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2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF
2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF

2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF
2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF

2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF
2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF

2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF
2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF



2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF Review

2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

WINNING IDENTITY…

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.

 

APRILIA RSV4 RR AND RF

OUT OF THE SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE GAINED IN RACING, WHERE APRILIA IS SEVEN-TIME WORLD SBK CHAMPION AND NEWLY CROWNED WINNER OF THE SUPERSTOCK FIM CUP TITLE, THE RSV4 IS BORN, THE NATURAL EVOLUTION OF AN EXTRAORDINARY AND VICTORIOUS PROJECT CAPABLE OF REDEFINING SUPERSPORT BIKE FRONTIERS

THE EXCEPTIONAL QUALITIES OF A RACING CHASSIS, FURTHER FINE-TUNED, COMBINE WITH AN ENGINE THAT HAS MORE THAN 200 HP OF MAXIMUM POWER: GREATER PERFORMANCE, LIGHTER WEIGHT, MORE EFFECTIVE ON THE TRACK AND IMPROVED RIDING PLEASURE ON THE ROAD, WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE TECHNOLOGY PROVIDED BY THE ADVANCED APRC AND RACE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROLS

APRILIA RSV4 EVOLVES RADICALLY TO CONTINUE BEING THE BEST SUPERBIKE EVER THE RR VERSION ALREADY CONSTITUTES A DEFINITIVE SPORTS PLATFORM, WHEREAS THE EXCLUSIVE NUMBERED RF LIMITED EDITION ADDS EVEN MORE SOPHISTICATED SUSPENSION AND WHEELS WHICH ARE IN ANY CASE AVAILABLE AS OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON THE RR. AND WITH THE V4-MP, TELEMETRY ARRIVES AS WELL

NEW IN 2016: FOR THE RF A NEW ÖHLINS SHOCK ABSORBER AND V4-MP AS STANDARD EQUIPMENT; FOR THE RR AND THE RF NEW AND ATTRACTIVE GRAPHICS


Aprilia RSV4 is the natural evolution of a revolutionary project which managed to successfully dominate World SBK in just a few years, winning seven championship titles in six years and to win in its rookie year in the Superstock FIM Cup, the championship dedicated to bikes that are closely derived from their factory versions. Unanimously acclaimed by critics and sought after by bikers from every corner of the globe, the RSV4 has always been the undisputed segment representative, the reference point for sportiness and performance, the best example of what can be achieved by exploiting the valuable experience of a victorious Racing Department like Aprilia’s which, in its brief history has taken 54 championship titles. 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 titles 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 vocation of Aprilia, which was the first manufacturer to adopt the Ride-By-Wire system as standard equipment (the multimap power management system), but above all the first to patent the APRC dynamic control system, with the exclusive self-calibration and wheelie control features.

The goal of the efforts made at Noale to create the RSV4 was the same one that has set the RSV4 apart from its birth in 2009: to be the absolute best uncompromising superbike, the one that comes the closest to being a real racing bike in terms of performance and effectiveness. The Aprilia RSV4 RR version comes already equipped with all the electronic and technical refinements that a rider could want; Aprilia also offers a more exclusive version – the RSV4 RF – characterise by lightweight forged aluminium wheel rims and more sophisticated Öhlins suspension (shock absorbers, fork and steering damper). For the 2016 year Aprilia RSV4 RF become even richer, adding as standard the new “Superpole” graphic, the V4-MP multimedia platform and a new Öhlins shock absorber.


A new era

The Aprilia RSV4 represents the most important and profound advancement ever made on this extraordinary model. A development that even involved the design. The style is the result of the perfect combination of form and function. The careful design led to the creation of the most compact full size sport bike on the market, where technical elements such as the impeccable aluminium double rail frame contribute to emphasising its racing vocation.

The front end has been completely redesigned: now there is a more protective top fairing, created after a careful wind tunnel aerodynamics study, which provides better protection from the wind for riders of any height. This choice has a positive impact not only on the track when the rider is seeking protection to achieve maximum speed, but also on the road where greater comfort is provided thanks to the lower air pressure on the body and helmet. The characteristic triple headlight is new, now with a more modern shape and an LED parking light. The mirrors were also the subject of a wind tunnel study, combining excellent aerodynamic penetration with improved visibility and built in LED turn indicators.




2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Evolution of a unique and victorious project

More than 200 hp, greater performance, lighter weight, more effective on the track and new riding pleasure on the road, with the best possible technology provided by the advanced aprc and race abs electronic controls. titles.

