Aprilia RSV4: review, history, specs
|RSV4 Factory APRC SE, RSV4 Factory, RSV4 R, RSV4 Factory APRC, RSV4 R APRC, RSV4 Factory APRC ABS, RSV4 R APRC ABS, RSV4 Factory ABS, RSV4 R ABS, RSV4 R FW, RSV4 FW-GP, RSV4 RF, RSV4 1100 Factory, RSV4 RR
|2009 - 2019
|Bore / Stroke
|78.0mm x 52.3mm
|196.73 HP (146.7 KW) @ 13000RPM
|84.82 ft/lbs (115.0 Nm) @ 10500RPM
|K&N AL1010 `09-13
|magneti marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and â€œstick-coilâ€
|NGK CR9EB `10-16 
|YUASA YTZ10S `10-16 
|Gear box: 6-speed
Clutch: multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system.
|Front: öhlins fork with tin surface treatment. forged aluminum radial caliper mounting bracket. completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping.
Rear: double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. sachs monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, hydraulics in compression and rebound. aps progressive linkages.
|Front: double disc. abs. floating stainless steel discs with lightweight stainless steel rotor with 6 studs. brembo radial callipers with 4 diam. horizontally opposed 32 mm pistons. sintered pads. axial pump master cylinder and metal braided brake hoses.
Rear: single disc. abs. brembo floating caliper.
|120/70-zr17 `10-16 
|190/55-zr17 `10-16 
|56.65 inches (1439 mm)
|80.79 inches (2052 mm)
|28.94 inches (735 mm)
|42.91 inches (1090 mm)
|33.5 inches (851 mm)
|390.22 pounds (177.0 Kg) (dry), 199.0 kg (wet)
|4.89 Gallon (18.50 Liters)
|6.67 liters/100 km (15.0 km/l or 35.27 mpg)
The Aprilia RSV4 was a v4, four-stroke Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Aprilia between 2009 and 2019. Max torque was 84.82 ft/lbs (115.0 Nm) @ 10500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 196.73 HP (146.7 KW) @ 13000 RPM.
Engine[edit | edit source]
Drive[edit | edit source]
The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system..
Chassis[edit | edit source]
It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 200/55-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. abs. floating stainless steel discs with lightweight stainless steel rotor with 6 studs. brembo radial callipers with 4 diam. horizontally opposed 32 mm pistons. sintered pads. axial pump master cylinder and metal braided brake hoses. in the front and a single disc. abs. brembo floating caliper. in the rear. The front suspension was a öhlins fork with tin surface treatment. forged aluminum radial caliper mounting bracket. completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. while the rear was equipped with a double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. sachs monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, hydraulics in compression and rebound. aps progressive linkages.. The RSV4 RR was fitted with a 4.89 Gallon (18.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 390.22 pounds (177.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.65 inches (1439 mm) long.
2009 Aprilia RSV4 R[edit | edit source]
The 2009 MY Aprilia RSV4 R is one of the more accessible and tamed superbikes from the House of Noale, both in terms of performance as well as the price tag. At its heart, lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, V-four cylinder powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 180 horsepower and 115 Nm of torque.
Standard features include a 43mm Showa upside-down fork, a Sachs adjustable monoshock in the rear with Aprilia Progressive System (APS), a Brembo braking system with dual 320mm discs in the front, an aerodynamic full-fairing with a small windscreen, a digital instrumentation panel with an analogue tachometer, and a single seat.
2009 Aprilia RSV4 Factory[edit | edit source]
The 2009 MY Aprilia RSV4 Factory is about as close to a WSBK-grade machine one could purchase, that can still be rode on public roads. It has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 999cc, V-four cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 180 horsepower and 115 Nm of torque.
Being a Factory model, it boasts the best and latest technologies and parts from the House of Noale, such as a 43mm Ohlins upside-down fork, an Ohlins monoshock with APS and piggy-back cylinder, a Brembo braking system with dual, large 320mm discs in the front and a single unit in the rear, carbon-fiver body-parts, a special, non-slip seat and a digital instrumentation panel.
2009 Aprilia RSV4[edit | edit source]
The RSV4 is the pure, unadulterated racing character in a bike which is designed to offer top- class WSBK-grade performance to the skilled rider. Available in both street trim and a racing livery, the 2008 RSV4 brings forth the adjustable-architecture frame which allows technicians to alter the headstock position and angle, engine height and swingarm pivot height.
Not exactly the best commuter, the 2008 Aprilia RSV4 will instead shine on the track or on the twisties, while it adjustable features will tailor both ergonomics and performance to the rider's preference. If you're not a WSBK rider, this is as close as one can get to a pro's machine.
2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE[edit | edit source]
Bringing World Superbike performance and attitude to the street level, the 2009 Aprilia RSV4 Factory is the closest to WSBK a rider can get and still be able to use public roads. Designed for both street and track use, the 2009 RSV4 Factory boasts several WSBK features directly-adapted for road use, such as the Öhlins Racing full adjustable fork and rear monoshock, or the adjustable engine position relative to the frame.
Add in a new V4 engine and adjustable perimetral aluminum frame and a host of other similar high-tech solutions are present to allow experienced riders to make the most of their skills and the machine, for a true enjoyable sport experience.
2010 Aprilia RSV4 R[edit | edit source]
The 2009 RSV4 R is another sizzling bike from Aprilia, dedicated to riders who are looking for a sport bike but not one loaded with WSBK-grade features down to the minute details. If an adjustable frame architecture and engine are things you can do without, but the traditional RSV4 performance is not a matter to be discussed, then the 2009 RSV4 R might be just the right choice.
