The Spanish magazine La Moto had their liter bike shootout and once again the RSV4 kicked ass on-track. I initially thought it was Masterbike repackaged but the MV was not included in the test and they were ALL ON THE SAME TIRES, Metzler's new track tire. The RSV4 was a hair over a second faster than the next bike, the RC8R.
The RSV4 didn't fare as well in city and touring duty. Shocker! Also, the bike received a ZERO for passenger accomodations, LOL.
Aprilia was in the #2 slot for peak power (ZX10 #1 again) although some of the inline 4 curves looked a bit better in my book.
You can purchase the magazine online here:
Here's a listing of the track times and suspension setup for each bike: