News 8 Nov 2018

Upgrades for 2019 Aprilia range confirmed at EICMA

RSV4 1100 Factory introduced as RS 660 concept bike is unveiled.

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Aprilia has confirmed a host of upgrades to its 2019 motorcycle range at EICMA, while also unveiling the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory and the RS 660 concept bike.

Unmistakeable in its design lucidity and applied technology, the RSV4 is conceived around a 65-degree V4 engine never before seen on a factory sport bike, a frame which is the heir to a dynasty that has won 18 titles and 143 Grand Prix races in the 250 GP.

The Aprilia RSV4 1000 RR and RSV4 1100 Factory are fitted with an exceptional dynamic controls package designed and patented by Aprilia. Each one of the two models benefits from a specific calibration of all the controls in line with the different performance levels the two bikes can boast.

The Aprilia RSV4 RR represents a top shelf technical platform, ready to provide the rider with a race replica performance and feeling. In order to support the most demanding riders, one of the available accessories Aprilia offers is the Track kit, a package of prestigious parts that work together to improve many aspects of the RSV4 RR such as its weight, handling and aerodynamics.

The Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory is the exclusive version that comes standard with latest generation Ohlins suspension systems, lightweight aluminium forged rims and the titanium Akrapovic exhaust terminal.

It stands out for its dedicated Atomico 6 graphics which highlight and enhance the use of precious technical materials such as carbon, thanks to the contrast with the total black matt paint. The upper steering yoke enhanced by the laser etched writing ‘1100 Factory’ in contrast completes the features of the new RSV4.

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While there’s no current word on the RS 660 concept going into the production, the bike is set to boast a 660cc parallel twin-cylinder engine derived from the V4 powerhouses used in the Tuono V4 and RSV4 1100 Factory.

It’s understood the manufacturer elected for a twin layout for its efficiency and compact nature, alongside the freedom that it left the designers to create a lightweight frame that uses the engine as a stressed member and a competent suspension package, capable of living up to its sporting appearance.

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