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2010 Aprilia RSV4R

2010 Aprilia RSV4R

2010 Aprilia RSV4R

2010 Aprilia RSV4R

2010 Aprilia RSV4R

Aprilia RSV4 R is the latest chapter in a project conceived to win in the SBK championship, and to allow enthusiasts access to the best that Aprilia technology and racing expertise has to offer.
RSV4 R is created for sports motorcyclists demanding the ultimate in performance and technological sophistication. This bike redefines the limits of performance and – above all – opens them up to each individual rider in a concept destined to become a future benchmark.

RSV4 R, A WINNING LINEAGE

An instant winner. The RSV4 Superbike ridden by Max Biaggi, Shinya Nakano and – for one spectacular foray – by Marco Simoncelli, was an unstoppable phenomenon in the 2009 world championship reserved for production derived machines, with an incredible debut season that culminated in one win, nine podium finishes and a fourth placing in the world championship for Max Biaggi before the final round in Portugal. These superlative results demonstrate – in no uncertain terms – the technological supremacy of a machine that has proved to be competitive right from the first incredible outing of the V4 engine. A project conceived not just to create a motorcycle that delivers the utmost in performance, but one that also allows the rider to make full use of every last iota of its competitive potential. The excellent results achieved by all the champions who have raced the bike have not come by chance.

Aprilia RSV4 R is the latest product of this winning project, a no-compromise hypersports motorcycle: ultra-technological and innovative, a machine that gives riders the means to constantly raise the bar of their own personal limits. Aprilia RSV4 has brought a wind of change into the world of hypersports bikes; Just one look and you know that its genes are made up of the same winning DNA as the bikes that have earned the marque from Noale 36 world championship titles on the racetrack.
RSV4 R is a true Aprilia, above all because it is so incredibly easy to ride, bringing superlative performance within the reach of any rider.

Aprilia RSV4 R represents the beginning of a new generation of hypersports motorcycles: with its essential concept and pure design, it eschews an overfaired look in favour of body elements pared down to the bare minimum necessary for aerodynamic efficiency. The breathtaking beauty of the mechanicals reveals a bike that achieves levels of compactness which, until now, had only been possible in much smaller engined machines and GP prototypes. State of the art technology for the engine and chassis, coupled with extraordinary usability, make this the perfect companion for the rider who wants to reach and redefine his limits with unparalleled feeling and ease.

These aspects of the project not only give the bike such incredible performance but are also what make it so easy to put every last horsepower to good use. Nothing about this bike is commonplace, and this is even true about the technical solutions adopted – this is the world’s first full scale production motorcycle with a high performance narrow V4 engine, the most revolutionary and powerful engine ever built by Aprilia. Together with the fully integrated electronics, record breaking lightness and extreme compactness, this engine gives the bike its unique, unmistakable character.

World class components: the fully adjustable upside down Showa front fork and Sachs rear shock, manufactured to Aprilia specifications, ensure superlative performance and offer the rider incredible feedback for absolute control in any situation. The Brembo brakes with radial monobloc callipers, ultralight alloy wheel rims featuring an exclusive design and the Sachs steering damper ensure the utmost in safety in all riding conditions.

With these attributes, it is clear that the RSV4 R is the new benchmark for the full scale production superbike segment. The unique characteristics of the bike are listed as follows:

” Class beating compactness
” 999.6 cc 65° V4 cylinder engine.
” Latest generation triple-map Integrated Ride-by-Wire
” Cassette type gearbox
” Slipper clutch
” Frame and swingarm in anodised aluminium, as used on MotoGP machines
” Fully adjustable suspension

Design

Usually, when talking about a sports bike, design plays a minimal role as it has always been dictated by set rules demanding large faired surfaces.
This has all changed now, because the Aprilia RSV4 R rewrites the rule book with its incredible, revolutionary looks. Its minimal fairing showcases instead of hides the technological superiority of the bikes chassis and mechanicals. In doing so, the frame and engine cross over from being purely technical or functional elements to become integral parts of the design. Aprilia RSV4 R is clad in an incredibly close fitting skin that emphasises its forms while also being extremely functional and instrumental in maximising performance.

Just look at the top fairing, a brilliant example of how form and function can be fused to perfection. The quest for ideal breathing conditions for the V4 engine gave rise to the bike’s uniquely distinctive face. The gaping dynamic air intakes not only generate optimum overpressure in the airbox, but also visually separate the headlights completely from the rest of the top fairing.

The tail fairing is another distinguishing trait of the RSV4 R: outrageously compact and swept upward, its seems to trail away from the rest of the bike.

Smaller, lower and narrower than any other 4 cylinder bike has ever been or could be, extreme compactness is the greatest strength of the RSV4 R. On top of all this is the almost obsessive pursuit of perfect ergonomics (crucial for perfect control) which has always distinguished Aprilia’s sports machines.

The 65° V4 engine: The state of the art in superbike engine technology

For years, Aprilia has known that the narrow V configuration is the ideal engine solution for maximum performance, mass centralisation and dynamic bike balance. Used in the past for the marque’s sports twins and revived for the RSV4 Superbike project, this engine architecture immediately proved to be competitive on the track.

The 65° V4 engine in the Aprilia RSV4 R is very closely related to the powerplant which, with Max Biaggi at the helm, has proven to be mind-bendingly quick on the track. An engine delivering incredible performance which also allows a remarkable degree of freedom in the design of the chassis. Thanks to this engine, the chassis engineers have been able to create a superlative chassis architecture worthy of the reputation of Aprilia’s finest hypersports machines.

In addition to the engineering exclusiveness of a configuration that is without par anywhere in the world, the technical advantages of Aprilia’s 65° V4 are:

” The engine sits perfectly within the frame for optimised mass centralisation
” The possibility of creating an ideal chassis layout, with the pinion shifted far forward and a long swingarm
” Absolute slimness; with overall width comparable to that of a twin cylinder bike
” Minimised frontal area, translating to huge benefits in terms of aerodynamic efficiency
” The possibility of very large bores; the slimness of the engine means that the engineers can define very oversquare combustion chamber layouts, increasing the valve diameter and improving efficiency
” Optimum fluid dynamics with an angle between cylinders greater than the industry standard of 60°, leaving more space for straight intake ducts.

The engine was entirely developed by Aprilia’s in-house R&D division, a centre of technological excellence and one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in Europe, which benefits from the invaluable support of the highly successful Aprilia Race Division. The goal of the engineers was not just to achieve class beating performance but also to make the engine much more usable than any of its rivals, because horsepower alone means nothing if the rider cannot make full use of every last ounce of power. The narrow V architecture has resulted in an engine that is incredibly compact in length, offering advantages in terms of mass centralisation and minimising the inertia ellipse, which in turn made it possible to define an extremely high performance chassis.

The innovative timing system (with the chain driving only the intake camshaft, which in turn drives the exhaust camshaft via a gear) has made extremely compact heads (just 250 mm at the rear of the engine) especially in the area beneath the frame spars, which are thus much narrower than would otherwise be possible.

A countershaft dampens first and second order vibrations, making the engine even smoother than a 90° V twin.

The monobloc crankcase with integrated cylinder liners ensures maximum rigidity and consistent performance.

State of the art electronics

The electronic management system is another example of the V4 engine’s technological supremacy. Full Ride-by-Wire technology eliminates any direct connection between the throttle grip and the throttle valves, which are entirely controlled by a latest Marelli control unit that also controls the ignition and the 8 injectors (the 4 secondary fan pattern injectors come into play at high loads).

Each bank has a dedicated servo unit actuating its own two throttle bodies only. This means that the aperture of the four throttle valves and, as a consequence, the quantity of fuel injected, can be controlled independently. This solution, applied here for the first time ever in a production bike, opens up practically infinite possibilities for power delivery control. This technology offers immediately tangible benefits to the rider, with triple mapping (adjusting power delivery and maximum power) selectable directly from the handlebar allowing the character of the bike to be modified to suit the rider’s personal riding style or the track conditions at any time.
o T – TRACK: no-compromise performance for track use
Unleashes the full 180 bhp of fury at the slightest twist of the grip. Recommended for expert riders in ideal track and weather conditions;
o S-SPORT: for exciting road use
Smooth power delivery. Torque limited in the first 3 gears for greater control. For an exciting but less challenging ride;
o R – ROAD: Total usability in all conditions
Power reined in to 140 HP in all gears. Greater usability in all conditions.

A butterfly valve in the exhaust optimises power delivery.

The transmission has also been designed to the meet most advanced criteria to offer the maximum performance possible. To underscore the racing soul of the V4 engine, it is mated to a cassette gearbox with a wet sump lubrication system (with oil in the crankcase). The wet clutch features a mechanical slipper system for optimised engine braking torque control and stability under hard braking.

THE 65° V4 ENGINE in short

Engine capacity: 999.6 cc
Architecture: 65° V4
Crankcase: monobloc with integrated cylinder liners
Timing system: 4 valves per cylinder (Titanium and Nymonic) operated directly by a camshaft driven by a mixed chain/gear system, lateral timing chain, central gear train.
Fuel system: electronic injection with 2 injectors per cylinder and integrated independent Ride by Wire system for each bank. Three mappings selectable from handlebar.
Antivibration countershaft
Maximum rpm: 14,000
Compression ratio: 13:1
Transmission: six speed cassette gearbox
Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch with slipper system
Electronic management: Magneti Marelli control unit managing ignition, injection and Ride by Wire system.

Chassis

Aprilia bikes have always been world famous for the superiority of these chassis. RSV4 R raises the bar even higher with a totally state of the art chassis architecture which, drawing from the expertise accumulated by Aprilia in years of racing and victories, tames the explosive power of the V4 engine to offer the rider absolute control over the bike.
Quite simply, the RSV4 R is the best package available today for the rider demanding the utmost in performance in a bike that is as exciting as a track day machine as it is fun to ride on the open road.

Perfectly centralised masses is just one of the strengths of the RSV4 R chassis. To achieve this result, every single aspect has been optimised down to the tiniest detail. As on a racing machine, the fuel tank is positioned so that the majority of the fuel sits under the saddle optimising bike balance and cancelling out handling differences between full and empty tank conditions.

In keeping with consolidated Aprilia traditions, the aluminium frame of the RSV4 R exploits the strength and flexibility of cast and pressed elements, which are welded together in a structure setting new benchmarks in terms of balance and dynamic efficiency. The result is maximum torsional stiffness and flexional stiffness optimised for total bike control. This means that the Aprilia RSV4 R is not just a bike with devastating performance, but one whose greatest strength is precisely the incredible ease with which any rider can access its full potential. The swingarm also uses the same constructional technology as the frame and offers the same perfect balance between flexional and torsional stiffness to contribute to the extraordinary handling capabilities of the RSV4 R.

The unique construction technology of the frame and swingarm allows them both to proudly flaunt the naturally gleaming colour of aluminium, yet another feature that is increasingly rarer in production bikes that contributes to pure racing look of the RSV4 R.

Suspension

Completing the chassis is a superlative suspension layout – the upside down Showa fork has 43 mm diameter stanchions and features adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping.
The Sachs rear shock was developed from experience learned directly on the track. This sock absorber boasts a piggy back nitrogen canister (separate and mounted on the body of the unit) and adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping and length, allowing the height of the rear end of the bike to be altered to modify the set-up to suit different riding styles and tracks.

Completing the package is a steering damper, also by Sachs, which ensures impeccable high speed stability and millimetre precision in setting the bike up for turns.

Brakes

The brake system is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best conventional motorcycle system currently offered anywhere on the market. The monobloc radial front callipers by Brembo currently represent the state of the art in racing brake systems. Literally the best you could possibly desire.
The dual 320 mm floating steel discs employ low profile rotors and asymmetric cross-drilling, shaving approximately 500 g from the front wheel and reducing unsprung mass. The floating retainer is fastened to the flange with 6 pins only in order to minimise inertia and weight.
The brake pump is the radial type to improve lever feel and response accuracy.

The Brembo rear brake system uses a 220 mm stainless steel disc with a two piston calliper mounted directly onto the swingarm

Components

A real Superbike is special not only as far as performance is concerned but also for the care it is built with. The details on the RSV4 R speak volumes of a bike built with an obsessive attention to every single aspect, both technical and otherwise.

The following are just some of the most significant class leading components used:

– Instrument panel: the mixed type (digital-analogue), it receives all the information from the CAN line and becomes an integral and crucial part of the self-diagnosis system as it is fitted with memory.This is a fully fledged on-board computer, with a dot matrix display set against a minimalist, ultramodern and compact design. Its functions have been improved and are all accessible from three easy to use buttons.

– Headlight: the triple headlamp layout is not just a reference to the legendary original RSVMille, but designed to offer total night time visibility.

– Electrical system: designed from the outset to offer maximum functionality and rationality with minimum weight. The result is an extremely clean and compact layout that makes for easier maintenance and is ready for track use, as all components relative to the lights and turn indicators are easily removable.

