Nothing excites motorcyclists – who are often in a forced staycation from riding this time of year – like new model season. The manufacturers have revealed their new mounts, but most are not yet in show rooms. So, all we’ve got is highly produced photos, minimal specifications, and our fantasies to go on. This is the time of year that we motojournalists live for. Not only do we get to pad our frequent flyer miles, but we also sample the latest and greatest that the manufacturers have produced so that we can come home to tell you all about what the upcoming model year has in store for all of us.
Now that we’re just days away from the beginning of the 2019 model year, it’s time to tell you the motorcycles that have us anxiously waiting to throw a leg over in the next couple of months. If we’ve left off any bikes you think are notable, let us know in the comments. One note: Any 2019 bike we’ve already ridden has been excluded since you can already go read those first ride articles.
Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory
Here are some numbers for you: 1078 cc displacement, 217 HP (claimed) at 13,200 rpm, and 90 lb-ft of torque at 11,000 rpm. The Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory was already one of the most potent motorcycles a sporting enthusiast could add to their arsenal. Now, Aprilia has upped the ante to face that other V4 from Brand D with less of the displacement disadvantage it suffered from in 2018.
Other than that bump in displacement and power, the goal of the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory remains, to quote the press materials, the same as with its previous generations: “[T]o be the absolute best and fastest uncompromising superbike, the one that comes the closest to …read more