Cars in India | Autoportal.com
Select City

Diwali
Khushiyon Wali
Book your car via Autoportal between 20th Sept - 19th Oct & you may win a Trip to Malaysia, Gold & much more*! Stand A chance to win a Trip to Malaysia, & much more*!
Know More *T&C Apply

Bike of the Week – Aprilia RSV4 RF

Bike of the Week – Aprilia RSV4 RF

Snapshot: We are back with our bike of the week article and this time we are writing on Aprilia RSV4.

The Italians are famous for making motorcycles with world class engineering and art. The passion and love the Italian possess for motorcycles is incomparable. Aprila, a world renowned motorcycle brand came up with one of the most iconic superbikes of all time, the RSV4 in 2009. Not only is it among the most powerful superbikes of world but till time it has also won four manufacturer and three rider titles in World Superbike competition.

Aprilia introduced two different 2016 RSV4s, the RR and the limited-edition RF, of which only 500 will be made. The new model is based on the similar platform as earlier but carries less weight more power, better handling, and a more sophisticated electronics package. Speaking of the motorcycle’s technicalities it utilises a 999.6cc, Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC) engine which churns out more than 200bhp of monstrous power at 1300rpm. Yes! We mean it, just imagine unleashing this much power just on a twist of throttle. While the engine generates 115Nm of maximum torque at 8,500rpm.

RSV4 RF is a technical marvel, it is equipped with highly advanced APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC) and best part of it is that configuration and deactivation of all of these can be done independently. On the front, the bike is equipped with Sachs Forks with a wheel travel of 120mm at the front and a Sachs monoshock adjustable in: hydraulics in rebound damping and compression, spring preload, centre-to-centre length, with a wheel travel 130 mm at the rear.

One of the most important part of a motorcycle is the braking and speaking of RSV4 RF it utilizes a Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins at the front and 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two Ø 32 mm separate pistons at the rear. Being such a powerful machine, it weighs only 180kgs and that is one of the best performance factor as it excels in power to weight ratio. It is equipped with 120/70ZR-17 radial tyre at the front and 200/55ZR-17 tyre at the rear. RSV4 is already an outstanding product and Aprila just made it better by improving on many things.

 

 

 

 

 

Related car news

  • Compare Renault Captur Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Jeep Compass Vs Maruti S-Cross 22-09-2017 Autoportal Team Compare Renault Captur Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Jeep Compass Vs M...
  • 5 things you should never do in a manual car 27-04-2016 Pankaj Vig 5 things you should never do in a manual car
  • What is EBA? 19-09-2017 Pankaj Vig What is EBA?
  • Top 5 upcoming cars in India to watch out for! 22-04-2014 Ashish Masih Top 5 upcoming cars in India to watch out for!
  • How to corner a bike with perfection? 08-03-2017 Prashant Singh How to corner a bike with perfection?
  • Ducati Desmosedici Stradale 1100cc V4 engine: A new age for Ducati superbikes! 13-09-2017 Prashant Singh Ducati Desmosedici Stradale 1100cc V4 engine: A new age for...
Helpline