New Aprilia RSV4 expected in 2013?

Biaggi opens the door for rumours of a new Aprilia RSV4

AT the launch of the Aprilia World Superbike team in Milan yesterday Max Biaggi may have accidently revealed that there will be a new RSV4 at the end of 2013.

The former 250GP and World Superbike champion stated that 2012 season will be important for the factory team as it will be the penultimate year of running with the current Aprilia RSV4, as the development on the V4 superbike will end, ready for a new bike to be introduced at the end of next year.

No more information is available for what Aprilia have planned for the next generation RSV4, but it is a logical step for the Italian manufacturer as the RSV4 will be five years old by then, well in the time zone for a replacement. Aprilia will also want to release a updated challenger to compete with the new Ducati 1199 Panigale.

Here at Visordown we expect the new model to retain the same V4 engine - but uprated - within a new chassis and body, similar to what they did with the first and second generation RSV Mille (1998-2003 and 2004-2009).