The thoughts of those who created RSV4 R.

Leo Francesco Mercanti – Head of Product Development and Racing for the Piaggio Group.

Aprilia RSV4 R is the result of a project developed with the precise aim of redefining the parameters of a sporty bike. It’s the utmost expression of the Aprilia culture: Races, Passion and Technical innovation.
After astonishing the entire world of enthusiasts by demonstrating the extraordinary competitiveness of the RSV4 right from the start, Aprilia’s launch of the ” R ” version will take it back to the top of the supersports market.
RSV4 R is an on-the-road racing bike that offers everyone the fantastic mix of power and dynamic equilibrium typical of the most sophisticated competitive vehicles. RSV4 R is powerful, but accessible and easy to use, combining record power and weight levels with grace of handling, power delivery and electronics to guarantee the best overall performance.
Today’s level of technology is such that forward leaps are more and more difficult.
With the RSV4 project, Aprilia has accepted the challenge: the bike took shape on a blank piece of paper, without any influences or heritage from existing models. We merely asked ourselves what the ideal sports bike should be like, and then we created it. Choosing a unique engine configuration, the V4, just because it’s the best choice when you want to maintain that equilibrium that everyone recognises in our sports bikes.
We wanted it to be small, compact and lightweight. It was a real challenge, but now we can see the tangible result of what we imagined, with its aggressive design and essential lines, that’s the best reward for all our efforts, without compromises. Aprilia RSV4 R is a real racing Aprilia, that only the experience of 35 world speed titles can help you to create.
If the RSV4 R is good for Max Biaggi, it’s good for you as well!!

Stefano Sterpone – Piaggio Group EMEA Sales Manager

The Aprilia RSV4 R is a new challenge that we are enthusiastically bringing to the market, and we are confident that it will meet with approval of both our Dealer partners and our Customers.
The performance achieved since the introduction of the Superbike RSV4 Factory to the market has been very good, and the sales volumes reached up until today have been even higher than our best expectations.
I am confident that this success will continue also with the new “street” version designed for the true experts and fans of Italian supersport bikes. I say that also because today Aprilia can rely on a strong, specialised and particularly motivated Network that has been awaiting for a long time an Italian product whose quality exceeds that of our competitors’ product and which is able to arouse enthusiasm on the track as well as on the road.

Our commitment is therefore to turn the success achieved by this motorcycle on the track into a commercial success and a daily thrill for our Aprilia Customers.

Romano Albesiano – Head of Bike Design and Development for the Piaggio Group.

The RSV4 mission was well-defined from the word go: to be the world’s fastest sports bike both on the track and on the road.
This was true for the Factory version, and is still the case for the R version, too.
If we had the advantage, for the Factory version, of “arms” absolutely out of the ordinary in terms of vehicle equipment, it’s on the R that the positive basic features of the RSV4 project really emerge in all their glory, to the extent that we’ve gone well beyond the performance levels of our best competitors. The riding pleasure and feeling of overall equilibrium are sensations that every rider should experience. And even in comparison with the Factory, the difference in terms of lap times is minimal, or sometimes inexistent.
It’s worth remembering that various possible engine configurations were taken into consideration when the project was first set up: 3 in line, 4 in line, V4 with 90° cylinder banks, and narrow V4.
The narrow V4 was chosen firstly for its guarantee of extreme compactness of the masses, and secondly for the need to capitalise on the great and positive experience built up over the years with the twin cylinder RSV 1000, in terms of general vehicle equilibrium.
I should point out that of the three possible layouts, the one we chose was, at the time, definitely the most expensive in terms of development costs and the cost of each single vehicle. A difference that obviously becomes even more marked when compared with any type of twin cylinder.
Aprilia’s challenge with the RSV4 R therefore became that of offering the customer greater value compared with all our competitors’ products, but at a similar price, or even lower.
In my opinion, the fact that we obtained this result is an important technical and industrial success for both Aprilia and the entire Piaggio Group. We believe the Aprilia RSV4 R is the sports bike with the absolute best quality-performance/price ratio in the world today.

Claudio Lombardi – RSV4 Engine project manager

“Unique” is a word used so often for new products that it’s lost some of its meaning. And yet this is the only adjective that I can find to describe the engine of the Aprilia RSV4.
An engine that’s the result of a “high risk” project and of the challenge launched by Aprilia’s chassis engineers towards the engine experts: to produce an engine with a high level of specific power (180 cv/l) – therefore four cylinders – without jeopardising the manageability and manoeuvrability offered by the twin cylinder RSV 1000. These were the necessary features:
– the mass extremely “concentrated” around the vehicle’s centre of gravity in both the longitudinal and transversal directions;
– the maximum control of the driving torque supplied by the engine.
The engine experts’ reply to this challenge was:
– narrow V architecture (65°);
– fully electronic engine management, using Ride-by-Wire.

No engine in this category – supersports production – had these features: we had to develop a project right from scratch, without any points of reference. It was a huge challenge, as is always the case when you’re developing real innovative products. The team that I had the pleasure of leading was rewarded by the unanimous success and appreciation earned by the RSV4, as well as the great competitiveness demonstrated straight away in the Superbike World Championship, with the irreplaceable contribution of the great Max Biaggi and the technical and sports know-how of Aprilia Racing.
Today, the R version of the RSV4 project offers sports motorcyclists a product that’s accessible, yet still maintaining the motoring performance levels that are the foundation stones of the project. I’m sure it’ll be as successful as the Factory version, extending it to an ever wider clientele.

Gigi Dall’Igna – Technical Racing Head for the Piaggio Group.

Throughout the period of the RSV4 project, right from the first meeting with that famous “blank paper” on the table, two teams – the racing one and the production one – worked side by side. We compared ideas on every aspect, evaluating the various proposals to arrive at an agreement every time.
It’s no secret that the engine configuration (a V4 that’s absolutely unique in the production world) was chosen with the precise aim of winning on the track.
But the entire RSV4 project was based on the twofold goal of excelling both in competitions and on the market.
From the performance point of view, all the dimensional and technical calculations were made within the racing department. Mr. Lombardi, who worked with us to develop the engine, was the key player of a great job; the resulting engine offers as standard certain technical features that we regularly use on the racing version. For use in SBK, also the transmission is a faithful ally: the fact of having a totally removable solution – just like for the RSV4 R – allows us to work on the gear set-up directly on the track, so we can adapt the bike to any surface. The slipper clutch and Ride By Wire throttle grip (which we’d already introduced back in 2002 for the MotoGP RS3) are particularly interesting, too; in our case it intervenes in the hard braking phase, managing the engine brake.

Miguel Galluzzi, Director of the Piaggio Group Style Centre

We worked painstakingly on the style of the RSV4, knowing we had a beautiful mechanics that deserved to be left on full view. That’s how the idea of a minimal fairing was born, and from there our experience in the wind tunnel drove us to push that concept to the limit. We simply realised that a short fairing evacuates the heat better. At the same time we were able to reduce the width as well, thanks to the exceptional measurements of the V4. The limited dimensions of the tail fairing make it stand out, so it seems to be moulded from the bottom up; it’s a sort of design symbol in this search for minimalist forms. And all this still assures a degree of comfort that I believe to be extraordinary for a supersports bike like the RSV4R.
Throughout the process, our clear aim was always to create a bike immediately recognisable as an Aprilia. This goal led to design choices like that of the three headlamps – as a tribute to the first version of the twin cylinder RSV – that allowed us to open up important slits for airbox respiration, and the design of the rims (resulting from the exceptional racing experience of our company).

Mariano Fioravanzo – Head of Sports Bike Design for the Piaggio Group

It was clear from the start that the RSV4 wasn’t just a question of developing a bike, but of creating a project made up of various steps, with the overall aim of bringing Aprilia back to the top levels of world motorcycling both on the track and in the market.
A project whose goal was to plough a furrow in the world of supersports bikes and which, for this very reason, developed around the most practical choices in the search for top levels of performance and sporting flair.
Ironically, the brand new RSV4 R was the most complicated step from the engineering viewpoint, as we had to maintain all the special features of the sisters SBK and Factory, but on a bike designed to offer performance and technology to everyone, and with a product ready to let every rider reach his own limit straight away, raising his personal crossbar lap after lap.
To reach this goal, we concentrated above all on the development of the suspension system, settings and mapping. The end result was amazing, even for us, as the new RSV4 R is extremely effective with high performance levels, but can also be used by less specialised but equally expert, demanding riders. Further proof of the excellence of the choices made on the RSV4 project.

2010 Aprilia RSV4R – North America Specifications
MSRP: $15,999 USD

Engine: Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder

Fuel: Unleaded fuel

Bore x Stroke: 78 x 52.3 mm

Total displacement: 999.6 cc

Compression ratio: 13:1

Maximum power at the crank: 180 CV (132,4 kW) a 12.500 rpm

Maximum torque at the crank: 115 Nm a 10.000 rpm

Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management. Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)

Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils

Starting: Electric

Exhaust: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)

Generator: Flywheel mounted 420W alternator with rare earth magnets

Lubrification: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)

Gear box: 6-speed cassette type gearbox 1st: 39/15 (2.6) 2nd: 33/16 (2,063) 3rd: 34/20 (1.7) 4th: 32/22 (1,455) 5th: 34/26 (1,308) 6th: 33/27 (1,222)

Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system

Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)

Final drive: Chain: Drive ratio: 40/16 (2.5) or 42/16 (2.625)

Frame: Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements. Sachs steering damper

Front suspension: Upside-down Showa fork with Ø 43 mm stanchions. Forged aluminium radial calliper mounting brackets. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm

Rear suspension: Twin sided aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Sachs piggy back monoshock with completely adjustable: spring preload, wheelbase, hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel 130mm

Brakes: Front: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo monobloc radial callipers with 4 Ø 34-mm opposite. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose Rear: 220-mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two Ø 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose

Wheels: Front: Aluminium alloy with 6 split spokes, 3.5”X17” Rear: Aluminium alloy with 5 split spokes, 6”X17”

Tyres: Radial tubeless. Front: 120/70 ZR 17 Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17)

Dimensions: Max. length: 2040 mm Max. width: 735 mm (at the handlebar) Max. height: 1120 mm Min. height from the ground: 130 mm Saddle height: 845 mm Centre to centre distance: 1420 mm Trail: 105 mm Steering angle: 24.5°

Dry weight: 184 kg *

Fuel tank capacity: 17 litres (4-litre reserve included)

Other: * Kerb weight, without battery and fluids.

2010 Aprilia RSV4R – Intermational Specifications
MSRP: £NA

Engine: Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder

Fuel: Unleaded fuel

Bore x Stroke: 78 x 52.3 mm

Total displacement: 999.6 cc

Compression ratio: 13:1

Maximum power at the crank: 180 CV (132,4 kW) a 12.500 rpm

Maximum torque at the crank: 115 Nm a 10.000 rpm

Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management. Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)

Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils

Starting: Electric

Exhaust: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)

Generator: Flywheel mounted 420W alternator with rare earth magnets

Lubrification: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)

Gear box: 6-speed cassette type gearbox 1st: 39/15 (2.6) 2nd: 33/16 (2,063) 3rd: 34/20 (1.7) 4th: 32/22 (1,455) 5th: 34/26 (1,308) 6th: 33/27 (1,222)

Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system

Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)

Final drive: Chain: Drive ratio: 40/16 (2.5) or 42/16 (2.625)

Frame: Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements. Sachs steering damper

Front suspension: Upside-down Showa fork with Ø 43 mm stanchions. Forged aluminium radial calliper mounting brackets. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm

Rear suspension: Twin sided aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Sachs piggy back monoshock with completely adjustable: spring preload, wheelbase, hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel 130mm

Brakes: Front: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo monobloc radial callipers with 4 Ø 34-mm opposite. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose Rear: 220-mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two Ø 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose

Wheels: Front: Aluminium alloy with 6 split spokes, 3.5”X17” Rear: Aluminium alloy with 5 split spokes, 6”X17”

Tyres: Radial tubeless. Front: 120/70 ZR 17 Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17)

Dimensions: Max. length: 2040 mm Max. width: 735 mm (at the handlebar) Max. height: 1120 mm Min. height from the ground: 130 mm Saddle height: 845 mm Centre to centre distance: 1420 mm Trail: 105 mm Steering angle: 24.5°

Dry weight: 184 kg *

Fuel tank capacity: 17 litres (4-litre reserve included)

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2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

A revolutionary project and a unique history of victories on the racetrack have come together to create the RSV4. A supersport with absolutely exclusive racing technology, developed around the 4 narrow V cylinder engine developed from the technical know-how that has led Aprilia to victory on racetracks all over the world.

Aprilia RSV4 hits the racetrack and the roads with one goal only: to win.

