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

12/20/2016 @ 12:29 pm, by Jensen Beeler31 COMMENTS

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

  • Dustin Nisbet-Jones

    Holy moly, that’s quite the toy

  • madchilli

    and cart wheel it down the track at that price!!

  • Mama B always said that the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

  • n/a

    Filthy little b***h has a dry clutch!!!

    They should put the dry clutch on all the RSV4’s…

  • Paulo Rosas

    Sold! I was going to get the 2017 rsv4 rf and then having to
    convert the thing to a super stock bike but this is done! AND that taller “racing tank” is sick!
    Well almost sold: How much for the Aprilia RSV4 R FW-SSTK1!? :)

  • The numbers I was hearing for all the kits were quite reasonable, for what they are.

  • Sam Miller
  • Dc4go

    Absolutely beautiful…… I WANT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD !!!!

  • all manufacturers should have a highend racing spec with “pneumatic valves”!
    pumping out 250+ bhp.
    For that much bhp, I dont mind going to the shop every week just to get an adjustment.

  • Dario Dee

    Nice to see that someone raised the HP bars again!

  • Mak Kah Heng

    If u can afford this, better take the full riding school package to go with it, least U won’t be pass by a bone stock GSXR1000 K5, or worst, SV650 at the corner. Just sayin’.

  • Street legality be damned, looks like Aprilia just one-upped Honda. Nice. Price isn’t terrible, all things considered.

  • MrDefo

    Throwing in a track day to set up the bike is a nice touch.

  • n/a

    That bone stock GSXR will be stuck in the paddock with electrical problems…

  • Reed

    Passing people with an SV650 is the 2nd greatest thing in the world.

  • Mak Kah Heng

    Well, I can only talk from the experience as a previous GSXR750 K9 owner, my Suzuki’s reliability, electrical or else, is very satisfying.

  • Mak Kah Heng

    Totally agreed ! Although I have never ride a SV650 before, I do have a bike which made about the same power, Aprilia RS250 mk.2. Sneaking it in under a tighter line passing the higher power bikes are, joy.

  • Mak Kah Heng

    BTW, Reed, what’s the no.1 greatest thing in the world ?

  • Alam R

    Suzuki’s on track have proven to be bullet proof. The only time I have seen a ‘zuki fail is when being thrown at the gravel!

  • Alam R

    I really want a SV650 as a second track bike. More of a rain and bad weather track bike.

  • Paulo Rosas

    Here u go for anyone interested, 20K “Euros” for the SS1 with the racing faring and Akrapovic exhaust. Another 4K Eu for the “engine assembled by the racing team”, I can live without that! I think this is more than enough for a “fast trackday guy”, I don’t even race! :)

    Start saving OR a good place to spend your savings! ha ha

  • coreyvwc

    It’s not just about adjusting the valves more frequently, you physically have to pressurize the entire pneumatic system every time you hop on the bike. requires a good deal of support equipment and know how…

  • LongTravel

    I mean street legality is pretty much the whole point of the Honda right? Tough to compare the two since Honda could have just hung a price tag on the race bike and avoided all the development.

  • Don’t disagree. However, if you did want to take the Honda to the place it was intended and use it in all it’s glory- you’ll need to buy the sports kit ($184k for the bike plus another $13k). So, you’re looking at $197k for 212 hp.

    By comparison, you can buy the Aprilia for ~$170k, get 250 hp, and techno bling like pneumatic valves. And you know what? If I had that kind of play money, I’d take it for a few road rips…

  • PAra

    Brilliant stuff. I am interested in R FW-SSTK1 for track day use. Is there any info about how to order what’s the price and how long will I have to wait? I’ve been waiting for something like this and nearly ordered KTM RC8 Track but this one would suit better for sure.

  • zion

    I don’t know Jensen…. that new Honda Rebel ‘tho….

  • MikeD

    NON SENSE…*grabs bicycle air pump and hammer*

  • PAra

    24k fully assembled with carbon fairings.

  • Paulo Rosas

    I been already in contact with this project’s department emails and over the phone :), There is the option of carbon or fiberglass fairings, another 4K for the engine built up by their race department (I opted out of that, but they will tune it up and map it out ) The taller racing tank is not included, I found ones sold by Hunston Superbikes, but overall yes, is around 24k! amazing for what one gets, cheers

  • PAra

    Paulo, how did you get along ? Did you manage to place an order. I guess I have to travel to UK as Aprilia have no dealership in Ireland … sad sad indeed.

  • Paulo Rosas

    You have to order it directly from Aprilia in Italy,
    From their Piaggio service department
    Email Omar, tell him I sent you!