New Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF

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Hot on the heels of the new Tuono RR, Aprilia has also revealed the new RSV4 RR and RF.

Both variants were announced at Intermot this week and according to Aprilia, updates to the RSV4 have resulted in a one second per lap increase in speed when compared to its predecessor.

And the Italian manufacturer’s flagship model can point to a new suspension system from Ohlins, as well as an updated electronics pack and braking system for its gains around the track.

New electronics pack

The RSV4’s new electronic package is called Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC).

APRC comes with a traction control system that can be adjusted by the rider while they’re behind the handlebars without having to close off the throttle.

It also uses a new algorithm to make it more precise and comes with a wheelie control system that also works in the same way.

On top of APRC, the 2017 RSV4 comes with a refined version of Aprilia Launch Control (ALC), a pitlane limiter and cruise control.

Designed with the track in mind

It’s pretty clear from the specification details that the Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF have been updated with the track in mind.

And to that end the engine gets a new exhaust system, Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and 300rpm more than its predecessor.

Pistons are lighter than before, friction has been reduced and valve timing optimised to boost performance.

How do the RSV4 RR and RF differ?

The RSV4 RF comes with a slightly different suspension setup and different graphics compared to the RR.

Other than that, both models are identical and will be realased in the UK in 2017.

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