The new Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike is the stuff of legends, and it started with the dream of setting records on the racing track and winning over the hearts of riders, and after that, it has never looked back as a model after the model has been constantly tweaked. The Aprilia engineers have tested the motorcycle to its limit. As a result of series of tests and trials, the bike has reached its advanced level and offers outstanding performance. The newest demonstration of this unwavering commitment to excellence is the new RSV4 and Tuono V4, two motorcycles enhancing refined mechanics and aesthetics with revisited electronics and ergonomics. The review of the Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike with its price and specification is given below.
Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike – Features and Price
The new Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike is not merely a bike but the embodiment of simply unbelievable design in a sector brimming with unique technology. It exemplifies what can be achieved through the experience and know-how of the racing department with a long history of creating winning bikes. The new Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike is an undisputed motorcycle and hyper naked per excellence, just like the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory.
The new design comes with intensive research into the motorcycle’s aerodynamic. The overall styling was encouraged by the ultra-modern RS 660, while the curves, the yield of wind tunnel testing allow for a remarkably low resistance coefficient resulting in a significant and exhilarating increase in performance at high speeds.
The new Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike comes in Dark Losail while the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory version is available in a choice so Aprilia Lava Red. Whatever color scheme the rider chooses, he will always receive a high-performance ride due to the revamped V4 1,099cc engine and a revisited chassis that has been fine-tuned to accommodate riders of all shapes and sizes.
An improved ergonomics comes in a new fuel tank and saddle that gives a perfect riding position. It marks it easier for the rider to place his feet on a saddle. At the same time, the more intuitive electronic controls feature a larger TFT instrument panel and the new Marelli 11MP ECP that offers improved control of the Ride-by-Wire throttle.
The history of the Aprilia RSV4 sports bike is one of the fascinating bike stories in the world. The motorcycle was built to win on the track at any cost. The motorcycle dominated for a decade and earned the approval of critics and titles in every category of championships. In the most extreme evolution, it even raced in the MotoGP World Championship.
It is the result of constant evolution and hard work in the field of research and development. The Aprilia RSV4 sports bike has been constantly updated and refined over the period of time, remaining the reference point for performance and sportiness.
The new design of the Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike results from a great deal of work done in terms of applied aerodynamics, approving Aprilia’s commitment to studying increasingly complex and innovative solutions. The style is inspired by the ultra-modern RS 660 and its ergonomically perfect shape is the result of consistent wind tunnel testes that allow an extremely low aerodynamic resistance coefficient with a significant benefit in terms of performance.
What’s new in 2021
The winglets are no larger available as an additional element on the panels. Still, they are built into the double-wall fairing, which is a solution that optimizes stability at high speeds and simultaneously improves engine cooling. In addition, it is a perfect representation of highly aesthetic features. The triple LED front headlight unit features perimeter DRL lights that represent the lighting signature of the Aprilia sport motorcycle and include the bending lights function. It has a pair of auxiliary lights that illuminate the inside of the turn, thus increasing visibility when cornering.
The ergonomics of the Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike are entirely new and improved thanks to the new fuel tank and saddle that help the rider fit perfectly with the fairing.
Moreover, the electronic controls are more functional and intuitive, and the new TFT instrumentation is more extensive and complete. Thanks to the new Marelli 11MP ECU and an all-new six-axis inertial platform, both are more powerful, electronic management has improved with control of the full Ride-by-Wire throttle and the APRC operating logic has also been refined. The exclusive suite of Aprilia electronic controls has also been completed by introducing the multi-level engine control.
There are six riding modes available in the new Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike, three for the track and three for the road while the electronics including Wheelie Control, Traction Control, Engine Brake, ABS, and some other parameters.
The new Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike comes with an ultra-fine chassis architecture that depicts its legacy as it won 18 world titles and 143 Grand Prix races in the 250 class. The motorcycle has undergone a drastic change with the new swingarm, lighter and with a reinforced lower brace, inspired by the one of the Aprilia RS-GP used in MotoGP. The motorcycle is designed to lower masses and increase the stability of the rear section in acceleration. The bike features forged aluminum wheel rims, the semi-active Ohlins Smart EC 2 suspension system and the Brembo Stylema brake calipers.
