- Engine: 999 Cc
- Mileage: 8 - 12 Kmpl
- Power: 180 - 183.2 bhp
- Weight: 179 Kg
- Brilliant Power
- Futuristic Design
- V4 Engine
- Poor After-Sales Service
Aprilia RSV4 Overview
Aprilia has been ruling the roost with its superbike offering, the Aprila RSV4. First manufactured and sold in 2009, the superbike has been at the end of regular tech updates from the manufacturer. That being said, the bike is no pushover, managing to hold its own against other established superbikes from the competitor stables. Having gone from strength to strength, the bike has been pushing the technology enveloper year on year and has carved out a respectable niche for itself over the last half decade or so that it has been in production.
Aprilia RSV4 Engine & Transmission
Powered by a classic V4 layout engine the RSV4 is in a class of its own. Bristling with technology and other features, this gem of an engine manages to silence even the most critical of riders purely on the basis of performance alone. As Aprilia's flagship model the bike decimates all the competition. The RSV can credit all its performance to the classic 999.6 cc engine that produces 180 hp @ 12,500 rpm in terms of peak power & 115 NM of torque @ 10,000 rpm. The RSV is probably the only road going superbike today that gets a unique V4 engine layout, something that was quite new & unique for Aprilia when they launched it earlier. Coming from a rich racing history, the bike has a host of innovative engine features that makes it worth every penny you spend on the bike. The longitudinally mounted four stroke liquid cooled unit with DOHC and four valves per cylinder makes the claimed performance figures very much probable. Mated to the engine is a slick shifting 6 speed cassette type gearbox that makes life interesting for an Aprilia rider.
Aprilia RSV4 Mileage
The Aprilia RSV 4 comes equipped with a 18.5 litre fuel tank that has specifically been increased in capacity to make the bike capable of touring as well. The bike should ideally return between 10-12 kmpl in the city & 15kmpl on the highways.
Aprilia RSV4 Performance and Handling
The RSV 4 was primarily designed with one thing in mind- win races. And it has done more than its fair share of that. Having propelled Max Biaggi to a two time WSBK championship, the bike impresses with its razor sharp handling, perfect weight distribution and amazing ride-by-wire multimap technology. The traction control on the RSV 4 is simply mindblowing. It also has other innovative features like launch control, wheelie control and quick shift modes to make it rideable in all kinds of riding conditions. This so called APRC system integrates seamlessly with the engine management system featuring multimap technology. The bike also features ABS as standard. The beauty of this ABS is that it is highly configurable according to riding conditions and has three presets that the rider can choose from. Braking duties up front are handled by a massive dual disc 320 mm brembo floating disc setup coupled with Brembo M 430 radially mounted monoblock caliper setup. The rear is helped along by a 220 mm single disc with twin pistons. On the move the rider comfort levels have also been taken into consideration and the supportive seat that sits at 840 mm from ground level is good enough for most riders. The suspension setup for example features 43 mm Sachs USD front forks that are fully customizable for rebound, damping & preload. The rear is a monoshock Sachs unit mounted on a double-braced aluminium swingarm. This unit is also fully adjustable.
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