When it was released in 2008, the Nissan GT-R shook the world of fast cars to its core, obliterating more powerful competition from more heralded automakers to set a new lap record at the Nurburgring. It did that using not raw power, but advanced electronics that made it both faster and more controllable than any car before. The Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE promises to do the same thing to the bike world using launch control, wheelie control, traction control and quickshift optimized for performance not safety. But, which revolutionary vehicle is faster, bike or car?
Aprilia USA commissioned Hell for Leather and Tangent Vector to produce this video.
The lap times presented in this video are accurate and the comparison is objective. Both vehicles are 100 percent stock down to the tires (Pirelli SC2s on the Aprilia) and both vehicles are operated by professional racers considered experts in their respective disciplines. Honestly, on a track with only one short straight, we expected the GT-R to be faster.
Wondering what makes the RSV4 so fast? Check out our APRC explanation video.