The Aprilia is the name of agility and superb performance. The Aprilia RSV4 RF is one of the best, highly accessible, and most reliable sports models in the entire lineup. This motorcycle manufacturing brand has introduced some changes in the bike and has proudly launched the new Aprilia 2019 RSV4 RF Super Sports Bike for those who were waiting for this model.
This time, Aprilia has used a 65-degree V4 engine that was never seen on the factory bike. The frame was famous due to its heritage i.e., and It has won 18 titles along with 143 Grand Prix matches in the 250 GP class. The motorcycle contains one of the most advanced electronic systems that manage the engine and the RSV4 RF’s dynamic performance. The bike features the Ride-by-Wire multi-map accelerator as standard equipment along with a new APRC dynamic control system featuring an exclusive feature of self-calibration and wheelie control.
The primary goal of the bike was to manufacture a bike that gives an uncompromising performance. It was all possible from experience acquired in the most selective speed championships such as WSBK and MotoGP. The Aprilia RSV4 is an all-new natural evolution of this Aprilia project, which makes it capable of dominating the World SBK. The review of Aprilia RSV4 RF 2019 is written below.
Aprilia 2019 RSV4 RF Super Sports Bike – Features
The Aprilia RSV4 RF comes with an exceptional dynamic controls package designed and patented by Aprilia. The APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) is the well-known dynamic control suite derived directly from the winning technology in the world Superbike, which is one of the most complete and refined motorcycles currently available on the market. This particular positioning and orientation of the inertial platform that gives the operation of the system that allows for enhanced possibilities of detecting the bike’s dynamic conditions and, consequently, more effective electronic control strategies.
It is the fourth evolution of Aprilia’s APRC, which is perfectly integrated with electronic fine-tuning being guaranteed by the full Ride-by-Wire throttle control. The system has a built-in controls, and it requires no other components for electronic throttle valve management. It gives clear benefits by saving weight up to 590 grams.
The bike comes with the fourth generation APRC system that comes from the factory standard with advanced multi-map Cornering ABS. It was developed in collaboration with Bosch to ensure the extreme safety on the road and ultimate performance at the circuit. Thanks to the final weight and dimension, the 9.1 MP system can optimize braking and ABS intervention in corners. The response of a specific algorithm continually monitors various parameters i.e., lateral acceleration, lean, pitch, and yaw angle, and better stability.
The ABS works in unison with an all-new Aprilia RLM (Rear Liftup Mitigation) system that limits the lift of its rear wheel during more abrupt braking. Cornering ABS has been fine-tuned according to the specific indication of Aprilia. It has three levels of sensibility, plus it can be switched off. Each of its three Cornering ABS maps can be combined with any of the three engine maps i.e., Sport, Track, and Race. The three plans deliver full power, and it differs in the way that it unload the 201 HP of which the powerful Aprilia V4 is capable of the asphalt.
The color of TFT instrumentation is a real digital computer having exceptional display features. There are two selectable screen pages i.e., Road and Race, both of them have night and day backlighting. There is standard equipment for RSV4 RF i.e., V4-MP, the Aprilia Multimedia Platform. It allows the rider to connect his smartphone to the vehicle via Bluetooth, introducing an accurate corner-by-corner electronic settings calibration system with data.
Thanks to the use of the latest Italian technology, this sports bike is the world’s first full-scale production motorcycle with high performance narrow V4 engine. It is the most effective and revolutionary engines ever built by Aprilia. This engine has been made unmistakeable because of the use of total electronics because of its extremely compact size and lightweight. The maximum power of 201 HP at 13,000 rpm and torque of 115 Nm at 10,500 rpm has been achieved.
The lightweight pistons have been used in the bike that reduced the blow-by effect, plus they maintain the high performance and reliability. There is also a honing treatment for connecting rod heads that helps in reducing friction. The valve return springs ensure safety during heavier workloads while the valves benefit from optimized timing. The powerplant boasts an exhaust system with the silencer fitted with a double lambda probe with an integrated valve while the gearbox has a linear sensor that ensures flawless shifting operation.
The Aprilia 2019 RSV4 RF Motorcycle features an attractive frame in the world. The RSV4 RF features an exceptional possibility of adjustments that standard equipment chassis can offer. The Aprilia is the only sports motorcycle that that easily adjusts the engine position in the frame, the swingarm pivot, the headstock angle, and the rear end and height naturally in addition to the fully adjustable suspension.
The RF version of RSV4 features the sophisticated suspension system having fine adjustments both in hydraulics and spring preload. They ensure high performance, plus they are 800 grams lighter than the previous 2018 Aprilia RSV4 RF model. The latest generation OhlinsNIX fork unit gives dedicated progressive linkage that increases the reaction time of the shock absorber itself. There is an adjustable steering damper also supplied by Ohlins. The RSV4 range comes with the Brembo braking system, which is absolutely top of the line in the category. The front relies on the pair of new 5 mm thick steel discs with a diameter of 330 mm, and it is gripped by Monobloc M50 calipers attached with the friction coefficient brake pads.
Versions and Colors
The RSV4 RF comes in an exclusive version that comes standard with the latest generation Ohlins suspension systems, and lightweight aluminum forged rims. It stands out for the dedicated Superpole graphics that come color were black and red dominate.
The Aprilia RSV4 RF is available with accessories options;
- Slip-on racing exhaust
- Complete racing exhaust
- Öhlins TTX shock absorbers
- ÖhlinsNIX Fork
- Components in carbon
- Öhlins steering damper
- Mirror plugs
- License plate bracket cover
- Frame guards
- Forged rims
- Aluminum racing levers
- Motorcycle cover
In the end, Bikes Catalog would love to say that the Aprilia RSV4 RF Sports Bike is a superb bike that is one of the best and high performing bikes of all time. The engine is highly performing, and chassis is attractive. Those riders who like to ride with style should prefer the RF due to its lightweight, fantastic design and innovative electronics. It is one of the best bikes that gives the superb riding pleasure of all times.