Aprilia RS 457 Customer Deliveries To Begin Next Month

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Aprilia RS 457 is powered by a 457 cc parallel twin-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine producing a maximum power output of 47.6 bhp and 43.5 Nm of peak torque

Aprilia India hosted the global debut of the RS 457 late last year before it was showcased at the MotoGP Indian GP. The official price of the highly anticipated Aprilia RS 457 was announced at the Indian Bike Week in Goa. The made-in-India motorcycle has undoubtedly been the talk of the town in recent months due to its aggressive pricing and what it is capable of.

We came out mightily impressed riding it at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore a couple of months ago and it competes with Yamaha R3, Kawasaki Ninja 400 and the recently launched Ninja 500. All these models are priced significantly higher than the Aprilia RS 457, making it a clear favourite amongst enthusiasts due to its VFM proposition.

Priced at Rs. 4.10 lakh (ex-showroom), the fully-faired motorcycle’s reservations have already commenced. However, the customer deliveries have not started yet. The initial plan was to have the deliveries commence in early March but it appears to have been moved to April. The RS 457 will reach dealerships soon and the test rides should begin as well.

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Produced at the Baramati plant in Maharashtra and subsequently distributed to global markets as well, the Aprilia RS 457 inherits design cues from its larger sibling, the RS 660. Based on a twin-spar aluminium frame, this model boasts 320 mm front and 220 mm rear disc brakes, complemented by dual-channel ABS and bi-directional quickshifter comes as an option.

It sports a suspension setup consisting of pre-load adjustable USD front forks and a monoshock unit at the rear. Utilising a 457 cc parallel twin-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine, the motorcycle delivers a maximum power output of 47.6 bhp and 43.5 Nm of peak torque. It is coupled with a six-speed transmission while a slipper and assist clutch is standard.

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Packed with an array of features, the Aprilia RS 457 gets switchable traction control, three ride modes, and a five-inch TFT instrument console, LED headlamps, tail lamp, and turn signals, anti-roll system, ride-by-wire throttle, two-in-one underslung exhaust system, 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in TVS Protorq tyres, etc.