2018 RSV4 RF
The result of an extraordinary and winning project, the RSV4 was born out of Aprilia's successful racing experience and sets the bar in terms of sportiness and performance.
The RF version makes its début in a new and attractive graphic design.
It is the fastest RSV4 ever, thanks to the Öhlins suspension systems, the braking system and the APRC electronic controls package that includes cornering ABS and the downshifter. The 201 HP engine combines with a seven-time world superbike champion chassis architecture.
Aprilia RSV4 is the natural evolution of an innovative project, capable in just a few years of dominating World SBK, earning seven world titles in six years and winning in its début in the FIM Superstock 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.
Unmistakable 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 multimap accelerator as standard equipment, but above all the first to patent the APRC dynamic control system, with the exclusive features of self-calibration and wheelie control, in the spirit of maximum effectiveness at the service of top performance.
The primary goal in creating the RSV4 was the same one that has set this model apart from its birth in 2009: to be the absolute best uncompromising superbike, the one that comes the closest to the current Aprilia racing bikes in terms of performance and effectiveness. Thanks to the experience acquired in the most selective speed championships such as WSBK and MotoGP, Aprilia is able to transfer technologies to their factory products like the full Ride-by-wire throttle and the dynamic controls package, APRC.
Cornering ABS & Rear Liftup Mitigation
In addition to the fourth generation APRC system, RSV4 RR and RF come from the factory standard with advanced multi-map Cornering ABS, developed in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee not only extreme safety on the road, but also the best possible performance at the circuit. The 9.1 MP system, with truly contained weight and dimensions, is able to optimize braking and the ABS intervention in corners, thanks to a specific algorithm that constantly monitors various parameters such as lateral acceleration, the pressure applied to the front brake lever, the lean, pitch and yaw angle, modulating the braking action in order to better guarantee the ratio between deceleration and stability. The new ABS system works in unison with the Aprilia RLM (Rear Liftup Mitigation) system that limits the lift of the rear wheel during more abrupt braking. Cornering ABS, fine tuned in accordance with Aprili a's specific indications, is adjustable to 3 levels of sensibility and can be switched off. Each of the three Cornering ABS maps can be combined with any of the three new engine maps (Sport, Track, Race), allowing riders with different experience and skill levels to find the best possible combination for their style. The three maps are "full power" and differ in the way they unload the 201 HP of which the Aprilia V4 is capable onto the asphalt, in addition to the percentage of engine brake dedicated to them.
Color TFT Instrumentation
The total revamping of the RSV4's electronics management is completed by the new color TFT Instrumentation, a true digital computer with exceptional display options. The two selectable screen pages (Road and Race, both with night and day backlighting) correspond to as many represented indexes.
Aprilia Multimedia platform (V4-MP) + Smartphone = performance
Standard equipment for the RSV4 RF (and optional for the RSV4 RR), there is a new version of the V4-MP, the Aprilia multimedia platform that lets you connect your smartphone to the vehicle via Bluetooth, introducing for the first time a true corner by corner electronic settings calibration system with data that can subsequently be downloaded to your laptop (or displayed directly on the smartphone) for analysis, just like they do at the races. The new V4-MP adds a new connection protocol that reduces smartphone battery consumption to a minimum, in addition to providing a larger range of circuits already mapped in which you can manage the electronic settings corner by corner, as well as user acquisition of a new circuit that is not in the list Aprilia has provided. V4-MP also includes the Infotainment system, introduced by Aprilia for the first time on the new RSV4, to manage voice commands and incoming/outgoing telephone calls with your smartphone. These activities are also displayed and managed by the digital instrumentation.
- 999cc 65º V4
- 201 hp (148 kW) @ 13,000 rpm
- 84.8 ft-lbs (115 Nm) @ 10,500 rpm
- Double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
- Four valves per cylinder
- 6-speed cassette type gearbox with slipper clutch
- Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements
- Öhlins adjustable steering damper.
- Öhlins NIX upside-down fork, 43 mm fork body Adjustable spring preload, independant rebound and compression
- Öhlins TTX 36 single shock absorber with remote reservoir, adjustable spring preload, independantly adjustable compression and rebound; Aluminum alloy swingarm with progressive linkages.
- Front Brake: Brembo M50 4-piston mono-block radial calipers. Radial pump and steel braided brake lines; 330 mm floating double disc with aluminum carrier
- Rear Brake: Brembo 32 mm 2 isolated piston caliper. Rear brake pump with integrated reservoir and steel braided lines; 220mm disc
- ABS: C-ABS Bosch 9.1MP, de-selectable, adjustable to 3 mappings, with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) strategy
- Wet Weight: 450 lbs (204 kg)
- Dry Weight: 397 lbs (180 kg)
- Aprilia Traction Control
- Aprilia Wheelie Control
- Aprilia Launch Control
- Aprilia Quick Shift (upshift & downshift)
- Aprilia Pit Limiter
- Aprilia Cruise Control
- Bosch Multi-map Cornering ABS
- Aprilia RLM (Rear Liftup Mitigation)
- Ride By Wire with 3 engine mappings (Sport, Race, Track)
- Rider selectable Engine Mapping
- Color TFT Instrumentation
- All 2018 Aprilia models have a 2 year warranty *Limits are outlined in the warranty booklet