33 championships, 254 MotoGP World Championship wins and 8 Superbike victories : over the last two decades Aprilia has become a modern motorcycling legend. The bikes from Noale have dominated tracks the world over thanks to the genial design, courage and extraordinary abilities of the technicians who pursued innovative solutions by experimenting, innovating and sometimes revolutionising technical schemes that seemed to be unchangeable. Aprilia RSV4 FACTORY, the bike that brings Aprilia back into the 2009 Superbike World Championship, is the product of this immense technical know-how. It is a highly technologically advanced motorcycle, conceived for racing and for this purpose designed and developed by Aprilia together with the marque’s Race Division, the largest and most advanced of its kind in Europe and one of the most important in the world.

Aprilia RSV4 FACTORY is a racing machine that, in line with the Aprilia tradition, follows a completely innovative approach in its design and construction. Its narrow V engine, the use of state-of-the-art electronics, plus its lightness and extreme compactness are only a few of the features that make it unique in the world. Aprilia RSV4 FACTORY is designed and built with the same philosophy adopted by the Aprilia race division. This is why RSV4 FACTORY is the most “complete” Superbike racing replica, ready for those who want to venture onto the track with a class leading motorcycle.

The engine of the RSV4 FACTORY is the most innovative and powerful Aprilia has ever built. It is a super compact 999.6 cc 65° V-four cylinder engine designed for maximum power (180 CV), where powerplant engineering comes together with the finest materials and the most advanced electronic control solutions. Aprilia’s engine, in fact, uses a Ride by Wire multimap technology, a solution that opens up new frontiers for engine management, with practically infinite possibilities for further development.
Besides the triple map Ride by Wire system, a sophisticated electronic injection system with two injectors and adjustable height ducts are fitted.

Aprilia RSV4 FACTORY is an absolute supersport motorcycle, the most complete bike available on the market for bike fans, and its chassis confirms this: designed for the racetrack, it has adjustment features that are typical of racing motorcycles. The adjustable geometry chassis allows parameters such as the position and inclination of the headstock, the height of the swingarm pin and even that of the engine to be changed. The construction technology is also motorsports-derived: the RSV4 FACTORY chassis and swingarm are made of aluminium with variable section castings and pressings.
The components are the state-of-the-art in motorcycling technology: Öhlins Racing fork, rear monoshock and steering damper, Brembo monobloc callipers, forged aluminium rims.

Aprilia RSV4 FACTORY is the new benchmark in the street legal superbike sector. The unique characteristics of the bike are listed as follows:

• Compact, innovative design
• New – and unique – 65° V-four cylinder engine
• Multi-adjustable perimetral aluminium alloy frame
• Adjustable engine position relative within frame
• Asymmetric aluminium swingarm
• Öhlins Racing full adjustable fork and rear monoshock.

DESIGN: the quest for ultimate compactness

Creating the most compact, innovative and gorgeous supersport bike on the market: a tough and intriguing challenge for Aprilia’s style department! This is how RSV4 Factory was created, a motorcycle that sets new performance and riding standards while opening new horizons in ultra-sports motorcycle design. Just a few simple and distinctive styling elements highlight rather than conceal the specific technical features of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory. Its frame and engine stand out as fundamental elements of the motorbike’s design.
In line with Aprilia traditions, the design of RSV4 Factory does not focus merely on looks but it serves technology and performance. Every detail has been conceived not just to be unique and beautiful, but also and above all to be efficient.

The needs of the optimised dynamic intake system feeding the V4 defined the strong-charactered front, with extra-large air intakes that not only develop considerable overpressure in the airbox (approx. 35 mb @ 280 km/h), but also completely separate the headlamps from the bottom of the fairing. This results in an absolutely unique style, never seen before on a sports motorcycle. The look of the RSV4 Factory is absolutely original, technological and definitely aggressive. The triple headlamp cites the original Aprilia maxi sportsbike, that RSV that set new standards for sports twins in 1998.

Smaller, lower and narrower than any 4 cylinder bike before, the RSV4 Factory’s extreme compactness is its strength, together with an almost obsessive pursuit of perfect ergonomics (crucial for perfect riding control), which has always distinguished Aprilia’s road and World Championship dominating motorcycles.

In depth aerodynamic studies minimised surfaces without compromising the bike’s class-leading aerodynamics. The spectacular, ultra-compact tail fairing is one of the most distinctive features of this motorcycle. The LED taillight merges stunningly into the tail, offering excellent luminosity. Even the rear of the RSV4 Factory is absolutely unmistakable.

ENGINE: an exclusive 65° V4

The pursuit of maximum engine performance in a supersport motorcycle must be accompanied by a perfectly positioned engine in the frame. Mass centralisation, swingarm length and optimum weight distribution are ingredients for achieving the most competitive bike, together with the pursuit of maximum power and perfect power delivery.

Aprilia engineers have known for years that a narrow V engine layout is the ideal technical solution for obtaining a class-beating chassis architecture that emphasises the performance of the engine. It is no coincidence that the RSV 1000 twin, launched in 1998, is still universally acknowledged as the sports motorcycle with the best chassis ever. Even the multiple race-winning RSA 250 GP motorcycles (5 world championship victories in the last three seasons) produced by Aprilia’s race division have a V engine. Aprilia was able to draw from its extensive expertise gained in years of unrivalled supremacy in the Motorcycle World Championship; hence, when the time for defining the new Superbike came, after evaluating all possible solutions, a narrow V engine was chosen. A 65° V-4 cylinder engine, the only solution that could ensure unparalleled performance, enabling the outstanding chassis architecture that has defined all Aprilia racing motorcycles for the past twenty years.

Besides the exclusive configuration that makes the 65° V4 unique around the world, the technical advantages of the Aprilia four-cylinder engine can be summarised as follows:

” Perfectly integrated into the frame, with optimal mass centralisation and minimised inertia for benchmark agility.
” Absolute slimness, its overall width is comparable to that of a twin cylinder motorcycle, with huge benefits in terms of ergonomics and aerodynamics.
” The compactness of the engine makes a very oversquare cylinder layout possible, using large bores and subsequently larger valves, helping the engine breathe more freely and achieve higher engine speeds (14,000 usable rpm).

The engine was entirely developed by Aprilia’s Research and Development Division, aiming at offering record performance and ridability in compliance with the strictest reliability and quality standards.
Aprilia’s V4 design exploited the most powerful calculation programmes currently available on the market, resulting in a highly optimised engine layout. By slightly opening the angle of the V (with respect to a 60° V engine), the designers could make use of the larger space to optimise the inlet ducts and maximise engine efficiency. The RSV4 engine has class-leading fluid dynamics attributes that no narrow V engine can match.

The unique timing system makes extremely compact heads possible (measuring only 250 mm high at the rear), especially in the area beneath the frame spars, which are thus much narrower than would otherwise be possible. The lateral timing chain drives the intake camshaft only and follows an optimised path for improved timing precision and chain durability.

A gear pair at the centre of the cylinder bank transmits drive to the exhaust camshaft. This solution made it possible to obtain an extremely compact head in the exhaust area. The V4 is even more compact than the V60 Magnesium twin mounted on the RSV 1000 R.
A countershaft dampens vibrations even more than in a 90° V engine. The crankcase is a monobloc configuration with integrated cylinder liners for maximum rigidity and consistent performance.

Electronics of the Future
Aprilia’s RSV4 Factory engine features full Ride by Wire technology. There is no direct connection between throttle grip and the throttle valves, which are completely controlled by a latest generation Marelli control unit.
Each bank has a dedicated servo unit actuating the two relevant throttle bodies only. Hence the two banks, and subsequently the quantity of fuel injected, can be managed independently. While this solution has been tried and tested by Aprilia, it has never been applied before on such a powerful engine, thus opening up practically infinite possibilities for power delivery control. This technology immediately benefits the rider who, thanks to the triple mapping that can be controlled directly from the handlebar, can change the engine delivery mode and thus the motorcycle’s temperament at any time.

The fuel supply uses two injectors per cylinder: one injector is placed downstream of the throttle valve and a “shower” injector is placed in the airbox and starts working at high loads and revs. The technological excellence of the V4 engine is complemented by electronically controlled variable length intake ducts. At low revs and loads, the long duct favours torque and smooth power delivery. When top performance is required, the upper part of the intake duct raises, thus shortening the duct and leaving the engine free to express its full power potential. A butterfly valve in the exhaust further optimises power delivery.

The transmission was also designed according to the most advanced criteria. To underscore the racing soul of the V4 engine, a cassette gearbox is used, with a multiplate wet clutch disc equipped with a mechanical slipper system to optimise engine braking torque and ensure stability under hard braking.
Lastly, in order to minimise weight, Aprilia’s new engine makes large use of ultralight materials; all valve covers and external housings are made from magnesium.

THE V4 ENGINE in Short

Engine capacity: 999.6 cc
Architecture: 65° V4
Power: 180 HP (132.4 kW) at 12,500 rpm
Crankcase: monobloc with integrated cylinder liners
Timing system: 4 valves per cylinder (Titanium and Nymonic) operated directly by a camshaft driven by a mixed chain/gear system (lateral timing chain, central gear train)
Fuel system: Magneti Marelli electronic injection with 2 injectors per cylinder and integrated independent Ride by Wire system for each bank. Three mappings selectable from handlebar. Electronically controlled variable length intake ducts
Antivibration countershaft
Maximum rpm: 14,100 rpm
Compression ratio: 13:1
Transmission: 6-speed direct-control cassette gearbox
Clutch: multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Exhaust system: 4 into 2 into 1 headers with oxygen sensor and single silencer with integrated catalytic converter and butterfly valve.

CHASSIS: Aprilia’s entire racing know-how

A unique engine like Aprilia V4 could be nothing but combined with an extraordinary chassis that stresses the uniqueness of this motorcycle. Years of races and victories at the top level melts into a racing chassis implemented by Aprilia’s research and development department, with construction solutions and adjustments that only racing prototypes can boast.
RSV4 Factory reaps the rewards of Aprilia’s entire racing experience.

Perfect mass centralisation was a must when the RSV4 Factory frame was being developed. Everything was designed in order to achieve the best possible result, starting from the tank position (crucial for riding) with most of the fuel under the saddle in order to optimise motorcycle balance and eliminate any riding differences between full and empty tank.
There is no doubt: Aprilia RSV4 Factory is a true track-ready motorcycle, and a front/rear weight distribution of 52/48 confirms this.

Frame
In line with Aprilia race division traditions, the RSV4 structure uses castings and aluminium pressings that are welded to create a far more rigid frame than that of the RSV 1000 twin, which was already a benchmark. In particular, torsional and flexural rigidities were optimised in order to offer perfect feeling and control as well as the ability to handle high power outputs such as those of the Superbike version.

Notwithstanding the higher performance, the RSV4 Factory frame weighs almost the same as the RSV, at only 10.1 kg, a lightness matched only by racing frames. The special construction technology also allows both the frame and the swingarm to show the natural and shining colour of the aluminium, which makes the appearance of the RSV4 Factory very similar to that of a racing prototype.

Designed using the knowledge acquired during GP racing, the spectacular swingarm of the RSV4 Factory, like its frame, is made by combining castings (the internal part and the swingarm pin/wheel connection areas) with aluminium bent sheet elements (the external part) to form a very rigid but super light box section capable of minimising the moving masses, exalting the reactivity and sensibility of the motorcycle to the suspension adjustments. The asymmetric conformation, with an arch section on the right side and a reinforcing arch on the left, made it possible to implement an exhaust system with optimised internal volumes without penalising the rigidity of the swingarm. Here too, FEM modelling was used in the design process to optimise cross sections and thicknesses. The swingarm of the RSV4 Factory weighs only 5,100 grams, close to the absolute standard threshold for this technical element.

The desire to offer the first four V cylinder “race ready” superbike in the world led Aprilia to find unique solutions that will hardly be found on competitors’ bikes even in the years to come.
In order to boost chassis performance and make it match the rider’s style and wishes, or features of the track, Aprilia RSV4 Factory ensures a combination of adjustments that are pretty much infinite. The multi-adjustable suspensions, taken for granted on a motorcycle of this level, are combined with adjustments of the headstock position and rake (through interchangeable bushings), the rear end height, the swingarm pin height and – introducing a new capability exclusive to this bike – the engine position in the frame.
Aprilia RSV4 Factory is the most highly adjustable production motorcycle in the world, just like a real race bike.

Suspension
The Öhlins Racing upside-down fork has 43-mm stanchions and is titanium nitride coated to minimise friction. The wheel travel is 120 mm. Like in race motorcycles, the fork allows precision adjustment for hydraulic compression and rebound damping and spring preload.
The Öhlins Racing rear shock absorber is equipped with a “Piggy Back” nitrogen canister and can be adjusted for spring preload, compression and rebound damping and length, thus allowing the height of the rear end of the bike to be changed to adjust the set-up to the different riding styles and tracks. The wheel travel is 130 mm.
The motorcycle is also equipped with an Öhlins Racing adjustable steering damper.

