Reaching the most incredible finishing lines with regards to emotions and performances, lap after lap.
Feeling the adrenaline of speeding going through the veins, each time you are on the saddle. Being first in technology.
RSV4 R was born from the desire to offer the design and performance supremacy of Max Biaggis bike to the large public of enthusiasts, without the need of a specialised technical team.
A bike that routs the opponents: the only superbike with standard V4 engine, the very first in the handling, technical refinement and design classification.
The irresistible charm of RSV4 comes from the fact that it was designed without any aesthetic grant.
Since it was conceived for the racing world, where each millimetre, each gram, each thousandth of second counts. Such a compact and efficient bike was never seen before: this is why it is so beautiful.
Extreme care for the details and design innovation are found in all the elements: as the compact single silencer, studied in its shapes to increase the ground clearance, also during the most critical turns.
The shape of the performance
The frame and the engine are an integral part of the bikes design, together with the few other, strongly characterising, elements designed with a focus on the track, whose shape was engineered in the wind tunnel.
The research for the best aeration of the engine and of the highest aerodynamic penetration, brought to the creation of an innovative front end, with large air vents for the airbox, headlights that mark the border of the top fairing and turn indicators integrated in the rear-view mirrors.
Even the spectacular tail fairing, with headlight consisting of a high luminosity led unit, was conceived with the aim to reduce the surfaces as much as possible, to increase aerodynamic efficiency.
Perfectly integrated in the bikes design, this element is standard and can be easily removed to gain lightness during the use on the track.
Compact size and high technology also for the instrument panel.
The instrument panel of mixed, digital and analogue type, receives all the information from the CAN line thus becoming an actual vehicle self-diagnosis system.
All functions are controlled through the MODE command on the handlebar.
RSV4 R revolution starts from the bikes heart, it is felt from the overwhelming roar of the 65 v 4-cylinder engine, and it is evident in the fantastic performance on the race circuit.
The 65 v 4-cylinder engine is indeed the most revolutionary and, at the same time, the most powerful ever built by Aprilia.
Its narrow V architecture allowed to create an engine as compact as a twin-cylinder, which improves performances in terms of power and torque.
Vibrations mitigated thanks to a balancing countershaft.
Advanced solutions also with regards to fuel system.
Two injectors per cylinder:
- one after the throttle valve for excellent speed tractability
- the other fan pattern injector in the airbox, which comes into play at higher loads and engine speeds, for more effective fuel atomisation and vaporisation and increased power output.
To ensure the right torque and the ideal power delivery in all situations.
In the V4 65, the most refined motor engineering is combined to the most advanced electronics. The Multimap Ride-by-Wire technology offers endless possibilities in controlling the power delivery, with the possibility to change character of the bike, selecting one of the three mappings available on the handlebar:
- T-TRACK: no compromise on the track.180HP of power when even slightly opening the throttle.
- S-SPORT: fun on the road. Smooth, electronically-controlled delivery.
- R-ROAD: use in any condition. Power reduced to 140 HP.
Cassette type gearbox and slipper clutch
Racing solutions with regards to the gearbox: cassette-type. It allows to quickly change gears and it is easy to service. Clutch equipped with mechanical slipper system to improve the control over the engine brake and the bikes stability during any hard braking phase.
RSV4 has a dynamic behaviour that rules the track, because it is conceived from the same design that brought Aprilia to be number one in the sbk championship. Its speed in changes of direction is due to the exceptional compactness, to the outstanding frame and chassis, with racing technical solutions, and due to the ideal positioning of the v4 engine.
The chassis was designed around the 65 V4 engine, to attain the perfect centralisation of the masses. A result optimised by the position of the tank, with fuel mostly underneath the saddle, to reduce the balance differences between full and empty.
The front braking system is powerful, precise and modular. It uses monobloc Brembo callipers with 4 pistons and radial pump, which hold a 320 mm double disc with aluminium flange. The rear brake consists of a Brembo calliper with 2 pistons and 220 mm disc: the best available in racing technologies.
