Ornamenting the commemoration of the Italian motorcycle superbike racer, Max Biaggi's 2012 World Superbike Championship, Aprilia launched a limited production motorcycle, the 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK Special Edition. The very limited beast is priced a whooping tag of $19,999 (approximately Rs.10.77 lakh). Unfortunately, this motor-machine is available only in the North American Market.
The Italian premium two wheeler manufacturer has crafted a dynasty of tradition on the track of racing championships. The giant has already bagged 18 titles and 143 Grand Prix races in the 250 GP class in its account. So it it becomes only average if we think that the Aprilia machines are world class. Because they are beyond those phrases. The new special edition also doesn't deviate away from the unmistakable and dynamic features, quality, performance and manoeuvrability that are offered by the Italian.
Except some chaos ads labelled on the racing motorcycle, the Special Edition's appearance clones the Aprilia's racing monster. The highlight of the 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK Special Edition is its new three-level dual-channel ABS system which is enhanced by Bosch, and the Brembo M430 calipers. These well renowned names get in to act when a rapid cause is occurred.
The bike comes with the same 999.6 cc, Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder engine, which is used in the APRC. This world champion fires out a sporty power of 184 HP (135.3 kW) at 12,500 rpm and a massive torque of 117 Nm at 10,000 rpm. To be a rigid construction, the machine has been moulded in Twin-spar adjustable aluminium frame, with castings and pressings.
Wedded with Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system along with the 6 speed gearbox, the super machine figures out some good number of economic amounts. Incredible are its suspensions. Öhlins Racing mono-shock absorber at rear with completely adjustable piggy-back in, and Öhlins upside-down Racing fork at front with completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping, it ensures a good ride even at the roughest surfaces. Modifying the ambience, a 5 split spoke, Aprilia forged aluminium alloys are bolted at both ends.
What make the motor-machine redefined beyond its siblings are its refined Aprilia Traction Control, map 1 Aprilia Wheelie Control for racing easiness, revised engine positioning inside the chassis to maintain the equilibrium weight, increased performance exhaust, the newly refined engine makes less friction and improved crankcase ventilation.
The SBK SE which has a massive fuel tank capacity of 18.5 litres owns a dry weight of 181 kg.