Thursday, November 25, 2010
New Aprilia RSV4R, Aprilia RSV4R equipped with V4-powered World Superbike racer-complete with big bucks Öhlins suspension, forged-aluminum wheels and carbon-fiber bodyworkAprilia didn't cut too many corners, however. The stuff that matters, including the race-winning frame and swingarm, sophisticated Ride-by-Wire integrated electronic throttle-management system and the compact, 180-horsepower V4 engine, remains intact. The 999cc, 65-degree V4 engine is identical to that of the Factory version, with dual fuel injectors, 13:1 compression and three-way selectable engine mapping, with power profiles optimized for street, sport and track use. The frameset is constructed from a combination of cast and pressed pieces to maximize rigidity and reduce weight, while the suspension is fully adjustable, with a 43mm Showa inverted fork and Sachs piggyback shock. Other cost-saving measures include cast-aluminum wheels and conventional plastic bodywork. Look at the image of 2010 Aprilia RSV4R.