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Photos: The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in Matte Black Hi-Res

30 Nov

 

Photos: The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in Matte Black Hi Res 2013 Aprilia RSV R ABS 15 635x423

We already told you last month that the 2013 Aprilia RSV4 would get a bevy of revisions, not to mention the inclusion of ABS brakes…yet for some reason we had to wait until today to tell you that information again. Yes, it is completely bizarre yet completely normal situation to encounter when dealing with Italians, and especially so with the Noale company. Honestly, it is just one of the perks of working in the motorcycle industry, or not in it, as American Honda seems to think.

What is perhaps more newsworthy than these thinly veiled rants are these first photos of the Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in matte black, which is drop dead sexy in any language. Aprilia is keen to remind us that the RSV4 topped many of the superbike shootouts this year, besting machines like the Ducati 1199 Panigale and BMW S1000RR (we’d be keen to try an RSV4 Factory against the new BMW HP4 though).

Selling the RSV4 has never been a problem of product for Aprilia. The RSV4 is superb, and in its second year of racing, Max Biaggi took it to win the World Superbike Championship. The Roman Emperor repeated that feat again this year, though we doubt it will move that many more units in North America for Aprilia, which sells RSV4′s by the hundreds, not the thousands, in the largest sport bike market worldwide.

If there was ever a brand you wanted to see get its act together, Aprilia, and the Piaggio Group as whole, has to be it. Until that happens though, we will have to view the photos after the jump with a taste of foreboding. Like Eve’s apple, Pandora’s box, and Lindsay Lohan’s driving, the treat is tantalizing, though the headache is probably not worth it. Le sigh.

Photos: The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in Matte Black Hi Res 2013 Aprilia RSV R ABS 14 635x393

Photos: The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in Matte Black Hi Res 2013 Aprilia RSV R ABS 13 635x497

Photos: The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in Matte Black Hi Res 2013 Aprilia RSV R ABS 16 635x481

The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory ABS for Good Measure:

Photos: The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in Matte Black Hi Res 2013 Aprilia RSV Factory ABS 01 635x423

Photos: The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in Matte Black Hi Res 2013 Aprilia RSV Factory ABS 02 635x463

Photos: The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in Matte Black Hi Res 2013 Aprilia RSV Factory ABS 03 635x495

Photos: The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in Matte Black Hi Res 2013 Aprilia RSV Factory ABS 04 635x423

Photos: The 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R ABS in Matte Black Hi Res 2013 Aprilia RSV Factory ABS 05 635x509

 

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in BIKE

 

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