Why would I buy the Aprilia RSV4 RF?
Because it’s the closest one can get to a road-going race motorcycle
Why would I avoid the Aprilia RSV4 RF?
Because it’s made for the track and is too impractical for the road
I have always loved sportbikes and it’s not without reason. Firstly it’s the looks that get you drooling, the mean stance simply arrest attention like no other. Then there’s the performance. Multiple cylinders and big horsepower available at the slightest twist of the wrist. Finally there’s the mindset. An aggressive, fast motorcycle will beg you to push it hard and there is no other way to enjoy but to ride it like you stole it. Yes it’s extremely demanding and not to mention draining, but the reward of nailing the apex and wheelie-ing out of that exit gives you the kind of satisfaction that is unparalleled.
And that feeling is amplified when you have something madder than mad and faster than fast between your legs. We’re talking about the Aprilia RSV4 RF.
Now you already have the Aprilia RSV4 RR (which stands for Race Road) which is plenty mental with 200 plus bhp on tap, but for a purer racing experience Aprilia is also offering the RF (Race Factory) which comes with more exotic cycle parts like the lightweight forged aluminium wheels and Ohlin suspension (as compared to Sachs set-up on the RR).
As for the design, the RSV4 has been a stunner since its inception and Aprilia has made very little changes to the overall design. The RF stands out thanks to a new dedicated ‘superpole’ black-red-silver livery. We loved the way the RSV4 RF looks and no matter what angle you look at it from, it’s a sure shot jaw dropper.