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    Evil Twin
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    New Aprilia RSV 4 spy shots emerge


    Donít get too excited, what looks like headlights and a center-mounted air intake in these photos is actually a clever disguise taped onto the front fairing. The company wants to keep the final design for the production Aprilia RSV 4 a secret as long as possible. The shots, published in Italyís Motociclismo magazine do, however, reveal new details of the seat unit and exhaust.

    The 2009 Aprilia RSV 4 looks to be using an Aprilia FV2 1200-style split seat unit, although itíll probably adapt more legislation-friendly taillights. Also visible is the road-going exhaust, which is absolutely enormous and more than a little bit ugly. Weíre guessing that silencing the 200bhp, 1,000cc V4 is pretty difficult. The angle of these shots also highlights the RSV 4ís diminutive size, it appears to be nearly as small as a 600.

    Of course, the big news that weíre still waiting for is the price and production numbers, which will indicate whether Aprilia intends to make the RSV 4 an expensive, Ducati Desmosedici RR-rivaling, World Superbike homologation special, or a range-topping replacement for the RSV Mille. We expect Aprilia to officially unveil the bike at the 2008 EICMA show in November.

    via Blogspot Aprilia News


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    Baby Twin V-twindude's Avatar
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    What have they done!

    Aprilia appear to be selling their soul to a Japanese styling devil.

    Size of a 600, bikes for midgets.. why

    Saw a ducati desmodici the on the street the other day, thats powerful and looks cool!

    NOT a cross between a GSXR, CBR600 and R6
    Last edited by V-twindude; August 4th, 2008 at 06:06 AM.

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    Might look different with paint and stickers....

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    Evil Twin Valendino's Avatar
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    Hard to say how it will look in the street scheme, but the race one looks great. Will be interesting to see what the motorcycle press say about the engine and the chassis. Hopefully we don't have to wait too long to find out about the models that will be on the show room floors and the prices.
    I say make three models as they did with the RSV,SP, Mille & Mille R, this will mean that everyone can have one.

    "We have to grow old, but who said we have to grow up"

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