2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR gets host of changes to make sure it is EURO 4 compliant and has still has the power and torque to gain top scores
The INTERMOT 2016 has just begun and already we are witnessing some really interesting motorcycles being unveiled. The Italian exotic motorcycle maker, Aprilia was the first company to unveil the next year’s product line with the 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR. Aprilia has taken an evolutionary route with its superbike offering, with the RR getting a few additions over present model. As per Aprilia, the suspension has been improved along with the braking components.
The 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR also gets updated electronic package with Cornering-ABS and Euro IV compliance. The power output remains the same at 201 BHP and 115 Nm of torque produced at the crankshaft. To keep the same power figures as before after Euro IV compliance, Aprilia increase the peak rpm limits by 300 RPM.
Also, with the new APRC electronics package the 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR no longer needs the 2016 model’s variable-timing-intake-duct.
The other changes to the 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR are engine components such as lighter pistons and other friction-reducing items. The new Quickshifter on the superbike now enables both, upshifts and downshifts. This has been achieved by the use of a linear sensor which has been added to the gearbox.
The 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR gets a lot of magnesium in parts as well, such as external housings, oil sump and head covers all made of magnesium, something that was reserved earlier for RF models only. The 2017 RR also gets a number of changes to the chassis as well. There have been adjustments to the frame and motor positions, headstock angle, swingarm-pivot and the height of the tail end.
The new updated suspension setup from Sachs is fully adjustable. Among the major draws for the 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR is its elaborate electronic package that has been thoroughly re-touched. The APRC electronics package gets ATC, AWC, ALC, AQS, APL, and ACC, all of them being new for 2017. No pricing has been declared for the 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR yet. Stay tuned with us as we bring more updates from the ongoing INTERMOT 2016 at Cologne.