Aprilia RSV4

Aprilia RSV4 four cylinder V-4 Superbike

New 2009 Aprilia RSV4 Production and World Superbikes Revealed
October 6th, Milan Italy - Aprilia used the occasion of the annual Intermot ’08. Motorcycle Show in Italy to unveil their all new 2009 RSV4 Factory production Superbike, along with the modified Race Team version that Max Biaggi will be racing in the 2009 World Superbike Championship as Aprila makes its return to that Series.

The RSV4 features an all new 65° V-4 double overhead cam watercooled fuel injected engine with a 78mm Bore x 52.3mm Stroke displacing 998.9cc and running a 128:1 compression ratio. Peak crank horsepower is 180CV @ 12,500rpm with Torque of 115Nm @ 10,000rpm. The production bike is catalytic converter equipped to Euro 3 Specs.

Aprilia RSV4

Apriia Factory RSV4

The chassis on the top-end RSV-4 Factory model receives full Ohlins suspension front and rear, Brembo mono bloc brakes, and forged Marchesini alloy wheels / tires 3.50x17 / 120/70 ZR 17 Front, and Rear 6.0x17" / 190/55 ZR 17. Specifications very much like the Ducati 1098S model, and we can certainly expect as always a lower priced lower suspension spec 'ed base model RSV4. Wheelbase is 1,424mm / 56.0ins with a dry weight of 179kg / 393.8lbs (which seems somewhat heavy).

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The works Aprilia RSV4 World Superbike (above and below in Black) gets full GP spec Ohlins Suspension, full electronic sensors with traction control, carbon fiber bodywork, and surprisingly, different wheels and swingarm.

Aprilia RSV4 World Superbike 2009

Apilia Dorsoduro 750

Aprilia SMV 750 Dorsoduro
The Maxi Supermoto Wars are on and we're loving it! Aprilia's counter attack to Ducati's low-tech 2-valve air cooled 1080cc V-twin Hypermotard is this hot new high tech 4-valve DOHC watercooled 750cc V-twin installed in a lightweight, agile frame. Add a streamlined design, wide handlebars and prestige components. This is the explosive cocktail just created by Aprilia’s R&D department and unveiled this week at IECMA.

Once again Aprilia has amazed the motorcycling world with another highly innovative design, destined to dominate the maxi motard segment. The Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO is not just another twin cylinder motard, but a motorcycle that embodies all of Aprilia’s vast experience in competitive supermotard racing, a speciality in which Aprilia has so often dominated the competition. The Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO is the ultimate mix of incredible agility, sports performance, essential styling and quality build, and combines features taken from the worlds of supersport and supermotard motorcycles (including top competition machines).

A riding position carefully calculated to deliver total control, a mighty 95 horsepower engine and an amazingly agile chassis are the distinctive features of the Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO.

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09-23-2008- 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 revolutionizing technology thought to be unchangeable.

With this unique sporting heritage, 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 an 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 centralized 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 maneuverability (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 aluminum frame and swingarm are constructed from a clever mix of thick-walled parts and variable section sheet.

All components are naturally of the highest caliber. They include an Öhlins fork, rear monoshock and steering damper, Brembo monobloc brake calipers and forged aluminum 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 recognizable and unique from the very first glance.
The superbly lightweight tail slopes upwards to emphasize the dynamic nature of the Aprilia RSV4. Even when stationary, the bike simply exudes a desire for speed and competition.

Aprilia RSV4 Website



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