Brakes
The front system is without a shadow of a doubt the best system available on the market. Brembo monobloc radial callipers are the state-of-the-art in racing braking systems thanks to their power, high modulability and fatigue resistance.
The dual 320-mm diameter stainless steel floating discs are completely new and were developed by Aprilia specifically for this motorcycle. A rotor with reduced height and asymmetric perforation were used, allowing the braking power to be improved and the front wheel to be lightened by approximately 500 grams. The floating retainer is fastened to the flange with 6 pins only in order to minimise inertia and weight.
The brake pump is the radial type to improve lever feel and response accuracy. The rear braking system is Brembo “Serie Oro” with 220-mm diameter stainless steel disc and two-piston caliper, with racing-type pump and integrated tank.

Rims
The search for greater lightness led to implementation of new forged aluminium rims. The original design further decreases the weight (approximately 1 kg less than the RSV 1000 twin) which, together with the new brake discs, minimises unsprung mass and rotating mass inertia, benefiting motorcycle responsiveness.

Components
A real Superbike is special not only as far as performance is concerned but also for the care it is built with. With regard to the RSV4 Factory, the details say it all: no other “race ready” motorcycle has ever been built with such care. The attention paid to its construction not only satisfies the desire for beauty (a motorbike built like RSV4 Factory is in any case gorgeous), but most of all aims at achieving the goal: to win. This is why every detail was thought out to increase performance and functionality, reducing the weight and considerably increasing the product’s quality and finish.

The following components are worth pointing out:
– Instrument panel: the mixed type (digital-analogue), it receives all the information from the CAN line and becomes an integral and crucial part of the self-diagnosis system as it is fitted with memory. It is a real onboard computer, fitted with a dot matrix display inserted in a minimal, extremely modern and compact design that provides all the information relating to the use of the motorcycle, including: shift light, engaged gear indication, indication of the engine map being used and chronometer with time storing memory. Its functionality was improved to reach a level that is even better than that of the best products available on the market, all use modes are controlled from the left hand switchgear unit so the hands can always remain on the handlebar.

– the front headlamp uses three elements that call to mind of the first RSV 1000 twin, proving to be perfectly integrated, even from the structural point of view, with the top fairing and creating a very distinctive front. The parabolic mirror was designed with modern calculation systems that led to an excellent result: maximum visibility at night with reduced weight and size.

– The electrical system was designed in order to achieve maximum functionality, rationality and minimum weight: the result is an extremely clean and compact layout that makes maintenance operations easier and is preset for use on the racetrack as the parts dedicated to the headlamps can be easily removed. Even the turn indicators – with the front indicators incorporated in the rear view mirrors and the rear indicators in the license plate holder – can be removed quickly for use on the track, the real hunting ground of Aprilia RSV4 Factory.

ACCESSORIES

A complete range of accessories is available for Aprilia RSV4 fans:

– Akrapovic racing exhaust system
– Öhlins TTX36 rear shock absorber
– adjustable footpegs
– racing half-handlebars
– fairing protection pads
– high top fairing
– fairing caps for rear mirrors
– rear stand pins
– license plate retainer cover
– motorcycle cover
– dedicated stand
– carbon heelrests
– tank cover with backpack
– tail fairing bag
– carbon exhaust system protection
– carbon fairing pullers.

Then there is a series of options – many of which designed and manufactured specifically for racetrack use. Complementing these options are a dedicated suit and helmet.

2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory – North America Specifications
MSRP: $20,999 USD

Engine: Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder

Fuel: Unleaded gasoline

Bore x Stroke: 78 x 52.3 mm

Total displacement: 999.6 cc

Compression ratio: 13:1

Maximum power at the crank: 182.5 HP (132.4 kW) a 12.500 rpm

Maximum torque at the crank: 115 Nm a 10.000 rpm

Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. Variable length intake ducts controlled via ECU. 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management. Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion Track Sport Road

Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils

Starting: Electric

Exhaust: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)

Generator: Flywheel mounted 420W alternator with rare earth magnets

Lubrification: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)

Gear box: 6-speed cassette type gearbox 1st: 39/15 (2.6) 2nd: 33/16 (2,063) 3rd: 34/20 (1.7) 4th: 32/22 (1,455) 5th: 34/26 (1,308) 6th: 33/27 (1,222)

Clutch: Multi-disc oil-bath, with mechanical slipper system

Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)

Final drive: Chain: Drive ratio: 40/16 (2,5)

Frame: Twin-spar adjustable aluminium frame, with castings and pressings. Envisaged adjustments: • headstock position and rake • engine height • swingarm pin height Öhlins adjustable steering dumper

Front suspension: Öhlins Racing upside-down fork, 43-mm stanchions (with Tin surface treatment). Low profile forged aluminium radial caliper mountings. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm

Rear suspension: Twin sided aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggyback with completely adjustable: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkages. Wheel travel: 130 mm

Brakes: Front: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo monobloc radial callipers with 4 34-mm opposite. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose. Rear: 220-mm diameter disc; Brembo floating caliper with two 32-mm isolated pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose.

Wheels: Aprilia forged aluminium alloy rims, completely machined, 5 split spokes. Front:3.5”X17” Rear: 6”X17”

Tyres: Radial tubeless. Front: 120/70 ZR 17 Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17)

Dimensions: (default settings) Max. length: 80.3 in Max. width: 28.9 in(at the handlebar) Max. height: 44 in Min. height from the ground: 5.1 in Saddle height: 33.2 in Centre to centre distance: 55.9 in Trail: 105 mm Steering angle: 24.5°

Dry weight: 395 lbs *

Fuel tank capacity: 4.49 gal / 17 litres (4-litre reserve included)

Other: *Dry weight, without battery and fluids.

2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory – Intermational Specifications
MSRP: £NA

Engine: Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder

Fuel: Unleaded gasoline

Bore x Stroke: 78 x 52.3 mm

Total displacement: 999.6 cc

Compression ratio: 13:1

Maximum power at the crank: 180 CV (132,4 kW) a 12.500 rpm

Maximum torque at the crank: 115 Nm a 10.000 rpm

Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. Variable length intake ducts controlled via ECU. 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management. Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion Track Sport Road

Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils

Starting: Electric

Exhaust: system 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)

Generator: Flywheel mounted 420W alternator with rare earth magnets

Lubrification: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)

Gear box: 6-speed cassette type gearbox 1st: 39/15 (2.6) 2nd: 33/16 (2,063) 3rd: 34/20 (1.7) 4th: 32/22 (1,455) 5th: 34/26 (1,308) 6th: 33/27 (1,222)

Clutch: Multi-disc oil-bath, with mechanical slipper system

Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)

Final drive: Chain: Drive ratio: 40/16 (2,5)

Frame: Twin-spar adjustable aluminium frame, with castings and pressings. Envisaged adjustments: • headstock position and rake • engine height • swingarm pin height Öhlins adjustable steering dumper

Front suspension: Öhlins Racing upside-down fork, 43-mm stanchions (with Tin surface treatment). Low profile forged aluminium radial caliper mountings. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm

Rear suspension: Twin sided aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggyback with completely adjustable: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkages. Wheel travel: 130 mm

Brakes: Front: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo monobloc radial callipers with 4 34-mm opposite. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose. Rear: 220-mm diameter disc; Brembo floating caliper with two 32-mm isolated pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose.

Wheels: Aprilia forged aluminium alloy rims, completely machined, 5 split spokes. Front:3.5”X17” Rear: 6”X17”

Tyres: Radial tubeless. Front: 120/70 ZR 17 Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17)

Dimensions: (default settings) Max. length: 2040 mm Max. width: 735 mm (at the handlebar) Max. height: 1120 mm Min. height from the ground: 130 mm Saddle height: 845 mm Centre to centre distance: 1420 mm Trail: 105 mm Steering angle: 24.5°

Dry weight: 179 kg *

Fuel tank capacity: 17 litres (4-litre reserve included)

Other: *Dry weight, without battery and fluids.

2010 Aprilia Shiver 750

2010 Aprilia Shiver 750

2010 Aprilia Shiver 750

MORE RACING SPIRIT, MORE AGGRESSIVE, MORE ERGONOMIC. WITH THIS MODEL YEAR 2010, APRILIA SHIVER REACHES ITS DEFINITE MATURITY LEVEL CONFIRMING ALL ITS DYNAMIC QUALITIES AND EXCELLENT FEATURES.

APRILIA 750 SHIVER M.Y. 2010

The evolution of the Shiver project has no limits. The Aprilia naked that has surprised the world with its technological content which is still not within reach of its competitors, has perfected itself even further with interventions that aim at increasing its personality, riding fun and ergonomic features.
In terms of special features, Aprilia Shiver 2010 is without doubt the benchmark bike in the medium cc naked sector. A highly evolved engine fitted with latest generation integral Ride by Wire, a multimap, a first-rate chassis which is able to satisfy all levels of riders, and technical outfit that no other bike even comes close to.

Today, these features are highlighted by an even more racing look, with the arrival of a new top fairing and aggressive Wave discs. At the same time, Aprilia Shiver has come even closer to satisfying the needs of riders, with totally revamped ergonomics, a 5 cm slimmer saddle to provide better control optimising bike handling not only on the road, but also when the engine is switched off. The rider and passenger footpegs are also new and contribute to lending the bike an enhanced sporting look. The moved-back rider footpegs and the new handlebar inclination allow for a more sporting use. Thanks to these updates the Aprilia Shiver M.Y. 2010 is now a far more fascinating bike.

There are a few key issues which mark the success of Shiver. It is a high-performance efficient bike which can seduce even the most demanding rider, but it is also able to bring on those who are new to the two-wheeled scene, as it is so easy to ride. The 2010 version maintains this as a prerogative. In fact, the new lower and slimmer saddle provides for extra and more effective control.

The main features of the Aprilia 750 Shiver my 2010 are:

” V2 90° engine with four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft and liquid cooling;
” the integral Ride-by-Wire tri-map technology developed for competitions;
” modular trellis/aluminium frame with significant torsional rigidity;
” aluminium swingarm with stiffener brace and lateral shock absorber;
” 43mm upside down fork;
” racing brakes with radial callipers and 320mm Wave discs
” New more protective top fairing
” New lower and slimmer saddle
” New racing style rider/passenger footpegs

Design

The new Shiver roundly focuses on racing aspects. The new colours, the wave-style discs and the new racing rider footpegs are just a few of the signals that Shiver sends out to those observing it. The line remains very streamline and Italian and thanks to the clever use of the new colours and graphics, Shiver moves up a few notches as far as balance and aggression are concerned, highlighting some techniques that really make a difference, such as, for instance, the side shock absorber or the mixed steel trellis frame and aluminium plates.

The engine

The V90 engine is the result of the extensive experience Aprilia has in high performance mechanics. Thanks to its peculiar technical features the Aprilia twin-cylinder is able to combine an exceptionally high level of output with maximum exploitation rates and user-friendly riding options. The research conducted to reach top performance levels in its category has led to the decision to adopt some advanced cutting-edge technical solutions. The Aprilia V2 750 engine has a number of core features: extremely generous torque over most of the rpm range, insignificant vibrations, smooth full power delivery and output levels which are top in its category.

The 2010 version of Shiver naturally uses the multi-map integral Ride by Wire technology that has been developed even further exploiting the racing experience gained with the RSV4 superbike. This technical solution obviously represents the state-of-the-art version of engine control systems and Aprilia Shiver confirms its technological leadership position in its sector.
One touch of starter button is all that is needed when the rider decides to select one of the three mappings, and radically change the character of the bike:

– “Sport” to have the “throttle in hand” when a rider needs to let off steam exploiting the entire character of this Italian twin cylinder bike;
– “Touring” when smoother power delivery and fluidity are essential during the moments when the racing desires are set aside to enjoy a more relaxing ride, even two-up;
– “Rain” when grip is not as good as it should be and maximum safety is the main objective.

Thanks to the technical solutions installed on this bike the V90 Aprilia is able to achieve outstanding output values. A maximum output of 95 hp at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 81 Nm at 7,000 rpm are exceptional performances. The amazing torque available even at bottom end means that nothing can beat Shiver on mixed tracks.
Chassis

The saying goes ‘never change a winning team’ and this is what Aprilia Shiver M.Y. 2010 focused on when choosing the chassis elements used on previous versions, starting from the tube trellis frame and the aluminium plates. The engine is exceptionally compact length-wise making it possible to obtain a highly agile bike, which is also helped by the particular choice to install the shock absorber on the side: this is not simply an aesthetic choice but a precise technical decision as it frees some extra space for the exhaust which can then benefit from optimal volumes.
The aluminium swingarm with the stiffener brace is dimensioned to withstand the asymmetrical stress caused by the lateral position of the shock absorber. The swingarm has benchmark rigidity levels in this category.

