Aprilia RSV4 RF - 2018 Specifications and Reviews

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Replacement for the: 2015-2016 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

About the Aprilia RSV4 RF

Powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 999.6cc V4 engine, producing 201bhp.

Compared to the 2015-2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF this bike is 650 grams lighter and includes APRC electronics package with cornering ABS, new Ohlins suspension, new Brembo brakes, a downshifter and 10mm larger front discs. 

The APRC includes 8 level traction control, 3 level wheelie control and 3 level launch control as before but you now also get a speed limiter. All can be adjusted to your preference, even while the throttle is open, or turned off individually. The cornering ABS system also has 3 levels of intervention and an off mode.

The maximum adjustability theme runs throughout the RF with the headstock position/rake, engine height and swingarm pin height all being adjustable. 

Accessories include an Akrapovic carbon fibre slip-on end can, Akrapovic complete racing exhaust, carbon fairing/mudguards, mirror plugs and a reg plate cover (for track use only!), racing handlebar and pegs and Aluminium racing levers.

General information

Model:Aprilia RSV4 RF

Engine and Transmission Specifications

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)
Driveline: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)
Clutch:Multi-disc oil-bath, with mechanical slipper system
Transmission type,final drive:Chain
Cooling system:Liquid
Lubrication system:Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Ignition:Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
Fuel control:Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)
Fuel system:Injection. Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Marelli 48 mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latestgeneration Ride-by-Wire technology
Valves per cylinder:4
Bore x Stroke:78.0 x 52.3 mm (3.1 x 2.1 inches)
Torque:115.00 Nm (11.7 kgf-m or 84.8 ft.lbs) @ 10500 Revolutions">RPM
Power:201.00 Horsepower">HP (146.7 Kilowatt">kW)) @ 13000 Revolutions">RPM
Engine details:Titanium valves
Engine type:V4, four-stroke
Capacity:999.60 ccm (61.00 cubic inches)

Brakes, suspension, Frame and wheels

Wheels:Forged aluminium alloy, completely machined, 5 split spokes
Rear brakes diameter:220 mm (8.7 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc. ABS. Brembo calliper with two 32 mm separate pistons
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakes:Double disc. ABS. Floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins
Rear tyre:200/55-ZR17
Front tyre:120/70-ZR17
Rear wheel travel:130 mm (5.1 inches)
Rear Suspension:hlins TTX monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable.
Front wheel travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front Suspension:hlins NIX fork with TIN surface treatment.
Trail:105 mm (4.1 inches)
Rake (fork angle):24.5°
Frame type:Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements. Sachs steering damper

Physical measures and capacities

Reserve fuel capacity:4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
Fuel capacity:18.50 litres (4.89 gallons)
Wheelbase:1,420 mm (55.9 inches)
Ground clearance:130 mm (5.1 inches)
Overall length:2,040 mm (80.3 inches)
Seat height:845 mm (33.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Power/weight ratio:1.1167 HP/kg
Dry weight:180.0 kg (396.8 pounds)

Other specs

Comments:APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (aTC), Wheelie Control (aWC), Launch Control (aLC), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently. Bosch 9MP switchable ABS.
Factory warranty:2-year unlimited-mileage warranty
Light:Triple headlight
Electrical:Flywheel mounted 420W alternator with rare earth magnets
Color options:Silver/red/green/black

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