Introducing the new 2024 Aprilia RS457…
The RS acronym represents Aprilia’s take on sportiness. These motorbikes are designed to amaze, with innovations derived from a long and successful racing history that has shaped Aprilia’s unique motorbike culture. Thus, Aprilia became the dream object of entire generations, indulging the passion of younger riders with extraordinary motorbikes.
At the same time, it has been a leading player in the racing world, dominating the 2-stroke categories. After reaffirming its technological supremacy by winning SBK competitions, it has also risen to prominence in MotoGP.
Now, Aprilia returns to its founding mission with a project for a new generation of motorcyclists, pooling the knowledge accumulated on tracks worldwide.
APRILIA COMPLETES ITS SPORTIEST FAMILY, ENTERING A NEW SEGMENT THAT LOOKS TO THE NEW GENERATIONS AND MARKETS OF THE FUTURE
THE RS THAT WASN’T IS A GENUINE SPORTS BIKE. POWERFUL AND FUN, WITH THE BEST POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO IN ITS CLASS. IT IS EASY AND LIGHT, WITH SOPHISTICATED TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS DERIVED DIRECTLY FROM THE TOP CLASSES AND AN AGGRESSIVE LINE IN PURE RS STYLE
A TRUE RS IN ITS FRAME AND SUSPENSION AND TECHNOLOGY: TWIN-CYLINDER, LIQUID-COOLED ENGINE WITH FOUR-VALVE TIMING AND DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMSHAFT (DOHC), ALUMINIUM ALLOY FRAME AND A FULL ELECTRONIC MANAGEMENT PACKAGE WITH RIDE-BY-WIRE, ADJUSTABLE TRACTION CONTROL AND THREE RIDING MODES
The Aprilia RS 457 seeks to become the new technological and stylistic benchmark for young motorcyclists worldwide, the new key to the Aprilia version of the sporting world.
The RS 457 is a historic step for Aprilia and not only in technological terms. Indeed, Aprilia’s new twin-cylinder sports bike appeals to new targets and markets to meet the growing worldwide demand for easy but fun, technologically and stylistically groundbreaking motorbikes targeting broad market segments.
2024 Aprilia RS457 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
“In recent years, the Aprilia brand has seen an intense burst of renewal, also supported by continued progress in the racing world.
The recent introduction of the 660 family, with RS and Tuono first and Tuareg later, has expanded its target, creating a full and competitive range. We are now ready to take another step towards the future with an astonishing bike developed entirely in Noale, capable of stimulating and thrilling young people and opening up huge potential in new markets, near and far. It is a step closer to the globalisation of a brand that has always had the perfect combination of technology, fun, and looking to the future in its DNA.” – Michele Colaninno – Piaggio Group CEO
2024 Aprilia RS457 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Starting in 2020, the massive success of the Aprilia RS 660 (Europe’s best-selling sports bike) has revolutionised the world of mid-range sports bikes, creating a new segment.
The same winning formula is repeated with the Aprilia RS 457, which began as a completely new project, conceived and developed where all Aprilias are created, including MotoGP bikes. The new Aprilia is the ideal link between the first 125 engines and the RS 660. It completes the RS family that includes the powerful V4 superbikes and, at its most technologically advanced, the MotoGP-winning RS-GP.
The Aprilia RS 457 speaks the language of younger riders, of people who want to start riding faired bikes, exploiting all of the company’s expertise to design and build a true sports bike.
This motorbike’s strengths are its lightness, with the highest possible power-to-weight ratio for a bike you can ride with an A2 licence, ease of handling, and technological equipment. The RS 457 is designed to accompany motorcyclists as they progress on road and track. The ergonomics feature clip-on handlebars mounted above the upper steering plate, a road sports solution that provides the best compromise between sportiness and riding comfort.
The new RS 457’s styling follows the legendary RS range, the supersport bikes that made motorbike history, starting with the double front fairing through to the underbelly silencer, with a 2-in-1 exhaust.
The full LED front headlamp incorporates the light signature typical of Aprilia’s larger super sports bikes, while the front turn signals are integrated into the front headlamp’s light signature. The dashboard uses an elegant and practical 5-inch TFT colour instrument cluster, while the handlebar controls are backlit.
