Spy shots from Europe show that the 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory (say that three times fast) is set to show off a new suspension upgrade for the EICMA show in a few weeks’ time.
The news, confirmed by our Bothan spies, sees next year’s Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory getting semi-active electronic suspension pieces from Öhlins, along with a new tricolore color scheme.
With no other updates coming to the venerable superbike for the 2020 model year, there is a strong indication that a new RSV4 (or whatever it will be called) will debut next year, as an all-new offering for the 2021 model year.
What that bike will look like will be anyone’s guess – though, it is possible we could see a teaser of the machine at the EICMA show.
We would expect Aprilia to stick with the RSV4 name and V4 powerplant for the 2021 model year, but bring a significantly lighter machine to market.
With the Italian company already teasing its active aerodynamics program, dubbed A³, that must certainly will be a key feature for the new superbike, though it looks like Honda will draw first blood when it comes to the active aerodynamics warfare.
Ruling the roost for a decade now with the RSV4, it will be interesting to see what Aprilia brings to market as a follow-up, especially considering that the maestro behind the RSV4, Gigi Dall’Igna is no longer with the company.
Does Noale have what it takes to follow-up this two-wheeled opus? And if so, what will it look like? We have some time to wait on all that. In the meantime, we shall see how the Italians send off this superbike for what appears to be its last model year.
Source: Bothan Spies
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