RSV4 RF MY2016


Be A Racer! The RSV4 is the most powerful and technologically advanced RSV4 ever, producing 201 HP at 13,000 RPM. The RSV4 RF features Ohlins suspension in the form of front shocks, steering damper and mono shock as well as forged aluminium rims and the Aprilia V-4 Multimedia Platform. Offering greater customisation abilities the RSV4 RF is everything you need in order to feel like a World Superbike Champion. This motorcycle is a true work of art which stands out both on the road and racetrack.


The Aprilia Performance Ride Control Package (APRC), Ride by Wire (rBW) and Selectable Engine Mapping have been derived from the incredible success Aprilia has achieved in the World Superbike Championship. This technology has set a new benchmark in performance and handling which provides an unprecedented riding experience.

V4 - MP

Aprilia take innovation to the next level with the V4-MP. Using your smart phone the V4-MP allows you to communicate directly with your motorcycle in real time. Offering active electronic setup, adaptive race assistant and an advanced telemetry dashboard the V4-MP provides you the technology, innovation and expertise that Aprilia have developed on the racetrack. The V4-MP comes standard on the RSV4 RF so that you too can Be A Racer.

aTC - Aprilia Traction Control

Thanks to the patented “slip control” system, Aprilia Traction Control (aTC) allows the motorcycle to obtain a better grip on the road and track by managing the power delivery according to the angle of the motorcycle. The rider can select from eight traction control settings even whilst riding the motorcycle with an open throttle. The aTC system also adjusts to the wheel diameter to ensure that the rider obtains an accurate response regardless of the tyre chosen.

rBW - Ride By Wire

Aprilia’s Ride By Wire (RbW) engine control system is a technologically advanced electronic system which allows the rider to select from three engine maps. Each of these maps adjust the power delivery from the engine and transforms the character of the motorcycle.

aBS - Anti-Lock Braking System

Anti-Lock Braking System was developed to guarantee maximum safety on the road whilst providing optimum performance on the track. Aprilia worked in close collaboration with Bosch to provide optimum calibration.

aQS - Aprilia Quick Shift

Aprilia Quick Shift technology allows the rider to shift up through the gears without using the clutch and without closing the throttle. This technology allows for consistent engine speed which results in faster lap times. The system has been design to include three calibrations, the calibration is determined based upon the different RPM thresholds.

aWC - Aprilia Wheelie Control

Aprilia Wheelie Control ensures optimal acceleration control. This is achieved by the aWC detecting if the front wheel is lifting and gently placing it back onto the road or track. The aWC technology offers three different settings depending on the rider’s preference.

aLC - Aprilia Launch Control

Aprilia Launch Control (aLC) has been designed to provide optimal power delivery from a standing start. The aLC technology works together with aWC in order to maximise acceleration and take off.


engine type Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
FUEL Unleaded petrol
BORE AND STROKE 78 x 52.3 mm
MAX. POWER AT CRANKSHAFT 201 HP (148 kW) at 13,000 rpm
MAX. TORQUE AT CRANKSHAFT 115 Nm at 10,500 rpm
FUEL SYSTEM Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. Variable length intake ducts controlled via the engine control unit. 4 Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-By-Wire engine management.
Multiple engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)
Ignition Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil” type coils.
Starter Electric
Exhaust 4 into 2 into 1 layout, two oxygen sensors, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)
Alternator Flywheel mounted 450W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Transmission 6-speed cassette type gearbox
1st: 39/15 = (2.600)
2nd: 33/16 = (2.063)
3rd: 34/20 = (1.700)
4th: 31/21 = (1.476)
5th: 31/23 = (1.348)
6th: 34/27 = (1.259)
Clutch Multi plate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Primary drive Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, Ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive Chain: Drive ratio: 41/16 (2.562)
Chassis Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.
Adjustments foreseen:
headstock position and rake, engine height, swingarm pin height
Adjustable Öhlins steering damper
Front suspension Öhlins fork with TIN surface treatment. Low profile forged aluminium radial calliper mountings. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension Double braced aluminium swingarm. Öhlins monoshock. Completely adjustable: Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 130 mm.
FRONT BRAKES Double braced aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel 130 mm.
BRAKES Front: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo M430 monobloc radial callipers with 4 Ø 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two Ø 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose ABS Bosch 9MP, adjustable to 3 maps, equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) strategy which can be disengaged.
WHEEL RIMS Forged aluminium alloy, 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)
DRY WEIGHT 180 kg*
TANK 18.5 litres (4-litre reserve included)