Aprilia has just unveiled its new RSV4 World Superbike contender. The 1000cc V4 develops "well over 200bhp”"and marks not only the Noale-based company’s first four-cylinder bike, but also its return to four-stroke racing. Since Superbike homologation rules state that race machines need to be based on production bikes, expect to see a road-going version released in the near future. Follow the jump for more images and information.
The 65˚ V4 is the most sophisticated engine Aprilia has ever made. By
using integral ride-by-wire technology, the company is able to offer
switchable power maps and even traction control.
The RSV4 was unveiled earlier today at a dealer conference in Milan. Stay tuned for more details.