Piaggio dealers meet this week in LA, and the news coming from the meeting is that the 2010 Aprilia RSV4 R and RSV4 Factory are already on their way to dealer floors. Also leaked from the meeting are the bikes’ MSRP pricing. The RSV4 R will start at $15,999, while the RSV4 Factory will set you back an additional five grand, or $20,999.
With these prices, Aprilia has set Ducati squarely in its sights. The RSV4 R is $500 cheaper than the $16,496 Ducati 1198 Superbike, and the RSV4 Factory is $796 cheaper than the Ducati 1198S. Making the Aprilia an ever better deal, is the fact that both versions of the RSV4 will make 10hp more than their comparable Ducati models.