 

V4 65°
INCOMPARABLE ENGINE

The first high performance narrow V-4 cylinder engine in the world; the most revolutionary engine ever made by Aprilia is incomparable thanks to its unique “total electronics” package, its incredible lightness and super compact size, reaches a new stage in evolution. The engine has been updated and improved with particular attention paid to reducing internal friction and increasing casing ventilation. The exhaust system too has been remodelled to provide maximum performance working in combination with a finely tuned electronic management system. This brings the maximum power of the 65° V4 to 201hp with torque at 115 Nm. The 3 distinct mappings (Track, Sport and Road), were matched to the new power and torque specifications of the V4 to provide even fuller and in-depth power output at any engine speed.

 


Superbike frame
STABILITY AND CONTROL

In keeping with consolidated Aprilia traditions, the aluminium frame of the RSV4 R exploits the strength and flexibility of cast and pressed components, which are welded together to form one structure which sets new benchmarks in terms of balance and dynamic efficiency. Torsional and flexional rigidity have been optimised to give the rider more control. This means that the Aprilia RSV4 RF is not just a bike with devastating performance, but one whose greatest strength is precisely the incredible ease with which any rider can access its full potential. The swingarm also uses the same constructional technology as the frame and offers the same perfect balance between flexional and torsional stiffness to contribute to the extraordinary handling capabilities. The suspension section is made up of a trio of Öhlins elements (fork, rear shock absorber and steering damper) setup that has been calibrated to give the rider improved performance on the track and on the road. The Aprilia RSV4 RF also features as standard a new front braking system with Brembo M430 monobloc radial calipers and a new radial pump on the handlebars.

 

aPRC
THE NEW FRONTIER IN TECHNOLOGY

aPRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which comes as standard, is the well-known system control package that comes directly from race winning experience gained in the Superbike series. The third generation of aPRC, standard equipment, fully integrates with the full Ride-by-Wire multi-map electronic management of the revamped V4 engine. It is the most complete, sophisticated package there is out of those currently on the market.
aPRC, which comes as standard equipment on the Aprilia RSV4 RF, includes:
• aTC: Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable on the fly (without having to release the throttle) to 8 settings thanks to a practical joystick on the left side of the handlebar, with extremely fine-tuned operating logic;
• aWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control, adjustable to three settings, has been recalibrated for maximum performance at level 1 (the least restrictive setting);
• aLC: Aprilia Launch Control, the assisted starting system for use on the track only with 3 settings;
• aQS: Aprilia Quick Shift electronic gearbox for ultra-fast shifting without closing the throttle or using the clutch.
In addition to the second generation aPRC system, the RSV4 FR is fitted with the highly advanced “Race ABS” antilock braking system, designed and developed by Aprilia in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee not only improved safety on the road, but also the best possible performance on the track. The 9MP ABS unit is top of the line in currently available refinements and technology: the system, which weighs only 2 kg, can be disengaged and is adjustable to 3 settings by easily accessing the control menu on the sophisticated instrument cluster:
• Level 1: this is dedicated to track use (but it is also approved for street use) and acts on both wheels to guarantee the best possible performance, even in the most intense braking conditions at any speed. It takes nothing away from the pleasure and performance of “extreme” riding.
• Level 2: this is dedicated to sport riding on the road, acts on both wheels and is combined with an advanced tip over system (RLM – Rear Lift-up Mitigation) which engages progressively based on the vehicle speed.
• Level 3: this is dedicated to riding on surfaces with poor grip, acts on both wheels and is combined with the tip over system.
Each of the 3 setting levels for Race ABS can be combined with any one of the 3 new engine maps to allow riders with varying experience and skill levels to find the best possible combination.

The new and powerful engine ECU now allows the three maps to be more easily managed, each one of which corresponds to a different engine power output and now also to a dedicated engine brake management map. The two classic engine management logics Track and Sport are now joined by the new Race map, the most extreme and suited for professional use of the bike on the track with engine braking control reduced to a minimum in order to support more abrupt braking. All three maps are more manageable and less aggressive than the previous version, therefore allowing perfect correlation between throttle control and the torque sent to the wheels. This reduces rear tire wear and makes it possible to better manage the power that the Aprilia V4 is able to develop.

 

Versions & Colors

To celebrate the arrival of the new RSV4, Aprilia is offering a limited edition of 200 numbered units called the RSV4 RF, which comes standard with lightweight forged aluminium wheel rims and Öhlins Racing suspension (shock absorbers, fork and steering damper), as well as a dedicated graphic racing called “Superpole”.


