View Full Version : RSV4 Factory v Ducati V4 on Shivs dyno

04-19-2019, 04:44 AM
Interesting stuff


04-19-2019, 07:02 AM
I hope we donít have riders complaining about Ducati being down a few horsepower on the Ape. They both make 200+ at the wheel! My Ď13 is somewhere around 160 and I still feel like it pulls my arms out of their sockets on back straights.

Great video though. Clearly shows the beastly character Ducatis have been known for as well as the linearity and smoothness of the Ape.

Honestly though, you just canít go wrong with any liter bikes these days. I remember when I first got serious into liters and there werenít any bikes that stood out for outright power or beauty. Then the 1098 came out and it was love at first sight. Since then youíve had BMW take the segment by storm with the S1000RR and lay down the gauntlet for power. Kawasaki started dominating WSBK, the R1M was a masterpiece, and Aprilia showed what everyone was missing with the V4.

Damn, I need to win the lottery or find my long lost African prince relative so I can have one of each...

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04-19-2019, 07:10 AM
You’ll always have lads talking about a few HPs.It won’t matter to probably 99.9% of people but it’s still a talking point.An interest if you will.No interest,no forum;.

the bartender
04-19-2019, 10:08 AM
Just to clarify, thats not Shiv's dyno. Thats RC Cycles in Hayward California (as indicated in the video)

jared p
04-19-2019, 10:37 AM
The thread about it is https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?350667-Aprilia-RSV4-1100-Factory-vs-Ducati-Panigale-V4S&p=4554360#post4554360

04-19-2019, 10:37 AM
I really like Shiv's Point about having the ability to over rev past peak power like the Ducati can do. I would like that on my RSV4 because I need to keep a eye on the shift lights to nail the upshift. 44teeth did a review of 1000 RSV4 RF vs Pani V4s. It was almost a 1sec faster on the track and I think that is related to Shiv's findings that the Aprilia makes full power in all gears where the Pani does not, I'm sure that help all over the track when riding.