Suspension

The upside down fork has 43 mm stanchions with chill-cast bottom end to support the radial callipers and provide unparalleled smooth sliding action. The 120 mm travel makes it possible to easily face both urban and mountain roads.
The lateral shock absorber is fitted directly to the swingarm using a cantilever set-up and the spring preload and hydraulic rebound are adjustable; the rear wheel travel is 130 mm.

Brakes

Last year version already mounted the radial callipers, which are a solution that made this a pioneer bike in this sector. The Shiver 2010 version adds the new Wave discs and this choice not only provides for a different aesthetic impact, but also for a more decisive braking action.
The rear brake features a 245mm disc with single piston calliper to provide adequate support to the front system. The brake master cylinders have also been revamped to ensure even more effective braking response.

Both the front and rear systems have metal braided braking pipes, derived from the aeronautic sector, which eliminate the annoying buffering effect of conventional pipes and guarantee maximum braking accuracy and top-class system.

It also comes in an ABS version, and adopts a 2-channel Continental system which is able to guarantee maximum levels of safety when braking in all conditions.

2010 Aprilia Shiver 750 – North America Specifications
MSRP: $8,999 USD

Engine: Aprilia V90 Four stroke longitudinal 90° V twin. Liquid cooling. Double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain drive; four valves per cylinder. Euro 3.

Fuel: Unleaded petrol.

Bore x Stroke: 92 x 56,4 mm

Total displacement: 749,9 cc

Compression ratio: 11 : 1

Maximum power at the crank: 95 HP at 9000 rpm.

Maximum torque at the crank: 8.25 kgm at 7000 rpm.

Fuel system: Integrated engine management system. Injection with Ride by Wire technology control of the throttle bodies

Ignition: Digital electronic, integrated with the injection

Starting: Electric

Exhaust: Two in one system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and Lambda probe

Generator: 450 W at 6000 rpm.

Lubrification: Wet sump

Gear box: six speed, transmission ratio: 1° 36/14 (2.57) 2° 32/17 (1.88) 3° 30/20 (1.5) 4° 28/22 (1.27) 5° 24/25 (0.96) 6° 23/26 (0.88)

Clutch: Multi-plate in oil bath, hydraulically operated.

Primary drive: Spur gears, transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.75)

Final drive: Chain Transmission ratio: 16/44

Frame: Modular steel trellis connected with high strength bolts to aluminium side plates. Detachable rear frame.

Front suspension: 43 mm upside-down fork. 120 mm wheel travel.

Rear suspension: Aluminium alloy swingarm with reinforcement truss. Hydraulic shock absorber adjustable in spring preload and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 130 mm.

Brakes: Front: Double stainless steel floating disc (Ø 320 mm ). Four piston radial calipers. Metal braided brake line. Rear: Stainless steel disc (Æ 240 mm) with single piston caliper. Metal braided brake line.

Wheels: In aluminium alloy Front: 3.50 X 17″ Rear: 6.00 X 17″

Tyres: Radial tubeless; front: 120/70 ZR 17 rear: 180/55 ZR 17

Dimensions: Overall length: 2265 mm Overall width: 800 mm (at handlebars) Overall height: 1135 mm (at instruments) Seat height: 810 mm Wheelbase: 1440 mm Trail: 109 mm Rake angle: 25.7°

Dry weight: 189 Kg

Fuel tank capacity: 16 l

2010 Aprilia Shiver 750 – Intermational Specifications
MSRP: £NA

Engine: Aprilia V90 Four stroke longitudinal 90° V twin. Liquid cooling. Double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain drive; four valves per cylinder. Euro 3.

Fuel: Unleaded petrol.

Bore x Stroke: 92 x 56,4 mm

Total displacement: 749,9 cc

Compression ratio: 11 : 1

Maximum power at the crank: 95 HP at 9000 rpm.

Maximum torque at the crank: 8.25 kgm at 7000 rpm.

Fuel system: Integrated engine management system. Injection with Ride by Wire technology control of the throttle bodies

Ignition: Digital electronic, integrated with the injection

Starting: Electric

Exhaust: Two in one system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and Lambda probe

Generator: 450 W at 6000 rpm.

Lubrification: Wet sump

Gear box: six speed, transmission ratio: 1° 36/14 (2.57) 2° 32/17 (1.88) 3° 30/20 (1.5) 4° 28/22 (1.27) 5° 24/25 (0.96) 6° 23/26 (0.88)

Clutch: Multi-plate in oil bath, hydraulically operated.

Primary drive: Spur gears, transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.75)

Final drive: Chain Transmission ratio: 16/44

Frame: Modular steel trellis connected with high strength bolts to aluminium side plates. Detachable rear frame.

Front suspension: 43 mm upside-down fork. 120 mm wheel travel.

Rear suspension: Aluminium alloy swingarm with reinforcement truss. Hydraulic shock absorber adjustable in spring preload and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 130 mm.

Brakes: Front: Double stainless steel floating disc (Ø 320 mm ). Four piston radial calipers. Metal braided brake line. Rear: Stainless steel disc (Æ 240 mm) with single piston caliper. Metal braided brake line.

Wheels: In aluminium alloy Front: 3.50 X 17″ Rear: 6.00 X 17″

Tyres: Radial tubeless; front: 120/70 ZR 17 rear: 180/55 ZR 17

Dimensions: Overall length: 2265 mm Overall width: 800 mm (at handlebars) Overall height: 1135 mm (at instruments) Seat height: 810 mm Wheelbase: 1440 mm Trail: 109 mm Rake angle: 25.7°

Dry weight: 189 Kg

Fuel tank capacity: 16 l

2010 Aprilia RS125

2010 Aprilia RS125

2010 Aprilia RS125

2010 Aprilia RS125

Aprilia has always been the undisputed leader in 125 cc supersports, a market segment in which Aprilia has pioneered new concepts and advanced solutions, and developed technology that others have struggled to follow. Like all Aprilia motorcycles, the RS 125 has benefited from the sophisticated technology that has been developed over years of success in GP racing, and quickly transferred into production. Over the years, the RS 125 has forged a reputation as the standard setter for sports 125’s. Sales success has come naturally too, with the RS 125 topping the sales tables on major European markets. The RS 125 is the inevitable choice of riders entering Sport Production racing. And rightly so, because when the competition gets tough, there is simply no other bike like the Aprilia RS 125. The Aprilia RS 125 offers young riders the best in components and equipment, and a concentration of technical refinements worthy of a flagship supersport.

The following are just some of the main features of the Aprilia RS 125:
• tried and tested yet extremely sophisticated Rotax two stroke engine;
• super-rigid aluminium frame and swingarm derived from Aprilia’s vast GP experience;
• upside down fork;
• front brake with radial caliper and four opposed pistons;
• RSV 1000 R style fairing, windshield and tail;
• RSV Factory style, crossed spoke wheels;
• analog/digital instrument panel with multi-functional computer;
• RSV Factory style, forged steering yoke;
• oval section racing silencer with riveted end plates;

STYLE
The mean, cutting edge look of the new RS 125 tells you that this is a professional racing machine. The styling of the RS, like that of all Aprilia sports bikes, is the result of painstaking aerodynamic research.

The fairing, for example, was perfected by extensive wind tunnel testing, to guarantee great wind protection and minimum drag for maximum racetrack efficiency. The fairing, windshield and tail not only look mean and aggressive, but allow the RS 125 to reach a blistering top speed, eliminating all turbulence around the rider and allowing man and machine to become one.

The latest generation twin halogen headlight also adds to the mean look of the new RS 125, and delivers a high power light beam for enhanced visibility and safety at night. The sleek tail looks exactly like the tail of a GP racer. Thanks to the effort put into the design of the RS 125’s tail, not even the passenger seat disturbs the bike’s impeccable lines.

The crossed spoke wheels are not only lighter and more stylish, but safer and more reliable too.

ENGINE
The powerful but reliable, single cylinder, two stroke, Rotax-Aprilia engine needs no introduction. Over the years it has won a reputation for being unbeatable on the track and dependable on the road.
Still today, this engine boasts technical solutions that are state-of-the-art for two strokes, including a crankcase reed valve intake, liquid cooling, an anti-vibration balancer shaft, and an automatic mixing system. The RS 125’s engine has been constantly updated over the years to keep in line with the latest emission control legislation without penalising performance. A catalytic converter and precision carburation has won Aprilia’s single cylinder two stroke homologation to Euro 3 standards. And the amazing thing is that this has been achieved without losing out on performance: the Aprilia RS 125 engine remains the reference point for all 125 cc powerplants.

CHASSIS
Without a doubt, the most advanced single component on the RS 125 is its frame. Developed from Aprilia’s vast experience in GP 125 racing, the RS 125 frame is made from cast aluminium alloy with cross-ribbing reinforcement. Despite its extremely light weight, this advanced structure achieves amazing torsional rigidity, setting the standards for Aprilia’s competitors.

The box section, aluminium alloy swingarm has the highest torsional rigidity of all production 125 cc swingarms. Differential side members enable the exhaust to follow a path that maximises engine performance and enables more acute angles of lean to be achieved on bends without risking dangerous contact with the asphalt.

The suspension too plays a fundamental role in ensuring not only the RS 125’s performance, but its safety and comfort too. The RS 125 can rely on an upside-down fork that has been optimised for maximum performance on the racetrack while also delivering a more satisfying ride on public roads.
The rear suspension features rising rate linkages based on Aprilia’s 125 GP racing technology, for excellent traction and superb comfort even over uneven road surfaces. The hydraulic monoshock that provides the damping for the swingarm is also adjustable in spring preload.

BRAKES
Like any self-respecting supersport motorcycle, the RS 125 has to have the best when it comes to components. The braking system is the best available, and designed for maximum efficiency under competitive riding conditions. The front brake is a genuine state-of-the-art, high performance system with a radial caliper and four opposed pistons. In addition to the 320 mm front disc, the system also incorporates a radial master cylinder and aeronautical hoses for maximum precision and unrivalled braking power. The rear disc is 220 mm in diameter and is also equipped with metal braided hoses for perfectly balanced, high performance braking.

EQUIPMENT
The Aprilia RS 125 is packed with prestige components. Compact and impressively light in weight, the instruments include an analog rev counter and a multifunctional digital display with an on-board computer that can be operated from the handlebars. The speedometer, rev counter, coolant temperature gauge and exclusive racing chronometer put you in total control. The on-board computer even has provision for interfacing with the optical finishing systems used on racetracks.

2010 Aprilia RS125 – North America Specifications
MSRP: $5,499 USD

Engine: Liquid cooled, single cylinder two stroke. Aluminium cylinder with Nikasil coated liner. Read valve intake. Separate lubrication. Homologated to Euro 3 standards.

Fuel: Dell’Orto VHST 28

Bore x Stroke: 54 x 54,5 mm

Total displacement: 124,8 cc

Compression ratio: 12,5 ± 0,5:1

Fuel system: Dell’Orto VHST 28.

Ignition: Electronic CDI ignition.

Starting: Electric

Generator: 12V – 180 W

Lubrification: Separate mixing with variable displacement, volumetric pump.

Gear box: 6 speed. 1st 10/30 (0.33) 2nd 14/29 (0.48) 3rd 17/27 (0.63) 4th 19/25 (0.76) 5th 21/24 (0.87) 6th 22/23 (0.67)

Clutch: Multi-plate in oil bath.

Primary drive: Gearbox: 63/19 (3.31).

Final drive: Chain: 17/40 (2.35).

Frame: Sloping twin-spar frame in thin wall box section cast aluminium, with reinforcement cross-ribbing.

Front suspension: Upside down hydraulic fork, Ø 40 mm. Wheel travel 120 mm.

Rear suspension: Swingarm with asymmetric members in thin wall box section cast aluminium. Hydraulic monoshock with adjustable spring preload. Wheel travel 120 mm.

Brakes: Front: Floating Ø 320 mm disc. Radial caliper with four differential diameter pistons, Ø 32 mm – Ø 27 mm. Rear: Single Ø 220 mm disc. Caliper with two Ø 30 mm pistons.

Wheels: Aluminium alloy. Front 3.00 x 17”; rear 4,00 x 17”.

Tyres: Tubeless radial. Front 110/70 17”; rear 150/60 17”.

Dimensions: Overall length 1955 mm Overall width (at handlebars) 720 mm Overall height (at windshield) 1100 mm Seat height 805 mm Wheelbase 1345 mm

Fuel tank capacity: 14 litres (3.5 litre reserve).

Carburettor: The 21 kW RS 125 (sold on the German market) is still equipped with a Dell’Orto PHBH 28 carburettor and is homologated to Euro 2 standard.

2010 Aprilia RS125 – Intermational Specifications
MSRP: £NA

Engine: Liquid cooled, single cylinder two stroke. Aluminium cylinder with Nikasil coated liner. Read valve intake. Separate lubrication. Homologated to Euro 3 standards.