Aprilia has loaded this bike with a slipper clutch, a cassette type gearbox, anodized aluminum frame and swingarm, and a fully adjustable suspension. Ready for street use and still a force to be reckoned with on the weekend track, the 2009 RSV4 R is a superbike par excellence and should be dealt with accordingly.
2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE[edit | edit source]
The Special Edition of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC was created to celebrate the worldwide domination in the SBK championship. The bike is as close to Maxi Biaggi's winning motorcycle as a street-legal machine can be, and many of its parts and components are in fact racing-grade items.
Discerning riders can now alter and tweak a plethora of variables in performance and handling, allowing them to tailor the response of the bike according to their own preferences. Traction, wheelie and launch controls can be altered individually, and quickshift is standard.
2011 Aprilia RSV4 R[edit | edit source]
In case you feel like the WSBK-derived APRC RSV4 bikes are a bit overkill for you, you can always go for the RSV4 R. This bike retains the full sporty character of it's better-endowed sibling, yet will spare you the fuss of finding the best setup with the countless variables. Left with the adjustable suspensions and other minor setups, riders can enjoy the full sport-natured character of the bike, whether it's on the road or on the track.
2012 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC[edit | edit source]
One of the iconic WSBK machines of the last years, the 2011 RSV4 Factory APRC is the streetable version of the race bike. Bringing in the full extent of Aprilia's racing program tech advances, this bike proudly offers the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), a most worthy tool for the discerning track day enthusiasts.
This amazing traction control system can be adjusted to eight different levels and can self-calibrate based on the different types of tires, the wheelie control feature, launch control and the electronic transmission. Hop aboard the RSV4 Factory APRC and keep in mind you're riding almost the same bike Max Biaggi does.
2012 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC[edit | edit source]
Endowed with a more rider-friendly character, the 2011 RSV4 R APRC is a new competitor in the world of street-ready superbike machines. Loaded with plenty of technology to allow riders to get the most out of their bikes and still be on the safe side, the 20011 R version of the Aprilia RSV4 brings forth the full APRC goodies.
ATC: Aprilia Traction Control automatically adjusts to different types of tires, with 8 settings conveniently selectable while racing from a joystick on the left handlebar without turning down the throttle; AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control with three settings; ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 settings; AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift, for ultra-fast shifting without closing the throttle or using the clutch.
Of course, dual modes for the display are standard: road and race, with the bike receiving a new exhaust, revised gearing, lighter wheels and better lubrication.
2013 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC[edit | edit source]
In case you feel like you can do just fine without ABS, Aprilia has something for you: the 2012 RSV4 R APRC, a liter-class superbike with no frills and only thrills. The engine power and maneuverability are intact, and you still have to learn about the adjustable chassis and how it can affect your riding performance.
This bike offers the full-on APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) package so you'll be able to adjust the engine and transmission performance according to your style and have multiple setups saved for both city and track fun.
2013 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC ABS[edit | edit source]
The 2012 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC ABS is a great choice for those in search of a liter-class bike, but who are not exactly that keen on riding a SBK replica. Retaining the full massive power and the advanced electronics package, this motorcycle also boasts ABS, and the acclaimed maneuverability.
However, the RSV4 R APRC ABS loses the adjustable chassis WSBK-grade machinery sports. The steering damper is present, and it now comes from Sachs. Powerful, race-grade Brembo brakes are also in place. And with this bike you'll spend less time tweaking and more time riding.
2014 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC[edit | edit source]
The 2014 MY Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC sports a four-stroke, liquid-cooled V4 engine producing 184 horsepower and 117 Nm of torque. It comes with the proven Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC), derived from award-winning experience in the Superbike series. The APRC includes the ATC, a traction control system with 8 settings that can be selected easily from a joystick on the left handlebar, the AWC, a three-setting wheelie control and the ALC, a 3-setting launch control, usable only in race mode on the track.
The Aprilia RSV4 is available for purchase in Classic Black Matte/ Competition Black Matte and a new Formula Red livery.
2015 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC[edit | edit source]
The 2015 MY Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS is powered by a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 65-degree, 999.6cc V4, which produces 184 horsepower and an impressive 117 Nm of torque. ABS is standard in this model and has been designed by the house of Noale in close cooperation with Bosch to offer increased rider safety when on the road, and more race-like performance if one decides to take it for a track Sunday.
Another feature on the RSV4 is the proven Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC), which allows the rider to preset his two-wheeler to accommodate a wide variety of scenarios, thanks to many electronic systems derived straight from the race track. The APRC incudes: Aprilia Traction Control(ATC), Aprilia Wheelie Control(AWC), Aprilia Launch Control(ALC) and Aprilia Quick Shift(AQS).
2015 Aprilia RSV4 RF[edit | edit source]
The 2015 My Aprilia RSV4 RF comes as a limited edition to the new RSV4 RR. Limited to only 500 units, it comes standard with the previously optional Race Pack, and a dedicated graphic styling called "Superpole".
On the tech/engine side, it sports the same four-stroke, liquid-cooled, four-cylinder 999cc V4. Also, it has all the technologies of the base RR version, including APRC and the newly designed "Race ABS".
2017 Aprilia RSV4 RF[edit | edit source]
The RF version of the RSV4 was presented at Eicma 2016, earns new and more sophisticated suspension systems with fine adjustments both in hydraulics and spring preload: the fork is a latest generation Ohlins NIX unit, as is the TTX shock absorber; the latter is operated by new progressive linkage that increases the reaction time of the shock absorber itself.
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