Things seem to be looking up for Aprilia it seems. After clinching the Manufacturer World Champion title in World Superbike (WSBK) for the third consecutive year just recently, the Italian bike maker embraces the upgraded version of its title-winning bike in the form of the new Aprilia RSV4 RR at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA).
In effort to make the RSV4 RR as close to being a real race machine, the 999 cc 65-degree V4 engine has been massaged to produce 201 hp at 13,000 rpm and 115 Nm of torque peaking at 10,500 rpm. The raw power is then controlled by the latest generation APRC, which covers the engine mapping, Ride-by-Wire throttle system and wheelie control.
Apart from that, the RSV4 RR is equipped with features which only the RSV4 Factory had previously like the magnesium external housings, oil sump and head covers. The upgrade also includes thorough chassis adjustments and variable settings of the intake ducts.
Like Yamaha who offered 500 units of the race-ready YZF-R1M, Aprilia is also offering 500 units of a special edition model called the RSV4 RF. Dressed in “Superpole” livery, the omnipotent sports bike comes equipped with Race Pack which comprises of lightweight forged aluminium wheels and a shock absorbers, fork and steering damper package from Ohlins.
OUT OF RACING TRIUMPHS, WHERE APRILIA IS WORLD SBK CHAMPION, THE NEW RSV4 RR IS BORN, AN EXTRAORDINARY EVOLUTION OF THE RSV4 UNIQUE AND VICTORIOUS PROJECT CAPABLE OF REDEFINING SUPERSPORT BIKE FRONTIERS
THE EXCEPTIONAL QUALITIES OF A RACING CHASSIS, FURTHER FINE-TUNED, COMBINE WITH A NEW ENGINE THAT HAS MORE THAN 200 HP OF MAXIMUM POWER: GREATER PERFORMANCE, LIGHTER WEIGHT, MORE EFFECTIVE ON THE TRACK AND NEW RIDING PLEASURE ON THE ROAD, WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE TECHNOLOGY PROVIDED BY THE ADVANCED APRC AND RACE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROLS
APRILIA RSV4 RR EVOLVES RADICALLY TO CONTINUE BEING THE BEST SUPERBIKE EVER AND, THANKS TO THE NEW V4-MP APP NOW TELEMETRY IS INTRODUCED
The new Aprilia RSV4 RR is the natural evolution of a revolutionary project which has successfully dominated World SBK, with 7 world titles won in 6 years, establishing itself as the best superbike of all times. Aprilia RSV4 RR is a global reference point for sportiness and performance, the best example of what can be achieved by exploiting the valuable experience of a victorious Racing Department like Aprilia’s which, in its brief history has taken 54 championship titles. Skills honed on the track and transferred to the factory product to give advanced users the same excitement as the motorbikes prepared by Aprilia Racing for global competitions.
Unrivalled for its brilliant design and applied technology, the Aprilia RSV4 RR was conceived around a 65° V4 engine that had never before been seen on a factory sport bike, a frame which is the heir to a dynasty that won 18 titles and 143 Grand Prix races in the 250 GP class, enhanced by the most modern electronics systems applied to managing the engine and the bike dynamics. A genuine vocation of Aprilia which led it to be the first manufacturer to adopt Ride-by-wire as standard equipment, the multimap power output system, but above all the first to patent the aPRC dynamic controls platform with the exclusive self-calibration and wheelie control features.
The goal of the efforts made at Noale to create the new RSV4 RR was the same one that has set the RSV4 apart from the very first version in 2009: to be the absolute best uncompromising superbike, the street bike that comes the closest to being a real racing bike in terms of performance and effectiveness. Aprilia RSV4 RR is equipped with all the electronic and technical refinements that a rider could want, with the possibility of making a further and definitive upgrade by choosing the “Race Pack”, which includes exclusive aluminium forged rims and professional Öhlins suspension. To celebrate the arrival of the new king of superbikes, Aprilia is also offering a limited edition version – the RSV4 RF – characterised by a dedicated livery and elements of the Race Pack included as standard equipment.
Aprilia RSV4 RR represents a top shelf technical platform, ready to provide the rider with a “race replica” performance and feeling. As standard equipment it also has all of those features which only the Factory version RSV4 had previously, such as magnesium external housings, oil sump and head covers, a wide range of chassis adjustments and the variable setting intake ducts. Aprilia RSV4 RR is available in two attractive colour schemes, both matte, on a black and grey base (Bucine gray and black Ascari) and a “Race Pack” is also available that includes lightweight forged aluminium wheel rims and more sophisticated Öhlins suspension (shock absorbers, fork and steering damper).
To celebrate the arrival of the new RSV4, Aprilia is also offering a limited edition of 500 numbered units called the RSV4 RF, which comes standard with the Race Pack, as well as a dedicated graphic called “Superpole”