The Aprilia RS 457 is powered by a state-of-the-art, liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine, double camshaft timing and four valves per cylinder, delivering 35 kW of power, the maximum possible for a bike you can ride with an A2 license. Besides the pure power figure, there is also the motorbike’s weight: 159 kg dry, rising to 175 wet.
The Aprilia RS 457’s power-to-weight ratio is simply unbeatable because the designers at Noale aimed for the maximum possible and achieved it. This figure was translated into pure performance during road development at Aprilia’s Noale headquarters.
The new engine is paired with a stiff frame. The aluminium frame makes the RS 457 unique for bikes in its segment. All of Aprilia’s design expertise, honed over decades of victories on all the world’s racetracks, goes into this solution. The crankcase functions as a load-bearing element, a solution borrowed from the RS 660, which ensures the low weight, dynamic qualities and riding pleasure that have made Aprilia famous.
The ø41 mm fork features 120 mm travel and preload adjustability. Ditto for the monoshock, which works on the steel swingarm, adjustable in preload, for 130 mm wheel travel. The braking system features a 320 mm front disc with a ByBre radial-mount 4-piston caliper.
At the rear, the ByBre caliper brakes a 220 mm steel disc. All this is assisted by a two-channel ABS system with dual map of use, on both wheels or only on the front.
The 17-inch sports rims mount 110/70 tyres at the front and 150/60 at the rear, perfect sizes for excellent grip while maintaining agility, the true strength of the new Aprilia.
The Aprilia RS 457’s electronic equipment is of a true sports bike, designed for a wide range of bikers and entirely faithful to Aprilia tradition. The Ride by Wire system – which Aprilia was the first to introduce both in MotoGP with the futuristic RS Cube and in production – manages the engine with three riding modes that intervene on power and torque delivery and traction control, adjustable to three levels and that can also be disabled. The quickshifter comes as an accessory.
This is for the athletes, for the racing enthusiasts, for the new generation of bikers. This isn’t just about choosing a bike, it is about discovering the RS tailored to you. Enter Aprilia RS 457.
A design so unique that it seems hand-drawn.
The full LED front headlight features the signature lighting style of the latest Aprilia generation, The instrumentation uses an effective 5-inch TFT colour instrument while the handlebar controls are backlit.
Any more power and it would be illegal.
The Aprilia RS 457 is powered by an ultra-modern and technological liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine with dual camshaft timing and four valves per cylinder, capable of 47 hp. The Aprilia RS 457’s power-to-weight ratio is simply unbeatable, thanks to its 350 lbs. dry weight.
If you sense a shiver, it is not from the wind.
The new engine is matched by a rigorous chassis: the aluminum frame makes the Aprilia RS 457 unique among bikes in its segment and brings with it all the design expertise honed over decades of track wins. The engine block is used as a load-bearing element, a solution borrowed from the RS 660, which guarantees weight containment, dynamic qualities and absolute riding pleasure.
Making history again.
Lightness, ease of riding and technological equipment are the strong points of the new Aprilia RS 457, capable of exalting every rider, both on the road and on the track. The grit of the new RS 457 is in fact that of the legendary RS range: the super sports bike model that made motorcycle history.
Weight and power have never had a better ratio.
The Aprilia RS 457 speaks the language of those who are not satisfied and want to approach the fairing motorbike using all the historical knowledge of a true sports bike. In simple words: the best power-to-weight ratio motorcycle.
2024 Aprilia RS457 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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- The 2024 Aprilia RS 457 is a new sportbike that is powered by a liquid-cooled parallel-Twin engine that produces 47 hp and has a dry weight of 350 lb.
- The engine has four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft (DOHC), and throttle-by-wire system. It also has three ride modes that adjust power, torque, and traction control intervention.
- The bike has an aluminum frame that uses the engine as a stressed member, and a steel swingarm. The suspension is preload-adjustable, with a 41 mm inverted fork and a rear monoshock.
- The braking system consists of a 320 mm front disc with a radial-mount four-piston ByBre caliper, and a 220 mm rear disc with a single-piston ByBre caliper. The bike has two-channel ABS that can be switched to front-wheel-only for track use.
- The bike has 17-inch wheels with 110/70-17 front and 150/60-17 rear tires. The bodywork, LED headlight, and 2-in-1 exhaust are inspired by the larger Aprilia RS models.
- The bike has a 5-inch color TFT dash, backlit handlebar switches, and an optional up/down quickshifter.
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