Over the past weeks the race department at Aprilia Racing has been working on a decidedly unique bike, part of the Factory Works family launched at EICMA 2015. An RSV4 designed for the racetrack, custom made by Richard Forrest, a passionate Aprilia client who's dream was to own a one-of-a-kind bike created by one of the most successful sport departments of all time.
That dream has come to life, thanks to the Factory Works programme, which grants access to Aprilia Racing's boundless know-how for any client, whether a racing team or a track day client. Multiple options are available, from a stock version to a full-blown 230 horsepower Superbike that can be completely customised, just like a tailor-made suit.
The RSV4 customised by Richard included work on the engine, an electronics package and, best for last, a fairing kit in Superbike carbon with "Misano" graphics: the end result is spectacular, so much so that it caught the attention of all Aprilia technicians, who have dubbed it the most captivating of all the Factory Works produced to date.
Richard will use his RSV4-FW on the circuit in Hong Kong, as he told us himself when the bike was delivered.