All-new Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory launched in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Aprilia Malaysia’s official distributor Didi Resources at The Podium in Penchala recently launched the all-new 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory. This superbike carries a price tag of RM 159,900 (excludes registration, road tax, and insurance). Included in the price is two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. In the Malaysian market, the new Aprilia superbike will compete with the BMW Motorrad HP4 Race (priced at RM 521,000) and Ducati Panigale V4 R (available for RM 299,000).
Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory is powered by a 1,078cc V-four engine drops out 217 hp of power at 13,200 rpm along with a peak torque of 122 Nm at 11,000 Nm. The above power figure compares against the 215 hp of the HP4 Race and 221 hp of the Panigale V4 R. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox along with a slipper clutch.
The superbike is fed by 4 Marelli 48 mm throttle bodies that have two injectors per cylinder. Also, it is controlled by ride-by-ride wire. The bike gets dynamic air intakes that optimise intake air velocity and volume for best power.
Though there is no standard exhaust on offer, the RSV4 1100 Factory comes with a race-ready titanium full system built by Akrapovic, exclusively for Aprilia. Its body is a mix of high impact plastic and carbon-fibre. The first six units of the bike for the local market are known to get carbon-fibre front brake air scoops at no extra cost.
Everything on the RSV4 1100 Factory is adjustable be it the steering damper, Ohlins 43 mm diameter, the TTX monoshock, or titanium-nitrided upside-down NIX forks. In addition, the bike is loaded with a whole bunch of riding aids like speed limiter, traction, launch control, and wheelie, and cruise control - they can be turned off entirely or configured independently. The rider can select between three riding modes while on the move - Race, Track, and Sport. Brembo Stylema four-piston monobloc radial calipers and radial master cylinder take care of the braking duties.