Aprilia have unveiled an updated RSV4 range which boasts more torque, fresh tech and a cracking paintjob.
The Italian factory’s new range pack 214bhp from their Euro5-compliant 1099cc V4 engines. Both the RSV4s get a MotoGP style makeover, and electronics changes to making the bike easier to control.
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There is also a new TFT dash, which is larger and more complete, housing six riding models split with three track modes and three road modes.
Thanks to the new Marelli 11MP ECU and the new, six-axis inertial platform, both more powerful, electronic management has improved with control of the full Ride-by-Wire throttle and the APRC operating logic has also been refined.
The chassis has undergone changes with a new swingarm, lighter and with a reinforced lower brace, inspired by the one on the Aprilia RS-GP used in MotoGP, designed to lower masses and increase the stability of the rear end in acceleration.
Aprilia claim the RSV4 hosts the most revolutionary and powerful engine ever built by the factory, despite the Euro 5 emissions approval and gains in torque, reaching now 125 Nm at 10,500 rpm, and confirms its exceptional maximum power level of 217 HP at 13,000 rpm.
Two versions are available: RSV4 (only in the Dark Losail colour scheme) and RSV4 Factory (in the two Aprilia Black and Lava Red colour schemes).
Both versions are powered by the revamped 1,099 cc V4 engine, but they can be distinguished by the standard equipment which, for the Factory, includes forged aluminium wheel rims, the semi-active Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension system and the Brembo Stylema brake callipers.