Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Battleship Italia: 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R

Fast, sexy and very high tech - the 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R

Back in November 2006, at the EICMA show in Milan, Aprilia had unveiled two radical new sportsbikes – the NA 850 Mana, with a CVT/ sequential-shift seven-speed transmission, and the SL 750 Shiver, with ride-by-wire tech.

And now, it’s the 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R, which has been suitably fettled in order to comply with Euro 3 homologation norms. There’s new fuel injection mapping, new catalytic converters, and other changes to the bike’s intake valves and exhaust pipes in order to make it cleaner.

The 2007 RSV1000R gets 43mm Öhlins forks at the front, with titanium nitride coated stanchions and radial caliper mountings. The Sachs monoshock at the rear is adjustable for preload, as well as compression and rebound damping. Ride height at the back is also adjustable. The bike’s new fairing has bigger air vents, and the tail section has been redesigned and now incorporates an LED taillamp.

There’s also a new ram air intake which is supposed to boost power at higher speeds. The engine uses a sophisticated new engine management system made by Siemens VDO, and power output from the Aprilia’s 1000cc, DOHC, 8-valve, 60-degree v-twin stands at 143bhp at 10,000rpm. Top speed is 280km/h. So yeah, looks like it’ll be one hell of a bike! 

Also see:2007 Aprilia NA 850 Mana, SL 750 Shiver
2007 MV Agusta updates
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