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Old 11-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #1
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Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF unveiled

A WSBK machine for the road

APRILIA has just unveiled the RSV4 RR at EICMA show in Milan.

Although the bike looks similar to the current RSV4, the list of changes is extensive. The front end has been redesigned with a new front fairing, new headlight with LED parking light, and different mirrors with built-in LED indicators.

The 999.6cc V4 engine makes 201hp, 17hp more than before, thanks to a new airbox, injectors, intake ducts, titanium valves with new valve springs and redesigned heads. The camshaft has a new profile and is now 0.5kg lighter, the connecting rods have also been trimmed of 0.4kg.

The swingarm is now 14mm longer for increased traction and to help reduce wheelies under acceleration. The exhaust system has also been redesigned and Aprilia’s Performance Ride Control (aPRC) electronics package has been developed further to suit the new bike.

Available in Bucine grey or Black Ascari, the RR will only come in matte colours.

A ‘Race Pack’ is also available that includes lightweight forged aluminium wheels and Ohlins suspension.

A limited edition RSV4 ‘RF’ will go on offer, limited to only 400 bikes - the RF comes with ‘Superpole’ graphics and the Race Pack as standard.

Full specifications below:

APRILIA RSV4 RR: Technical Specifications

[RSV4 RF data in brackets]

Engine type Aprilia longitudinal 65° V4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine with dual overhead cam (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder

Fuel Unleaded Petrol

Bore and stroke 78 x 52.3 mm

Total engine capacity 999.6 cc

Compression ratio 13.6:1

Maximum power at crankshaft 201 HP (148 kW) at 13,000 rpm

Maximum torque at crankshaft 115 Nm at 10.500 rpm

Fuel system Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. Variable-height intake ducts controlled by engine control unit; 4 Marelli 48 mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest-generation Ride-by-Wire technology.

Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)

Ignition Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils

Starting Electrical

Exhaust 4 into 2 into 1 layout, two oxygen sensors, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)

Alternator Flywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets

Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)

Gearbox 6-speed cassette type gearbox

1st: 39/15 (2.600)

2nd: 33/16 (2.063)

3rd: 34/20 (1.700)

4th: 31/21 (1.476)

5th: 31/23 (1.348)

6th: 34/27 (1.259)

Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (aQS)

Clutch Multi-disc oil-bath, with mechanical slipper system

Primary drive Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1.659)

Secondary drive Chain: Drive ratio: 41/16 (2.5625)

Traction management aPRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (aTC), Wheelie Control (aWC), Launch Control (aLC), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently.

Frame Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.
Envisaged adjustments:

headstock position and rake

engine height

swingarm pin height

Non adjustable Sachs steering damper

[Adjustable Öhlins steering damper]

Front suspension Sachs Fork with 43 mm∅ stanchions; [Öhlins Racing Fork with TIN surface treatment]. Low profile forged aluminium radial calliper mounting bracket. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm

Rear suspension Double braced aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.

Sachs monoshock adjustable in: hydraulic in rebound and compression, spring preload, wheelbase length [Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase length, hydraulic in compression and rebound]. APS progressive linkages. Wheel travel 130 mm

Brakes Front: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium with 6 pins. Brembo M430 monobloc radial callipers with 4 ∅ 30 mm opposing pistons. 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

Bosch 9MP ABS, adjustable to 3 maps equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) (can be disabled).

Wheel rimsAprilia aluminium alloy rims with 3 split spokes, [forged aluminium alloy, completely machined, 5 split spokes].

Front: 3.5”X17”

Rear: 6”X17”

Tyres Radial tubeless.

Front: 120/70 ZR 17

Rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)

Dry weight 180 kg*

Fuel tank 18.5 litres (4-litre reserve included)

*Dry weight, without battery and fluids.

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