Bookings for Aprilia RSV4 superbike starts

Italian bike maker Aprilia, the latest company that will bring its bikes to India have started bookings for the Aprilia RSV4 superbike in major Indian cities. The Aprilia RSV4 Factory will be sold by Pune based Piaggio dealer. The bike is expected to cost around Rs 13 lakh – Rs 18 lakh. Piaggio also plans to roll out the Vespa scooters in 2012.

Specs of the Aprilia RSV4.

Engine and transmission
999.60 cc (61.00 cubic inches)
Engine type: V4, four-stroke
Engine details: Longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder
Power: 177.55 HP (129.6 kW)) @ 12500 RPM
Torque 115.00 Nm (11.7 kgf-m or 84.8 ft.lbs) @ 10000 RPM
Compression 13.0:1
Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 52.3 mm (3.1 x 2.1 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel system: Injection. Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. Variable length intake ducts controlled via ECU. 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 ri
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
Lubrication system: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
Clutch: Multi-disc oil-bath, with mechanical slipper system
Driveline: Primary: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659) . Final: Chain: Drive ratio: 40/16 (2,5) .
Exhaust system: System 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Rake (fork angle): 24.5°
Trail: 105 mm (4.1 inches)
Front suspension: Öhlins Racing upside-down fork, 43-mm stanchions (with Tin surface treatment). Low profile forged aluminium radial caliper mountings. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: Twin sided aluminium swingarm
Rear suspension travel: 3,302 mm (130.0 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions: 190/55-17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 220 mm (8.7 inches)
Wheels: Aprilia forged aluminium alloy rims, completely machined, 5 split spokes. Front:3.5”X17” Rear: 6”X17”
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight: 179.0 kg (394.6 pounds)
Power/weight ratio: 0.9919 HP/kg
Seat height: 845 mm (33.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,120 mm (44.1 inches)
Overall length: 2,040 mm (80.3 inches)
Overall width: 735 mm (28.9 inches)
Ground clearance: 130 mm (5.1 inches)
Fuel capacity: 17.00 litres (4.49 gallons)
Other specifications
Starter: Electric
Color options: Racing black/red