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Aprilia RSV4 RF 1100

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MARCH 21, 2019 - APRILIA
Aprilia RSV4 has always set the bar in terms of spor!ness and performance, the best example of just what can be accomplished drawing from the valuable experience of a winning Racing Department like Aprilia's which, in its brief history, has earned 54 world !tles, seven of which in the World SBK championship.

Skills honed on the track and transferred to the factory product to provide everyone with the same excitement that the motorbikes prepared by Aprilia Racing do.
Unmistakeable in its design lucidity and applied technology, the RSV4 is conceived around a 65° V4 engine never before seen on a factory sport bike, a frame which is the heir to a dynasty that has won 18 !tles and 143 Grand Prix races in the 250 GP class, enhanced by the most modern applied electronics systems to manage the engine and the bike's dynamic performance. This is a true voca!on of Aprilia, which was the first manufacturer to adopt the Ride-By-Wire mul!map accelerator as standard equipment, but above all the first to patent the APRC dynamic control system, with the exclusive features of self-calibra!on and wheelie control, in the spirit of maximum effec!veness at the service of top performance.


The RSV4 project has always pursued a stated goal: to be the absolute best and fastest uncompromising superbike, the one that comes the closest to Aprilia racing bikes in terms of performance and effec!veness. A premium product at the top of its category dedicated to extremely demanding customers who want top shelf performance and refined technical equipment, provided thanks in part to the use of pres!gious materials like aluminium, !tanium and carbon.

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory - the latest step in this evolu!onary line - boasts excep!onal performance combined with a racing frame and suspension and an electronic controls package, both evolved even further.
In line with the exclusivity of this model, the Aprilia Style Centre has worked hard to make the RSV4 1100 Factory unique and recognisable even by its colours and a#en!on to detail.
The colour combinations aim to enhance the exclusive nature of pres!gious materials such as carbon (on the front mudguard, the side panels, the exhaust terminal guard and the aerodynamic winglets), in contrast with the !tanium finish of the street-legal Akrapovic exhaust terminal, the same colour as the forged aluminium wheels. For the graphics of the superstructure, an a#rac!ve total ma# black look was chosen that enhances all the beauty of the sculpture-like twin-spar frame and swingarm made of aluminium. Given the incredible performance achieved by RSV4 1100 Factory, for the first !me on a factory superbike, Aprilia introduces aerodynamic winglets on the fairing, thanks to the developments made by Aprilia Racing on the RS-GP prototype from which they are derived. The par!cular shape designed in the wind tunnel and the inclination at which they are mounted take advantage of the downforce of the channelled air to let the winglets increase stability at high speeds, contribu!ng to decreasing the tendency for wheelies coming out of turns and at the same time increasing stability in hard braking.

