The Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory (BS4-complaint) is priced at Rs 22.40 lakh ex-showroom
Aprilia India was one of the very few two-wheeler manufacturers that were present at Auto Expo 2020. The Italian motorcycle brand under Piaggio automotive group showcased two of its latest and greatest products at the 15th instalment of the biennial event: RSV4 1100 Factory and Tuono 1100 RR. Aprilia officials had confirmed that the performance motorcycles would be sold in the country only for a limited period. Aprilia India has already updated its regular range to BS6 specifications.
Ex-showroom prices of the 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory and its naked sibling, Tuono 1100 RR, stand at Rs 22.42 lakh and Rs 17.96 lakh, respectively. Now, the very first RSV4 1100 Factory in the country has been delivered in Bangalore by Motoplex Bengaluru.
Apparently, both motorcycles are Euro 4 or BS4-compliant and cannot be legally registered post 31 March 2020. Hence, making the motorcycles limited was a good strategy and the brand expects more deliveries in the days to come. The RSV4 1100 Factory and Tuono 1100 RR are relatively on the expensive side as they are strictly CBU (Completely Built-Up or Completely Built Unit).
Both motorcycles are powered by a 1,078cc V4 engine. However, the power plant of the RSV4 boasts of a slightly bigger bore, different oil pump and second oil injector. Of course, the tune of the ECU is different in either motorcycle as well. Put together, the super sports motorcycle makes 214bhp and 122Nm of torque. On the other hand, the road-focused Tuono 1100 RR naked sports (or streetfighter) motorcycle is good for 173bhp and 121Nm.
Being some of the best in the business, both the Aprilia motorcycles come with traction control (the sophisticated kind), launch control, wheelie control, riding modes and a lot more assists to help the ride attain total control. Braking duties are done by premium Brembo callipers while the suspension department is handled by Ohlins systems.
The body panels are predominantly carbon-fibre. The overall styling of the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory pays tribute to the brand’s MotoGP genes. Just like on the latest MotoGP machines and other hardcore track-focused motorcycles, the RSV4 wears a pair of aero winglets which are also made out of carbon fibre. The winglets look ridiculously cool and are equally functional.
An Akrapovic titanium exhaust system is also part of the system. Aprilia’s V4 engines are arguably one of the best-sounding examples in the entire performance motorcycle scenario. The RSV4 rivals the likes of the BMW S 1000 RR, Ducati Panigale V4 and Honda CB 1000 RR Fireblade. The naked Tuono locks horns with the Kawasaki Z1000 and Ducati Streetfighter V4.