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RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike Review Specs

The Aprilia has always given its best sports bike to its customers. The Aprilia RSV4 has an extraordinary winning history plus it delivers the best riding experience. This bike is more than one second per lap faster than before.

It has new Ohlins suspension and braking system plus the APR electronic control package includes the cornering ABS and downshifter. The 201 horsepower Euro 4 engine is packed with the best frame design for an outstanding performance. Following are the review of latest RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike with its specification and pictures.

RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike

RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike – Specification

RSV4 RF – One Second Faster

The Aprilia RSV4 has incredible winning history and it owns 54 championship titles. The primary goal of the Aprilia engineers was to maintain and enhance the legacy of RSV4 series. The new RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike comes with the latest Aprilia Racing Technology such as electronics, suspension and brakes.

Its engine has earned the Euro 4 regulation without sacrificing anything in terms of power and range of use. Infect, the new RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike is one second faster than the pervious versions i.e. 2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF on average.

Incomparable Engine

The new RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike is characterize by its unique Italian technology. It is the world’s full scale production bike having best performing narrow V4 engine. This is the most advanced and powerful engine ever built by Aprilia. This engine has been made by total electronics, which results in the extremely compact size and light weight.

The new technology is not only approved by Euro 4 but it has also increased the overall reliability and performance.  The maximum power is 201 horsepower while the maximum torque of 115 Nm is achieved by this engine. This bike comes with the new exhaust system with the silencer containing double oxygen. The all-new engine ECU has the ability to calculate capacity to manage the rise in maximum revs. This engine has now boasts an increased extension capacity that results in the elimination of variable timing ducts. It reduces the overall weight of fuel system parts by 500 grams.

The lighter pistons are used in this bike to increase the performance and reliability. These pistons uses the new segments that reduces the blow-by effect. Moreover, the honing treatment was also added to the connecting rod heads to reduce friction. The new recall springs are used to ensure the maximum reliability plus the valves have improved the timing, performance and reliability. The gearbox uses the linear sensor to ensure the impeccable gearshift operation.

Superbike Frame

The Aprilia brand is always known for its best and sporty frames. The new RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike and RSV4 RR my2017 uses the best frame of all time. The Aprilia has allowed the rider to adjust the engine position in the frame, the angle of headstock, the swingarm pivot and the rear end height.

This bike comes with the more sophisticated suspension system with the fine adjustments in hydraulics and spring preload. The fork is the latest generation Ohlins NIX unit. The spring preload is operated by the all-new progressive linkage that improves the time of reaction of shock absorber. There is an adjustable steering damper with an Ohlins. The new Brembo braking system provides the best stopping power.

The front brake consist up of 5 mm of think steel discs with diameter increased to 330 mm. It is gripped by the Monobloc M50 calipers mounted with the new superior friction coefficient brake pads.

RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike

Advanced APRC

The new RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike comes with the latest Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC), which is famous control suite derived directly from the winning technology. It is the most refined technology, which is available in the market. Due to the repositioning of the inertial platform, there is an improvement in the electronic control strategies.

This is the fourth generation of Aprilia APRC, which fits perfectly in an electronic management of all-new full Ride-by-Wire throttle. It allows all superfluous throttle body electronic management components to be eliminated.

The new RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike uses the APRC, which includes:

  • All-new Aprilia Traction Control (ATC): This control is completely adjustable even without releasing the throttle and it is available in eight settings. It has the practical joystick that allows the fine-tuned and high performance operating logic.
  • All-new Aprilia Wheelie Control (AWC): This control features three levels and has correct operating strategies. It is adjustable without closing the throttle.
  • All-new Aprilia Launch Control (ALC): This new control is especially made for the track use only and it comes with three settings. It uses more effective operating strategies.
  • All-new Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS): This is an electronic gearbox that lets the rider for downshifting without closing the throttle or using the clutch. Its open-throttle downshifting feature is exclusive.
  • All-new Aprilia Pit Limiter (APL): It allows the rider to set and limit the top speed allowed in the pit lane at the track.
  • All-new Aprilia Cruise Control (ACC): This control is an electronic management allows the advanced cruise control system to be introduced. It is very convenient for long trips because it allows the rider to maintain the set speed without touching the throttle.

The RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike comes with the factory standard with the latest multimap Cornering ABS. It is settled with the collaboration of Bosch to guarantee an excellent performance. The 9.1 MP system with truly contained, weight and dimension, is able to improve braking and ABS intervention during corners.

This is only possible due to the use of specific algorithm that constantly monitors the various parameter such as lateral acceleration. The pressure applied to the brake lever controls the braking action to guarantees the best ratio between deceleration and stability. The Cornering ABS is fine-tuned in accordance to the Aprilia’s specific indication. It is adjustable in three different levels of sensibility plus it can be switched off. Each of these three Cornering ABS maps can be combined with any of three new engine maps i.e. Sport, Track, and the Race.

It lets the riders of different experience and skill levels to find the best possible combination that suits their riding style. These three maps are fully powerd and they differ in the way that they unload the 201 HP of which the Aprilia V4 is capable onto the asphalt, in addition to the percentage of the engine brake is dedicated to them.

The total revamping of the RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike electronic managed is completed with the use of all-new color TFT instrumentation. It is a true digital computer with an excellent display option. There are two selectable screen pages i.e. Road and Race corresponds to as many represented indexes. The new V4-MP is the multimedia platform, which allows the rider to connect the smartphone to your vehicle via Bluetooth.

RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike

Superpole Graphics

The all-new RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike comes with an exceptional Ohlins suspension system and the lightweight aluminum forged rims as a standard equipment. It uses the dedicated graphics, which uses the best Superpole version but it has different graphical pattern.

RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike – Specs with Pics


RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike Specs

ENGINE TYPE Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC) with four valves per cylinder
FUEL Unleaded petrol
BORE AND STROKE 78 mm x 52.3 mm
MAX. POWER AT CRANKSHAFT 201 HP (148 kW) at 13,000 rpm
MAX. TORQUE AT CRANKSHAFT 115 Nm at 10.500 rpm
FUEL SYSTEM Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-By-Wire engine management. Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport) and the R (Race)
IGNITION Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
STARTER Electric
EXHAUST 4-into-2-into-1 layout, two oxygen sensors, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and an integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4)
ALTERNATOR Flywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets
LUBRICATION Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
TRANSMISSION 6-speed cassette type gearbox
1st: 39/15 (2.600), 2nd: 33/16 (2.063), 3rd: 34/20 (1.700)
4th: 31/21 (1.476), 5th: 31/23 (1.348), 6th: 34/27 (1.259)
Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)
CLUTCH Multi-disc oil-bath, with mechanical slipper system
PRIMARY DRIVE Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1.659)
SECONDARY DRIVE Chain: Drive ratio: 41/16 (2.562)
TRACTION MANAGEMENT APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APL), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently


RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike Specs

CHASSIS Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elementsAvailable adjustments:
headstock position and rake
engine height
swingarm pin height
Adjustable Öhlins steering damper
FRONT SUSPENSION Öhlins NIX fork with TIN surface treatment. Forged billet aluminium radial calliper mountings.
Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
REAR SUSPENSION Double braced aluminium swingarm, mixed low thickness and the sheet casting technology.
Öhlins TTX monoshock with the piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. New progressive linkage. Wheel travel 130 mm
BRAKES Front: Dual 330-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo M50 monobloc radial callipers with 4 Æ 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose
Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two Æ 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads.
Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hoseBosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering function, adjustable to 3 maps equipped with RLM (Rear wheel
Lift-up Mitigation) (can be disabled).
WHEEL RIMS Forged aluminum alloy, completely machined, 5 split spokes.
Front: 3.5″X17″
Rear: 6″X17″
TYRES Radial tubeless.
Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)
TANK 18.5 liters (4-litre reserve included)

RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike Specs


This article is all-about the review of RSV4 RF my2017 Aprilia Sports Bike. It is an incredible bike with numbers of features. The overall performance of the bike is mind blowing and the frame is lightweight having incredible graphics on it. In short, it is an incredible bike and one should enjoy its ride.

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