Fuel: Dell’Orto VHST 28

Bore x Stroke: 54 x 54,5 mm

Total displacement: 124,8 cc

Compression ratio: 12,5 ± 0,5:1

Fuel system: Dell’Orto VHST 28.

Ignition: Electronic CDI ignition.

Starting: Electric

Generator: 12V – 180 W

Lubrification: Separate mixing with variable displacement, volumetric pump.

Gear box: 6 speed. 1st 10/30 (0.33) 2nd 14/29 (0.48) 3rd 17/27 (0.63) 4th 19/25 (0.76) 5th 21/24 (0.87) 6th 22/23 (0.67)

Clutch: Multi-plate in oil bath.

Primary drive: Gearbox: 63/19 (3.31).

Final drive: Chain: 17/40 (2.35).

Frame: Sloping twin-spar frame in thin wall box section cast aluminium, with reinforcement cross-ribbing.

Front suspension: Upside down hydraulic fork, Ø 40 mm. Wheel travel 120 mm.

Rear suspension: Swingarm with asymmetric members in thin wall box section cast aluminium. Hydraulic monoshock with adjustable spring preload. Wheel travel 120 mm.

Brakes: Front: Floating Ø 320 mm disc. Radial caliper with four differential diameter pistons, Ø 32 mm – Ø 27 mm. Rear: Single Ø 220 mm disc. Caliper with two Ø 30 mm pistons.

Wheels: Aluminium alloy. Front 3.00 x 17”; rear 4,00 x 17”.

Tyres: Tubeless radial. Front 110/70 17”; rear 150/60 17”.

Dimensions: Overall length 1955 mm Overall width (at handlebars) 720 mm Overall height (at windshield) 1100 mm Seat height 805 mm Wheelbase 1345 mm

Fuel tank capacity: 14 litres (3.5 litre reserve).

Carburettor: The 21 kW RS 125 (sold on the German market) is still equipped with a Dell’Orto PHBH 28 carburettor and is homologated to Euro 2 standard.

2009 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory

2009 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory

2009 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory

2009 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory

THE TUONO IS RE-ASSERTING ITS SUPERIORITY IN TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE! THE WORLD’S ONLY PRODUCTION STREET FIGHTER, THE SUPERBIKE WITHOUT A FAIRING THAT REVOLUTIONISED THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT NAKEDS NOW BOASTS DYNAMIC BALANCE THAT DEFIES IMITATION!

APRILIA TUONO 1000 R / R FACTORY

Ever since it first appeared on the motorcycling scene, the Tuono has embodied Aprilia’s genius and amazing technical know-how, accumulated through victory after victory in motorcycle racing. The Tuono has come to mean flair and technology more than any other road-going motorcycle.

The fact is that the Tuono is simply unique. Not just another naked, the Tuono is a 1000 cc superbike. Only the fairing has been removed, and the handlebars raised. Maximum control is also guaranteed by a host of high-tech ‘racing’ components. The Tuono has exceeded all expectations. It has proved unbeatable as a road bike, and the Factory version has been invincible on the racetrack, literally dominating the Italian naked racing scene. Not satisfied with success at home, the Tuono has also carried the Aprilia flag on the international racing scene, achieving prestige in epic races like the Isle of Mann Tourist Trophy, Macao and Daytona, to name just a few events in which the Aprilia Tuono has fearlessly taken on production bikes and competition superbikes too. The Tuono is a street fighter with racing in the blood.

The Tuono 1000 is refined, powerful, and precise. It holds all the records for this class of motorcycle, and is the unquestioned leader on the twin cylinder scene. To put it simply, the Tuono 1000 is the bike that all other nakeds have to beat. It is a machine for the demanding motorcyclist, the rider who seeks maximum performance from a naked, on the road and on the track.

The meanest, most aggressive naked on the road really reveals its true racing nature In the Factory version. The Tuono 1000 R Factory offers a level of performance that no other twin can match. And an amazingly sophisticated chassis means that it need not fear competition even from genuine superbikes. Here is a truly professional motorcycle for riders in search of state-of-the-art technology and ultimate performance. Even the most demanding and refined motorcyclist will appreciate the record-breaking performance of the stupendous street fighter.

The engine makes this bike equally at home on the road and the racetrack. The Aprilia Tuono remains faithful to the concept of total ridability that has always characterised Aprilia’s high performance motorcycles.

Manically precise ergonomics combine with amazingly easy control to let you establish a perfect feeling with the bike the moment you ride off, and to help you maximise your own potential with the minimum physical and mental effort.

The improvements made by Aprilia’s engineers mean that the Tuono 1000 continues to set the pace for high performance nakeds.

Let’s look at some of the main changes:

” V 60 Magnesium Evolution engine;
” dnamic air intake (the only naked with ram air technology),
” electronic fuel injection system with 57 mm throttle bodies;
” 16 bit engine management unit;
” exhaust system with twin silencers and three way catalytic converter with Lambda probe oxygen sensor;
” aluminium alloy perimeter frame;
” double banana aluminium swingarm,
” lighter steering yoke;

Like the RSV, the Tuono has been perfected on the track to satisfy the most demanding and refined motorcyclists. Each individual part has been developed to maximise the performance and riding pleasure of a naked that is already a legend in racing circles.

Maximum power is 102 kW (139 HP) at the crank and maximum torque 10.9 kgm at only 8,500 rpm. The Aprilia Tuono is therefore among the most powerful of all nakeds.

STYLING

On the Tuono 1000, design is at the service of performance and comfort. Every little detail has been developed not only to attract admiration for its refined style, but to be totally functional too.
The new, aggressive nose fairing, with closely mounted twin headlights, has been developed in wind tunnel testing to provide effective protection for the rider and to kill lift at high speeds, ensuring maximum precision and control.

The two lateral spoilers, for example, not only look great but also serve an important aerodynamic purpose. They help keep the bike stable at high speed and keep the wind off the rider’s legs. It is partly thanks to these spoilers that the Tuono 1000 provides better aerodynamic protection than any other naked.

The design team has also gone to great lengths to ensure that, unlike other nakeds, the Tuono 1000 benefits from race-tuned engine breathing. The Tuono 1000 is the only naked with a dynamic air intake located directly under the nose fairing, and a duct to channel ram air through the frame to the airbox. Yet more proof of the Tuono 1000’s uncompromising racing soul!

On the Tuono, ergonomics is one of the bike’s strong points. The seating position has been carefully designed to give the rider maximum control over the front end. The handlebar risers are lower and the footrests have been moved further back, so that the riding position is sportier and more effective. Despite this, overall comfort has even improved, so that riding is less tiring.

THE V60 MAGNESIUM EVOLUTION ENGINE

The latest 1000 cc V 60 Magnesium Evolution engine is derived from that of the RSV 1000 R Factory, with only a few minor changes to improve torque and muscle at low revs. The engine has been thoroughly redesigned to maintain its reputation as the best twin cylinder engine in production. So performance is more amazing than ever, with 100% usable power and, of course, that proverbial Aprilia reliability.

Engine breathing has been improved by bigger exhaust valves (enlarged from 31 to 33 mm in diameter) and new, larger diameter exhaust collector pipes. Thanks to these improvements, the V60 Magnesium Evolution that drives the Tuono 1000 puts out more power than ever, 139 HP at 9,500 rpm, while also boosting torque to an impressive 10.9 Kgm at 8,500 rpm, a figure that tells you all you need to know about the muscle that Aprilia’s V twin can deliver even at low revs.

The silencers have catalytic converters installed nearer to the collector pipes. This solution has reduced converter activation time by 50% while further reducing the level of exhaust emissions, keeping tem well within the strict limits required for Euro 3 homologation.

Optimised fluid dynamics inside the cylinder heads are enhanced by improved mapping of the combined ignition and fuel injection systems to achieve higher power throughout the useful rev range.

So let’s have a look at the main characteristics of the new V 60 Magnesium Evolution engine:

” Optimised cylinder heads with bigger valves and one spark plug per cylinder;
” 57 mm throttle bodies with one injector per cylinder;
” high strength conrods;
” minimum weight thanks to the extensive use of magnesium;
” close-ratio gearbox;
” dry sump lubrication with a double trochoid pump, separate oil tank and oil cooler;
” mixed gear and chain valve timing. The drive gears (one for each timing chain) are located inside the crankcase to keep the cylinder heads as compact as possible;
” AVDC (Anti Vibration Double Countershaft);
” Aprilia’s patented PPC (Pneumatic Power Clutch) hydraulically operated, power assisted clutch system for controlling rear wheel bounce under deceleration

The Tuono 1000 inherits the RSV’s dynamic air intake, locating it just under the headlight cluster, in the centre of the bike where ram air pressure is highest. The Air Runner duct (which also supports the nose fairing and instruments) channels the air to a 10.3 litre airbox, designed to allow the engine to develop its full potential. The Air Runner duct ensures that pressure in the airbox increases with speed, and generates a 3% increase in engine power at maximum speed.

An engine control unit developed in conjunction with Siemens VDO provides integrated engine management. The ECU receives all essential engine parameters in real time from 15 different sensors, processes the data and, again in real time, controls the various actuators that keep the engine functioning perfectly at all times.

The unit’s flash EPROM comes with the mapping for unrestricted racing exhausts ready loaded. Aprilia’s Technical Assistance Service can therefore enable race mapping in next to no time on request.

FRAME

Every aspect of the frame, fork and suspensions has been fine tuned for perfect weight distribution. The frame is a combination of aluminium-silicon alloy castings and Peraluman 450 pressed parts. This highly sophisticated structure is not only more rigid than the previous version but lighter too. The latest frame weighs under 10 kg (9650 grams) setting an impressive new record for its class. The wheelbase is shorter too, and at 1410 mm – another record for the category – accounts for the Tuono 1000’s crisper than even handling and more instinctive ride.

The new double banana swingarm provides a clear passage for the exhaust system and weighs only 4860 grams, well under the 5 kg figure considered by experts to be the reference weight for this component.

SUSPENSION

The fork is a Showa upside down unit, with 43 mm stanchions for a perfect balance between precision on the racetrack and comfort on the road. And to ensure that the ideal setup can be achieved for all styles and conditions, on the road and on the track alike, the fork is fully adjustable in spring preload and in compression and rebound damping.

The Sachs monoshock at the rear is likewise adjustable in spring preload and rebound damping.

With the arrival of the Factory version, the meanest, most aggressive naked on the road really reveals its true racing nature. The Tuono 1000 R Factory offers a level of performance that no other twin can match. And an amazingly sophisticated chassis means that it need not fear competition even from genuine superbikes.

On the Tuono 1000 R Factory, the suspension is designed to respond instantly to input from the most expert riders. No compromises have been made to ensure ultimate handling on the racetrack. The Tuono Factory is equipped with state-of-the-art suspension. The 43 mm Öhlins upside down fork gives you unrivalled precision and sliding action. And of course, the fork is fully adjustable in spring preload, and in hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Every rider can therefore find exactly the right setup for his own level of skill and experience.

The fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock at the rear also offers perfect action and precision, and plays an essential part in ensuring the unique handling of the Tuono 1000 Factory on road and track alike.

BRAKING SYSTEM

The braking system has undergone a number of major changes. The Tuono 1000 is equipped with Brembo Gold radial calipers featuring two separate sintered pads.

The two 320 mm floating steel discs feature a narrower braking band to minimise inertia and weight and are fixed in place by Aprilia’s exclusive six spoke flange.

The rear braking system is Brembo Gold too, with a 220 mm stainless steel disc and a caliper with two 32 mm pistons.

The front and rear brakes both use aeronautical metal braided hoses to eliminate the sponginess inevitably associated with conventional brake hoses and to ensure maximum braking precision.

COMPONENTS

The following components deserve special mention.

– The dashboard is a mixed (digital-analog) unit. It uses the data received over the CAN line to perform an essential autodiagnostic function for which it incorporates a dedicated memory. The new dashboard control unit performs the same functions as the previous unit (including the 40 lap timer) but is more compact and modern in design and extremely lightweight. User friendliness has improved too, with all functions controlled from two practical push-buttons on the left hand light switch.

The LED backlighting can also be adjusted to three levels of intensity.
” The headlight cluster is derived from that of the RSV, and incorporates four light units for perfect night-time visibility.
” The new tail light cluster features the innovative design and LED lighting of the RSV.
” The ignition key is internally coded, and the ignition block is fitted with an engine immobiliser as standard.

The Tuono 1000 R Factory is the ultimate expression of the almost maniacal attention to detail and component quality that distinguishes all Aprilia sports motorcycles. Carbon fibre and lightweight aluminium magnesium alloys abound. These advanced materials contribute to the creation of a motorcycle that combines power and lightness in a way that is unique on the naked bike market.