Record performance for the Aprilia 1100 V4

With the introduc!on of RSV4 1100 Factory, Aprilia makes all the top performance a sport rider could desire available, combined with that character and inimitable sound of the V4 from Noale. There is no other powerplant of its kind that can boast a ten-year-long history of wins.
A platform capable of satisfying the needs of the most advanced sport rider and also representng an excep!onal base to develop a racing bike. A%er reaching the benchmark of 201 HP in the street-legal factory configura!on in 2017, the V4 from Aprilia reaches another evolu!onary crossroads, increasing displacement to 1078 cc. This change was decided based on the experience and the outstanding feedback from cri!cs and the public already obtained with this solu!on on the Tuono V4, the sport naked version of the RSV4 which went from 1000 to 1100 cc in 2015.
The RSV4 1100 Factory engine displacement is achieved thanks to new pistons with bore that went from 78 to 81 mm; the 52.3 mm stroke remains unchanged with respect to the 1000 V4 engine that s!ll powers the RSV4 RR. The compression ra!o of 13.6:1 also remains unchanged. To improve wet sump lubrica!on, there is a new oil pump with greater flow capacity; the piston temperature has now been lowered thanks to the use of a double oil jet. The !ming system boasts op!mised intake valve !ming, while the primary drive now counts on a longer ra!o for fi%h and sixth gear. The electronic injec!on system now uses a thro#le valve support with a more aerodynamic profile in order to improve fluid- dynamic permeability. The Magne! Marelli 7SM ECU has a new specific map with limiter management set at 13,600 rpm. This brings maximum power to 217 HP at 13,200 rpm, se&ng the bar in the category; maximum torque also benefits from these changes, obtaining a clear increase along the en!re range of more than 10% compared to the 1000 cc engine and reaching a maximum value of 122 Nm at 11,000 rpm. This is a very important value that makes the RSV4 1100 Factory not only more effec!ve in accelera!on even from low speeds on the track, but also more thrilling to ride on the road. Last, but not least, the exhaust system was op!mised, not only in the layout of the manifolds, but also adding the street-legal !tanium Akrapovic terminal as standard equipment, significantly lighter than the previous unit. The new Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory also benefits from finer calibra!on suited for the revamped performance of its APRC electronic controls package.
Chassis: even more effec!ve going through corners and in braking
Aprilia is known as one of the best chassis manufacturers in the world and the RSV4 represents the synthesis of the technical prowess Aprilia has acquired in top level world championships. A par!cularity which is s!ll exclusive to the RSV4 RR and Factory (and which has always been a characteris!cs of the previous genera!ons) is the excep!onal range of possible adjustments that the standard equipment chassis is able to provide. In fact, the Aprilia is the only superbike that allows the rider to adjust the engine posi!on in the frame, the headstock angle, the swingarm pivot and the rear end

height, naturally in addi!on to the fully adjustable suspension. Just like a real racing bike.
The super popular and winning structure of the Aprilia RSV4 frame has remained unchanged and it takes advantage of the forged and moulded aluminium elements capable of guaranteeing excep!onal performance, thanks in part to the perfectly balanced rigidity and torsional flexibility values. Precisely because of the wide range of possible adjustments provided by the frame, the frame and suspension setup and the weight distribu!on on the RSV4 1100 Factory have been revisited. Thanks to new steering bushings (+ 3 mm both upper and lower), the inclina!on of the headstock decreases and the offset of the new steering yoke also changes, now reduced by 2 mm. This results in a 4 mm shorter wheelbase. The overall result is that it brings the front end closer to the rider, increasing the load on the front wheel (and therefore stability), but without decreasing agility. One of the points of excellence of the RSV4 (and unequalled to date by any other bike) has always been its performance in the delicate and important braking-turning-cornering speed phase which Aprilia has managed to further amplify on the RSV4 1100 Factory, not only thanks to the changes to the front end, but also thanks to the new setup of the Öhlins NIX fork, with 5 mm more travel (125 mm total), a choice that lets the rider corner even be#er. The suspension system is completed by two other pres!gious Öhlins elements: the adjustableseries TTX shock absorber and the steering damper, also adjustable. In order to guarantee and further increase stability coming out of turns, RSV4 1100 Factory has also undergone some changes to the swingarm which is now s!ffer with a significant increase of yaw and torsion, guaranteeing more precision coming out of corners.
The braking system, already top shelf in the previous version, has also benefited from important upgrades: the Brembo Stylema front callipers, lighter and more efficient, take the place of the M50 callipers and are now fi#ed with pads with higher fric!on coefficient performance. The new brake callipers can be combined with the pair of carbon air ducts (similar to those used by Aprilia Racing on the RS-GP), which let you keep the opera!ng temperature under control, ensuring the same excep!onal braking performance even in the most extreme use. The kerb weight of the RSV4 1100 Factory with a full tank is 199 kg, thanks to the introduc!on of the new !tanium exhaust terminal and the new ultra light Bosch lithium ba#ery.
APRC: APRC: from Aprilia, the cu&ng-edge in electronics
Aprilia RSV4 1000 RR and RSV4 1100 Factory are fi#ed with an excep!onal dynamic controls package designed and patented by Aprilia. Each one of the two models benefits from a specific calibra!on of all the controls in line with the different performance levels the two bikes can boast. APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) is the well known dynamic control suite derived directly from the winning technology in world Superbike, one of the most complete and refined currently available on the market. The par!cular posi!oning and orienta!on of the iner!al pla$ormthat governs the opera!on of the system allows for op!mum possibili!es of detec!ng the bike's dynamic condi!ons and, consequently, more effec!ve electronic control strategies.
The fourth evolu!on of Aprilia's APRC is perfectly integrated with the electronic fine tuning guaranteed by the full Ride-by-Wire thro#le control which is completely built-in and requires no other components for electronic thro#le valve management.This provides clear benefits in terms of weight (compared to a tradi!onal system, the savings can be quan!fied at 590 grams).
L’APRC, which comes as standard equipment on the Aprilia RSV4 RR and RSV4 1100 Factory includes:
ATC: Aprilia Trac!on Control, adjustable on the fly (without having to release the thro#le) to 8 se&ngs thanks to a prac!cal joys!ck, boasts high performance opera!ng logic.
AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control,the wheelie control system that can be adjusted to 3 levels, has extremely precise opera!ng strategies. Wheelie control can be adjusted on the fly without closing the thro#le, like the ATC, thanks to the prac!cal le% side electric block.

ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 se&ngs, uses highly effec!ve opera!ng strategies.
AQS: Aprilia Quick Shi%, the electronic gearbox that allows shi%ing without closing the thro#le and without using the clutch, also equipped with the downshi% func!on, to allow clutchless downshi%ing. Its open-thro#le downshi%ing feature is exclusive.
APL: Aprilia Pit Limiter, the system that lets you select and limit the top speed allowed in pit lane at the track or simply to make it easier to comply with posted speed limits on the road. ACC: Aprilia Cruise Control. Electronic management has allowed cruise control to be introduced, very convenient on longer trips because it lets you maintain the set speed without touching the thro#le.
In addi!on to the fourth genera!on APRC system, RSV4 RR and Factory come from the factory standard with advanced mul!map Cornering ABS, developed in collabora!on with Bosch to guarantee not only extreme safety on the road, but also the best possible performance at the circuit. The 9.1 MP system, with truly contained weight and dimensions, is able to op!mize braking and the ABS interven!on in corners, thanks to a specific algorithm that constantly monitors various parameters such as lateral accelera!on, the pressure applied to the front brake lever, the lean, pitch and yaw angle, modula!ng the braking ac!on in order to be#er guarantee the ra!o between decelera!on and stability. The ABS system works in unison with the Aprilia RLM (Rear Li%up Mi!ga!on) system that limits the li% of the rear wheel during more abrupt braking. Cornering ABS, fine tuned in accordance with Aprilia's specific indica!ons, is adjustable to 3 levels of sensibility. Each of the three Cornering ABS maps can be combined with any of the three engine maps (Sport, Track, Race), allowing riders with different experience and skill levels to find the best possible combina!on for their style. The three maps are “full power” and differ in the way they unload the power onto the asphalt of which the Aprilia V4 is capable in the two available configura!ons (1000 cc for the RR and 1100 cc for the Factory), in addi!on to the percentage of engine brake dedicated to them.
The colour TFT instrumenta!on is a true digital computer with excep!onal display features, now further improved thanks to increased brightness. The two selectable screen pages (Road and Race, both with night and day backligh!ng) correspond to as many represented indexes. Available as an accessory for both the RSV4 RF and the RSV4 1100 Factory is APRILIA MIA, the Aprilia mul!media pla$orm that lets you connect your smartphone to the vehicle via Bluetooth, introducing for the first !me a true corner by corner electronic se&ngs calibra!on system with data that can subsequently be downloaded to your laptop (or displayed directly on the smartphone) for analysis, just like they do at the races. APRILIA MIA is characterised by a new connec!on protocol that reduces smartphone ba#ery consump!on to a minimum, in addi!on to providing a wide range of circuits already mapped in which you can manage the electronic se&ngs corner by corner, as well as user acquisi!on of a new circuit that is not in the list Aprilia has provided. APRILIA MIA also includes the infotainment system, introduced by Aprilia for the first !me on the RSV4, to manage voice commands and incoming/outgoing telephone calls with your smartphone. These ac!vi!es are also displayed and managed by the digital instrumenta!on.
Aprilia RSV4 RR represents a top shelf technical pla$orm, ready to provide the rider with a “race replica” performance and feeling. In order to support the most demanding riders, one of the available accessories Aprilia offers is the Track kit, a package of pres!gious parts that work together to

