Aprilianow offers a race ready RSV4 R in one of four different racing packages including the special FW-GP to help get more racers on Aprilia motorcycles.
Aprilia Offers Race Ready RSV4 Packages to Mere Mortals
With the battle for World Superbike supremacy in full swing, we are seeing an onslaught of homologation specials from the participating OEMs, but Aprilia is taking it a step further. The Aprilia Factory Works RSV4 FW-GP is the latest example of just how far down the rabbit hole these companies are willing to go. There will be four distinct models available, each of which are built to specific championship specifications so you can essentially buy a bike that is ready to compete at any level of racing class you intend to compete. Although there was no official pricing initially, Aprilia has provided the prices of each bike and the FW-GP will ring the till at USD $167,000.
“Aprilia Racing has always competed in the most selective world speed championships, like MotoGP, in order to acquire experience and to develop technologies that we can also apply to the factory product,” explains Romano Albesiano, Aprilia Racing Technical Manager. “The RSV4 is the best example of the close collaboration between the racing world and production. With the Factory Works programme, Aprilia Racing now offers something more, something truly unique - the chance to own a true racing bike. Different levels of sophistication are available: it starts with an RSV4 optimised for the track, moving on to the SSTK version (exactly like the bike that dominated the 2015 Superstock 1000 FIM Cup) all the way to a true Superbike. For 2017 we decided to push farther, making an extreme RSV4 configuration available, fitted with an engine that has pneumatic valve timing. With the FW-GP, Aprilia Racing provides its customers, not only with the technology developed in MotoGP, but also with special treatment in terms of information, support and fine-tuning of the bike before, during and after the purchase, just like the riders have who race with Aprilia Racing, in order to allow them to take maximum advantage of this exceptional bike's full potential.”
RSV4 R FW-GP - USD $167,000 (160.000 Euro)
Based on the SBK version, the FW-GP will feature be tuned to churn out 250 horsepower and come with a particularly sweet bunch of bonus goodies to make it worth the cost of entry into the Factory Works Program of Aprilia Racing.
RSV4 R-FW SBK - USD $38,500 (36,900 Euro)
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.
RSV4 R FW-SSTK2 - USD $30,650 (29,400 Euro)
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.
RSV4 R FW-SSTK1 - USD $25,650 (24,600 Euro) With all available options.
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.