2011 Aprilia RSV4 Gets 186hp & Traction Control

09/18/2010 @ 12:22 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

2011 Aprilia RSV4 Gets 186hp & Traction Control 2011 Aprilia RSV4 traction control 623x494

The guys at the Aprilia Forum have gotten word that the 2011 Aprilia RSV4 will get an 8hp power increase, bringing the 999cc V4 motor to a total claimed output of 186hp. Also as expected by us back in June, the 2011 Aprilia RSV4 will see the introduction of Aprilia’s traction control system (ATC). The 2011 Aprilia RSV4 will make its extra horsepower by raising the cylinder compression ratio via high compression pistons, and using a different timing chains. Other changes include a different exhaust can (smaller), and gearing changes (taller: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, shorter: 4th, 5th, 6th, with a larger 42 tooth rear sprocket).

This news comes on the heels of information about the 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200, which uses the same Aprilia Traction Control system, as well as ABS brakes. While the company from Noale sees fit to equip the Dorsoduro with ABS, it looks like they will refrain from following the path of Honda and BMW, and opt not to put ABS on the 2011 Aprilia RSV4.

It’s not clear if this decision is based on philosophy about ABS and sportbikes, pricing concerns, or simply because Ducati hasn’t done it before them.

Source: AF1 Aprilia Forum

Comment:

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  2. MikeD says:

    JMHO: Every manufacturer should make ABS & TC Optional on the “Important$$$” Bikes…(600′s,1000′s,adventure-touring, sport-touring, big Motards,etc).

    Sometimes i would rather worry about something else but locking the brakes during an emergency situation…or wheel spin on the rain. It frees more brains for else.

  3. Junior says:

    With only 350 of them being made best you be quick or pay in advance. The U.K were alotted 50 Bikes and only received only 37. Do you know the allocation for the number of bikes in Australia? A big fat zero, none and that information is from the importer themselves.