Sunday, September 21, 2008

2009 Aprilia RSV4: Specs, first official pics and video


The 2009 Aprilia RSV4. More than 180bhp in street trim...


Pics: Motociclismo

Aprilia have finally released the first official pics of the much-anticipated RSV4, the 999cc, V4-powered superbike with which Aprilia will go racing in WSBK next year, with Max Biaggi riding the bike.

Aprilia will build two versions of the RSV4 – the basic and Factory models – both of which will be powered by Aprilia’s all-new 65-degree, 999cc V4 engine. The new V4 is expected to make 180bhp in street trim (in a package that weighs 179kg dry), while the racing version will pump out around 210-220bhp.

Apart from that formidable V4 engine, the 2009 RSV4 gets aluminium twin-spar chassis with adjustable engine mounts, aluminium swingarm, fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, ride-by-wire throttle, three different fuel-injection maps (which vary the power delivery intensity), variable-length inlet tracts and electronic traction control. As is fairly evident, then, Aprilia intend to launch a no-holds-barred offensive against Japanese, German and other Italian litre-class machines with the new RSV4…

WSBK homologation requirements will mean that Aprilia will have to sell at least 250 units of the RSV4 by February 2009, and another 750 by June. Pricing isn’t likely to be for the faint of heart – expect to pay around US$30,000 for the base model, with the Factory version probably being closer to US$40,000!

And finally, here’s a bit of news for naked bike fans – Miguel Galluzzi, the man responsible for RSV4’s styling (he also designed the original Ducati Monster and the Cagiva Raptor), claims that a naked, streetfighter version of the RSV4 is also on the cards in the near future…


Aprilia RSV4 - the first official promo video

2009 Aprilia RSV4 Specs:

Engine
65° cc longitudinal V-four, liquid cooled, double overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder.

Bore and stroke
78 x 52.3 mm.

Displacement
998.9cc

Compression ratio
12.8:1

Max power at crank
180 HP (132 kW) at 12,500 rpm

Max torque at crank
115 Nm at 10,000 rpm

Fuel system
Variable height intake trumpets. Airbox with aerodynamic side intakes. 4 throttle bodes, 8 injectors, ride-by-wire fuel management. Multimapping

Ignition
Electronic digital ignition integrated in the fuel management system.

Exhaust
4 into 2 into 1. Lambda probe oxygen sensor. Single lateral silencer. Integrated exhaust valve and catalytic converter (Euro 3)

Lubrication
Wet sump. Two pumps (lubrication and cooling). Oil cooler

Gearbox
6 speed cassette type

Clutch
Multi-plate wet clutch with slipper device

Frame
Twin beam aluminium frame with mixed cast and pressed sheet sections. Adjustments for: headstock position and angle, engine height, swingarm pivot height

Front suspension
Öhlins 43 mm upside-down fork. Lower fork bottoms for radial calipers. Adjustment for preload, compression and rebound

Rear suspension
Double arch aluminium swingarm; mixed thin-wall casting and pressed sheet construction. Öhlins monoshock with piggy-back cylinder. Adjustments for compression, rebound, spring preload and length. APS rising rate linkages

Front brake
Double 320 mm lightweight stainless steel floating discs. Brembo monobloc radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons. Sintered pads. Radial master cylinder. Metal braided brake line

Rear brake
220 mm disc. Brembo floating caliper with 2 insulated pistons. Sintered pads. Master cylinder with integral reservoir. Metal braided brake line

Wheels
Forged aluminium alloy. Front: 3.5"x17" - Rear: 6"x17"

Tyres
Radial tubeless; 120/70 ZR 17 (front) and 190/55 ZR 17 (rear).

Overall length
2,050 mm

Overall width
715 mm (at handlebars)

Overall height
1,165 mm

Wheelbase
1,424 mm

Dry weight
179 Kg

Fuel tank
17 litres

Also see:
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Desmosedici RR: For the love of Ducati...
2009 BMW S1000RR: Rock and roll!
Red Bull Racing replica KTM RC8...
Bimota DB7: The Black Edition...
2009 Honda CBR1000RR gets C-ABS!
2009 Yamaha R1 gets MotoGP-inspired 'big bang' engine...
2009 Ducati 1198 and 1198S confirmed...

2 comments:

halimah said...

nice bike!

Anonymous said...

Justdelighted with the new machine. Upgraded from the RSVR;lighter, faster better balanced, great around town and the track.

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