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.
Three Biaggi Replicas
In just two decades Aprilia has become a motorcycle racing force: 33 world championships and 267 GP wins in the 125 and 250 classes – the youngest and most dynamic Moto GP categories – make Aprilia Italy’s most successful brand in existence. And, with this year’s return to the Superbike World Championship (in which the marque notched up 8 wins, 8 pole positions and 26 podium placings from 1999 to 2002), Aprilia is once again a force to be reckoned with in the large capacity, production-derived racing bike class.
RSV4 Racing History
The entire Aprilia organization joined the men and women of the Reparto Corse motorsports division at the Noale headquarters to celebrate the triumphant victory of Max Biaggi and his Aprilia RSV4 at Brno. In the tenth round of the World Superbike Championship at the Czech racetrack, Biaggi scored his first victory with the Aprilia RSV4 – which made its debut this year – in race 1, and confirmed the outstanding capabilities of the RSV4 with a second place finish in race 2.
The very first victory in 2009 to combine the names of Max Biaggi and Aprilia has arrived from the historic and prestigious Brno circuit, home to the Czech round of the Superbike world Championships. The Roman driver secured his ninth victory on this track which saw him triumphant during a period from 1994 to 1996 with the RSW 250cc and which then led to three world championship titles.
Max Biaggi, started off well, right behind a phenomenal Corser who took off like a rocket from the second row.
Aprilia USA, the North American importer and distributor of Aprilia motorcycles and scooters , announced plans for the official U.S. unveiling of its eagerly awaited RSV 4 Factory superbike at the upcoming FIM World Superbike Championship USA round at Miller Motorsports Park in Toole, Utah.
The first Superbike race of the day saw a thrilling end to one of the best races ever seen at Monza. The race had to have two starts, after two crashes at the first chicane of lap 1 involving Tamada, Hill, Corser, Neukirchner and Roberts led to it being interrupted. The German came off the worst with a broken right femur and dislocated right foot, while Roberts picked up various bruises. The outcome of the race was decided at the final curve. Spies was well on his way towards a fifth win of the season when in the Parabolica his Yamaha ran out of fuel just a few metres from the line.
2009 Aprilia RSV4 Superbike Shows Strong at Losail.
Both Aprilia riders Max Biaggi and Shinya Nakano were able to show the potential of the new RSV4 machine in the Losail races. The Italian was always one of the protagonists of the three-way battle for the lead with Spies and Haga and ended up by taking two third place podium finishes on Sunday, while his Japanese team-mate backed him up with an excellent fourth in the first race and seventh in race 2.
Yamaha rider Ben Spies lived up to the hype again in Qatar.
He rode an incredible two races to take his second and third consecutive victories in the Losail heat. Dropping to fifth from the start of the first race, the three-time AMA champion moved up to third position on lap four to tuck in behind race leader Max Biaggi and second placed rider Noriyuki Haga for most of the race.
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Although not intended to cover motorcycle racing as broadly as the iconic ‘On Any Sunday’, ‘Faster’ and ‘The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid’ (DTK) DVDs certainly appeal to the dedicated MotoGP race fan and interested onlooker.
No neutral observer of the titanic on-track battles and off-track spats between Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi can fail to regard Biaggi as a genuine superstar—a man who has displayed skill and courage in garnering 42 Grand Prix race victories, four successive 250cc GP world titles, and three runner-up slots in the MotoGP premier class series.