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2021 Aprilia RSV4 makes its global debut

The flagship sportbike features quite a few updates.

2021 Aprilia RSV4

Aprilia has revised their flagship super sport, the RSV4 for the 2021 model year. The sportbike will retain its two iterations, the RSV4 Standard and the RSV4 Factory. Unlike many of the new releases for 2021, the new Aprilia RSV4 comes with a slew of major updates. 

Drilling down on the specifics, the top of the line variant, the RSV4 Factory will come with forged aluminum wheels, semi-active Öhlins suspension, and the critically acclaimed Brembo Stylema brake calipers. On top of this, the RSV4 Factory also gets fancier liveries: Aprilia Red and Lava Red. The RSV4 Standard, on the other hand, does away with the fancy top shelf components in favor of a more affordable price tag. 

Now, apart from the performance oriented differences between the two bikes, the Aprilia RSV4, both in Standard and Factory trim, receives a few substantial updates across the board. For instance, the entire fairing gets a makeover featuring a sleeker, more aggressive fascia. It comes with Aprilia’s iconic triple LED headlight design, albeit tweaked to give the bike a more menacing look. The fuel tank and saddle have also been revised in favor of a more sporty ergonomic, while being more comfortable and spacious for the rider to move around while piloting the bike. 

2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

Moving on to the heart of the beast, the new Aprilia RSV4 gets an updated engine that receives a 22cc bump. Now at 1,099cc, the powerful V4 engine is rated for 214 hp and now features Euro5 compliance by way of a revised exhaust system. All that torque and power are kept under control by way of a Marelli 11MP ECU mated to a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU). This sophisticated electronics package affords the new bike an impressive 6 riding modes—3 for the track, and 3 for the street. Lastly, the advanced suite of electronics can all be selected and fine tuned by way of a full-color TFT instrument panel. 

As far as pricing is concerned, the Aprilia RSV4 Standard retails in the US market for $18,999, while the RSV4 Factory will set you back a hefty $25,999. Now, Aprilia Philippines has yet to announce the launch of the new bike in the market. That being said, the outgoing RSV4 Factory retails for P1,680,000, while the special edition RSV4 RR will set you back a smooth P1,850,000

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