To make it simple, the Aprilia RSV4 RF is a limited edition, more hard-core track version of the RSV4 RR. Yes, the RSV4 RR is already a track ready motorcycle but with the RF, Aprilia takes it one step ahead.
The Aprilia RSV4 RF features the same 999.6cc liquid cooled V4 engine as the RR. However, in the RF is tuned to produce 198.2bhp at 13,000rpm and 115Nm of torque at 10,500rpm. It is mated to a six-speed cassette type gearbox.
Suspension duties are handled by Öhlins fork with TIN surface treatment. It gets Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping at the front and Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping at the rear.
Braking is taken care off by dual 320mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and Brembo M430 monobloc radial callipers up front, along with a 220mm diameter rear disc with a two piston Brembo calliper.
In terms of technology, it features Aprilia’s latest version of its race-developed APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) system. APRC integrates the full ride-by-wire, multi-map, electronic-engine management system, which has three new engine mapping settings: S (Sport), T (Track), and R (Race). The corresponding engine-braking maps are new, as well, with engine-braking lessened at 6,000 rpm and beyond. The system also offers ATC (Aprilia Traction Control), AWC (Aprilia Wheelie Control), ALC (Aprilia Launch Control), AQS (Aprilia Quick Shift), and Race ABS.
The limited edition Aprilia RSV4 RF is only available in a single colour scheme and locks horns with the Ducati Panigale R in India.