2018 Aprilia RSV4 Gets GP Level Aerodynamic Enhancement

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Aprilia RSV4 Factory Works program has expanded with winglets and 215 hp of power output

Aprilia has updated the RSV4 for 2018 with aerodynamic enhancement by introducing winglets. Also, the RSV4 sees enhancement in power output as well. The flagship bike from Italian superbike manufacturer comes pumping out 215 hp of peak power that certainly adds zing to the track focused machine that is also very much street legal as well.

Speaking about the addition of the winglets, Aprilia claims it as aerodynamic appendages. Developed by Aprilia Racing as part of the Aprilia RS-GP MotoGP bike program, these winglets are claimed to be delivering performance comparable to the bikes meant for racing in MotoGP race.

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The enhancements don’t end here as Aprilia RSV4 SSTK1 kit from the factory Works program comes with new pistons, new cylinder heads and a full racing exhaust along with regenerated control unit. All of these are good enough to make the bike producing 215 hp of peak power claimed by the Italian brand. Weight reduction is another part of the project that has helped in lowering the weight by 10 kg, capable of significantly improvement in performance.

Introduction of a lithium-ion battery, a completely new fuel tank, Akrapvoic exhaust system and extensive usage of carbon fibre and aluminium parts across the entire body of the bike has helped in reducing the weight.

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Speaking about the RSV4, the superbike is the flagship model from Aprilia. The sportsbike is in business since 2009, when it was launched at Superbike World Championship. The brand offered it in two different variants for 2016, which are RSV4 RF and RSV4 RR. Power source for the bike is a 1.0-litre 65-degree V4 engine coupled with a 6-speed gearbox. It gets dual 320 mm Brembo disc brake up front and a 220 mm Brembo disc brake at rear. The bike runs on 17-inch alloy wheels.