Reduction of unsuspended mass has contributed to a level of handling and control beyond the reach of the competition. The Tuono 1000 R Factory is equipped with ultra-light forged aluminium wheels, made to Aprilia’s own specifications. The major saving in weight that these wheels provide minimises inertia and makes the bike even more responsive and precise in setting up trajectories through bends. Lighter wheels also offer less resistance to acceleration and braking forces, improving handling and performance even further.

The belly pan, side panels and mudguards are all made from this prestigious material and, in conjunction with the forged wheels contribute to reducing weight to truly record levels (181 kg dry weight*).

COLOUR SCHEMES
Total attention to detail and design is also evident in the colour schemes and graphics that underline the aggressive nature of the Tuono 1000.

The Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory is finished in the Dream Black colour scheme.

2009 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory – Press Release Specifications
MSRP:

Engine
V60 Magnesium longitudinal 60° V twin, four stroke. Liquid cooling with three-way pressurised circuit. Double overhead cams, mixed gear/chain timing drive, four valves per cylinder. Patented AVDC anti-vibration double countershaft.

Fuel
95 RON unleaded petrol.
Bore and stroke 97 x 67.5 mm.
Displacement 997.62 cc.
Compression ratio 11.8:1.
Maximum power at the crank 102 kW (139 HP) at 9,500 rpm.
Maximum torque at the crank 10.9 kgm (107 Nm) at 8,500 rpm.
Fuel system Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multi-point electronic injection. 57 mm diameter throttle bodies.
10.3 litre airbox with Air Runner ram air scoop.

Ignition
Digital electronic ignition, integrated with the injection control system. One spark plug per cylinder.
Starting Electric starter.

Exhaust system
Two silencers with three way catalytic converter and lambda probe oxygen sensor (Euro 3).
Generator 12 V – 500 W.
Lubrication Dry sump with separate oil reservoir.
Double trochoid pump with oil cooler.
Steel oil reservoir.

Gearbox
6 speed. Transmission ratios:
1st 34/15 (2.27)
2nd 31/19 (1.63)
3rd 26/20 (1.3)
4th 24/22 (1.091)
5th 24/25 (0.96)
6th 23/26 (0.88)
Clutch Multiple disc in oil bath with patented PPC power-assisted hydraulic control.
Metal braid clutch line.
Radial master cylinder.
Primary drive Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.935:1).

Final drive
Chain.
Transmission ratio: 40/16 (2.5:1).
Frame Box section sloping twin-spar frame in aluminium alloy.

Front suspension
Öhlins Racing 43 mm upside-down fork with adjustment for spring preload, compression and rebound damping. 120 mm wheel travel.
Rear suspension Aluminium alloy double banana swingarm. APS (Aprilia Progressive System) rising rate linkages.
Öhlins Racing hydraulic monoshock with piggy back cylinder, adjustable in spring preload, compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel 133 mm.

Brakes
Front: double floating disc in stainless steel, Ø 320 mm.
Brembo Triple Bridge radial caliper with four 34 mm pistons and four sintered pads.
Metal braided brake line.
Rear: Brembo stainless steel disc, Ø 220 mm. Twin piston calliper, 32 mm diameter pistons, sintered pads. Metal braided brake line.

Wheels
Aluminium alloy.
Front: 3.50 x 17″
Rear: 6.00 x 17″.
Tyres Radial tubeless.
Front: 120/70 ZR 17.
Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternatives: 190/50 ZR 17 and 180/55).
Dimensions Maximum length: 2,025 mm
Maximum width: 830 mm (at handlebars)
Maximum height: 1,100 mm (at handlebars)
Seat height: 810 mm
Handlebar height: 1,020 mm at bar ends
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm
Trail: 103.7 mm
Steering angle: 25°
Tank Capacity 18 litres, 4 litre reserve.

Colours
Dream black.

Accessories
Aprilia by Akrapovic Street Legal slip-on silencers
Aprilia By Akrapovic Street Legal complete exhaust system
Öhlins adjustable steering damper
Adjustable ergal footrests, ergal reversed gearshift
Pair of OZ forged magnesium wheels (red)
15 tooth sprocket
Crash bobbins
Carbon fibre expansion chamber cover
Carbon fibre oil tank cover
Carbon fibre LH side cover
Carbon fibre seat cowl
Carbon fibre RH-LH heel guards
Larger Plexiglass screen
Tank bag
Seat bag
Paddock stand
Aprilia electronic alarm (+ installation kit).

2009 Aprilia RXV 550

2009 Aprilia RXV 550

2009 Aprilia RXV 550

2009 Aprilia RXV 550

THE WORLD’S MOST REVOLUTIONARY OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE IS STILL EVOLVING. THE 2009 RXV INCORPORATES A WHOLE SERIES OF INNOVATIONS TO KEEP IT AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION.

Evolution in the name of competitiveness: this is the mission of Aprilia’s RXV 4.5/5.5 model year 2009. Experience gained from Aprilia Racing’s excellent results in the Enduro World Championship has led to Aprilia designers and engineers transferring even more race technology into this amazing production motorcycle.

Everybody involved with the RXV has worked hard and in close co-operation to introduce a number of major improvements compared to last year’s motorcycle, making this year’s model even more “race ready”, and better able to deliver complete satisfaction to demanding amateur and professional riders.

DESIGN: DETAILS COUNT

As with all Aprilia motorcycles, a tremendous amount of care and attention has been lavished on even the smallest details on the RXV.

As a result the RXV boasts a unique, unmistakable styling that is nevertheless fully functional in achieving the sort of unrivalled performance that a genuine competition motorcycle demands.

Essential, decisive lines convey a sensation of lightness and build quality. The RXV’s designers have been eager to incorporate the features that distinguish all Aprilias, and have launched a whole new type of off-road motorcycle. Everyone appreciates technology like the V twin engine, mixed steel trellis frame and sculpted swingarm. The tail and rear side panels are totally different in styling from traditional off-road designs. Whichever way you look at it, the RXV presents a host of stunning technical solutions, all enhanced by original racing colors to express the aggressive nature of this born-to-race mean machine.

Every aspect of the bike features intelligent design solutions. Fixed air ducts, for example, allow the fuel tank to tilt up for easy access to the air filter box.

Everything about the RXV is dedicated to winning races. The quest for technical perfection has led the design team to improve even the smallest details on the basis of input from the multi time champions who have raced the RXV.

ENGINE: CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION

The amazing 45.2 engine is, of course, the centre piece of RXV technology. Aprilia was the first manufacturer in the world to believe in the validity of V twin architecture in a market segment in which all other marques still cling rigidly to single cylinder engines. Aprilia’s high-tech V twin design has already proven to be 100% reliable in competition. Even homologation for road use has not compromised the technology and performance of this exceptional engine, which is produced entirely by Aprilia. Since the earliest stages of the design process, the 45.2 has evolved to keep pace with chassis development and to give the RXV an unbeatable mix of power and handling.

The 77° V angle is the result of extensive testing, aimed not only at boosting power but also at reducing vibration. As a result Aprilia’s engineers have been able to eliminate engine balancer shafts. Despite this the 45.2 engine still vibrates far less than any single cylinder alternative.

The cylinders themselves are integrated in the crankcase and have replaceable wet liners. This unique layout has allowed the engine ancillaries to be arranged in a way that achieves extremely compact dimensions. The results are amazing: the Aprilia V twin is one of the most compact twins in the world, and smaller in size than many singles of similar displacement.

All design choices have been taken in order to obtain maximum ridability and an extended power band for off-road riding.

The sophisticated electronic engine management system, developed by Aprilia Racing, incorporates numerous innovations for the off-road segment.

The injection system features 38 mm throttle bodies (40 mm on the 550) and is managed by a programmable control unit. The new ECU and stepper motor throttle bodies make starting much easier under all conditions, and deliver smoother and more controllable power too.

Reduced unitary displacement has allowed Aprilia to develop an extremely compact and lightweight crankshaft. The engine is more responsive to variations in throttle opening as a result, and the bike as a whole is faster and more maneuverable thanks to the reduced gyroscopic effect from the crankshaft.

In the MY ’09 the flywheel has increased in weight to improve power delivery and achieve a smoother ride.

The single overhead cam configuration with four titanium valves per cylinder head represents an ideal compromise between compact size, light weight and high performance.

Thanks to its advanced technology, the 45.2 is also an extremely silent running and ecological engine. Technology, after all, should mean reliability and longevity as well as high performance. The 45.2 engine touches new heights in this direction, and permits extremely easy access to parts requiring regular maintenance like the spark plugs, oil filter and air filter.

Just as much effort has been put into weight reduction, and the 45.2 engine sets a new record for a V twin with an electric starter. Abundant use has been made of prestige lightweight materials. The central crankcase sections are in aluminum-silicon alloy; external engine casings are in magnesium; the valves are in titanium; and all gears are exceptionally light in weight.

A closer look at the unique characteristics of the 45.2 engine:

Electronic fuel injection system with 38 mm throttle bodies (40 mm on the 550), complete with stepper motors and a new ECU that gives even better performance.
Dry sump lubrication with separate external reservoirs for gearbox and engine oil to avoid contaminating engine oil with particles of clutch friction lining, and for extended lubricant life.
Single overhead cam with four valve heads
Single piece crankshaft
Cylinders integrated in the crankcase with wet liners
Maximum engine speed 12,000 rpm on the 450 version

CHASSIS: LIGHTER THAN EVER

An uncompromising machine like the RXV demands a great chassis.

The perimeter frame has been developed in conjunction with the engine, with the result that the 2009 RXV has lost 2 kg in weight. The tubular steel trellis structure is interference fitted to forged aluminum side members to form an extremely rigid whole.

The engine itself forms an integral part of the chassis, acting as a load bearing element and contributing to overall rigidity.

The variable section aluminum alloy swingarm has been made even lighter to reduce rigidity and improve traction.

The rising rate suspension linkage is damped by a fully adjustable Sachs monoshock with piggy back cylinder and two different hydraulic settings for high and low speeds.

The calibration of the rear suspension has been modified for 2009 to improve stability and control over rough surfaces.

The 45 mm upside down fork also boasts new settings for greater high speed stability and improved damping over rocky ground, and can be adjusted to suit the needs of more expert users.

BRAKING SYSTEM

The advanced technology and high performance of the RXV chassis are reflected in a superb braking system. The RXV features lightweight wave discs (270 mm at the front) for maximum braking control even under the most challenging conditions.

The 240 mm rear disc is braked by a single piston caliper (lighter than on the previous model) for a perfect combination of power and control.

COMPONENTS: READY TO RACE

All parts of the Aprilia RXV are of the very best quality available.

Among the many prestige components are:

Digital instruments: ultra-lightweight, compact and designed to provide all the information a rider could possibly need.
Magura tapered aluminum handlebars with no cross member for optimal elasticity and control
High luminosity LED tail light
Aluminum oil filter cover
New race-derived electrical system
Racing sponge air filter

MAIN IMPROVEMENTS FOR M.Y. 2009

New aluminum swingarm with cast body and hydroformed members. The new swingarm is significantly lighter and more flexible, giving clear benefits in improved traction and better stability over rough ground (ruts/ridges).
Lighter and more compact rear brake caliper.
Fuel system with stepper motor throttle body control and new ECU. This development makes starting easier under all conditions and reduces weight significantly too. Power delivery is also smoother and easier to control.
Simplified, lighter rear frame for a reduced seat height and a more comfortable seating position for riders of “all sizes”.
Lower seat height (-5 mm).
New 2009 graphics and new seat.
Reduced weight (-2 Kg).

2009 Aprilia RXV 550 – USA Specifications
MSRP: $MSRP: 4.5 – $8,599*, 5.5 – $9,299* USD

Engine
77° V twin four stroke. Liquid cooled. Single overhead cam with rocker operated exhaust valves, chain timing drive. 4 valve heads with titanium valves.

Fuel
Lead-free petrol.

Bore x stroke
76 x 49.5 mm (80 x 55 mm).

Total displacement
449 cc (549 cc).

Compression ratio
12.5:1 (12:1).

Fuel system
Integrated electronic engine management system controlling ignition and fuel injection,
Throttle body: 38 mm (40 mm).

Ignition
Electronic.

Starting
Electric starting.

Alternator
340 W.

Lubrication
Dry sump with external oil tank. Separate gearbox lubrication.

Gearbox
5 speed. Enduro gear ratios:
1st 12/31
2nd 13/25
3rd 15/23
4th 19/24
5th 21/22

Clutch
Cable operated multi-plate wet clutch.

Primary drive
Spur gears.
Transmission ratio: 22/56.

Final drive
Chain. Transmission ratio: 15/50 (Z14 sprocket supplied).

Exhaust system
Underseat dual outlet (NOTE: Exhaust depicted is European style. USA models have twin under seat exhaust outlets.)

Frame
Chrome-molybdenum steel perimeter frame with aluminum alloy vertical members. Steering head (rake) angle 27°. Lightweight rear frame.

Front suspension
Ø 45 mm upside down fork with two adjustments.

