2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 RF
Aprilia RSV4 1000 RR

Aprilia’s RSV4 RF goes 1100 in 2019
Due in Australia around May/June


For 2019 Aprilia have announced that their RSV4 sportsbike will receive the Tuono treatment with the Factory edition scoring a big torque boost with a move to a larger 1078 cc powerplant. It seems Aprilia has Ducati’s Panigale V4 in its sights with the bigger donk for the streetbike. 

Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory with new 1078cc powerplant

The RR version will retain a 1000 cc capacity in order to comply with Superbike racing regulations.

Aprilia RSV RR
2019 Aprilia RSV4 RR retains 1000cc for competition

With a wealth of experience acquired in championships such as WSBK and MotoGP, Aprilia have been able to lead the transfer of technology to their factory products like the full ride-by-wire throttle and dynamic controls package, or APRC, as it is most commonly known on Aprilia machines.


Aprilia 65° V4 engine

With the introduction of RSV4 1100 Factory, the V4 from Aprilia reaches another crossroad, increasing displacement to 1078cc, based on the experience taken from this solution on the Tuono V4, the naked version of the RSV4 which went from 1000cc to 1100cc in 2015.

Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory – Power is now boosted to 217hp

The RSV4 1100 Factory engine displacement is achieved thanks to a bigger bore that has seen the four pistions grow from 78 to 81mm; while the 52.3mm stroke remains unchanged. The heady compression ratio of 13.6:1 also remains unchanged.

To improve wet sump lubrication, there is a new oil pump with greater flow capacity; the piston temperature has now been lowered thanks to the use of a double oil jet. The timing system boasts optimised intake valve timing, while the primary drive now counts on a longer ratio for fifth and sixth gear. The electronic injection system now uses a throttle valve support with a more aerodynamic profile in order to improve fluid-dynamic permeability.

Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory now with 122Nm of torque

The Magneti Marelli 7SM ECU has a new specific map with limiter management set at 13,600rpm. This brings maximum power to 217 HP at 13,200rpm, while maximum torque also benefits from these changes, obtaining a clear increase along the entire range of more than 10 per cent compared to the 1000cc engine, reaching a maximum value of 122 Nm at 11,000rpm.

This makes the RSV4 1100 Factory not only more effective in acceleration even from low speeds on the track, but also more thrilling to ride on the road, while last but not least, the exhaust system was optimised, not only in the layout of the manifolds, but also adding the street-legal titanium Akrapovic terminal as standard equipment, which is significantly lighter than the previous unit.

Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

The new Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory also benefits from finer calibration suited for the revamped performance of its APRC electronic controls package, alongside the standard high performance fitment of extremely lightweight pistons with brand new segments that reduce the blow-by effect, a honing treatment for the connecting rod heads that contributes to reducing friction and valve return springs that guarantee reliability during heavier work loads, while the valves benefit from optimised timing.


Race inspired adjustable chassis

A particularly exclusive feature to the RSV4 RR and RF (and has been a characteristics of the previous generation RSV4 models) is the possibility of adjustment that the standard chassis is able to offer. Aprilia’s RSV4 allowing the rider to adjust the engine position in the frame, the headstock angle, the swingarm pivot and the rear end height, in addition to the fully adjustable suspension.

Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

The RF version of the RSV4 offers sophisticated suspension systems with fine adjustments both in hydraulics and spring preload, ensuring higher performance and weight savings of 800grams over the previous versions. The fork is a latest generation Öhlins NIX unit, as is the TTX shock absorber, and the latter is operated by dedicated progressive linkage that increases the reaction time of the shock absorber itself. There is also an adjustable steering damper, also supplied by Öhlins.

Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

On the RSV4 range, Aprilia fits a premium Brembo braking system, with a pair of new 5mm thick steel discs with a diameter of 330mm, gripped by the monobloc M50 callipers fitted with high friction coefficient brake pads.