 

 

2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine

In terms of quantity and quality of the operations, the unrivalled Aprilia V4 has every right to consider itself a radically new unit: if there were any doubts, they are quickly dispelled by the more than 16 additional HP and the 2.5 kg less than its predecessor. This is one of the Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF elements that is most closely derived from the racing world and the one on which the Aprilia Racing Department was able to work the most with the factory production.

The primary and unique characteristics of this gem of Italian technology, the ones that led to the creation of the best superbike of all times, remain unchanged. This is the world’s first full scale production motorcycle with a high performance narrow V4 engine, the most revolutionary 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 exceptional light weight.

The main goals of the V4 project were clear: increase power across the board, exceeding the threshold of 200 HP maximum peak and at the same time increase the already generous torque at all engine speeds. To achieve them work was done on decreasing internal friction, improving combustion efficiency and fluid-dynamic efficiency as well as on increasing the maximum rotation speed.

The Noale engineers redesigned almost all of the internal and external elements.

Starting from the top, the 65° V4 has an air box with filtering elements perpendicular to the air flow, studied with sophisticated CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) systems in order to minimise load losses and maximum pressure in the intake ducts. The upper injectors are new, whereas the variable setting intake ducts were redesigned to the benefit of an even wider range of management in terms of their travel As with previous models, each bank has a dedicated servo unit actuating the two throttle bodies of that bank only. In order to improve the fluid dynamic performance, the heads were redesigned with intake and output ducts that have new geometries and contouring on the ends machined by a numerically controlled tool. The combustion chambers are no longer obtained through a fusion process but by a finer, numerically controlled machining process. In order to improve reliability and precision under extreme loads the height of the valve seat seals was increased and the internal cooling and oil discharge circuit were consequently modified. The heads now have a triple layer of gaskets. The timing system confirms the innovative mixed chain and gear kinematics of the Aprilia V4 (with the chain camshaft driving only the intake camshaft, which in turn drives the exhaust camshaft via a gear) which allows for extremely compact heads especially in the area beneath the frame spars, much narrower than would otherwise be possible. In order to increase the maximum rotation speed a painstaking study was conducted on lightening the parts in motion of the elements included in the heads. All four valves are now in precious and lightweight titanium (the intake valves are oversized at 33 mm); the valve springs are completely new and the relative tappets and caps were lightened. The camshafts have a brand new profile and were lightened by a whole 600 grams. Moving farther downward, the crankshaft now has connecting rod pins reduced to 36 mm in diameter with 450 grams more weight, while the Pankl connecting rods are lighter by a total of 400 grams.

As in previous models, the monobloc crankcase with integrated aluminium cylinder liners ensures maximum rigidity and consistent performance. The upper half of the engine case is now made with a new shell fusion and has been lightened (-1.3 Kg) and reinforced; it also now has an optimised ventilation system in order to reduce power loss due to air pressure inside the engine crankcase. The lubrication system has also been redesigned and optimised. A brand new oil sump ensures increased draught no matter what position the engine is in (for example in the most extreme leans or in maximum acceleration/deceleration conditions) despite the oil level being decreased in order to decrease friction. The “rose pipe” is also new (oil pump intake duct), now equipped with a new overpressure valve and a filter in an optimised position. The piston cooling oil nozzles were also replaced and the gearbox now has a valve regulated direct hydraulic lubrication circuit. The latter uses lightened drive shafts and gears (-0.35 Kg), a lightened primary drive (-0.1 Kg) and takes advantage of ratios which have been optimised to fully exploit the increased engine power. The entire exhaust system has also been completely redesigned with revamped electronic valve management, now equipped with two oxygen sensors (one per bank), while a more powerful ECU contributes to more precise management of the engine in the area of maximum rotation achievable.

Chassis architecture

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 particularity which is still exclusive to the RSV4 RR and RF (and which has always been a characteristics of the previous generation RSV4 models) is the exceptional possibility of adjustments that the standard equipment chassis is able to offer. In fact, the Aprilia is the only superbike that allows the rider to adjust the engine position in the frame, the headstock angle, the swingarm pivot and the rear end height, naturally in addition to the fully adjustable suspension. Just like a real racing bike.

