive any vehicle off the lot.