Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE w/ Performance Ride Control - Click above to watch video after the jump

Electronic driver aids in cars? Commonplace. We take them for granted, whether they're enhancing performance, convenience, or safety. But what about motorcycles? Those of us who don't ride may be surprised to see how technology is now making bikes better, too. Case in point: Aprilia, which features a suite of aids dubbed Performance Ride Control in the 2011 RSV4 Factory APRC SE.

Aprilia USA went to our friends at Hell For Leather and Tangent Vector to produce a video that demonstrates and explains the significance of Performance Ride Control. Hit the jump to watch the video, where you'll see launch control, wheelie control, traction control and quickshift come together to help riders push the performance envelope. This stuff's not just for cars anymore, and the benefits are equally remarkable.



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      Nick Allain
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see this kind of stuff trickle down. I just got my license in the mail yesterday and was a little shocked to find how "far behind" bikes are in terms of driver assists. I'm not saying it's deplorable - after all, feeling everything is the key to staying alive on one of these things - but there's certainly a place for things like ABS on bikes.
        Rexxer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nick Allain
        But there really isn't... I don't even like it in my cars... you CAN stop faster without it...
          JohnnyG
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rexxer
          ABS is not about making you stop faster, it's about being able to sustain control while braking hard. If you're hard on the brakes with ABS, you can still steer around an object, but if you're hard on the brakes, and your tires lock up, you no longer have control.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Rexxer
        • 3 Years Ago
        False sense of security.. It scares the hell out of me to think if just one system failed while gettin on it...
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a machine.
      Rexxer
      • 3 Years Ago
      All the tech takes away from actually skill at controlling a bike... it would really suck to have this bike and another and ride em hard back to back.. you would learn to count on tech rather than skill...
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rexxer
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      cinoiem
      • 3 Years Ago
      I must say, this is the ultimate racing bike, not the Ducati 1198S. It's also better looking than the aging Duc. RSV4 Factory FTW.