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PICS: John Abraham's latest superbike

Last updated on: September 25, 2013 18:53 IST

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Faisal Ali Khan

The latest addition to the actor's stable, Aprilia RSV4, is matte black in colour and soon John Abraham will be starting a racing team, similar to what Mahendra Singh Dhoni has done.

The Aprilia RSV4 superbike needs little introduction. Launched in 2008, the RSV4 has won 294 grand prix races, which is an achievement in itself.

The litre-class motorcycle offers mind boggling performance and Piaggio recently gifted Bollywood actor John Abraham the Aprilia RSV4.


Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Bollywood star John Abraham is an avid biker. His enthusiasm for two-wheels is known by almost everybody. Although he is the brand ambassador of Yamaha, many two-wheeler companies have tried to leverage his popularity.

His first bike was the Yamaha RD350, which he bought second hand. He sold the RD to purchase the Bullet (standard version). This was before he became famous. Once he came in the limelight, he purchased big bikes including the Kawasaki Ninja ZX11, Suzuki Hayabusa, and Ninja ZX-12 (in that order).


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However his association with Yamaha meant he would be riding their bikes during his contract. An R1 and V-Max made its way to his garage but he gifted the latter to his director. He then moved on to a Suzuki GSX-1000RR and the latest machine in his garage is the new Aprilia RSV4.

John hopes to become the Jay Leno of two-wheelers. He also owns a Maruti Gypsy, Audi Q7 and Lamborghini Gallardo.


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The Aprilia RSV4 gifted to John has the APRC package, which stands for Aprilia Performance Ride Control. This consists of various racing technologies such as Aprilia Traction Control, Aprilia Quick Shift, Aprilia Launch Control, Aprilia Wheelie Control, etc.

John's bike is matte black in colour and soon he will be starting a racing team, similar to what Mahendra Singh Dhoni has done.


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The Aprilia RSV4 R APRC is powered by a 999.6cc, V4 engine which produces 184 HP of power and 117 Nm of torque.

Weighing just 184 kgs, the superbike has the goods to deliver mind-tingling performance. The motorcycle costs Rs 25 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) and can be purchased through Aprilia dealers in India (located in Pune and Delhi).


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