Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2016 Aprilia RSV4 RR. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
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 201hp at 13,000rpm and 86 ft-lbs of torque at 10,500rpm. 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?
Manufactured in September of 2015, this example is VIN: ZD4RKUB07GS000134. The seller acquired the bike through an auction; prior history is not known.
The odometer shows 6,505 miles.
T-Rex Racing axle sliders, Driven swingarm spools.
It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax Q4 tires with date codes of 0521 and 4021.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Aprilia is offered on a clean Nevada title. Have any RSV4 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!