2010 Aprilia RSV4 R Debuted at Imola
The RSV4R has a non-adjustable frame, cheaper suspension components, plastic and aluminium replace carbon fiber and magnesium in panels and casings, and the wheels are cast aluminium, not forged. As for the pricing, the bike will cost around £12,500 ($19,900 or €13,500).
Powering the RSV4 R is a super compact, 999.6 cc 65 degrees narrow V4 cylinder engine that develops a maximum power output of 180 hp. The V4 employs multiple maps Ride by Wire technology in conjunction with an electronic injection system with dual injectors, a new solution in engine management. In fact, the RSV4 is the only roadgoing hypersports bike powered by a V4.
Both the frame and swingarm are made from aluminium using the same construction technology applied in GP machines, with variable thickness cast elements mated to pressed elements. The suspension is completely adjustable, the Brembo brakes boast monobloc callipers and radial calliper mounts and the wheels are made from aluminium.
The new bike features a Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils. As for the exhaust system, the RSV4 R has been fitted with a 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single lambda probe, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3).
According to Aprilia, Euro3 titanium, carbon tipped Akrapovic slip-on silencer will soon be available.
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