RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike Review Specs

RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike

The new RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike is one of the best and highly popular motorcycle that represents the performance and perfectibility. The bike has been developed after taking feedback from the Racing Department of Aprilia. Furthermore, genuine accessories help in enhancing rideability and performance. The Aprilia offers a Track kit, a package of prestigious parts that improve weight, aerodynamics, and handling. The MY 20 version of RSV4 RR does not have any technical changes for the previous 2019 RSV4 1000 RR model. The full review of RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike with its specifications are given below.

RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike – Features

RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike


It’s a universal truth that the Aprilia is known for its chassis design and agility. The RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike represents the start of technical prowess that Aprilia has gained from years of experience. It is exclusive to the RSV4 RR and RSV4 Factory because it comes with an exceptional range of possible adjustments. The Aprilia RSV4 is the only superbike in the world that allows the rider to adjust or change the engine position in the frame, the swingarm pivot, the headstock angle, and rear end height.

The new RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Motorcycle comes with the semi-active suspension that has been adopted after the careful inspection of the stopwatch demonstration. After two years of research and development with Ohlins technicians and experience gained with Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory, the semi-active suspension is now sued in RSV4 modes. The Smart EC 2.0 system by Ohlins has tuned finely for RSV4 thanks to the intense development work done by Swedish and Italian technicians who had a great time in its testing and development. Now, riding feel and performance have been improved that helps in gaining speed and handling control. Now, the Ohlins suspension used in the previous generation of Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory and the semi-active system is very different, even from the inside.

The control unit that controls and monitors the Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension has access to the bike’s electronic system that means it can recognize all kinds of riding phases. It results in better suspension support throughout the race. The Smart EC 2.0 semi-active system allows simple and customized calibration of the fork and shock absorber with two operating modes, i.e., Semi-Active mode and Manual mode. Both of them can be easily selected using buttons on the handlebars. The three maps adjust the suspension in different ways and determine the semi-active contribution.

RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike

The new A1 tires have been developed primarily to suits the circuit with the smooth surface, while the A2 tires have been designed with compound tires and perform well at the track with uneven asphalt. The A3 tires have been dedicated to the road, characterized by freer hydraulics that absorbs imperfection in the road surface. In manual mode, there are three maps available to provide the predefined calibration types without semi-active assistance in the same way as the mechanical suspension system operates. In the new semi-active and manual mode, the user can use the three logic above maps to tune suspension calibration based on personal taste and riding style.

The Ohlins steering damper is now managed electronically by using the Smart EC 2.0 system, and it can be customized to adjust the calibration best. The OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interface) is visible on 4.3 inches color TFT dashboard of Aprilia Tuono RSV4 1100. The OBTi operating logic is entirely based on the goals that the rider wants to achieve during each riding phase.

The braking system remains unchanged, already top of the line with the previous version, and comprises of Brembo Stylema calipers. They are very lightweight and comes with pads having high-performance friction co-efficient. The brake calipers can easily be combined with the pair of carbon air-ducts that allows the rider to control the operating temperature while ensuring exceptional braking performance. The overall curb weight of the RSV4 1000 RR is just 199 kg, and it is only achieved by using the Akrapovic titanium exhaust tailpipe and the ultra-light lithium battery.

RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike


The new RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports comes with all sorts of advanced electronics. These electronics ensure the best performance under all conditions. The motorcycle is the fourth revolution of the Ride-by-Wire system as well. The following equipment comes as standard with the RSV4 1000 RR;

  • ATC (Aprilia Traction Control)
  • ALC (Aprilia Launch Control)
  • AWC (Aprilia Wheelie Control)
  • APL (Aprilia Pit Limiter)
  • AQS (Aprilia Quick Shift)
  • ACC (Aprilia Cruise Control)

The motorcycle has got an advanced multimap Cornering ABS developed in collaboration with Bosch to ensure the best riding pleasure on the road. There are three different engine maps, i.e., Sport, Track, and Race, allowing the rider to enjoy different experiences and skill levels. The TFT instrumentation is the actual digital computer that contains an exceptional display features.