APRC – Electronics Package

Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF are both fitted with the dynamic controls package designed and patented by Aprilia. APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) is their dynamic control suite derived directly from technology in world Superbike. The latest positioning and orientation of the inertial platform that governs the operation of the system allows for improved possibilities of detecting the bike’s dynamic conditions and, consequently, more effective electronic control strategies.

Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

The fourth evolution of Aprilia’s APRC is integrated with electronic fine tuning guaranteed by the full Ride-by-Wire throttle control which is completely built-in and requires no other components for electronic throttle valve management. This provides clear benefits in terms of weight.

Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

APRC, which comes as standard equipment on the Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF, includes:

  • ATC – Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable on the fly to eight settings thanks to a practical joystick.
  • AWC – Aprilia Wheelie Control, the wheelie control system that can be adjusted to three levels.
  • ALC – Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with three settings.
  • AQS – Aprilia Quick Shift, the electronic gearbox that allows shifting without closing the throttle and without using the clutch, also equipped with the downshift function, to allow clutchless downshifting.
  • APL – Aprilia Pit Limiter, the system that lets you select and limit the top speed allowed in pit lane at the track or simply to make it easier to comply with posted speed limits on the road.
  • ACC – Aprilia Cruise Control, Electronic management has allowed cruise control to be introduced.
Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

In addition to the fourth generation APRC system, RSV4 RR and RF come from the factory standard with advanced multimap Cornering ABS, developed in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee safety on the road and performance at the circuit.

The 9.1 MP system, is able to optimise braking and the ABS intervention in corners, thanks to a specific algorithm that constantly monitors various parameters such as lateral acceleration, the pressure applied to the front brake lever, the lean, pitch and yaw angle, modulating the braking action in order to better guarantee the ratio between deceleration and stability.

Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

The ABS system works in unison with the Aprilia RLM (Rear Liftup Mitigation) system that limits the lift of the rear wheel during more abrupt braking. Cornering ABS, fine tuned in accordance with Aprilia’s specific indications, is adjustable to three levels of sensibility and can be switched off.

Each of the three Cornering ABS maps can be combined with any of the three engine maps (Sport, Track, Race), allowing riders with different experience and skill levels to find the best possible combination for their style. Each of the three maps are full power, but differ in how they deliver power, while also effecting engine brake levels.

Aprilia RSV Factory
2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

The colour TFT instrumentation offers two selectable screen pages (Road and Race, both with night and day backlighting), while standard equipment for the RSV4 RF (and optional for the RSV4 RR), is V4-MP, the Aprilia multimedia platform that lets you connect your smartphone to the vehicle via Bluetooth, introducing for the first time a true corner by corner electronic settings calibration system with data that can subsequently be downloaded to your laptop (or displayed directly on the smartphone) for analysis, just like they do at the races.


2019 RSV4 versions and colours

The RSV4 RR incorporates all the electronic, engine and brake features introduced on the sibling RSV4 RF, and ass standard equipment it also has features which were once exclusive to the Factory version, such as magnesium external housings, oil sump and head covers and a wide range of chassis adjustments.

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2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory – Arrabbiata Black

The Aprilia RSV4 RR is available in two new colour schemes, both matte, on a black and grey base (Rivazza grey and Arrabbiata black) with red wheel rims.

Aprilia RSV RR
2019 Aprilia RSV4 RR – Superpole

The Aprilia RSV4 RF is the exclusive version that comes standard with latest generation Öhlins suspension systems and lightweight aluminium forged rims, featuring the dedicated “Superpole” graphics combine black and red colours.


Wide range of accessories

Aprilia has also designed and developed a wide range of accessories to personalise theRSV4 RR and RF. High quality selected items to increase performance, make them more attractive or more comfortable.

