The 2019 Aprilia RSV4 Factory will boast 217 Horses with an updated 1078cc engine, coming factory direct with aerodynamic winglets. The 2019 RSV4 RR will retain the 999.6 displacement and acquire new livery for 2019.
Words: Allan Lane//Images: Aprilia
The RSV4 1100 Factory and RSV4 RR return to Aprilia’s model lineup for 2019. Both models have been elevated with performance peaking upgrades. The RSV4 is powered by a 65 degree V4 engine that boasts 217 horses and 1078ccs for the 1100 Factory version while the RR yields an output of 201 horses with an engine capacity of 1000ccs. The RR version is available in two new colorways: Rivazza Grey and Arrabbiata Black, on a black and grey base red wheel rims. The 1100 Factory features its Atomico 6 graphics kit that works in contrast to its matt black paint.
Most eye-catching on the 1100 Factory is the addition of the aerodynamic winglets on the fairings, adapted from the Aprilia Racing Team’s prototype RS-GP bike. Further improvements include chassis adjustability, Ohlins adjustable TTX series rear and NIX front suspension setups. The brake setup has been upgraded to the new Brembo Stylema front calipers which can be combined with carbon fiber air ducts that help reduce heat under heavy braking. The 100 Factory tips the scales at just 439 pounds, curb weight with a full tank of fuel. The weight reduction, compared to prior model years, is thanks to, in part to its new titanium Akrapovic exhaust system and a new lightweight Bosch lithium battery.
Aprilia’s electronics package offers an impressive suite of options for an enhanced rider experience. The Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) is standard on both the 1100 Factory and RR and is highlighted by adjustable traction control, wheelie control, launch control, quick shift, pit limiter, cruise control and advanced multimap cornering ABS. Complete ride by wire throttle control tops the APRC, giving the rider the absolute on the on the bike experience.