The primary and unique features of the 999.6 ccs Italian technological gem are shared with the 1077 cc engine. The power and maximum torque achievable are 201 HP and 115 Nm, respectively. Just like the Aprilia 1100 cc V4, the RR’s 1000 cc contains an ultra-lightweight piston that has been attached with the segments that reduce the blow-by effect to combine high performance and reliability. There is also a perfecting treatment for the connecting rod heads that helps in reducing friction. The gearbox features the linear sensor that ensures impeccable shifting operation while the RSV4 RR exhaust system, including a double lambda probe, contains a silencer with an integrated valve.


The new RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports is available in two attractive color schemes with a black or grey base.

RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike


The new RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports comes with a variety of accessories enlisted below;

  • Slip-on exhaust
  • Complete racing exhaust
  • ECU (Engine Control Unit)
  • Öhlins TTX shock absorbers
  • Components in carbon
  • Front brake air vents in carbon
  • Öhlins NIX Fork
  • Öhlins steering damper
  • Aerodynamic appendages
  • Lithium battery
  • Mirror plugs
  • License plate hole cover
  • Forged rims
  • Aluminum racing levers
  • Tank bag
  • Motorcycle cover
  • Aprilia MIA kit

RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports – Technical Specifications

RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike Specs


Type Aprilia longitudinal liquid-cooled, 65-degree, 4-stroke, V-4 cylinder, DOHC (Double Overhead Camshafts), 4-valve-per-cylinder
Total engine capacity 1077cc (999.6ccs)
Bore x stroke 81mm x 52.3mm
Compression ratios 13.6:1
Maximum torque at the crankshaft 122Nm at 11,000RPM
Maximum power at the crankshaft 217HP at 13,200RPM
Fuel system All-New airbox containing front dynamic air-intake and 4 Marelli throttle bodies of 48mm, including eight injectors and latest generation Ride-By-Wire engine management.
Ignition System Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system, which is integrated into the engine control system, including one spark plug-per-cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
Starter Electrical
Exhaust System Four-into-two-into-one layout, two-lambda probes, single lateral silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve, and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4)
Alternator Flywheel mounted 450 W alternator including rare earth magnets
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system including oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)

RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike Specs


Gear Box Six-speed cassette type gearbox
Gear Ratios First: 39/15 (2.600)
Second: 33/16 (2.063)
Third: 34/20 (1.700)
Fourth: 31/21 (1.476)
Fifth: 34/26 (1.307)
Sixth: 33/27 (1.222)
Gear lever including Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)
Clutch The multi-plate wet clutch including mechanical slipper system
Primary drive Straight cut gears & integrated, flexible coupling, drive ratios: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive Chain: Drive ratio: 41/16 (2.562)
Traction management APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), including Traction Control (ATC), Launch Control (ALC), Wheelie Control (AWC), cruise control (ACC), and speed limiter (APT), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently


Frame Aluminum dual beam chassis including pressed and cast sheet elements Available adjustments:
• Headstock position and rake
• Swingarm pin height
• Engine height
Front suspension An all-new Smart EC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins NIX fork. Æ 43 mm stanchions including TIN surface treatment.; Aluminium radial caliper mounting bracket. Adjustable spring pre-load with hydraulic compression and rebound damping. 125 mm wheel travel
Rear suspension Double braced aluminum swingarm with low mixed thickness and sheet casting technology
Öhlins TTX mono-shock with Smart EC 2.0 electronically managed piggy-back, fully adjustable in spring pre-load, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. 115 mm  wheel travel.
Brakes Front Brakes: Dual 330mm diameter of floating stainless steel disc including lightweight stainless steel rotor and new aluminum flange with six pins. Brembo Stylema® monobloc radial calipers with 4 Æ 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose

Rear Brakes: 220mm diameter disc; Brembo caliper including two Æ 32mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. A pump comprising integrated tank and metal braided hose

Bosch 9.1MP ABS, including cornering function, adjustable to 3 maps equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) (can be disabled).

Wheels All-new forged aluminum alloy wheels with wholly machined including five split-spoke design

Front: 3.5”x17.”
Rear: 6”x17.”

Tires Radial tubeless

Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear: 200/55 ZR 17

RSV4 1000 RR 2020 Aprilia Sports Bike Specs


Wheelbase 1439 mm
Width 735 mm
Length 2052 mm
Saddle height 851 mm
Trail 103.8 mm
Headstock angle 24.5°
Dry weight 177 kg
Curb weight 199 kg
Fuel tank capacity 18.5 liters (including 4-liter reserve)


Consumption 6.50 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions 155 g/km