The deliberate design and choice of technology applied to the RSV4 RF leaves no doubt that everything was planned around the only V-4 cylinder 65° engine ever to be fitted as standard to a road bike.
The frame is the direct descendant of a dynasty which has won 18 titles and 143 grand prix in the 250 GP class and the bike has then been further enhanced by highly developed electronic management systems to improve both engine performance and handling. This is a true vocation of Aprilia, which was the first manufacturer to adopt the Ride By Wire system as standard.
The electronic throttle allows the power of the engine to be used to the maximum while reducing fuel consumption and eliminating the classic problems associated with a normal twist grip such as lack of smoothness when opening/closing the throttle. The RbW system also allows different power delivery settings to be selected through its multi-map technology.
Aprilia is the first motorcycle manufacturer to have patented its highly developed aPRC dynamic control system which still today is the only one with the exclusive self-calibration and wheelie control features.
|ENGINE TYPE||DOHC 65-degree V-4, four valves per cylinder|
|BORE x STROKE||78 x 52.3 mm|
|TOTAL ENGINE CAPACITY||999.6cc|
|CLAIMED MAXIMUM POWER AT CRANKSHAFT||201 hp at 13,000 rpm|
|CLAIMED MAXIMUM TORQUE AT CRANKSHAFT||85 lb-ft at 10,500 rpm|
|FUEL SYSTEM||Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. Variable-length intake ducts controlled via the engine control unit. 4 Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-By-Wire engine management. Multiple 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|
|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 450W alternator with rare earth magnets|
|LUBRICATION||Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)|
|TRANSMISSION||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 plate wet clutch 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 (2.562)|
|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.|
|CHASSIS||Aluminum dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.
– 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 fork with TIN surface treatment]. Low profile forged aluminum radial calliper mountings. 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: hydraulics in rebound damping and compression, spring preload, centre-to-centre length [Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel 130 mm.|
|BRAKES||Front: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminum flange with 6 pins. Brembo M430 monobloc radial callipers with four 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.
ABS Bosch 9MP, adjustable to 3 maps, equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) strategy which can be disengaged.
|WHEELS||Aluminum alloy rims with 3 split spokes, [forged aluminum alloy, completely machined, 5 split spokes].
Front: 3.5 x 17 in.
Rear: 6 x 17 in.
|DRY WEIGHT||397 lb.|
|FUEL TANK||4.9 gal.|