2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK Special EditionBy Sam Sims
Using its Facebook page, Aprilia North America unveiled a Special Edition RSV4 Factory superbike Thursday.The “2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK Special Edition” was built in honor of the 2012 World Superbike Champion, Max Biaggi, who announced his retirement last year.The RSV4 Special Edition, which is exclusive to the U.S. and Canada, is basically the 2013 version of the RSV4 Factory with some tribute graphics. The SE receives special graphics, including Italian colors around the outside of the fairings, a “2012 World SBK Champion” badge, and a red belly pan instead of the black one found on the 2013 RSV4 Factory. Though appealing, the belly pan lacks the energy company Eni’s yellow and black graphics found on Biaggi’s 2012 championship-winning RSV4.All else remains the same as the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, which was revamped for 2013 with many updates, including a three-level ABS system from Bosch, a four-horsepower increase for 184 hp, an increased fuel-tank capacity (up from 4.4 to 4.9 gallons), and even further refined Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC), which features Traction Control, Wheelie Control and Launch Control. Check here for a preview of the 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory.The 2013 RSV4 Special Edition will be available at U.S. and Canadian dealers in April, and prices will be announced on Feb. 1. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/ApriliaAmericas.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.