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    Further Aprilia RSV4 Specifications Revealed

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    The*Aprilia RSV4*is set to go on sale soon this summer in Europe, and later in the year here in the US. As such, details about the bike are starting to emerge, as well as a plethora of promotional materials. Continue reading for the official technical specifcations of the RSV4, and pictures from its press only track debut.


    The bike’s motor is a 999.6 cc 65° V-four cylinder engine producing a claimed 180 hp. It uses a ride-by-wire multimap system, a sophisticated electronic injection system with two injectors, adjustable geometry chassis, which allows adjustable inclination of the headstock - even the height of the swingarm pin and engine can be changed.

    Öhlins Racing forks, rear monoshock and steering damper, suspend the machine, while Brembo monobloc calipers and forged aluminium rims do their stuff at the business end.

    Aprilia says the RSV4 Factory’s extreme compactness is its strength. The narrowness of the engine allows for a very oversquare bore/stroke ratio, and Aprilia claims the new engine design can rev beyond 14,000rpm. All valve covers and external housings are made from magnesium. The V4 is even more compact than the V60 Magnesium twin mounted on the RSV 1000 R. A countershaft dampens vibrations even more than in a 90° V engine. The crankcase is a monobloc configuration with integrated cylinder liners for maximum rigidity and consistent performance.

    The fuel supply uses two injectors per cylinder: one injector is placed downstream of the throttle valve and a “shower” injector is placed in the airbox and starts working at high loads and revs. The technological excellence of the V4 engine is complemented by electronically controlled variable length intake ducts. At low revs and loads, the long duct favours torque and smooth power delivery. When top performance is required, the upper part of the intake duct raises, thus shortening the duct and leaving the engine free to express its full power potential. A butterfly valve in the exhaust further optimises power delivery.

    A cassette style gearbox and multiplate wet clutch with a mechanical slipper system transmits drive to the rear wheel.

    Aprilia RSV4 Specifications:

    Engine capacity: 999.6 cc*
    Architecture: 65° V4
    Power: 180 HP (132.4 kW) at 12,500 rpm Crankcase: monobloc with integrated cylinder liners
    Timing system: 4 valves per cylinder (Titanium and Nymonic) operated directly by a camshaft driven by a mixed chain/gear system (lateral timing chain, central gear train)
    Fuel system: Magneti Marelli electronic injection with 2 injectors per cylinder and integrated independent Ride by Wire system for each bank. Three mappings selectable from handlebar. Electronically controlled variable length intake ducts
    Antivibration countershaft
    Maximum rpm: 14,100 rpm
    Compression ratio: 13:1
    Transmission: 6-speed direct-control cassette gearbox
    Clutch: multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
    Exhaust system: 4 into 2 into 1 headers with oxygen sensor and single silencer with integrated catalytic converter and butterfly valve.*
    Dimensions (default settings) 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°
    Kerb weight 179 kg *
    Tank 17 litres (4-litre reserve included)
    *Dry weight, without battery and fluids.
    Aprilia RSV4 Accessories:

    Akrapovic racing exhaust system*
    Öhlins TTX36 rear shock absorber
    Adjustable footpegs
    Racing half-handlebars
    Fairing protection pads
    High top fairing
    Fairing caps for rear mirrors
    Rear stand pins
    Licence plate retainer cover
    Motorcycle cover
    Dedicated stand
    Carbon heelrests
    Tank cover with backpack
    Tail fairing bag
    Carbon exhaust system protection
    Carbon fairing pullers.
    Source: Visordown

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    Talking Reality

    Yes it is a reality that the bike is available to the public shortly, if you keep an eye on one can keep up with the news and the brilliant videos on the RSV4, all of which are very informative and gives a great account of the development of the engine and the chassis. Also they have now deleted the RSVR and RSVR Factory(but kept the Tuono & Tuono Factory) form the Models list and replaced it with the RSV4 Factory. I hope they make enough of them so we can all have 1 or 2 (Road & Track) and get time to save for them. I am definitely saving for 1 now but also know that I won't be one of the first to get one as I have a lot more saving to do before that happens (unless I win lotto or coarse),but I did purchase the personalised plate RSV4 for when I do have one
    I think it is the most exciting new bike to come out for many years, since 1998 when the RSV was first realeased

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