Aprilia unveils the RSV4R FW-GP. A 250bhp, factory supported ultimate superbike that’ll be built to your spec. 250bhp!

In case the Aprilia RSV4R isn’t quite enough for you in stock trim – the Italians have come up with this. This is a 250bhp RSV4R FW-GP.


Aprilia has announced the bike as a top-flight spec option in the RSV4R range.

The bike gets support direct from the factory, pneumatic valves and a MotoGP size bore (up to 81mm, the RSV4 is usually 78mm).

As you’d expect from this ‘most’ superbike from the factory, there’s a big bespoke element. Buyers will work closely with the factory engineers building their bike to ensure that they get it built exactly to their specification.


But the good stuff doesn’t stop there. Aprilia is also providing an after-sale package that sees a team of engineers working with the owner to set the bike up perfectly during a first track test, the RSV4R FW-GP will also be fine-tuned at the track.

There is also a factory engineer on offer for every time the bike is taken out on track.  No price is given for the bike, but that’s unlikely to stop these things going fast.

Romano Albesiano, Aprilia Racing Technical Manager said: “Aprilia Racing has always competed in the most selective world speed championships, like MotoGP, in order to acquire experience and to develop technologies that we can also apply to the factory product. The RSV4 is the best example of the close collaboration between the racing world and production. With the Factory Works programme, Aprilia Racing now offers something more, something truly unique – the chance to own a true racing bike. Different levels of sophistication are available: it starts with an RSV4 optimised for the track, moving on to the SSTK version (exactly like the bike that dominated the 2015 Superstock 1000 FIM Cup) all the way to a true Superbike. For 2017 we decided to push farther, making an extreme RSV4 configuration available, fitted with an engine that has pneumatic valve timing. With the FW-GP, Aprilia Racing provides its customers, not only with the technology developed in MotoGP, but also with special treatment in terms of information, support and fine-tuning of the bike before, during and after the purchase, just like the riders have who race with Aprilia Racing, in order to allow them to take maximum advantage of this exceptional bike’s full potential.”



Tony Carter

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