The frame is a master piece of technology, exposed, made with cast and pressed elements, according to Aprilias tradition. It boasts a high level of torsional and bending rigidity, for a perfect control and feeling, when entering and riding along a turn. Even the swingarm, born from Aprilias experience in competitions, is a rigid and ultra-light mix of cast and pressed aluminium elements, which allows an extreme reactivity when setting the suspension.
Fully adjustable suspension that can be adapted to any type of path, whether on track or road. Showa 43 mm front fork and Sachs progressive mono-shock.
The Sachs steering damper guarantees impeccable high speed stability and millimetre precision in setting the bike up for turns.
Upgrade your RSV4 R with the racing components of the RSV4 factory: from the fork to hlins shock absorbers, from the carbon components to the forged wheel rims. Or customise both models with the original accessories designed by Aprilia, based on its experience on the track: from the parts in billet aluminium, to Akrapovic racing exhaust. set up new records in technology, performances and aesthetics: your RSV4 will be even more extraordinary.
Made entirely in titanium with carbon terminal, Akrapovic racing exhaust, weighs less than 5 Kg and, with higher torque and power, improves the acceleration out of turns. The thermoformed high windshield increases the aerodynamic penetration and protection from turbulence due to high speeds. hlins TTX shock-absorber is completely adjustable with connection points machined from the billet. The aluminium footrests, also completely machined from the billet, can be adjusted through 9 different positions and allow the micrometric calibration of the gear shift and brake commands.
With Aprilia accessories, you can express your passion for each single detail. Components in carbon fibre, to make the bike lighter and give prestige. License plate holder, semi-handlebars and other billet elements. Protection pads with an original triangular shape, to protect the fairing and lend it a more aggressive look. Service stand and breathable bike cover personalised for the RSV 4 model, to add special functionality and style.
Aprilia has also thought about your performances and your safety when riding. RSV4 flip up helmet in composite fibres, weighs less than 1300 grams and it has been developed in collaboration with professional riders.
Technical InfoEngine: Aprilia longitudinal 65 V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Fuel: Unleaded fuel
Bore x Stroke: 78 x 52.3 mm
Total displacement: 999.6 cc
Compression ratio: 13:1
Maximum power at the crank: 180 CV (132,4 kW) a 12.500 rpm
Maximum torque at the crank: 115 Nm at 10.000 rpm
Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management. Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)
Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and stick-coil-type coils
Exhaust: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)
Generator: Flywheel mounted 420W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrification: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Gear box: 6-speed cassette type gearbox 1st: 39/15 (2.6) 2nd: 33/16 (2,063) 3rd: 34/20 (1.7) 4th: 32/22 (1,455) 5th: 34/26 (1,308) 6th: 33/27 (1,222)
Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Final drive: Chain: Drive ratio: 40/16 (2.5) or 42/16 (2.625)
Frame: Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements. Sachs steering damper
Front suspension: Upside-down Showa fork with 43 mm stanchions. Forged aluminium radial calliper mounting brackets. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: Twin sided aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Sachs piggy back monoshock with completely adjustable: spring preload, wheelbase, hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel 130mm
Brakes: Front: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo monobloc radial callipers with 4 34-mm opposite. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose Rear: 220-mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose
Wheels: Front: Aluminium alloy with 6 split spokes, 3.5X17 Rear: Aluminium alloy with 5 split spokes, 6X17
Tyres: Radial tubeless. Front: 120/70 ZR 17 Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17)
Dimensions: Max. length: 2040 mm Max. width: 735 mm (at the handlebar) Max. height: 1120 mm Min. height from the ground: 130 mm Saddle height: 845 mm Centre to centre distance: 1420 mm Trail: 105 mm Steering angle: 24.5
Dry weight: 184 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 17 litres (4-litre reserve included)