189 MPH Track Ride! Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory, In The September Issue

189 MPH Track Ride! Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory, In The September Issue

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Featured In the September 2020 issue of Roadracing World: Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

        The rear wheel spun and then the traction control kicked in, propelling the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory forward as I opened the throttle exiting Turn Seven at Road Atlanta. I clicked second gear, then third gear as I crested the rise on the back straight. The full power of the 1078cc engine was unleashed as I clicked fourth gear.

        Gaining speed, I clicked fifth and then sixth gear as I leaned into the kink. The speedometer kept climbing over 180 mph. One last glance at the speedometer showed me I was at 189 mph before I straightened the bike up and went for the front brake, rifling down to first gear for the chicane. Things can get hectic at the end of the back straight, but the Brembo Stylema calipers, 330mm discs, and semi-active Öhlins forks on the Aprilia were up to the task.

        Aprilia has gone after the premium sportbike market with the RSV4 1100 Factory. In the pecking order of RSV4 models, Aprilia has positioned the 1100 Factory as the flagship model with upgrades that scream performance …

—Chris Ulrich, Racing Editor

Bore out Aprilia’s already amazing V-Four, boost the output to 217 bhp, tuck it into a chassis that weighs a claimed 390 pounds wet, and you have a recipe for raw speed. Racing Editor Chris Ulrich fired this missile from Noale down the back straight at Road Atlanta and came back impressed. Read how the RSV4 1100 Factory fared on one of America’s most well-known circuits – it’s all in the latest issue of Roadracing World!

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