Aprilia RSV RR
2019 Aprilia RSV4 RR

2019 Aprilia RSV4 Technical Specifications
[in brackets the data referring to RSV4 RR with Race Pack]

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Technical Specifications
Engine type Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Fuel Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke 78 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity 999.6 cc
Compression ratio 13.6:1
Maximum power at crankshaft 201 HP (148 kW) at 13,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 115 Nm at 10,500 rpm
Fuel system Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 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 (Race)
Ignition Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
Starter Electric
Exhaust 4 into 2 into 1 layout, two lambda probes, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4)
Alternator Flywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Transmission 6-speed cassette type gearbox
1st: 39/15 (2.600)
2nd: 33/16 (2.063)
3rd: 34/20 (1.700)
4th: 31/21 (1.476)
5th: 31/23 (1.348)
6th: 34/27 (1.259)
Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)
Clutch Multi plate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Primary drive Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive Chain: Drive ratio: 41/16 (2.562)
Traction management APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APT), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently
Frame Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements Available adjustments:
headstock position and rake
engine height
swingarm pin height
Non adjustable Sachs steering damper
[Adjustable Öhlins steering damper]
Front suspension Sachs Fork with 43 mmÆ stanchions;
[Öhlins NIX fork with TIN surface treatment].
Forged billet aluminium radial calliper mountings. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension Double braced aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.
Sachs monoshock adjustable in: hydraulics in compression and rebound, spring preload
[Öhlins TTX monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping.] New progressive linkage. 130 mm [120 mm] wheel travel.
Brakes Front: Dual 330-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo M50 monobloc radial callipers with 4Æ 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose
Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with twoÆ 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose
Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering function, adjustable to 3 maps equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) (can be disabled).
Wheel rims Aprilia aluminium alloy rims with three split spokes,
[Forged aluminium alloy, completely machined, five split spokes].
Front: 3.50 x 17in
Rear: 6.00 x 17in
Tyres Radial tubeless.
Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)
Dimensions Wheelbase: 1435 mm
Length: 2055 mm
Width: 735 mm
Saddle height: 845 mm
Headstock angle: 25°
Trail: 104.8 mm
Weight: 204 kg weight with a full tank of fuel
Consumption 6.67 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions 156 g/km
Fuel tank capacity 18.5 litres (including 4-litre reserve)

 

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Technical Specifications
Engine type Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Bore and stroke 81 x 52.3 mm 
Total engine capacity 1,078cc 
Compression ratio 13.6:1
Max power at crankshaft 217 HP (159.6 kW) at 13,200 rpm
Max torque at crankshaft 122 Nm at 11,000 rpm 
Fuel system Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 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, Race
Ignition Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
Starter Electric
Exhaust 4 into 2 into 1 layout, two lambda probes, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4)
Alternator Flywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Transmission
6-speed cassette type gearbox
1st: 39/15 (2.600)
2nd: 33/16 (2.063)
3rd: 34/20 (1.700)
4th: 31/21 (1.476)
5th: 34/26 (1.307) [31/23 (1.348)]
6th: 33/27 (1.222) [34/27 (1.259)]
Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)
Clutch Multi plate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Primary drive Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive Chain: Drive ratio: 41/16 (2.562)
Traction management APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APT), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently
Frame
Aluminum dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements Available adjustments:·    
headstock position and rake
 engine height
swingarm pin height
Öhlins adjustable steering damper
Front suspension Öhlins NIX fork with Æ 43 mm stanchions and TIN surface treatment.; Aluminum radial caliper mounting bracket. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. 125 mm wheel travel
Rear suspension Double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.Öhlins TTX monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping.. 120 mm wheel travel.
Brakes Front: Dual 330-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless-steel rotor and aluminum flange with 6 pins. Brembo Stylema  monobloc radial calipers with 4Æ 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose
 Wheel rims Forged aluminum alloy wheels, completely machined, with 5 split spoke design.

Front: 3.5”X17”

Rear: 6”X17”

Tires Radial tubeless. front: 120/70 ZR 17rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)
Dimensions
Wheelbase: 1439 mm 
Length: 2052 mm 
Width: 735 mm
Saddle height: 851 mm 
Headstock angle: 24.5° 
Trail: 103.8 mm 
Weight: 199 kg curb weight with a full tank of fuel; dry weight: 177 kg 
 Consumption  6.50 liters/100 km
CO2 emissions 155 g/km
Fuel tank capacity 18.5 liters (including 4-litre reserve)

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