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Fire-breathing Aprilia RSV4 X sells out in hours

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Ten RSV4 Xs, a bike built by Aprilia to celebrate the anniversary of the start of the RSV project have all been sold in just a couple of hours.

Developed by Aprilia Racing, the RSV4 X was designed with the sole aim of offering maximum performance on track. Producing 225 hp and 165 kg, it is one of the lightest and most powerful bikes ever made, the first in the world to feature a gearbox with neutral below first gear and Brembo GP4-MS calipers.

The bike was exclusively unveiled on 23rd March at the Mugello circuit during Aprilia All Stars, the Aprilia-branded party that saw the participation of more than 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts.

Once online booking opened on factoryworks.aprilia.com, it was only a few hours before it was sold out, despite the 39,900 Euro price tag. The ten lucky buyers will collect their bikes directly from Aprilia Racing, the racing department in Noale, which will open its doors especially for the occasion.

Aprilia Racing selected a series of refined, lightweight components, such as the carbon fairing – enhanced with special dedicated graphics inspired by the livery of the 2019 MotoGP Aprilia RS-GP – as well as a more lightweight tank. Another obvious sports-derived element is the racing panel via which the rider can adjust the main electronic controls of the RSV4 X.

There are numerous billet aluminium details, such as the clutch lever, the front brake lever guard, the engine sump guards, the adjustable foot pegs and the upper steering plate, important details that make for a further weight saving. The bike also comes with Marchesini forged magnesium wheels.

The 1100 cc V4 engine is prepared directly by Aprilia Racing, who hand assemble everything and fine-tuning of all tolerances. The distribution system has also been overhauled, with the adoption of new intake camshafts, new valve return springs and caps, as well as brand-new rounded bucket tappets that, all sizes being equal, allow for the use of more aggressive, SBK-derived cam profiles.

The Akrapovic exhaust system features titanium collectors and a carbon outlet, while the air filter has been replaced with a Sprint Filter element, specifically the air filter that offers the highest permeability of those available on the market (as well as being waterproof), the same unit that Aprilia Racing uses in MotoGP. Electronic tuning is via specific ECU mapping, with dedicated track settings.

The Aprilia V4 is equipped with the ANN system (Aprilia No Neutral), the gearbox with neutral positioned below first gear that speeds up shifting from first to second and prevents any up-shifting errors. A solution that derives directly from Aprilia’s experience in SBK and MotoGP and that is made available on a model on public sale for the very first time.

Another world first comes in the shape of the Brembo braking system, the firm having selected the Aprilia RSV4 X for the debut of its sophisticated and extremely efficient GP4-MS billet calipers that act on a pair of steel discs with T-Drive technology and are controlled by a 19×16 billet radial pump.

Aprilia RSV4 X is part of the Factory Works programme launched by Aprilia Racing: unique in the world, it takes the technology developed for the Aprilia RSV4, a seven-time Superbike world champion, and makes it available to those planning to compete at high level in production-derived championships or who want a RSV4 with performance optimised for track-use.


Related: More than ten thousand fans turned at Mugello for the ‘Aprilia All Stars’, a day of celebration of the famous brand from Noale. Read more about the All Stars Event here.

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