At Round 2 of the 2011 World Superbike Championship in Donington last month, Max Biaggi had a string of bad luck. The worse of it arrived from his disqualification of race 2 for jumping the start and failing to perform a drive-through penalty.
2011 World Superbike
For World Superbike, Assen is not just any race. You can tell straight away as soon as you ride out onto the Dutch track which has thousands of WSBK fans lined up alongside, often arriving astride the street version of the same bike they have come to watch flying around the historic TT Circuit.
2011 World Superbike
Things didn’t go too well for the reigning World Superbike Champion at Donington Park in the UK Sunday.
Max Biaggi, who qualified in sixth, struggled in race 1, finishing seventh. Biaggi got a good start, but began running wide various times, and he couldn’t catch up with the leading group.
The 2011 World Superbike Championship began well for Max Biaggi, the Italian taking second place in both Phillip Island races. The 39-year-old Aprilia RSV4 rider finished 4.365 seconds behind in Race 1, 1.88 seconds in Race 2 (both races won by Althea Ducati’s Carlos Checa).
The oldest generation of WSBK riders showed that experience can achieve success Sunday at Phillip Island, Round 1 of the 2011 World Superbike Championship.
Carlos Checa, 38, dominated both races at the Australian round, taking the privateer Althea Ducati 1198R to the checkered flag first.
Biaggi Aprilia SBK
Max Biaggi’s return to Aprilia SBK in 2009, the marque with which he had won three consecutive world championships in the MotoGP 250 cc class from 1994 to 1996, carried many high expectations. Now the 2010 Aprilia WSBK Team is looking forward to seeing the results Biaggi can bring home, in light of a debut season that demonstrated both the potential of the motorcycle and the ability of the Roman rider to steer its development and take it to the top of the leader board, right up to the team’s fist World Superbike win at Brno.
2010 RSV4 Factory
When I picked up the 2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory motorcycle, my jaw literally dropped. Now, I’ve seen and ridden more than my share of high-end sport bikes from exotic sources, but the Aprilia RSV4 may top them all in breathtaking appearance. From the radial Brembos at the front to the twin-horn rear tail section, the 2010 RSV4 bristles with trick bits and provocative styling.
RSV4 SBK Season Review
The 2009 SBK World Superbike Championships came to an end in Portimao and closed out a season that witnessed Aprilia as the protagonist with its brand new, revolutionary Aprilia RSV4. The Aprilia company, which is based in the Region of Veneto and is now a part of the Piaggio Group, debuted its new V4 65° Cylinder RSV4 on the track and returned to the World Superbike Championship after a seven year absence. And they did it well.
Click video to watch the offical (subtitled) video debut of the brand new 2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory. The new superbike is making headlines in World Superbike with the succes of Max Biaggi here in 2009. The long awaited road going version of the RSV4 will soon land our shores.
RSV4 Gets ‘R’
Aprilia officially presents the new RSV4 R against the backdrop of the twelfth round of the World Superbike Championship. Christened by Max Biaggi, the Aprilia RSV4 R is the latest product of the project that has brought Aprilia back to the pinnacle of the motorcycle world, both on the world’s circuits and on the road.