Aprilia Races RSV 1000 R With Transformers Livery, First Sign Of Human Enslavement?

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The Aprilia RSV 1000 R raced under Transformers 2 livery at Road America this weekend. An indication of another Aprilia product placement or the first step in a robotic war to enslave humanity?

The RSV 1000 R made a cameo in the first film, performing the very uncharacteristic two-wheeled stunt of sliding on it's side, allowing its rider to shoot Decepticons in the crotchal area to a very unexpected-in-anything-but-a-Michael-Bay-movie result. Expect something similar in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. We just hope Shia doesn't pretend like he knows how to ride it.


The press release follows:

Aprilia USA Brought Hollywood to Road Racing with Blockbuster Debut

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen inspired Aprilia race bike unveiled
during action-packed Road America weekend

NEW YORK, NY – June 6, 2009 – Aprilia USA added a special dose of Hollywood
blockbuster excitement to the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike series when it
unveiled a one-of-a-kind Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen inspired race
bike today. This special stealth edition of an Aprilia RSV 1000 Factory
competition machine made its debut during Round 6 of the road racing series
at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.

The aggressively styled Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Aprilia bike
revved up excitement for the June 24 opening of one of this year's most
anticipated movies among an estimated audience of over 70,000 race fans.

Enthusiasts had plenty of chances to see the bike up close, on the track,
online and will be able to watch it during a future segment of AMA Pro Prime
Time on SpeedTV. Following its Paddock debut, KWS Factory Aprilia Millenium
Technologies rider Ben Thompson (97) took the bike to the starting grid
twice. Race 1 of the Daytona SportBike was at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 6 and
Race 2 begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. In addition to his exclusive
ride, Thompson waged an equally ferocious helmet, whose design matches the
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen theme.

In addition, Aprilia hosted an exclusive Midwest unveiling of the
revolutionary 2010 RSV 4 Factory streetbike. Expected to transform the
production superbike category with its unique blend of brutal power, Italian
style and technical innovation, this was the very first Midwest appearance
of the Aprilia RSV 4. It is the only RSV 4 currently on U.S. soil.

Aprilia and superbike fans also had the chance to test the latest
motorcycles from the Italian manufacturer by partaking in the Aprilia
Adventure: Road America. For riders who want to experience the adrenaline
rush of Aprilia motorcycles, the Aprilia Adventure is the antidote to the
traditional short demo ride. Instead of a few minutes riding through
traffic, enthusiasts had plenty of time to fully appreciate the real
capabilities of the bikes. Along the way, participants also enjoyed
hospitality, refreshments and an Aprilia gift bag. The Aprilia Adventure
was open to licensed riders with proper riding gear for $20.00 per person.