The RSV4 is much more than a pair of wheels and a powerful engine. The culmination of an ambitious project undertaken by the Aprilia Racing Division and adopting the very best available technology, it features integrated aerodynamic winglets, improved aerodynamic efficiency, 217 horsepower and more torque than ever, all seamlessly combined on the signature Aprilia chassis. This is a true masterpiece that is destined to send your pulse racing the moment you set your eyes on it and will have you whooping with exhilaration every time you touch the throttl
“Once again, the Aprilia RSV4 has done the seemingly impossible, taking aerodynamic efficiency up another notch with its integrated aerodynamic winglets and a double-layered fairing. Then there is the racing world-derived inverted swingarm and new electronics package with advanced APRC, to say nothing of a mighty 217 horsepower, increased torque and, of course, the unmistakable Aprilia chassis. Cruising through rounds of rigorous comparative testing the world over, the RSV4 proved its mettle, rising to the occasion like a true champion“
Instead of being exposed appendages on the sides of the bike, the winglets are now integrated into the double fairing. Analysed using software and in the wind tunnel, their efficiency has been rigorously tested on the road and track by Aprilia Racing’s aerodynamic engineers. The result is a bike that delivers even greater stability, aerodynamics and performance than ever before.
The latest RSV4 and RSV4 Factory models are all powered by the same 1100 cc, the first mass-produced high-performance narrow V 4-cylinder in the world. Lightweight and compact like no other, it delivers torque of up to 125Nm at 10500 rpm. Horsepower remains at an impressive 217, already hard to beat, but it now meets Euro 5 criteria and breaks the 305 km/h barrier at top speed.
Improved ergonomics come in the form of a new fuel tank, and through lowering both the seat and foot pedal-footrest by 9 mm, creating a more natural, relaxed riding position, even for taller riders.
Also new is the Magneti Marelli ECU 11MP control system for improved management of the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension and a riding experience like never before.
The RSV4 is also available in a Factory option. Common to both is the revamped V4 1099cc engine, but the Factory version sports standard elements such as forged aluminium wheel rims, an Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension system and Brembo Stylema brake callipers.
The latest model sees a dramatic change to its swingarm, now lighter and with a reinforced lower brace. Inspired by the Aprilia RS-GP used in MotoGP, this innovation reduces masses and increases the stability of the rear end during acceleration.
The first mass-produced, high-performance narrow V4, this represents the most revolutionary and powerful engine ever built by Aprilia. While it meets Euro 5 emissions criteria, this doesn’t come at the cost of performance, with increased torque and an exceptional maximum power level of 217 HP, the result of smart modifications such as a new exhaust system and increased effective engine displacement, now 1099 cc compared to the previous 1077 cc.
In keeping with Aprilia’s lighting approach on sport bikes, the RSV4 is equipped with a triple LED front headlight unit, featuring perimeter DRLs and “bending lights” function, where the auxiliary lights increase visibility when cornering by illuminating the inside of a turn.