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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. Other standard fare included steel-braided lines and 17-inch cast aluminum rims fore and aft.
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. Quarter-mile runs take the V4 just 10.09 seconds, and with a 2.9-seconds 0-60mph time and a top speed of 180mph, calling the RSV4 “fast” is an understatement.
Sweetening the deal even further was the RSV4’s gorgeous Italian bodywork. The sharp symmetrical front fairing and angular tail section have been so unanimously adored, that — much like the iconic Tamburini-designed MV F4 — even after a decade since its initial release, the manufacturer has done very little to update its flagship’s look (aside from the addition of winglets). Why fix what isn’t broken…especially when it looks this good?
To celebrate Max Biaggi’s championship win in 2012, Aprilia released an exclusive model for 2013 – the APRC ABS SBK SE. The only thing longer than the name of this bike is the list of upgrades and features found on it – Aprilia took it upon themselves to add in the most advanced version of ABS they had made yet, with 3 programmable features all catered to separate environments: Track, Sport, and Rain. It seems like good things come in three’s with the RSV4, as the new APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) allowed for riders to adjust traction control, wheelie control, and launch control to three separate levels. Beyond the electronics, Aprilia lauded premium features such as Ohlins fully-adjustable suspension and a standout livery that commemorated the WSBK win as one-of-a-kind on the exclusive RSV4.
Manufactured in March of 2013, this example is VIN: ZD4RKU026DS000061. The seller purchased this example 6 months ago from A2Z Moto in Arizona.
The odometer shows 1,432 miles. Since acquiring the motorcycle, the seller has put approximately 700 miles on this example. They are selling this example as they would like to retain it’s pristine condition.
The seller states an oil change was done in December of 2022, and the seller has since kept the bike on a battery tender.
This sale will include the OEM exhaust and fender.
Currently located in Sparks, Nevada, this Aprilia is offered on a clean Arizona title. Have any RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK SE stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!