Last week we brought you leaked news that the 2011 Aprilia RSV4 R would be gaining APRC and a few other tweaks. Now we have official info and images. In addition to traction control, launch control, wheelie control and a quickshifter, it gains lighter wheels, new suspension, a 2kg lighter exhaust canister, shorter gearing and even improved fuel mileage. At only a $1,000 premium, what’s not to like?


Aprilia RSV4 R APRC


The R version offers the same engine & APRC electronics as the Factory, but with Sachs suspension & (lighter for 2011) cast wheels

Colors: glam white or competition black

What’s new for 2011:

APRC as standard

200/55-17 dual compound rear tire

Lighter wheel rims

Sachs fully-adjustable 43mm forks

Updated exhaust (2kg lighter)

Engine & gearbox optimisation

Better fuel consumption

New Graphics

The RSV4 APRC’s 65° V4 engine now boasts improved lubrication and the first 3 gears are closer spaced for better acceleration. The new, 2kg lighter exhaust features an advanced butterfly valve management system to suit the Ride By Wire mapping for better efficiency throughout the rev range.

Technical specification

Engine: Aprilia 65° V4, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder.

Bore x Stroke: 78 x 52.3 mm

Total displacement: 999.6 cc

Compression ratio: 13:1

Maximum power at the crank: 180 HP (132.4 kW) at 12,250 rpm

Maximum torque at the crank: 115 Nm at 10,000 rpm

Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management.

Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)

Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils.

Starting: Electric 
Exhaust: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3).

Generator: Flywheel mounted 420W alternator with rare earth magnets.

Lubrication: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling).

Gear box: 6-speed cassette type gearbox with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS) 
Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system.

Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659). 
Final drive: Chain, Drive ratio: 42/16 (2.625).

Frame: Twin-spar aluminium frame

Front suspension: Sachs USD 43mm forks.Fully adjustable.

Wheel travel: 120 mm.

Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Sachs shock absorber.

Wheel travel:  130mm.

Front brakes: Front: Dual 320mm floating stainless steel discs with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo monobloc radial 4-piston calipers with sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hoses.

Rear brakes: 220-mm diameter disc; Brembo floating 2-piston caliper with two 32mm isolated pistons. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hoses.

Wheels: Aprilia forged aluminium alloy rims, completely machined, 5 split spokes. Front: 3.5”X17” Rear: 6”X17”

Tyres: Radial tubeless. Front: 120/70 ZR 17 Rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)


Max. Length: 2040mm,

Max. Width: 735mm (at the handlebar),

Max. Height: 1120mm,

Min. height from the ground: 130mm,

Saddle height: 845mm,

centre to centre distance: 1420mm,

Trail: 105mm, Steering angle: 24.5°

Dry weight: 182kg

Fuel tank capacity: 17litres (4litre reserve)

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