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The Aprilia RSV4 R-FW Misano Is Basically a MotoGP Bike

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The Aprilia Factory Works program is easily the most ridiculously awesome thing to come out of the 2015 EICMA show because it offers regular consumers (with a healthy pocketbook) the chance to own a 230hp+ Aprilia RSV4 superbike, just like what they race in the World Superbike Championship…and very close to what they race in MotoGP

Aprilia was a little vague though on what the Factory Works program entailed, but thankfully today at the EICMA show they clarified what exactly would be available from Aprilia Racing.

Coming up with five trim-levels for the RSV4 superbike, Aprilia has basically answered every track day enthusiast’s / amateur racer’s wet dream, and distracted us from the fact that the Noale company has a woefully aging product lineup.

However, this news is certainly less about a motorcycles with ridiculous horsepower figures, and more about a proven racing division opening up its service to a broader range of clientele.

“The RSV4 racing versions we are presenting at EICMA are, first and foremost, a unique opportunity that Aprilia Racing is making available to those who want to own a real race bike,” said Romano Albesiano, Aprilia Racing Director.

“At the Aprilia Racing Division we worked to pack all the know-how behind the RSV4 into these exceptional bikes: know-how which has made the RSV4 one of the top winning bikes in the history of production-derived bikes. The SSTK Championship victory this year is an addition to 7 world titles we’ve won in the SBK.”

“Now all the experience we have acquired through these victories is available to whoever wants to race with our bike: both those who want to participate in championships and those who want to ride a real Aprilia Racing bike on the racetrack.”

“We’re making several levels of sophistication available. This is a racetrack optimised RSV4, from the SSTK version (in every way the bike that dominated the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup) all the way to the top, a full-fledged Superbike.”

There’s no word yet from Aprilia on what these different race-trim levels cost, though we imagine the price start high, and escalates quickly. The “Misano” trim level (pictured here) is said to basically be the Aprilia’s MotoGP race bike from the 2015 season, with different fairings of course.

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The Aprilia Factory Works Trim Levels for the RSV4 are as follows:

Aprilia RSV4 R-FW Stock1 MM Race

  • An Aprilia RSV4 with Race Pack (Öhlins suspension and forged rims).
  • Standard electronic system with an extra light lithium battery.
  • ECU reprogrammed to Race version with race maps for engine and bike management, developed by Aprilia Racing.
  • Settings reprogrammed for race use.
  • Braking optimised and weight reduced, ABS removed
  • Engine weight reduced without the water thermostat, with a simplified water tubes kit and secondary air system closed.
  • Optional: Akrapovic exhaust kit, complete fairing kit, dedicated suspensions setting and complete engine optimization. 

Aprilia RSV4 R-FW Stock2 APX Race

  • An Aprilia RSV4 with Race Pack (Öhlins suspension and forged rims).
  • Simplified, lightweight, racing version electronic system with dedicated bike and engine wiring and a lithium battery.
  • APX2 logic unit developed by Aprilia Racing: ignition and engine control parameters may be programmed with the included hand terminal.
  • Data acquisition system allows logging of original sensors as well as optional sensors allowed by FIM Superstock 1000 rules.
  • Special Aprilia Racing instruments.
  • Special engine with Aprilia Racing preparation.
  • Optional: Akrapovic exhaust kit, complete fairing kit, dedicated suspensions setting.

Aprilia RSV4 R-FW SBK

  • An Aprilia RSV4 with Race Pack (Öhlins suspension and forged rims).
  • Simplified, lightweight, racing version electronic system with dedicated bike and engine wiring and a lithium battery.
  • APX2 logic unit developed by Aprilia Racing, complete with GPS module, ignition and engine control parameters may be programmed with the included hand terminal. The unit includes a data acquisition system with optional telemetry sensors kit.
  • Special Aprilia Racing instruments with racing buttons.
  • Electronic gearbox with assisted shifting (blipper).
  • Special Aprilia Racing tools.
  • Special engine with SBK preparation by Aprilia Racing.

Aprilia RSV4 R-FW W-SBK

  • Replica of the RSV4 Superbike used by the official Aprilia Racing Team in the SBK Wold Championship.
  • Both the bike and the level of assistance may be tailor made in accordance with the budget and ambitions of each rider and team.
  • It is the best that can be desired and allows one to have a star role in the Superbike world championship.

Aprilia RSV4 R-FW “MISANO”

  • The bike presented at EICMA is a demonstration of the level of preparation possible through the “Factory Works” program and is the entry level for the W-SBK line.
  • In true Aprilia Racing style each component has been optimised to offer the best in performance while maintaining elevated overall balance and reliability.
  • It is a bike that can do well at any competitive level, while remaining “within reach” of enthusiasts who desire an extraordinary bike to exercise their racing skills, knowing that nothing can come closer to the rush felt by SBK World Championship champions.
  • The colour scheme is a celebration of Aprilia’s first victory in a “road racing” competition and underscores the exclusivity of the model

Source: Aprilia

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Jensen Beeler

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