Aprilia is one of the manufacturers who knows the Superbike the best. And when it comes to exploiting its know-how, all you have to do is let your RSV4 RR do the talking. Superb and at the cutting edge of technology, it only knows one master: the stopwatch. With the 2017 evolution, it drops by one second compared to the old version. It must be said that a nice little team of improvements arrived at the same time as the Euro4 standard.
Impossible to remain insensitive to his V4. A little gem of power, with a cavernous chest and the copious power of 201 horsepower. He did what it took to keep his passion.
For the breath is required a huge silencer with double oxygen sensor. For the pace, a new computer makes it possible to gain 300 rev / min of speed. The engine became so available that the ducts for the variable intake system were simply disengaged; gain: 500 grams. At the heart of the engine are new piston rings and valve return springs, as well as lighter pistons..
The on-board electronics were already very advanced on the RSV4 since the introduction of the APRC pack in 2011. Today, the Bosch inertial unit is invited to accompany the 4th generation of this series of piloting aids. They consist of:
New ATC: traction control, adjustable in 8 positions, refined and more efficient.
New AWC: the in-house anti-wheeling, adjustable on 3 levels, now much more precise thanks to the IMU.
New ALC: the Aprilia Launch Control, or the standing start assistant. 3 adjustment parameters and even more efficient.
New AQS: the shifter, called Aprilia Quick Shift, which now allows upshifting and downshifting without touching the clutch.
New APL: Aprilia Pit Limiter, a system that allows you to select and limit the maximum speed allowed in the pit lane; or incidentally to comply with the speed limits posted on the road.
New ACC: cruise control. The new electronic management allows to maintain a chosen speed without worrying about the throttle.
And to complete the range, braking now uses Cornering ABS technology, or active anti-lock in bends. It works in concert with the rear wheel anti-lift (RLM) to ensure stability and efficiency during deceleration. Can be configured on 3 levels and can be switched off.
Aprilia took the opportunity to remove a whole bunch of trinkets lying in the path between the ride-by-wire and the intake, thus grabbing 590 grams. Let us conclude by specifying that the three engine maps (Sport, Track and Race) are adapted to the new, more efficient electronics?!? No, let’s also pay attention to the new all-digital TFT instrument panel. A real little tablet full of information. The color display has two types of displays, route or circuit.
As an option, you can opt for the V4-MP telemetry platform. More advanced, it now makes it possible to refine the settings of the bike turn by turn on the circuit. And this simply with a smartphone. In the other direction, it is possible to retrieve various information recorded by the onboard system.
With an impeccable chassis, praised for its efficiency never faulted, the RSV4 RR improves its braking by increasing the size of the discs to 330 mm (+ 10 mm) and by offering Brembo M50 calipers. Clearly, it is even closer to a true racing machine. In any case, it is among the top hypersports currently available, with hard limits to reach..
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1000 RSV4 RR 2016
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about 300 km / h
The technical aspect
Aprilia 1000 RSV4 RR 2017
- Tank: 18.5 liters
- Dry weight: 180 kg
- Train before
- secondary by chain
- Rear axle
(78 x 52.3 mm)
at 13,000 rpm
at 10,500 rpm