Rear suspension
Aluminum swingarm with cast body and hydroformed members.
Hydraulic monoshock with compression and rebound adjustment.

Brakes
Front: Ø 270 mm floating disc in stainless steel with aluminum flange. Nissin floating caliper.
Rear: ? 240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.

Wheels
Black anodized aluminum alloy.
Front: 1.60 x 21”
Rear: 2.15 x 18”

Tyres
Front: Metzeler 90/90 x 21”
Rear: Metzeler 140/80 x 18”

Dimensions
Overall length: 2,222 mm
Overall width: 800 mm
Ground clearance: 396 mm
Seat height: 941 mm
Wheelbase: 1,495 mm

Fuel tank
Capacity 12 liters

2009 Aprilia RXV 550 – Canada Specifications
MSRP $TBA CDN

Engine
77° V twin four stroke. Liquid cooled. Single overhead cam with rocker operated exhaust valves, chain timing drive. 4 valve heads with titanium valves.

Fuel
Lead-free petrol.

Bore x stroke
76 x 49.5 mm (80 x 55 mm).

Total displacement
449 cc (549 cc).

Compression ratio
12.5:1 (12:1).

Fuel system
Integrated electronic engine management system controlling ignition and fuel injection,
Throttle body: 38 mm (40 mm).

Ignition
Electronic.

Starting
Electric starting.

Alternator
340 W.

Lubrication
Dry sump with external oil tank. Separate gearbox lubrication.

Gearbox
5 speed. Enduro gear ratios:
1st 12/31
2nd 13/25
3rd 15/23
4th 19/24
5th 21/22

Clutch
Cable operated multi-plate wet clutch.

Primary drive
Spur gears.
Transmission ratio: 22/56.

Final drive
Chain. Transmission ratio: 15/50 (Z14 sprocket supplied).

Exhaust system
Underseat dual outlet (NOTE: Exhaust depicted is European style. USA models have twin under seat exhaust outlets.)

Frame
Chrome-molybdenum steel perimeter frame with aluminum alloy vertical members. Steering head (rake) angle 27°. Lightweight rear frame.

Front suspension
Ø 45 mm upside down fork with two adjustments.

Rear suspension
Aluminum swingarm with cast body and hydroformed members.
Hydraulic monoshock with compression and rebound adjustment.

Brakes
Front: Ø 270 mm floating disc in stainless steel with aluminum flange. Nissin floating caliper.
Rear: ? 240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.

Wheels
Black anodized aluminum alloy.
Front: 1.60 x 21”
Rear: 2.15 x 18”

Tyres
Front: Metzeler 90/90 x 21”
Rear: Metzeler 140/80 x 18”

Dimensions
Overall length: 2,222 mm
Overall width: 800 mm
Ground clearance: 396 mm
Seat height: 941 mm
Wheelbase: 1,495 mm

Fuel tank
Capacity 12 liters

2009 Aprilia RXV 550 – UK Specifications
MSRP: £TBA

Engine
77° V twin four stroke. Liquid cooled. Single overhead cam with rocker operated exhaust valves, chain timing drive. 4 valve heads with titanium valves.

Fuel
Lead-free petrol.

Bore x stroke
76 x 49.5 mm (80 x 55 mm).

Total displacement
449 cc (549 cc).

Compression ratio
12.5:1 (12:1).

Fuel system
Integrated electronic engine management system controlling ignition and fuel injection,
Throttle body: 38 mm (40 mm).

Ignition
Electronic.

Starting
Electric starting.

Alternator
340 W.

Lubrication
Dry sump with external oil tank. Separate gearbox lubrication.

Gearbox
5 speed. Enduro gear ratios:
1st 12/31
2nd 13/25
3rd 15/23
4th 19/24
5th 21/22

Clutch
Cable operated multi-plate wet clutch.

Primary drive
Spur gears.
Transmission ratio: 22/56.

Final drive
Chain. Transmission ratio: 15/50 (Z14 sprocket supplied).

Exhaust system
Underseat dual outlet (NOTE: Exhaust depicted is European style. USA models have twin under seat exhaust outlets.)

Frame
Chrome-molybdenum steel perimeter frame with aluminum alloy vertical members. Steering head (rake) angle 27°. Lightweight rear frame.

Front suspension
Ø 45 mm upside down fork with two adjustments.

Rear suspension
Aluminum swingarm with cast body and hydroformed members.
Hydraulic monoshock with compression and rebound adjustment.

Brakes
Front: Ø 270 mm floating disc in stainless steel with aluminum flange. Nissin floating caliper.
Rear: ? 240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.

Wheels
Black anodized aluminum alloy.
Front: 1.60 x 21”
Rear: 2.15 x 18”

Tyres
Front: Metzeler 90/90 x 21”
Rear: Metzeler 140/80 x 18”

Dimensions
Overall length: 2,222 mm
Overall width: 800 mm
Ground clearance: 396 mm
Seat height: 941 mm
Wheelbase: 1,495 mm

Fuel tank
Capacity 12 liters

Colours, specifications and technical data may be subject to change without prior notice.

**NOTE: Exhaust depicted is European style. USA models have twin under seat exhaust outlets.

*All prices shown are MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price).

Freight/destination, tax, license, title, or other dealer charges and optional or regionally required equipment (e.g., helmet) are excluded. Pricing, standard features, specifications and available equipment are those in effect when the page on which the information appears was produced and are subject to change without notice. Some images may reflect European models. Obey local traffic safety laws and always wear a helmet, appropriate eyewear and proper apparel.

2009 Aprilia RSV4

2009 Aprilia RSV4

2009 Aprilia RSV4

2009 Aprilia RSV4

2009 Aprilia RSV4

2009 Aprilia RSV4

2009 Aprilia RSV4

A REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN PROJECT HAS LED TO A TRULY UNIQUE MOTORCYCLE AND APRILIA’S RETURN TO THE SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

APRILIA RSV4

Coming from a unique sporting heritage, Aprilia is proud to present the RSV4, the bike destined to mark the company’s return to the Superbike World Championship in 2009. This extraordinary machine has been conceived, designed and developed for competition use entirely by Aprilia Racing.
With its 65° V four, 999 cc engine, the RSV4 is a truly revolutionary machine. As riders have come to expect from Aprilia, it is totally innovative in styling and technology. V-four engine architecture, total electronic engine management, and an exceptionally light and compact chassis are just some of the features that make this bike unique in the world of motorcycling.

The road-going version of the RSV4 also benefits from the extraordinary technical know-how that Aprilia Racing has accumulated over two decades of success in MotoGP, and is packed with advanced racing solutions. In short, the RSV4 stands alone as an exclusive, genuine, and in many ways unique racing replica.

With 31 world championship titles, 250 MotoGP wins and 8 Superbike victories in the last sixteen years, Aprilia is a legend in modern motorcycling. Aprilia motorcycles have dominated circuits all over the world thanks to unconventional technical solutions, experimentation and innovation and, sometimes, by revolutionising technology thought to be unchangeable.

With this unique sporting heritage behind them, Aprilia is proud to present the RSV4, the bike with which Aprilia will return to the Superbike World Championship in 2009. This extraordinary machine has been conceived, designed and developed entirely by Aprilia Racing for competition use.

The RSV4 will make its debut in the 2009 Superbike World Championship. With four cylinders, 999 cc and top of the class power in the race-ready version, this revolutionary machine is packed with innovative design and manufacturing solutions of the sort we have come to expect from Aprilia. A V-four engine with total electronic management, and an exceptionally light and compact chassis are just some of the features that make this bike unique in the world of motorcycling. The revolutionary design of the Aprilia RSV4 comes directly from Europe’s biggest and most successful racing team.

The road-going version of the RSV4 also benefits from the extraordinary technical know-how that Aprilia Racing has accumulated over two decades of success in MotoGP, and is packed with advanced solutions from GP racing. In short, the RSV4 stands alone as a exclusive, genuine, and in many ways unique racing replica.

The Aprilia RSV4 is powered by the most revolutionary and most powerful engine ever developed by Aprilia. This 65° V four unit is based on an architecture that is unique in the world of supersport motorcycles, and features refined engineering combined with prestigious materials and advanced electronic management solutions.

The new engine uses multi-mapping ride-by-wire technology, a solution that opens up new horizons in engine control, and offers virtually infinite opportunities for power delivery and traction control (present as standard on the racing version).

The choice of a narrow V layout has led to the development of an incredibly narrow engine. This in turn has permitted weight to be centralised and chassis performance dramatically improved (thanks to a short wheelbase and long swingarm). The narrow V-four configuration permits a longer stroke to be used, with clear benefits in terms of improved engine breathing. High engine speeds can therefore be reached without having to extend the width of the crankcase. This is fundamentally important to aerodynamics and manoeuvrability (two characteristics for which Aprilia motorcycles have always been universally acclaimed).

The monobloc cylinder block features integrated liners for maximum rigidity and consistent efficiency. The air intake trumpets are variable in length. Each bank of cylinders has a servomotor dedicated exclusively to the operation of their two throttle bodies. The aperture of the four butterfly valves, and therefore the volume of air inducted, can therefore be controlled independently. This solution opens up new horizons in electronic engine and power management, resulting in truly advanced integral traction control. A cassette type gearbox and a slipper clutch demonstrate the racing character of this engine.

The Aprilia RSV4 has been designed and developed with competition in mind, and naturally offers all the adjustments normally found on racing machines. In particular, this most powerful Aprilia ever made stands out for its complete range of chassis adjustments. The variable geometry frame not only allows you to change parameters like headstock angle (thanks to interchangeable steering bushings), but even lets you adjust swingarm and engine position. Racing technology has been used for all aspects of construction. The RSV4’s aluminium frame and swingarm are constructed from a clever mix of thick-walled parts and variable section sheet.

All components are naturally of the highest calibre. They include an Öhlins fork, rear monoshock and steering damper, Brembo monobloc brake calipers and forged aluminium wheels.

The styling of the Aprilia RSV4 has followed the same approach as the rest of the design. The RSV4’s racing character is clear from every component, and from the absence of solutions chosen only for appearances. As a result the overall design of the RSV4 and the advanced technology of its component parts merge into a uniquely harmonious whole that is superbly functional on the racetrack – the natural habitat of this latest Aprilia.

The fairing has been developed in the wind tunnel. Minimal in size, it in no way detracts from the stunning technology of the engine. The frame/engine system is fully visible and bulges like muscles beyond the fairing.

The triple headlight cluster makes the RSV4 instantly recognisable and unique from the very first glance.

The superbly lightweight tail slopes upwards to emphasise the dynamic nature of the Aprilia RSV4. Even when stationary, the bike simply exudes a desire for speed and competition.

2009 Aprilia RSV4 – Press Release Specifications

Engine
Aprilia 65° cc longitudinal V four stroke. Liquid cooled. Double overhead camshaft; four valves per cylinder.
Bore and stroke 78 x 52.3 mm.
Displacement 998.9cc
Compression ratio 12.8:1
Max. power at crank 180 HP (132 kW) at 12,500 rpm
Max. torque at crank 115 Nm at 10,000 rpm
Fuel system Variable height intake trumpets. Airbox with aerodynamic side intakes. 4 throttle bodes, 8 injectors, ride-by-wire fuel management. Multimapping

Ignition
Electronic digital ignition integrated in the fuel management system.

Exhaust
4 into 2 into 1. Lambda probe oxygen sensor. Single lateral silencer. Integrated exhaust valve and catalytic converter. (Euro 3.)

Lubrication
Wet sump. Two pumps (lubrication and cooling). Oil cooler.

Gearbox
6 speed cassette type.
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch with slipper device.

Frame
Twin beam aluminium frame with mixed cast and pressed sheet sections. Adjustments for: headstock position and angle, engine height, swingarm pivot height.
Front suspension Öhlins 43 mm upside-down fork. Lower fork bottoms for radial calipers. Adjustment for preload, compression and rebound.
Rear suspension Double arch aluminium swingarm; mixed thin-wall casting and pressed sheet construction. Öhlins monoshock with piggy-back cylinder. Adjustments for compression, rebound, spring preload and length. APS rising rate linkages.

Front brake
Double 320 mm lightweight stainless steel floating discs. Brembo monobloc radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons. Sintered pads. Radial master cylinder. Metal braided brake line.
Rear brake
220 mm disc. Brembo floating caliper with 2 insulated pistons. Sintered pads. Master cylinder with integral reservoir. Metal braided brake line.

Wheels
Forged aluminium alloy. Front: 3.5″x17″ – Rear: 6″x17″.
Tyres Radial tubeless; 120/70 ZR 17 (front) and 190/55 ZR 17 (rear).

Dimensions
Overall length: 2,050 mm
Overall width: 715 mm (at handlebars)
Overall height: 1,165 mm
Wheelbase: 1,424 mm
Dry weight 179 Kg.
Fuel tank 17 litres.