The new Aprilia RSV4 RF embodies yet another level of race-bred sophistication in what was already a state-of-the-art electronics package. We rode this track-focused missile at Misano recently
It had been a fantastic morning on the RSV4 RF, thrashing Aprilia’s new superbike around the Misano circuit with its 201-PS engine powering it down the straights at phenomenal speed, its ultra-light and racy chassis carving through the turns, and its breathtaking blend of looks, compact size and distinctive V4 exhaust note making the whole experience utterly special.
Story: Roland Brown, Photography: Milagro
But, perhaps, the day’s most significant moment came not on the track but back in a pit garage, after my second session, hunched over the smart-phone plugged into the 12V socket on the RSV4’s dashboard. In the previous session the t