Aprilia played the subtlety card with its updates for 2019. Three of its sportier models are getting a few improvements revolving around performance. For the RSV4 RR supersport, most changes happened inside the V4 engine block. In fact, the new model-year gets cylinders fitted with ultra-lightweight pistons and new segments meant to reduce the loss of compression and therefore of performance. Rod heads have also been perfected to reduce friction.

Also new in 2019 is the bike’s smartphone connectivity that now allows the rider to record his trip’s metrics and data and analyze the performance. Voice commands and call management are also some of the features enabled by the Bluetooth connectivity. The RSV4 comes with the APRC electronic suites that includes traction control, wheelie control, launch control, quick shift, speed limiter, and even cruise control. The whole is packaged in a slightly updated livery.