The highly sought after and winning structure of the Aprilia RSV4 frame has remained substantially unchanged and uses elements in pressed and cast aluminium capable of guaranteeing exceptional performance, thanks in part to the perfectly balanced torsional rigidity and flexibility values. Optimally centralised masses are just one of the RSV4 chassis strengths. To achieve this result nothing was neglected. The swingarm the same construction technology as the frame but it has been lengthened 4 mm to guarantee better traction and to decrease the tendency for wheelies during the violent acceleration that the extraordinary characteristics of the powerplant allow. The fork advancement was increased from 30 mm to 32 mm with a consequent reduction in the trail to further increase handling. Precisely because of the V4’s significant power increase the chassis and weight distribution configuration have been revamped: the engine is mounted in the lowest possible position allowed by its adjustment range within the frame, whereas the fully adjustable suspension has been fine tuned to guarantee maximum control in extreme riding.

The Aprilia RSV4 RF version reaps the benefits of a new Öhlins shock absorber with an elastic coefficient increased from 95 to 105 N/mm and consequently a different hydraulic extension calibration, more suited to sustain the work loads generated by using professional track tyres. This improves traction and riding precision, allowing the rider to take turns even more effectively.


Advanced APRC

The Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF make perfect what was already top shelf in the previous versions thanks to a significant improvement to its already exceptional dynamic controls package designed and patented by Aprilia. APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) is the well known dynamic control suite derived directly from the winning technology in world Superbike, the most complete and refined of those currently available on the market.

On the RSV4 RR and RF, APRC has been further developed to adjust even better to the engine and chassis characteristics in order to meet the specific needs of the pleasure or professional rider. The APRC system integrates even better with the full Ride-By-Wire multimap electronic management of the powerful V4 engine.

APRC, which comes as standard equipment on the Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF, includes:
– ATC: Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable on the fly (without having to release the throttle) to 8 settings thanks to a practical joystick on the left side of the semi-handlebar, with extremely fine tuned operating logic;
– AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control, adjustable to three settings, has been recalibrated for maximum performance at level 1 (the least restrictive setting);
– ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 settings;
– AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift, a system for extremely fast gear changes without shutting the throttle and using the clutch.

In addition to the second generation APRC system, RSV4 RR and RF come from the factory standard with the highly advanced “Race ABS” antilock braking system, designed and developed by Aprilia in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee not only extreme safety on the road, but also the best possible performance on the track. The ABS 9MP unit constitutes the maximum point of distinction and technology available today: the system, weighing in at just 2 kg, can be disengaged and adjusted to 3 different levels by easily accessing the sophisticated instrumentation control menu:

– Level 1: dedicated to the track (but also approved for street use), it acts on both wheels and guarantees maximum possible performance, even in the most intense braking situations at any speed. This setting takes nothing away from the pleasure and performance of “pushing the envelope”.
– Level 2: dedicated to sport riding on the street, it works on both wheels and is combined with an advanced tip over system (RLM – Rear Lift-up Mitigation) which has progressive action based on the vehicle speed.
– Level 3: dedicated to riding on surfaces with poor grip, it acts on both wheels and is combined with the advanced tip over system.

Each of the 3 setting levels for Race ABS can be combined with any one of the 3 engine maps to allow riders with varying experience and skill levels to find the best possible combination.

The powerful engine ECU now provides easier management of the three maps, each one of which corresponds to a different engine power output and now also to a dedicated engine brake management map. The two classic engine management logics Track and Sport are now joined by the new Race map, the most extreme and suited for professional use of the bike on the track with engine braking control reduced to a minimum in order to support more abrupt braking. All three maps are more manageable and less aggressive than the previous version, therefore allowing perfect correlation between throttle control and the torque sent to the wheels. This reduces rear tyre wear and makes it possible to better manage the power that the Aprilia V4 is able to develop.


Versions and colours

Aprilia RSV4 RR represents a top shelf technical platform, ready to provide the rider with a “race replica” performance and feeling. As standard equipment it also has all of those features which only the Factory version RSV4 had previously, such as magnesium external housings, oil sump and head covers, a wide range of chassis adjustments and the variable setting intake ducts. Aprilia RSV4 RR is available in two attractive new colour schemes, both matte, on a black and grey base (Bucine grey and Ascari black) with red wheels.

The Aprilia RSV4 RF is the exclusive version which come standard with lightweight forged aluminium wheel rims and more sophisticated Öhlins suspension and stand out with a new dedicated graphic which maintains the evocative name of the previous “Superpole” version, but which has different graphic designs.


A comprehensive range of accessories

Aprilia has designed and developed a wide range of accessories so you can personalise your RSV4 RR and RF. High quality selected items to increase performance, make them more attractive or more comfortable.

