2011 Aprilia RSV4 R: APRC, new exhaust, lighter wheels

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Looks like Aprilia Performance Ride Control isn’t going to remain the exclusive preserve of the $22,499 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE and Aprilia Tuono V4R (which will come to the States late this year). According to an email sent to dealers earlier today, the 2011 Aprilia RSV4 R gains the incredibly sophisticated set of electronics, which includes quick shift, launch control, wheelie control and traction control. Other changes include the slimmer exhaust canister of the ’11 Factory, gold forks, shorter gearing and wheels that look to contain fewer spokes, suggesting they’re lighter. The APRC-equipped RSV4 R will carry a $1,000 premium, retailing for $16,999.

We’ve written about APRC a bunch and reviewed the system as fitted to the ’11 Factory. We also have a current-model Aprilia RSV4 in our garage right now.

via Aprilia Forum

  • Johndo

    Best looking sports bike out there. And quite affordable for what you get…

  • Skank NYCF

    How much real rear wheel HP is this thing pumping out?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      It dynos at like 150hp at the wheel.

  • tears

    Could you guys ever do a comparison on the R vs the Factory model? Are the differences between the R and the Factory model great enough to justify the price difference?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      We’ve spent a good deal of time on both. Both are great and are obviously similar. The variable intakes and slightly different engine tuning on the factory are noticeable and appreciated, but with the suspension it’s the greater and finer range of adjustments from the ohlins that’s the difference. If that matters to you, then it’s worth the price.