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Aprilia Debuts 1078cc RSV4 Factory

The chassis architecture of the RSV4 RR is completed by a Sachs suspension trio (instead of the Öhlins equipment on the RSV4 1100 Factory), made up of a fork with 43 mm stanchions and a shock absorber with separate “piggy back” and a steering damper, the first two fully adjustable in all hydraulic functions and in spring preload (the shock absorber also has a center-to-center length adjustment that allows the height of the rear end to be changed).

On the RSV4 RR, Aprilia offers a pair of cast aluminum wheels and a Brembo braking system that is the absolute top of the line in this category: the front relies on a pair of new 5 mm thick steel discs with a diameter of 330 mm, gripped by the monobloc M50 calipers fitted with high friction coefficient brake pads.

Versions and Colors

Aprilia RSV4 RR is available in two attractive new color schemes on a black and grey base (Rivazza grey and Arrabbiata black) with red wheel rims.

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory is the exclusive version that comes standard with latest generation Öhlins suspension systems, lightweight aluminum 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.

2019 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

Wide Range of Accessories

Aprilia has designed and developed a wide range of accessories, so you can personalize your RSV4 RR and RSV4 1100 Factory. High quality selected items to increase performance, make them more attractive or more comfortable.

Slip-on racing exhaust: made by Akrapovic, this item has a titanium silencer and is approved for street use. The carbon slip-on version is also available, exclusively for track use.

Complete racing exhaust: this is an exhaust system complete with headers made by Akrapovic. the muffler is in carbon.

ECU: Engine control unit dedicated to track use, programmed with racing maps. To be used if exhaust systems other than the original are mounted (complete or only slip-on terminal. Street legal or not) not supplied by Aprilia.

Öhlins TTX shock absorber (standard on RSV4 1100 Factory): the TTX line is the most prestigious of the products offered by Öhlins (top and bottom attachments are in billet aluminum). They allow full and fine adjustment in all shock absorbing functions. They can be fitted with linear sensors to install telemetry.

Öhlins steering damper (standard on RSV4 1100 Factory): the fine adjustment of this item’s hydraulics provides a front end that is always solid during the most violent acceleration.

Öhlins NIX Fork: (standard on RSV4 1100 Factory): top shelf performance on the track and on the road. A wide range of precision pre-load and hydraulic rebound and compression adjustments.

Components in carbon: Carbon components: fairings, mudguards and heel guards. Made in matte finished carbon fiber. They guarantee a sporty look and lower overall weight.

Front brake air intakes: these are easily installed on the front braking system, reducing temperatures and maintaining the same braking performance in situations of prolonged stress.

Mirror plugs: made from polyethylene, these are applied in place of the mirrors when using the bike on the track.

License plate hole cover: made of laser cut aluminum, this is applied after removing the license plate bracket when using the bike on the track.

Inverted racing gear lever: this is a mechanical element that inverts the gear shifting mode in order to improve performance on the track.

Forged rims (standard equipment on the RSV4 1100 Factory): made from aluminum with a forging process, these provide maximum resistance at a light weight, essential for increasing handling.

Aluminum racing levers: made in billet aluminum, they give the bike an even more aggressive look and reduce the weight of the factory component.

Mirror plugs: in high resistance plastic material. With laser engraved logos. Allow removal of the mirrors for track use.

Handlebar counterweights: made in billet aluminum. With black nylon plug and laser engraved logos. The particular construction hides the fixing screw.

Tank bag: this bag is made of technical fabric with carbon-look inserts. Tested and approved to resist oil, fuel, UV rays and not to compromise stability even at high speeds.

Adjustable license plate bracket: made in laser-cut steel. Includes the LED license plate light.

Motorcycle cover: made of breathable Lycra, this cover was designed to protect your bike from dust.

Aprilia MIA kit: this is the installation kit for the multimedia platform dedicated to the Aprilia V4 models made up of a Bluetooth control unit and all the wiring needed for installation.

2019 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

APRILIA RSV4 1100 Factory: Technical Specifications
[in brackets the data referring to RSV4 RR]

Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo caliper with two 32 mm separate pistons Æ. 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].

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 [78 x 52.3 mm]
Total engine capacity 1,078cc (999,6 cc)
Compression ratio 13.6:1
Maximum power at crankshaft 217 HP (159.6 kW) at 13,200 rpm [201 HP (148 kW) at 13,000 rpm]
Maximum torque at crankshaft 122 Nm at 11,000 rpm [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: 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 [Sachs non-adjustable steering damper]

Front suspension Öhlins NIX fork with Æ 43 mm stanchions and TIN surface treatment. [Sachs fork with Æ 43 mm stanchions]; Aluminum radial caliper mounting bracket. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. 125 mm

[120 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. [Sachs monoshock adjustable in: hydraulic compression and rebound damping, spring preload and center-to-center distance]. 120 mm [130 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 [M50] 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. [Aprilia in aluminum alloy wheels with 3 split spoke design].

Front: 3.5”X17”

Rear: 6”X17”

Tires Radial tubeless. front: 120/70 ZR 17

rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)




Wheelbase: 1439 mm [1441.6 mm]

Length: 2052 mm [2055 mm]

Width: 735 mm

Saddle height: 851 mm [853 mm]

Headstock angle: 24.5° [24.6°]

Trail: 103.8 mm [101.9 mm]

Weight: 199 kg [204 kg] curb weight with a full tank of fuel; dry weight: 177 kg [180 kg]




6.50 liters/100 km [6.67 liters/100 km]

CO2 emissions 155 g/km [156 g/km]
Fuel tank capacity 18.5 liters (including 4-litre reserve)

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  1. Brad Smith says:

    This bike has more horsepower than my first 4 bikes combined: 1969 CB350, 1979 CX500, 1982 GS750EZ and 1991 DR350S. Yikes.

    • GreenMan says:

      I’d prefer these 4 bikes instead of this crotch rocket, any day.

      That kind of power only make sense on a race track and race track ONLY.

  2. Tom R says:

    Displacement creep/cheater bikes…

    • Dave says:

      Cheating who?

      • Selecter says:

        This was my reaction. The RR remains as a homologation model. For street bikes, more displacement will almost always be seen as a positive attribute.

        I was kinda waiting for when Aprilia was finally going to throw the more bottom-end-rich 1078 into an RSV4. Seems like they just needed a bit of goading from Ducati!

  3. ben says:

    I want that engine in a 1290 super duke R sized upright naked… the tuono is too cramped

  4. Kinicki says:

    It also holds the record for the most pages of “Hype”…..4 pages???

  5. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    There are a total of 17 Aprilia motorcycle dealers on the west coast of America, which sounds fair to middling. 14 are clustered evenly in two and a half cities of Califiornia, 2 in Washington, and 1 in Oregon. I am not interested in boutique motorcycles, even if they are very good, with Italian product support excellence.

  6. mickey says:

    And just like that the new BMW is yesterday’s news

    • TimC says:

      And I guess everyone got tired of pointing out its excess and doesn’t feel the need to here – we got crickets. Which is nice.


  7. Pacer says:

    Take that Ducati.

  8. bmbktmracer says:

    Really gorgeous motorcycle for the well-leathered set. They need to add a 4th rider mode: squid… just to keep the profilers from wadding the thing.

    • Blackcayman says:

      Exactly right!

      It should actually be labeled “Squid”. Even cutting the HP in half is still plenty to get into Big Trouble.

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