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2011 RSV4 Factory APRC SE vs Nissan GT-R

Aprilia RSV Factory vs Nissan GT-R

The 2011 Nissan GT-R has 485 hp, all-wheel-drive, enough electronic get out of jail free cards to make even the most inept driver look like Mario Andretti and a curb weight of over 3,800 lbs. It’s been proven on racetracks the world over and is known for it’s blistering acceleration and vicious grip. The new 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE has 177 hp, weighs under 400 lbs. and comes standard with Aprilia’s Performance Ride Control that automatically adjusts to different types of tire compounds. It’s one of the most advanced motorcycles ever created and is the new darling of the modern sport bike scene. Because of this Aprilia wanted to showcase its technology for all the world to see by pitting the mighty Nissan GT-R against their newest two wheeled bad boy up on Monticello Motor Club’s 0.9 mile mushroom course. Click through for the video as the results may surprise you.

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6 Responses

  1. crispy says:

    Hmmm…why does this apple taste just like an orange?

    Are you freakin’ kidding me? A little clarification – the 2010 GT-R has 485bhp, not 530 (the 2012 has 530bhp, but is not the car in the video).

    Doesn’t matter, ANY sportbike should smoke a road car on a track; particularly a short, twisty one. Motorcycles have power to weight ratios that street cars can’t touch – and the acceleration is not in the same league (my Honda CBR600F3 did 0-60 in about 3 sec and the 1/4 mi in 10.5 – IN 1996!. The Aprilia has DOUBLE the horsepower and is only 30lbs heavier, plus is 15 years newer technology).

    The fact that the car took some very wide lines around turns to let the bike pass him on the inside (and for a photo opp), is indicative of the stupidity of this video. A 2012 GT-R would have been closer, but not faster than the bike on such a short, twisty course.

    This video just makes it look like Aprilia is afraid to put their new superbike up against other two-wheeled competition. Desmo RR? 1198? GSX-R, etc.?

    The surprise here is that it was as close as it was.

  2. MrAngry says:

    You’re very angry.

    • crispy says:

      I’ll take that as a compliment coming from MrAngry. Keep giving us ridiculous comparisons featuring the GTR losing…just adds to the legend of ‘zilla.

  3. Mark Smith says:

    I agree. The only major surprise was that the car was that close.

  4. Chris says:

    These tests are extremely asinine. Duh the bike is going to win. Why not test it against another sports bike? This is just as stupid as the twin turbo charged escalade that BARELY beat a stock GTR….What’s the point?