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Say Hello to the 250hp Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP

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Two years ago, Aprilia started its “Factory Works” program, where racers and customers alike could order professional-level versions of the popular Aprilia RSV4 RR superbike.

Available from the program are turn-key superstock and superbike machines, and for those with the right pocketbook, the near MotoGP-level Aprilia RSV4 R-FW Misano version was also available.

With Aprilia’s MotoGP program having taken an evolution from then to now, the Noale-based manufacturer has also updated its ultimate superbike offering.







We bring you the Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP, which comes with pneumatic valves, post-sales support, and a factory guarantee of 250hp.

To make the Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP, the Italian’s take their WorldSBK-spec machine, and revise the engine to use MotoGP’s 81mm bore restriction (3mm larger than the RSV4’s standard bore of 78mm).

Aprilia then adds a pneumatic valvetrain to the mix, which presumably takes the redline of the 65° V4 engine into the stratosphere.







On top of a truly exclusive machine, Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP owners will get to meet with factory engineers to go over the details of the machine’s construction, which will be bespoke to the owner. The buyer will also have access to the factory while their machine is being produced.

More interestingly though, Aprilia is providing quite a bit of after-sales support to Aprilia RSV R FW-GP owners, offering an initial track day to help set up the machine to the owner’s electronic and mechanical preferences.

Aprilia also offers the availability of a factory engineer whenever the FW-GP is subsequently taken to the track.

Price? Well, if you have to ask…







In case you’re not looking for a MotoGP-spec machine, the other Aprilia Factory Works Packages for the RSV4 are as follows:

Aprilia RSV4 R FW-SSTK1

  • Aprilia RSV4 with Race Pack (Öhlins suspension systems and forged wheel rims).
  • Standard electrical system with ultra lightweight lithium battery.
  • Standard electronics ECU reprogrammed in Race version, engine control and vehicle dynamics map made in Aprilia Racing.
  • Reprogrammed instrumentation, predisposed for lap times if combined with the V4-MP system. This is the multimedia platform with which Aprilia introduces a telemetry system that provides, among other things, “corner by corner” adjustment of the RSV4’s electronic settings.
  • Optimised and lightened braking system with ABS eliminated
  • Lightened factory engine, with no thermostat and secondary air circuit, with simplified cooling circuit lines. Akrapovic exhaust kit, fairings kit and complete engine optimization.

Aprilia RSV4 R FW-SSTK2

  • Aprilia RSV4 with Race Pack (Öhlins suspension systems and forged wheel rims).
  • Racing electrical system, lightened and simplified with dedicated vehicle and engine wiring harness and lithium battery.
  • APX2 ECU made in Aprilia Racing, fully programmable in ignition and engine control parameters using the included palmtop terminal.
  • The ECU includes the data acquisition system, with the possibility of using both original sensor or optional sensors available and permitted by Superstock 1000 FIM Cup regulations.
  • Special Aprilia Racing instrumentation.
  • Special engine with Aprilia Racing mods.
  • Akrapovic exhaust kit and fairings kit.
  • Maximum power reaches 204 HP.

Aprilia RSV4 R-FW SBK

  • Aprilia RSV4 with Race Pack (Öhlins suspension systems and forged wheel rims).
  • Racing electrical system, lightened and simplified with dedicated vehicle and engine wiring harness and lithium battery.
  • APX2 ECU made in Aprilia Racing, fitted with GPS module, fully programmable in ignition and engine control parameters using the included palmtop terminal.
  • The ECU includes the data acquisition system with a telemetry sensors kit available as optional equipment.
  • Special Aprilia Racing instrumentation with racing button panel.
  • Electronic gearbox with assisted downshift feature (blipper).
  • Special Aprilia Racing instrumentation.
  • Special engine with SBK mods ‘made by Aprilia Racing’. Maximum power reaches 215 HP.

Source: Aprilia







Jensen Beeler

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