On practice day, drawing lines on Motorland's flowing pavement with the Magic Marker Aprilia RSV4 Factory made it easy to connect the dots and not color over the lines. A balanced chassis and well-set-up Öhlins suspension made late braking and squaring up tighter turns a labor of love. Lean as deep as you like; there are zero issues with cornering clearance, unlike with some of the other front-runners. Acceleration on the RSV4 starts low, with the torque of a Twin, and as the revs rise, its engine pulses smooth out as it pulls hard toward an inline-Four-like finale. Every rider I had a chance to talk with echoed my high opinion of the Aprilia, including Papunen: "A great chassis and awesome engine make it feel like a MotoGP bike. Sharp handling and very fun to ride!"