The internet broke after last week’s announcement from Aprilia that the Noale factory would release a 230bhp track-only RSV4 for public consumption. Today in... Aprilia RSV4 R-FW + 2016 Updates to RF

aprilia_rsv4_rfw The internet broke after last week’s announcement from Aprilia that the Noale factory would release a 230bhp track-only RSV4 for public consumption. Today in Milan, Aprilia released further details of its plans on World Superbike for the masses, plus a lightly revised RF model with new Öhlins shock and V4 MP telemetry as standard.

The new ‘Factory Works’ project is run by Aprilia Racing and will use the RSV4 RR as a base to create five versions in varying states of tune, available to ‘anyone who wishes to compete or who wants an RSV4 with racetrack optimised performance.’ This means RSV4s in superstock and superbike guise (dependant on country) with various levels of in-house engine preparation (up to 230bhp), chassis spec’ and electronics.

For your dollar, Aprilia will also chuck in some technical training as you’ll more than likely need it to comprehend the maze of mechanical and electronic adjustment. You’ll also get a test session with Aprilia Racing’s test team. Serious enquires should got to Aprilia Racing’s special site for more info.

 

Option 1: RSV4 R-FW Stock1 MM Race
An Aprilia RSV4 with Race Pack (Öhlins suspension and forged rims)
Standard electronic system with an extra light lithium battery
ECU reprogrammed to Race version with race maps for engine and bike management, developed by Aprilia Racing.
Settings reprogrammed for race use.
Braking optimised and weight reduced, ABS removed
Engine weight reduced without the water thermostat, with a simplified water tubes kit and secondary air system closed.
Optional: Akrapovic exhaust kit, complete fairing kit, dedicated suspensions setting and complete engine optimisation.

Option 2: RSV4 R-FW Stock2 APX Race
An Aprilia RSV4 with Race Pack (Öhlins suspension and forged rims).
Simplified, lightweight, racing version electronic system with dedicated bike and engine wiring and a lithium battery.
APX2 logic unit developed by Aprilia Racing: ignition and engine control parameters may be programmed with the included hand terminal.
Data acquisition system allows logging of original sensors as well as optional sensors allowed by FIM Superstock 1000 rules.
Special Aprilia Racing instruments.
Special engine with Aprilia Racing preparation.
Optional: Akrapovic exhaust kit, complete fairing kit, dedicated suspensions setting.

Option 3: RSV4 R-FW SBK
An Aprilia RSV4 with Race Pack (Öhlins suspension and forged rims).
Simplified, lightweight, racing version electronic system with dedicated bike and engine wiring and a lithium battery
APX2 logic unit developed by Aprilia Racing, complete with GPS module, ignition and engine control parameters may be programmed with the included hand terminal. The unit includes a data acquisition system with optional telemetry sensors kit
Special Aprilia Racing instruments with racing buttons.
Electronic gearbox with assisted shifting (blipper)
Special Aprilia Racing tools
Special engine with SBK preparation by Aprilia Racing

Option 4: RSV4 R-FW W-SBK
Replica of the RSV4 Superbike used by the official Aprilia Racing Team in the SBK World Championship. Both the bike and the level of assistance are tailored in accordance with budget and ambitions.

Option 5: The Daddy – RSV4 R-FW MISANO
The Misano is a demonstration of what can be done with the Factory Works program. According to Aprilia, this is entry-level WSBK material.

 

 

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