Motorcycle Racing News Aprilia Unveils 2013 RSV4 Factory Special Edition

Aprilia Unveils 2013 RSV4 Factory Special Edition

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK Special Edition

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK Special Edition

By 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

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty Review (10 Fast Facts)

Indian Motorcycle is definitely getting the most out of its Scout platform. For 2020, there are no less than five members of the Scout...

Inside the Given Redshift Custom Motorcycle: Exclusive Designer Interview

“At the age of 12, I completely disassembled my father’s moped engine to understand where was happening the miracle. I still haven’t found it.”...

2020 Glendale Supercross Results and Coverage: Roczen Sweeps

It was a clean sweep for Ken Roczen at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., as he won the first Triple Crown race in...

2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Review (14 Fast Facts)

The middleweight sport category is one of the most hotly contested segments in the motorcycle industry. Situated as motorcycles capable of doing a little...

25 of the Best Retro Motorcycles For Under $10k (2020 Models)

Although going retro can be expensive when buying a new motorcycle, there are plenty of excellent wallet- and credit-friendly choices in the visually appealing...

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle 131 Crate Engine Unveiled for Tourers

Harley-Davidson has unveiled its newest Screamin' Eagle crate engine - one that makes the popular 120R crate motor seem small in size. Meet the Screamin'...