Semi-active suspension for Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory plus RSV4 RR and Tuono V4 updates

 

The annual updates of the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory, RSV4 RR, Tuono V4 1100 RR, Tuono V4 Factory have been announced, with semi-active suspension, new graphics and further carbon-fibre parts…

 

What’s new on the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory?

Following two years of development with Öhlins, Aprilia has added semi-active suspension to the RSV4R 1100 Factory.

The suspension settings can be used in semi-active mode or manual, with control via bar-mounted buttons and three maps – A1, A2 and A3 for slicks, standard tyres on road and track, and road use respectively. Each map can also be fine-tuned, while the Öhlins steering damper is also electronically controlled.

The Brembo Stylema front calipers can now be accessorised with a pair of race-style carbon-fibre air ducts, and with the standard Akrapovič titanium end-can and lithium battery, the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory weighs just 199kg with a full tank of fuel.

Making a claimed 214bhp @ 13,200rpm and 90lb-ft (122Nm) @ 11,000rpm, the RSV4 takes full advantage of the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control); the Bosch six-axis IMU-based electronics package that includes cornering ABS, wheelie control, launch control, up and down quick-shifter, pit limiter and cruise control.

The colour TFT includes connectivity to your smartphone for notifications and music control, and the ability to download ride data to a laptop or for viewing on your phone.

 

What’s new on the Aprilia RSV4 RR?

We might sound a little non-plussed at the latest updates for the RSV4 RR, but the 198bhp (@ 13,000rpm) 1000cc 65° V4 motor in the RR is already awesome. The frame is based on that of the 250 GP machines that have won 18 titles and 143 Grand Prix races and it’s got a complete suite of electronic rider aids, including cornering ABS. Oh, and it makes 85lb-ft of torque (115Nm) @ 10,500rpm.

There are no technical changes for 2020, so all we see are two new colours – Rivazza grey and Arrabbiata black, with red wheels.

 

Semi-active suspension for Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory plus RSV4 RR and Tuono V4 updates

 

What’s new on the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory?

Like the RSV4, the Tuono Factory gains semi-active suspension, with settings based on Track, Sport and Road, and includes the APRC electronics package, but with the engine making ‘only’ 173bhp. It comes in a new Atomico Racer colour scheme.

 

 

What’s new on the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR?

With two new colous – Sachsenring red and Magny-Cours grey, the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR has a 190/55 rear with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, compared to the Diablo Supercorsas with 200 section rear on the Tuono Factory. It also doesn’t include the semi-active suspension, instead carrying the Sachs 43mm fully-adjustable forks.

 

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory specification [RSV4 RR]

Engine type

Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder

Bore and stroke

81 x 52.3 mm [78 x 52.3 mm]

Total engine capacity

1077 cc (999.6 cc)

Compression ratio

13.6:1

Maximum power at crankshaft

217 HP (159.6 kW) at 13,200 rpm [201 HP (148 kW) at 13,000 rpm]

Maximum torque at crankshaft

122 Nm at 11,000 rpm [115 Nm at 10,500 rpm]

Fuel system

Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-By-Wire engine management. Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: Track, Sport, Race

Ignition

Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils

Exhaust

4 into 2 into 1 layout, two lambda probes, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4)

Alternator

Flywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets

Lubrication

Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)

Transmission

6-speed cassette type gearbox

Traction management

APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APT), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently

Frame

Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements Available adjustments: headstock position and rake; engine height; swingarm pin height. Smart EC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins steering damper [Sachs steering damper]

Front suspension

Smart EC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins NIX fork. 43 mm stanchions, with TIN surface treatment. [Sachs fork with  43 mm stanchions]; Aluminium radial calliper mounting bracket. Adjustable spring pre-load and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. 125 mm [120 mm] wheel travel

Rear suspension

Double braced aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Öhlins TTX monoshock with Smart EC 2.0 electronically managed piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring pre-load, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. [Sachs monoshock adjustable in: hydraulic compression and rebound damping, spring pre-load and centre-to-centre distance]. 115 mm [130 mm ] wheel travel.

Brakes Front

Dual 330-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo Stylema® [M50] monobloc radial callipers with 4 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose

Brakes Rear

220 mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two  32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering function, adjustable to 3 maps equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) (can be disabled).

Wheels

Forged aluminium alloy wheels, completely machined, with 5 split spoke design. [Aprilia in aluminium alloy wheels with 3 split spoke design]. Front: 3.5”x17” Rear: 6”x17”

Tyres

Radial tubeless. Front: 120/70 ZR 17 Rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)

Wheelbase

1439 mm [1441.6 mm]

Length

2052 mm [2055 mm]

Width

735 mm

Seat height

851 mm [853 mm]

Headstock angle

24.5° [24.6°]

Trail

103.8 mm [101.9 mm]

Kerb weight

199 kg [204 kg] with a full tank

Consumption

6.50 litres/100 km [6.67 litres/100 km]

CO2 emissions

155 g/km [156 g/km]

Fuel tank capacity

18.5 litres (including 4-litre reserve)

 

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory specification [V4 1100 RR]

Engine type

Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system DOHC, four valves per cylinder

Bore and stroke

81 x 52.3 mm

Total engine capacity

1077 cc

Maximum power at crankshaft

175 HP (129 kW) at 11,000 rpm

Maximum torque at crankshaft

121 Nm at 9,000 rpm

Fuel system

Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 4 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management that the rider can select on the fly: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)

Ignition

Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils

Starter

Electrical

Exhaust

4 into 2 into 1 layout, two oxygen sensors, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4).

Alternator

Flywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets

Lubrication

Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)

Transmission

6-speed cassette type gearbox

Traction management

APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APL), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently

Frame

Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements. Smart EC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins steering damper [Sachs steering damper]

Front suspension

Smart EC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins NIX fork with TIN surface treatment. [Sachs upside-down “one by one” fork, Ø 43 mm stanchions]. Forged aluminium radial calliper mounting bracket. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. 120 mm [117 mm ] wheel travel.

Rear suspension

Smart EC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins monoshock absorber with piggy-back [Sachs monoshock absorber with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, hydraulic compression and rebound damping]. APS progressive linkages.

Wheel travel

130 mm

Brakes Front

Dual 330-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor with 6 pins. Brembo M50 monobloc radial callipers with 4 Ø30mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake lines.

Brakes Rear

Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering function, adjustable on 3 maps, featuring RLM strategy and can be disengaged.

Wheels

Cast aluminium wheels with 3 split spoke design. Front: 3.5”x17” Rear: 6.00”x17”

Tyres Front

120/70 ZR 17

Tyres Rear

200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 200/55 ZR 17) [190/55 ZR 17]

Wheelbase

1450 mm

Length

2070 mm

Width

810 mm

Seat height

825 mm

Headstock angle

24.7°

Trail

99.7 mm

Kerb weight

209 kg (with a full tank)

Consumption

7.71 l/100 km

CO2 emissions

183 g/km

Fuel tank capacity

18.5 litres (including 4-litre reserve)

 

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