FrontRunners: Factory Special

  • Photo by Piaggio Group USA
    2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory. Photo by Piaggio Group USA

    For many riders, Italian superbike is synonymous with Ducati. But the 2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory (www.apriliausa.com) promises to change minds—and turn heads. The $21,000 superbike weighs less than 400 pounds and features a new 65-degree V-4 engine that produces 180 hp and 85 ft lbs of torque. Black and red body panels wrapped tightly around an aluminum frame ensure optimum aerodynamics, and three modes—Track (full power), Sport, and Road—let you select an appropriate throttle response.

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