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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-05-2019, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Aprilia Racers day

I signed up to take a spin on the new RSV4 1100 and the Tuono V4 1100 at The Ridge in Shelton, Wa. tomorrow.

This is a cheap track day considering they are suppling lunch, free photographer and riding the 2019 Aprilia's
Check it out.

https://aprilia.ticketspice.com/apri...cers-days-2019


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Holy man!!!! That RSV 4 1100 Factory has some power, 217hp to be exact. After riding my SDR for the last two years it took me a few laps to get the feel of a bike with clip-ons and leaning way too far forward. The rear sets were to high for me too but I made it work. Smooth shifting up and down with their quick shift. Electronic adjustable suspension. Sweet bike but a bit spendy for me.

The Tuono 1100 was much more comfortable to ride (I like me some handle bars) but lacked the RSV 4's power and rev. Both bikes a blast to ride.

Met Rennie Scaysbrook up there. He is the Former KTM rider that set the world record at Pikes Peak on a Superduke 1290R

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...E&&FORM=VDRVRV

He is with Aprilia now and had them take a RSV 4 1100 Factory, put the Tuono handlebars on it with a 1" riser and upgraded to Olins suspension with stiffer spring set up. That bike was super nice. He was cool to show us all the stuff he's doing to the bike, talking to us like a couple of the guys in our own shop swapping stories.

Great day on the track, should have a some more picture in the next few days.

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A couple shots before the track went hot.

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Here are some shots from the free photographer.

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Excellent pics... another forum guy was there too from Performance Bikes magazine
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Never really like Aprilia design, the bike looks so hideous.

What's the point of these 200+ bhp when it's so ugly.

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how did you like the atv4 handling?

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how did you like the atv4 handling?
The RSV 4 1100 Factory was smooth with tons of power. Seamless quick shift up and down. Rear sets a little high for me and clips-ons suck *** after riding with handle bars. Awesome two tone sounding powerband.

The Tuono on the other hand was a much more comfortable riding position with all the awesome state of the art goodies but lacked the power and wow of the RSV 4.


Let's just say I won't be trading in my Superduke any time soon.

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Appreciate review ... next time I'll send you my helmet cam, just return same. Wish they had such events here in FL, for that price I'd like to throw a leg over something with way too much HP! Then go home on the GT.
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Never really like Aprilia design, the bike looks so hideous.

What's the point of these 200+ bhp when it's so ugly.
Proves that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Plenty of others think the RSV4 is sex on wheels.
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