Aprilia sole distributor Naza Premira Sdn Bhd takes the stage at the ongoing WSBK Malaysia Round 2015 to launch the latest edition of two of its most popular models – the super-limited Aprilia RSV4 RF and Tuono V4 1100 Factory.
Pimped up with a unique ‘Superpole’ livery along with some elements of the Race Pack such as aluminium forged rims and Ohlins suspension, the RSV4 RF pays homage to Aprilia’s stellar success in the Superbike World Championship. The RSV4 has netted four manufacturer titles and three championships since its inception in 2009.
Limited to 500 units worldwide, the 2016 RSV4 RF features a 999.6 cc narrow V4 engine developing 201 hp at 13,000 rpm and 115 Nm of torque at 11,500 rpm. Thanks to several upgrades, the engine has been made 2.5 kg lighter than the previous version with 16 additional horsepower.
The bike is made of an aluminium dual beam chassis matched with 43 mm front fork and a rear monoshock suspension. As for electronics, the RSV4 RF is packaged with APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) that incorporates traction control, quick shift, three launch control settings as well Race ABS.
Only five units will be allocated to the Malaysian market and each comes with a price tag of RM138.800 (basic selling price with GST).
As for the 2016 Tuono V4 1100 Factory, essentially a ‘direct descendant’ of the RSV4, it is powered by a 1,077 cc V4 mill with an output of 175 hp at 11,000 rpm and 120 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The engine is assisted by Ride by Wire system that comes with three mappings – Sport, Race and Track.
Similar to the RSV4, the Tuono benefits from Ohlins 43 mm Ohlins front suspension, rear monoshock and steering damper. Its list of electronics includes the third-gen APRC, Bosch Race ABS as well as Real wheel Lift-up Migitation (RLM). The latter offers three settings and can be disengaged.
Elsewhere, the Tuono features new rail fairings derived from the RSV4, a more comfortable saddle that sits 15 mm lower and a new handlebar. It is priced from RM118,800 (basic selling price with GST). Both the RSV4 RF and Tuono V4 1100 Factory come with 2 years or 20,000 km manufacturer’s warranty.
2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF
2016 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory