Aprilia has just dropped a shocker on us, saying that the 2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF superbike will have over 230hp. From what we can tell, there’s a slight catch to this huge horsepower claim, you have to have the bike built by the company’s new Aprilia Factory Works Project.
This means that the real story is that Aprilia is making available its racing department’s service, meaning you can buy a WSBK-spec or WSTK-spec Aprilia RSV4 RF, that comes with different chassis, electronics, and engine options.
The most lurid of options, of course, is a 230hp figure.
There’s no word yet on pricing, though we doubt its for anyone who isn’t well-off or on a well-financed racing budget. Still, it’s pretty cool to see a brand like Aprilia making these services available to mere mortals.