The new Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike is the first mass-produced high-performance narrow V4 engine in the world. It is the most revolutionary and powerful engine ever built by Aprilia that got approval Euro 4 emission approval. The engine gains more torque and confirms an excellent power level of 217 HP with a a new exhaust system and improved effective engine displacement.
The new Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike is available in the Dark Losail color option.
Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike – Technical Specifications
Engine and transmission
|Displacement||1099 ccm (67.06 cubic inches)|
|Engine type||V4, four-stroke|
|Engine details||Longitudinal 65° V4|
|Power||217 HP (158.4 kW) at 13200 RPM|
|Torque||122 Nm (12.4 kgf-m or 90.0 ft.lbs) at 11000 RPM|
|Bore x stroke||85 mm x 52.3 mm (3.3 inches x 2.1 inches)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Fuel system||Injection. Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with four injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management. Choice of three unique engine maps selectable by the rider having the bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R|
|Fuel control||Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC)|
|Ignition||Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system joined into the engine control system, including one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil” type coils|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)|
|Transmission type, final drive||Chain|
|Clutch||Multiplate wet clutch with a mechanical slipper system.|
|Driveline||Straight cut gears & integrated, flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 primary drive. Chain 42/16 final drive.|
|Fuel consumption||6.50 litres/100 km (15.4 km/l or 36.19 mpg)|
|Greenhouse gases||150.8 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)|
|Emission details||Euro 5|
|Exhaust system||Four into two into one layout, single oxygen sensor, single lateral silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)|
Chassis, suspension, brakes, and wheels
|Frame type||Aluminum dual beam chassis with cast and pressed sheet elements. (Sachs steering damper on APRC version)|
|Rake (fork angle)||24.5-degree|
|Trail||104 mm (4.1 inches)|
|Front suspension||Öhlins NIX upside-down fork, Ø 43mm stanchions. Electronics management system Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 (OBTi).|
|Front-wheel travel||125 mm (4.9 inches)|
|Rear suspension||Öhlins TTX single shock absorber with piggyback, Electronics management system Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 (OBTi).|
|Rear-wheel travel||115 mm (4.5 inches)|
|Front brakes||Double disc. ABS. Ø 330 mm floating double disc having aluminum flange Brembo STYLEMA® 4-piston mono-block radial calipers Radial pump and metal braid brake pipe|
|Diameter||330 mm (13.0 inches)|
|Rear brakes||Single disc. ABS. Brembo Ø 32mm twin isolated piston caliper Pump with integrated tank and metal braid pipe|
|Diameter||220 mm (8.7 inches)|
|Wheels||Forged aluminum allow wheel, fully machined, with five double spokes|
Physical measures and capacities
|Dry weight||177.0 kg (390.2 pounds)|
|Weight incl. oil, gas, etc||199.0 kg (438.7 pounds)|
|Power/weight ratio||1.2260 HP/kg|
|Seat height||840 mm (33.1 inches)|
|Overall height||1090 mm (42.9 inches)|
|Overall length||2052 mm (80.8 inches)|
|Overall width||735 mm (28.9 inches)|
|Ground clearance||125 mm (4.9 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1439 mm (56.7 inches)|
|Fuel capacity||18.50 liters (4.89 US gallons)|
|Reserve fuel capacity||4 liters (1.06 US gallons)|
|Color options||Dark Losail|
|Electrical||Flywheel mounted 420W alternator, including rare earth magnets.|
|Light||Triple LED headlight with two lights that illuminate the inside of the turn, increasing visibility when cornering.|
The new Aprilia 2021 RSV4 Sports Bike features a high-performance engine that ensures excellent torque and remarkable power output. Its chassis has been designed to provide perfect riding pleasure and its ergonomically perfect shape offers a unique aerodynamic shape. The suspension system gives smooth riding pleasure, while the braking system provides a special stopping force.