Slip-on racing exhaust: manufactured by Akrapovi?, and fitted with a carbon fibre muffler, it is approved for road use.

Complete racing exhaust: this is an exhaust system complete with headers made by Akrapovic. the muffler is in carbon.

Öhlins TTX shock absorbers: the TTX line is the most prestigious of the products offered by Öhlins (top and bottom attachments are in billet aluminium). They allow full and fine adjustment in all shock absorbing functions. They can be fitted with linear sensors to install telemetry.

Öhlins steering damper: the fine adjustment of this item’s hydraulics provides a front end that is always solid even during the most violent acceleration.

Components in carbon: fairings, tail fairings, side fairings, mudguards and heel guards. Made in matte finished carbon fibre. They guarantee a sporty look and lower overall weight.

Mirror plugs: made from billet aluminium, these are applied in place of the mirrors when using the bike on the track.

License plate bracket cover: made of laser cut steel, this is applied after removing the license plate bracket when using the bike on the track.

Frame guards: made of billet nylon, these are useful to prevent damage to the frame in the event of a sliding crash.

Racing rider footpegs: completely machined from billet aluminium and adjustable to 9 different positions, these pegs allow micrometric calibration of the gear shift and brake controls. They are installation ready to lodge the rear brake light switch and the inverted gear lever.

Racing semi-handlebar: made from billet aluminium, these handlebars provide an even sportier riding position.

Inverted racing gear lever: this is a mechanical element that inverts the gear shifting mode in order to improve performance on the track.

Forged rims: made from aluminium with a forging process, these provide maximum resistance at a light weight, essential for increasing handling.

Tank bag: available in two sizes, this bag is made of technical fabric with carbon-look inserts. They are tested and approved to resist oil, fuel, UV rays and not to 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.

V4-MP kit: this is the installation kit for the multimedia platform dedicated to the Aprilia V4 models made up of a Bluetooth control unit and all the wiring needed for installation. This comes as standard equipment on the Aprilia RSV4 RF version.


Telemetry arrives with V4-MP (standard on RSV4 RF)

In the rich accessories catalogue dedicated to the Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF you can now find a highly advanced version of the Multimedia Platform which transforms your smartphone into a semi-professional tool with exceptional information capacity. V4-MP comes as standard equipment on the Aprilia RSV4 RF version. Everyone knows that the Multimedia Platform is the innovative multimedia platform offered exclusively by the Piaggio Group which allows you to connect your vehicle to your smartphone and consequently to the web. With this exceptional application your smartphone becomes an actual sophisticated on board multifunctional computer and the link between the vehicle and the Internet. This is a window to the future which lays the foundation for a new way of looking at communication on two wheels. Thanks to further development of this fascinating system that Aprilia has fine tuned, communication between vehicle and smartphone becomes active: from his or her mobile phone the rider can change the settings on the RSV4, plus get tips in real time on how to improve track performance in complete safety.

Some of the more prominent features of V4-MP include:
– Active electronic setup: this is as close as you can get to the “corner-by-corner” electronic management used in racing. Using the GPS feature of your smartphone, the system recognises the position of the bike at any given time on the track and automatically changes the electronic adjustments (traction control and anti-wheelie) based on rider selected settings, corner by corner. This allows you to increase safety and effectiveness on the track, adjusting the control parameters at every point on the circuit and without distractions.
– Adaptive race assistant: this feature provides tips in real time to safely take the best advantage of your RSV4. The application compares rider performance to the best lap on the track in real time and assists by immediately indicating how to gradually improve performance.
– Advanced telemetry dashboard: this is a “virtual” dashboard that lets you use your smartphone’s display to see, not only all the information on the standard instrument cluster, but also numerous other parameters acquired by the bike’s telemetry such as, for example: instant power distributed to the driveshaft; instant torque distributed to the driveshaft; percentage of power available; rear wheel thrust; rear wheel slippage; longitudinal and lateral acceleration (G-G diagram); lean angle.

 


 


 

2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $21999 USD

ENGINE
Type Aprilia V4 longitudinal 65°, 4-strokes, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshaft (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Capacity 999.6 cc
Max power (at crankshaft) 201 hp (148 kW) at 13.000 rpm
Max torque (at crankshaft) 86 lb-ft (115 Nm) at 10.500 rpm
Fuel system Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. Variable length intake ducts controlled via ECU. 4 Weber-Marelli Ø48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management. Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: Sport – Track – Race
Exhaust system 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter.

