Aprilia has chosen the Imola round of the World Superbike Series to unveil their more modest version of the RSV4, the RSV4 R. Retaining most of the basic characteristics of the RSV4 Factory, the RSV4 R will have the same chassis, ride-by-wire throttle control, and 180hp V4 motor. It also apparently comes in a very classy white color scheme.
UPDATE: Added hi-res photos
In order to cut costs, the RSV4 R will be sans the aftermarket goodies found on the Factory version. That means no Öhlins suspension, Aprilia forged aluminium alloy rims, and little to no carbon fiber. However, the motor and chassis are expected to remain the same, which is where this bike really shines.
Aprilia has worked out an exclusive deal with worldsbk.com for the unveiling of the motorcycles, which means we’re stuck with this ultra-low resolution picture, and likely won’t find out more about the RSV4 R until the Imola round on September 27th. Until then, we’ll have to continue drooling over these spy shot photos.
2010 Aprilia RSV4 R Official Shots:
RSV4 R Spy Shots: