Aprilia RSV4 Carbon Fiber Fairing Kit

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It seems Aprilia is getting ready to offer street-ready carbon fiber body panels for the RSV4 superbike, which should help well-financed Aprilia owners unload a maximum amount of cash for a minimal amount of actual performance increase (it’ll look good though). Composed of a carbon/kevlar/carbon layered composite, pricing for the carbon fiber fairings is being bantered around at about $5,000 for the carbon belly pan, front fairing, tank cover, air vents, right side panel, left side panel, and carbon tail pieces.

Should that price point prove to be true, that’s a hefty price tag for something that usually goes for about $2,000 to $3,000 from reputable compostite shops, but then again those fairings don’t come with Aprilia paint highlights and decals already applied, so…

It’s unclear if this option is destined for the United States when it does come to fruition (although we expect it will be in the US price catalog for 2011), or what official pricing will be, but we don’t see this being a big hit with RSV4 owners, no matter how damn good it looks.

Source: AutoEvolution