Last night, when the 2009 Aprilia RSV4 leaked, we were a bit underwhelmed with its looks. But then, when we got our hands on the first official images of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory and Race Machine, we realized that something truly beautiful lay beneath the Total Recall headlights and red paint. Look at the Aprilia RSV4 in all-carbon and a muscular, aggressive, brutish machine takes shape. But to do that is only to appreciate part of the RSV4’s beauty, because its real appeal lies in its details. The amount of attention the Aprilia engineers and designers have given
to texture, form and an almost symphonic use of machined surfaces is
nothing short of astounding. Click through for our favorite parts
(there’s a lot of them).
RSV4 Factory screen and inner fairing.
RSV4 Race Machine front sprocket, adjustable swingarm mount.
RSV4 Factory swingarm with sand-cast, machined and polished surfaces.
RSV4 Race Machine logo.
RSV4 Factory exhaust endcap.
RSV4 Race Machine clutch cover and engine electrics.
RSV4 Factory radiator cowl.
RSV4 Race Machine Akropovic exhaust, carbon hanger, carbon strap.
RSV4 Factory machined sidestand.
RSV4 Race Machine clutch cover and adjustable swingarm mount.
RSV4 Factory radiator with honeycomb guard.
RSV4 Race Machine machined, welded and cast frame.
RSV4 Factory headlights.
RSV4 Race Machine front cowl, ram-air vents and Tricolore.
RSV4 Factory gear lever.
RSV4 Race Machine tail.
RSV4 Factory taillight and numberplate hanger.
RSV4 Race Machine shock.
RSV4 Factory clutch cover.
RSV4 Race Machine rearsets.
RSV4 Factory engine cases.
RSV4 Race Machine ulta-thin triple clamp with flat black finish.
RSV4 Factory triple clamps and clocks.
RSV4 Race Machine front brakes and FGR 800 forks.