Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres, Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils standard bearers in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, made a stop at the Misano World Circuit to christen the brand new V4 street bikes from Noale. On their way back from Aragon and just twenty-four hours from departing for Assen, the British rider and his Spanish colleague found themselves in the spotlight for a technical briefing before the participating journalists got onto the track and then commented on the progress in WSBK after the first three rounds.
“Assen is a track that I like and I think it will suit the characteristics of the RSV4 RF well” stated Leon Haslam. “The experience gained at Aragon will also be fundamental Session after session we are learning how the new bike reacts to our changes and figuring out how to adapt the settings to various conditions. I couldn’t pass up the chance to come to Misano to introduce the new street version of my RSV4 and I really had to struggle to resist getting on and taking it for a ride! The level that these bikes have reached is extraordinary. A customer with the Aprilia RSV4 can take advantage of a chassis, electronic controls and top shelf performance which are very close to an authentic Superbike”.
Jordi Torres was also positive and determined: “We did a great job at Aragon. The track is long and hard and I learned a lot. Now we are off to Assen, a completely different circuit but one that suits my riding style well. I need to continue learning the secrets of this bike and this category. We are very close to the faster riders in the championship but I need to manage to keep up with them all the way to the end of the race. Today I had fun being a ‘teacher’ for the journalists, explaining the characteristics of the Misano track and seeing the street version of the RSV4 RF in action I was surprised at the unmistakeable sound of the V4”.