Aprilia RSV4 RF

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Complete details of RSV4 RF Motorcycle

Launched in India in February 2016.

The RSV4 RF is said to be the most advanced machine that Aprilia has ever made. Combining both engineering and design elements, Aprilia has made this to the most compact full size sports bike in the market. This limited edition variant is the much refined and track oriented version of the RSV4 RR. One of the peculiar feature of this bike is its impeccable aluminium double rail frame which makes it one of the unique sportsbike of the century.

This is the World's first full scale production motorcycle with a high performance narrow V4 engine, which is the most powerful engine Aprilia has ever built. This 999.6 cc mill churns out a maximum power of 201 bhp @ 13,000 rpm and a peak torque of 115 Nm @ 10,500 rpm. Engine is mated to 6-speed cassette type gearbox for optimum power transmission. Suspension system of the bike consists of Ohlins fork with TIN surface treatment. An adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping is used at the front and Ohlins Racing monoshock, fully adjustable, spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping at the rear completes the suspension system of the vehicle. A 320mm dual stainless steel disc with Brembo M430 monobloc radial calipers are used at the front and a 220mm rear disc with two piston Brembo calipers are used at the rear.

This Aprilia is indulged with some finest of the technologies. It features the race-developed APRC system (Aprilia Performance Ride Control). This system enables the full ride-by-wire, multi-map, electronic engine management with options like Sport, Track and Race. Other features like ATC (Aprilia Traction Control), AWC (Aprilia Wheelie Control), ALC (Aprilia Launch Control), AQS (Aprilia Quick Shift) and Race spec ABS.

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Technical Specifications
TypeMotorcycle
Engine Displacement999.60 cc
Engine TypeAprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Engine StartingElectric
Bore x Stroke78mm x 52.3mm
Compression Ratio13.6:1
Engine LubricationWet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
ClutchMulti plate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
IgnitionMagneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil” type coils
Maximum Power148 kW @ 13000 rpm
Maximum Torque115 Nm @10500 rpm
Transmission6-speed cassette type gearbox
Electricals
Battery
Brakes
Front BrakeDual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and alumin
Rear Brake220 mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two Ø 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with i
Chassis and Suspension
Frame
Front SuspensionÖhlins fork with TIN surface treatment. Low profile forged aluminium radial calliper mountings. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping
Rear SuspensionDouble braced aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage
Tyres
Wheel Type
Front Tyre120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tyre200/55 ZR 17
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height-- x -- x -- mm
Weight180 kg
Petrol Tank Capacity18.5 litres

First Impression Review

Aprilia Rsv4 RF

The RSV4 RF is a limited edition flagship sport bike from Aprilia. The RSV4 models have two variant, RSV4 Factory and RSV4 R. It was in 2016 that the company has started to produce the RSV4RR and limited edition RSV4 RF globally. Despite being a small company by global standards, the RSV4 owned Aprilia a respectable place among the automobile world, as it came with the most advanced and most powerful bike that engineering and design elements. Aprilia has made this to the most compact full size sports bike in the market. The bike has a redesigned front faring that has be made to make a distinct look and appearance that showcase the fury and power that comes with the bike. This limited edition variant is the much refined and track oriented version of the RSV4 RR. One of the peculiar feature of this bike is its impeccable aluminium double rail frame which makes it one of the unique sports bike of the century.

Aprilia Rsv4 RF

Engine

The RSV4 RF comes with a massive 999.6 cc engine that churns out a maximum power output of 201 bhp @ 13,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 115 Nm @ 10,500 rpm. The massive engine is mated to 6-speed cassette type gearbox. Aprilia has made a work around with the limited edition model and this can be felt in the additional refinement the special edition has over the previous track variant. Aprilia has redesigned the engine to be more efficient and powerful and is also 2.5 kg lighter than its predecessor.

Aprilia Rsv4 Rf

Chassis, Suspension and Braking

The RSV4 RF is specially known for its innovative aluminium double rail frame, this rigid frame forms the backbone of this superb sports bike. The chassis is designed to give excellent centeralization of mass and thereby provides maximum stability and control to the rider.

Aprilia Rsv4 RF Chassis

The suspension system of this beast comes with Ohlins fork with TIN surface treatment with Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression at the front with rebound damping and an Ohlins Racing monoshock, fully adjustable, spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping at the rear. The Suspension setup makes sure that this Aprilia is all game for a burning some rubber in track race with utmost stability and control.


A heavy duty 320mm dual stainless steel disc with Brembo M430 monobloc radial callipers are used at the front and a 220mm rear disc with two piston Brembo callipers comes at the rear and forms the braking system. This ABS braking system makes sure that the massive power and torque figures of this sports bike is controlled and stabilized at the required times to give total control to the rider. The Aprilia RSV RF comes with a very lightweight of 180 kg.

Aprilia Rsv4 RF

Final Words

The Aprilia RSV4 RF, with the massive engine, innovative aluminium double rail frame and modern technologies like Race-developed APRC system (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), ride-by-wire, multi-map, electronic engine management and other advanced features make it one of the most compelling sports bikes in the racing world. The RSV4 RF clearly inherited the race inspired DNA of the RSV4 that conquered many motorcycle championships and race event and will remain as one of the most impeccable and powerful sports bike of the 21st century.
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