The most ambitious engineering project the world has ever seen, the space shuttle has inspired many to go places they otherwise wouldn’t have gone. That includes Aprilia USA, which pays tribute to the brave men and women who made the shuttle possible as its last ever launch approaches. Crossing performance boundaries never thought possible and forging new frontiers in innovation, making and racing motorcycles wouldn’t be entirely alien to the people that created a bridge between earth and space.
The Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE uses the most sophisticated set of performance-enhancing electronics ever fitted to a road legal motorcycle. The Nissan GT-R similarly relies on revolutionary electronic driver aids to set lap records the world over. But, which vehicle is faster, bike or car? Both vehicles in this race are completely stock down to the tires and piloted by professional racers. Lap times are real.
Aprilia Performance Ride Control is the most sophisticated set of performance-enhancing electronics yet fitted to a road-legal motorcycle. Very similar to the system Max Biaggi used to win the 2010 SBK World Championship, the 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE incorporates launch control, wheelie control, traction control and quickshift. All together, those systems give Aprilia riders more control, enabling them to ride faster, safer.
This is the third installment of the Aprilia “Winning is…” series, focusing on Aprilia’s RSV4 failed efforts to create art with its race-inspired bike. »
The race-winning Aprilia RSV4 Factory shows BMW how to properly perform the table cloth trick with a bike.
Part 2 of Aprilia campaign.