Please note: The seller states that the bike was prepped for long storage by fogging the engine, spraying the tank and heavily lubing everything. It will require full preparation to get it running again.
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After a decade of its flagship V-Twin platform, Aprilia introduced the all-new RSV4 superbike in 2009. Built to compete in the 2009 World Superbike Championship series, the RSV4 was Aprilia’s first-ever four-cylinder model.
The RSV4’s chassis was the latest in Aprilia’s line of Grand Prix-bred aluminum twin-spar frames. The trick twin-beam unit was constructed from a hybrid of cast and pressed sheet sections, offering the optimal balance of strength and rigidity. Equally race-inspired and derived from the same manufacturing techniques was the RSV4’s double-arch aluminum swingarm.
The advanced frame was paired with an adjustable 43mm upside-down Showa fork and a Sachs mono-shock. Stopping duties went to a pair of 320mm rotors bit by radial-mount, four-pot Brembo calipers up front and a smaller disc pinched by a dual-piston unit in back.
But the star of the show was undoubtedly the new flagship’s liquid-cooled, 998.9cc, four-stroke, 16V, DOHC, 65-degree V4 engine. The exotic four-banger’s cylinders each featured their own twin injectors, the valve’s service interval was a cool 12,000-miles, plus it got ride-by-wire throttle, Weber-Marelli fuel-injection, and a trio of ride modes (Road, Sport, Track). The highly-compact V4 put down a whopping 180hp at 12,500rpm and 85 ft-lbs of torque at 10,000rpm.
A year later, Aprilia gave track enthusiasts a taste of the platform’s true performance potential with the Biaggi Replica. Developed to celebrate Max Biaggi’s WSBK success, the bike came loaded with upgrades over its street counterpart. The improved engine pumped out 200hp — up some 20 ponies — and 92.2lb-ft. of torque, compared to 84.8lb-ft.
Thanks in part to a fancy carbon fiber fairing, Aprilia lowered the weight, too. The Biaggi Replica tipped the scales at 385lbs dry, 10 pounds lighter than the factory. As if that wasn’t enough, Aprilia fitted the bike with plenty of upscale parts, including an adjustable headstock, engine mounts, and swingarm, as well as an Akrapovič 4-2-1 titanium exhaust with a carbon and titanium silencer. For the wheels, the Biaggi Replica came with 16.5″ forged magnesium Marchesinis wrapped in Pirelli Diablo SBK tires.
The seller notes that, “this bike was a press bike and carries carbon fairings from one of Max’s WSBK bikes. Max’s name is written on the inner surface of upper fairing. It has never been raced and only used for track days.”
During his ownership, the seller has changed the oil and oil filter and rebuilt the suspension.
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Currently located in Mississauga, Ontario, this RSV4 Biaggi Replica is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any RSV4 Biaggi Replica stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!