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    Help a noob out?

    As usual the search function on here is about as useful as an erection at ya nan's, so forgive me if this has been posted 100 times...

    I'm doing some online window shopping for the next Italian stallion and the rsv4 has caught my attention. However there seems to be an unnecessary number of variations of the model and I can't find any decent info on the difference between them. Rsv4r, rsv1000r (is this perhaps an inline 4 rather than a v4?) rsv4r aprc / abs etc etc...

    With the exception of "abs", are these all just stickers on the side that carry an extra few grand worth of price tag? Or are there some real differences here? Suspension upgrades for instance..?

    And I suppose while I'm at it... Does anyone have anything exceptionally good / bad to say about the model in general? Besides the usual "it's Italian so if it smells water, it'll catch fire" rubbish...
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    RSV4 is the V4 superbike that was released ~2009
    RSV1000 is the V-twin superbike released early 2000s with the Rotax motor

    Go on to apriliaforum and have a look in the RSV4 sub-forum

    'factory' is the top spec bike (think s1000RR HP4 as a comparison over the normal s1krr), I think the RSV4R is the base model
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    I almost bought one but decided on the V4 Touno as most of my riding is to and from work.

    They are a sexy bike.

    RSV4R was released in 2010 and is the 1000cc V4, 2011 saw the first APRC model which comes with all the Aprilla electronic fruit.

    3 engine maps, traction control, wheelie control and launch control. ABS was added in 2013.

    The factory has all the added exotica Ohlins, forged rims ect.

    As for problems, The RSV4 has a very tall first gear that from all reports is not very friendly on the road, they run HOT and there have been some hot start issues especially if the battery is weak. There was an engine recall in 2010 but only affected the pre APRC ones.
    But in general they are pretty reliable, I ride my Touno every day and have had very little issues.

    The engine is fantastic and the V4 howl is totally addictive especially at the track (sigh).

    Buy a Touno they are so much more usable day to day and still fun.
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    Thanks Brendan that pretty much sums it up for me.
    Pre test ride opinion, but the tuono doesn't really interest me as much.. I want to go back to a super sport as they handle country rides better (wind wise).
    The tall gear doesn't bother me too much, can always drop a tooth or two.
    I don't mind it running hot, I'm used to ducatis anyway, the hot start problem I don't like though.. Will research this more.

    Appreciate the input. And you're right about that v4 howl - pure awesome

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    Upgrade to a battery with a stronger CCA and you shouldn't have any issues with the hot start, worked for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    RSV4 is the V4 superbike that was released ~2009
    RSV1000 is the V-twin superbike released early 2000s with the Rotax motor
    Almost containing accurate factual information. The RSV1000 was released in the lat 90's with the rotax motor along with an RSV1000R which had bits like OZ wheels Ohlins front and rear etc etc. In 2004 it was updated significantly the base model became designated the RSVR and the up spec version been the RSVR1000 Factory there is also a few limited models kicking around such as the Nera although to the best of knowledge none in Aust and even second had would run a new RSV4R ARPC Factory money.
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    Best I can do to describe the issue is this.
    Normally it goes BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, shift, BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    But now it's a bit more like this
    BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-R-R-r-r-r-r-r-, shift

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    ^thanks for the ping man. Own a 2016 tuono factory bucks. Recommend spending plenty of time trawling af1 forum for pros and cons. Im over 40 and nakeds are where my back is at haha. Regarding wind, not a problem, sitting in a neutral position to 140 no worries. Duck under the screen above that and keep going in relative comfort (minimal buffeting). Regarding electrikery bosch stuff, i can verify wheelie control, traction control and abs. Am dialling these settings down incrimentally as i get more familiar with the bike. Why the TF, goes like stink, it roars, bosch saves me when i go full retard and no real urgency to mod it (might get a Ti system after warranty, maybe).
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    ^^
    I have a 2011 APRC Touno, the previous owner had fitted a slightly taller screen and even down the back straight at barbs at 200+(I'm not that fast) buffeting is not that bad.

    Edit: It's the most fun bike I've ever owned, its probably why AMCN give it bike of the year 2016
    Last edited by brendanc; 10-12-2016 at 12:37 PM.
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