Aprilia’s V-Four Italian scallions, have won seven titles in the World Superbike Championship since they came online in 2009, in addition to winning the Rider and Manufacturers titles for the FIM Cup Superstock 1000 in 2015.

Aprilia Racing today introduced a program to make the same technology that was developed for the championship winning bikes available to anyone who wishes to compete in factory derivative championships or who wants an RSV4 with racetrack performance. The program will create Factory Works bikes, compliant with Superstock and Superbike Championship regulations in each country, with various levels of preparation in the engine and electric components, and with maximum horsepower in excess of 230.

The color scheme is a celebration of Aprilia's first victory in roadracing competition.

The color scheme is a celebration of Aprilia’s first victory in roadracing competition.

All five Factory Works versions start with the base Aprilia RSV4 R:

RSV4 R-FW “MISANO”

The bike presented at EICMA is a entry level for the Factory Works line and the basis for the other FW versions

RSV4 R-FW Stock1 MM Race

  • Race Pack (Öhlins suspension and forged rims)
  • Standard electronic system with an extra light lithium battery
  • ECU reprogrammed to Race version, with race maps for engine and bike management, developed by Aprilia Racing
  • Settings reprogrammed for race use
  • Braking optimised and weight reduced, ABS removed
  • Engine weight reduced without the water thermostat, with a simplified water tubes kit and secondary air system closed
  • Optional: Akrapovic exhaust kit, complete fairing kit, dedicated suspension settings and complete engine optimization

RSV4 R-FW Stock2 APX Race

  • Race Pack (Öhlins suspension and forged rims)
  • Simplified, lightweight, racing version electronic system with dedicated bike and engine wiring and a lithium battery
  • APX2 logic unit developed by Aprilia Racing: ignition and engine control parameters may be programmed with the included hand terminal
  • Data acquisition system allows logging of original sensors as well as optional sensors allowed by FIM Superstock 1000 rules
  • Special Aprilia Racing instruments
  • Special engine with Aprilia Racing preparation
  • Optional: Akrapovic exhaust kit, complete fairing kit, dedicated suspension settings

RSV4 R-FW SBK

  • Race Pack (Öhlins suspension and forged rims)
  • Simplified, lightweight, racing version electronic system with dedicated bike and engine wiring and a lithium battery
  • APX2 logic unit developed by Aprilia Racing, complete with GPS module, ignition and engine control parameters which may be programmed with the included hand terminal. The unit includes a data acquisition system with optional telemetry sensors kit.
  • Special Aprilia Racing instruments with racing buttons
  • Electronic gearbox with assisted shifting (blipper)
  • Special Aprilia Racing tools
  • Special engine with SBK preparation by Aprilia Racing

RSV4 R-FW WSBK

  • Replica of the RSV4 Superbike used by the official Aprilia Racing Team in the SBK World Championship
  • Both the bike and the level of assistance may be tailor made in accordance with the budget and ambitions of each rider and team
  • It is the best that can be desired and allows one to have a star role in the Superbike World Championship.

Follow the rest of our 2015 EICMA Show coverage for more information on new 2016 motorcycle announcements.

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