improve many aspects of the RSV4 RR such as its weight, handling, aerodynamics and, last but not least, its appearance. The MY19 version of RSV4 RR has not undergone any technical changes with respect to the previous version.
The inimitable character and performance of the 1.0 litre Aprilia V4
The primary and unique characteris!cs of this 999.6 cc gem of Italian technology, the ones that led to the crea!on of the best superbike of all !mes, are in common with the 1078 cc engine that powers the Factory version. This is the world's first full scale produc!on motorcycle with a high performance narrow V4 engine, the most revolu!onary and powerful engine ever built by Aprilia. An engine that has been made unmistakeable because of the use of “total” electronics, because of its extremely compact size and light weight, to which the magnesium external housings, oil sump and cylinder head covers contribute. The narrow V architecture has made it possible to make an engine that is extremely compact lengthways which helps to centralise weights and to have an extremely high performance chassis. The !ming system uses very par!cular kinema!cs: the chain camsha% drives only the intake camsha% which in turn drives the exhaust camsha% via a gear. This allows for extremely compact heads, to the advantage of the frame layout which, on the RSV4, is as compact as that of a Grand Prix bike. the crankcase is monobloc with integrated aluminium cylinder liners to ensure maximum rigidity and consistent performance. The countersha% dampens vibra!ons.
Power and maximum torque are respec!vely 201 HP at 13,000 rpm and 115 Nm at 10,500 rpm; bar- se&ng values that are joined by the one-of-a-kind sound that has always been the true soundtrack Aprilia V4 engines have always offered. Like the 1100 cc V4 of the Factory, the RR's 1000 cc also boasts ultra lightweight pistons fi#ed with segments that reduce the blow-by effect in order to combine high performance and reliability. There is also a honing treatment for the connec!ng rod heads that contributes to reducing fric!on. The valve return springs also guarantee reliability during heavier work loads, while the valves benefit from op!mised !ming. The gearbox has a linear sensor that guarantees impeccable shi%ing opera!on, while the RSV4 RR exhaust system has a silencer fi#ed with double lambda probe and integrated valve.
Chassis: Just like a real racing bike
Aprilia RSV4 is the representa!ve par excellence of Aprilia tradi!on in packaging state of the art chassis architecture, thanks to the know-how acquired in top level world compe!!ons. The frame with excep!onal adjustment possibili!es and the swingarm exploit pressed and cast elements welded to one another. The ra!on between torsional s!ffness and flexibility is one of the secrets of the RSV4 chassis architecture's success. It is the same structure that equips the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory, although the la#er boasts a different steering geometry.
The chassis architecture of the RSV4 RR is completed by a Sachs suspension trio (instead of the Öhlins equipment on the RSV4 1100 Factory), made up of a fork with 43 mm stanchions and a shock absorber with separate “piggy back” and a steering damper, the first two fully adjustable in all hydraulic func!ons and in spring preload (the shock absorber also has a centre-to-centre length adjustment that allows the height of the rear end to be changed).
On the RSV4 RR, Aprilia offers a pair of cast aluminium wheels and a Brembo braking system that is the absolute top of the line in this category: the front relies on a pair of new 5 mm thick steel discs with a diameter of 330 mm, gripped by the monobloc M50 callipers fi#ed with high fric!on coefficient brake pads.
Versions and colours
Aprilia RSV4 RR is available in two a#rac!ve new colour schemes on a black and grey base (Rivazza grey and Arrabbiata black) with red wheel rims.