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6-speed cassette type gearbox
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Clutch Multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system. Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system ‘AQS’
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 through the race display.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.
Front suspension Öhlins adjustable steering damper.
Ø43mm Öhlins upside down units fully adjustable (Tin). Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension Aluminum alloy swingarm. ÖHLINS piggyback shock absorber with adjustable spring preload, compression, rebound damping and length. Wheel travel: 130 mm
Front brake Double Ø320mm lightweight stainless steel floating discs. New M430 Brembo monobloc radial calipers with 4 opposed Ø30 mm pistons. Sintered pads. New radial master cylinder. Metal braided brake line.
Rear brake Ø220 mm disc. New Brembo floating caliper with 2 insulated Ø 32 mm pistons. Sintered pads. Master cylinder with integral reservoir. Metal braided brake line
ABS Multi-map Bosch 9MP ABS (3 maps selectable), deactivable and with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation).
Wheels Aprilia forged aluminum alloy rims, completely machined, 5 split spokes. Front:3.5″X17″ Rear: 6.00″X17″
Front tire Radial tubeless – 120/70 ZR 17
Rear tire Radial tubeless – 200/55 ZR 17 (homologated option 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)

DIMENSIONS
Max. Length 80.3 in. (2040 mm)
Max. Width 29 in. (735 mm) at the handlebar
Max. Height 44 in. (1120 mm)
Seat height 33 in. (840 mm)
Dry weight 398 lbs (181 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 4.9 gal. (18,5 lt)

WARRANTY / ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE / APPROVAL
Warranty All 2015 and newer Aprilia Motorcycles include a 2-year unlimited-mileage warranty. *Limits are outlined in the warranty booklet. See dealer for details
Roadside Assistance 1 Free Year of Road Side Assistance provided by Road America.
Approval EPA and CARB




 


 

2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $22295 CDN

ENGINE
Type Aprilia V4 longitudinal 65°, 4-strokes, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshaft (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Capacity 999.6 cc
Max power (at crankshaft) 201 hp (148 kW) at 13.000 rpm
Max torque (at crankshaft) 86 lb-ft (115 Nm) at 10.500 rpm
Fuel system Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. Variable length intake ducts controlled via ECU. 4 Weber-Marelli Ø48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management. Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: Sport – Track – Race
Exhaust system 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter.

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6-speed cassette type gearbox
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Clutch Multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system. Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system ‘AQS’
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 through the race display.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.
Front suspension Öhlins adjustable steering damper.
Ø43mm Öhlins upside down units fully adjustable (Tin). Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension Aluminum alloy swingarm. ÖHLINS piggyback shock absorber with adjustable spring preload, compression, rebound damping and length. Wheel travel: 130 mm
Front brake Double Ø320mm lightweight stainless steel floating discs. New M430 Brembo monobloc radial calipers with 4 opposed Ø30 mm pistons. Sintered pads. New radial master cylinder. Metal braided brake line.
Rear brake Ø220 mm disc. New Brembo floating caliper with 2 insulated Ø 32 mm pistons. Sintered pads. Master cylinder with integral reservoir. Metal braided brake line
ABS Multi-map Bosch 9MP ABS (3 maps selectable), deactivable and with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation).
Wheels Aprilia forged aluminum alloy rims, completely machined, 5 split spokes. Front:3.5”X17” Rear: 6.00”X17”
Front tire Radial tubeless – 120/70 ZR 17
Rear tire Radial tubeless – 200/55 ZR 17 (homologated option 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)

DIMENSIONS
Max. Length 80.3 in. (2040 mm)
Max. Width 29 in. (735 mm) at the handlebar
Max. Height 44 in. (1120 mm)
Seat height 33 in. (840 mm)
Dry weight 398 lbs (181 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 4.9 gal. (18,5 lt)

WARRANTY / ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE / APPROVAL
Warranty All 2015 and newer Aprilia Motorcycles include a 2-year unlimited-mileage warranty. *Limits are outlined in the warranty booklet. See dealer for details
Roadside Assistance 1 Free Year of Road Side Assistance provided by Road America.
Approval EPA and CARB



 

2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road)

Engine type

Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), 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 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

Starter Electric
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

Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.
Adjustments foreseen:
” 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 aluminium 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 aluminium flange 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

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

Wheel rims Aprilia 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*
Tank 18.5 litres (4-litre reserve included)
*Kerb weight, without battery and fluids.




Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).

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