News Aprilia RSV4 Factory: Features Video

Aprilia RSV4 Factory: Features Video

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Aprilia RSV4 Factory, the bike that brings Aprilia back into the Superbike World Championship, is the product of this immense technical know-how. It is a highly technologically advanced SBK motorcycle, conceived for racing and for this purpose designed and developed by Aprilia together with the marque’s Race Division, the largest and most advanced of its kind in Europe and one of the most important in the world.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory is a racing machine that, in line with the Aprilia tradition, follows a completely innovative approach in its design and construction. Its narrow V4 engine uses of state-of-the-art electronics, plus its lightness and extreme compactness are only a few of the features that make it unique in the world.

The engine of the RSV4 Factory is the most innovative and powerful Aprilia has ever built. It is a super compact 999.6 cc 65° V-four cylinder engine designed for maximum power (180 CV), where powerplant engineering comes together with the finest materials and the most advanced electronic control solutions.

Aprilia’s engine, in fact, uses a Ride-by-Wire multi-map technology, a solution that opens up new frontiers for engine management, with practically infinite possibilities for further development.

Besides the triple map Ride-by-Wire system, a sophisticated electronic injection system with two injectors and adjustable height ducts are fitted.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory adjustable geometry chassis allows parameters such as the position and inclination of the headstock, the height of the swingarm pin and even that of the engine to be changed.

The construction technology is also motorsports-derived: the RSV4 Factory chassis and swingarm are made of aluminum with variable section castings and pressings.

The components are the state-of-the-art in motorcycling technology: Öhlins Racing fork, rear monoshock and steering damper, Brembo monobloc calipers, forged aluminum rims.

Aprilia RSV4 Factory is the new benchmark in the street legal superbike sector. The unique characteristics of the bike are listed as follows:

– Compact, innovative design
– New – and unique – 65° V-four cylinder engine
– Multi-adjustable perimetral aluminium alloy frame
– Adjustable engine position relative within frame
– Asymmetric aluminium swingarm
– Öhlins Racing full adjustable fork and rear monoshock.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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