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory is the exclusive version that comes standard with latest genera!on Öhlins suspension systems, lightweight aluminium forged rims and the !tanium Akrapovic exhaust terminal. It stands out for its dedicated Atomico 6 graphics which highlight and enhance the use of precious technical materials such as carbon, thanks to the contrast with the total black ma# paint. The upper steering yoke enhanced by the laser etched wri!ng '1100 Factory' in contrast completes the features of the new RSV4.
Aprilia has designed and developed a wide range of accessories for the personalisa!on of the RSV4 1000 RR and RSV4 1100 Factory. High-quality, select items to increase a motorbike's performance, aesthe!cs or level of comfort.
Slip-on exhaust as standard on RSV4 1100 Factory): Akrapovic by Aprilia Racing, equipped with a !tanium silencer and homologated for road use. A carbon slip-on version is also available, exclusively for track use. Includes the dedicated engine mapping developed by Aprilia Racing. Complete racing exhaust: Akrapovic by Aprilia Racing exhaust system complete with manifolds. The tailpipe is in carbon. Includes the dedicated engine mapping developed by Aprilia Racing.
ECU: Engine control unit dedicated to track use, programmed with racing maps. Specific for non- original exhaust systems (complete or only slip-on. Street legal or not) not supplied by Aprilia. Öhlins TTX shock absorber (standard on RSV4 1100 Factory): the TTX line is the most pres!gious of the products offered by Öhlins (top and bo#om a#achments are in billet aluminium). They allow full and fine adjustment across all shock absorbing func!ons. They can be fi#ed with linear sensors to install telemetry.
Öhlins steering damper (standard on RSV4 1100 Factory): the fine adjustment of the hydraulics ensures a front end that is always stable during the most violent accelera!on.
Öhlins NIX Fork: (standard on RSV4 1100 Factory): top shelf performance on the track and the road. A wide range of precision pre-load and hydraulic rebound and compression adjustments. Components in carbon: fairings, mudguards and heel guards. Made in ma#e finish carbon fibre. They guarantee a sporty look and a lower overall weight.
Front brake air vents: these are easily installed on the front braking system,reducing temperatures and maintaining the same braking performance in situa!ons of prolonged stress. Aerodynamic appendages (as standard on RSV4 1100 Factory): created in carbon,they are the most significant expression of Aprilia Racing experience in MotoGP. Developed around the base of those that equip the RS-GP, they increase aerodynamic load and help to maintain stability at high speeds.
Lithium ba#ery: (as standard on RSV4 1100 Factory).Allows for a weight saving of 2.5 kg with respect to the standard.
Mirror plugs: made from polyethylene, these are applied in place of mirrors when using the bike on the track.
License plate hole cover: made of laser cut aluminium, this is applied a%er removing the license plate bracket when using the bike on the track.
Inverted racing gear lever: this is a mechanical element that inverts the gear shi%ing mode in order to improve performance on track.
Forged rims (standard equipment on RSV4 1100 Factory): made from aluminium with a forging process, these provide maximum resistance and are lightweight, essen!al for increasing handling. Aluminium racing levers: made in billet aluminium, they give the bike an even more aggressive look and reduce the weight of the factory component.
Handlebar counterweights: made in billet aluminium. Complete with black nylon plug and laser

engraved logos. The par!cular construc!on hides the fixing screw.
Tank bag: this bag is made of technical fabric with carbon-look inserts. Tested and approved to resist oil, fuel, UV rays and not compromise stability even at high speeds.
Adjustable license plate bracket: made in laser cut steel. Includes the LED licence plate light. Motorcycle cover: made of breathable Lycra, this cover was designed to protect your bike from dust.
Aprilia MIA kit: this installa!on kit for the mul!media pla$orm dedicated to Aprilia V4 models comprises a Bluetooth control unit and all the wiring needed for installa!on.
The range of RSV4 1000 RR accessories is further enriched with three Track Kits that transform the motorbike into a perfect race machine. The kits have been developed to increase the performance of the RSV4 1000 RR by ac!ng in three main areas:
Weight: lithium ba#ery, forged wheels, Akrapovic carbon slip-on exhaust by Aprilia Racing) Riding efficiency: Öhlins NIX fork, Öhlins TTX rear shock, Öhlins steering damper) Aerodynamics: front brake air vents, aerodynamic appendages, both in carbon)

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