Aprilia introduces the ultra-exclusive 230hp RSV4 XTrenta – Roadracing World Magazine

Aprilia RSV4 XTrenta

APRILIA’S RACING ENGINEERING AND MOTOGP TECHNOLOGY COMES TO THE MOST EXTREME, HIGH-PERFORMANCE AND MOST EXCLUSIVE APRILIA RSV4 EVER

CHARACTERIZED BY REFINED AERODYNAMICS, THE RSV4 XTRENTA IS THE WORLD’S FIRST MOTORCYCLE EQUIPPED WITH A REAR AND LOWER WING

UNPRECEDENTED PERFORMANCE FOR MAXIMUM PLEASURE ON THE TRACK: 230 HP FOR ONLY 166 KG, RACING ELECTRONICS AND SUSPENSIONS, DEDICATED SC-PROJECT EXHAUST AND A TRUE RACING BIKE SETUP

BORN TO CELEBRATE THE 30 YEARS OF APRILIA’S FIRST WORLD TITLE, IT IS PRODUCED IN A LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 100 UNITS

After the great success of the RSV4 X, presented in 2019, and the Tuono X, the most powerful and lightest hypernaked bike ever, Aprilia Racing is getting back to work on the extraordinary V4 project by presenting the Aprilia RSV4 XTrenta, an absolutely unique creation that celebrates the 30th anniversary of Aprilia’s first world championship title.

The RSV4 XTrenta is manufactured by the Noale Racing department exploiting technologies never so close to those used in MotoGP in terms of materials, components, electronics, attention to detail and above all aerodynamics, a sector that has become of fundamental importance in recent years. and in which Aprilia Racing has been at the forefront with the RS-GP entered for the 2022 season.

Never before has a motorcycle on sale to the public been able to boast of such refined aerodynamic study. All the parts of the carbon fairing are manufactured by PAN Compositi using the same processes used in MotoGP and incorporate both the newly designed front fenders, able to guarantee more load and at the same time less drag, and the brand new fenders back, on the tail. But that’s not all: the RSV4 XTrenta is the first motorcycle in the world to mount the ‘under wing’ on the swingarm, the lower wing that equips RS-GP motorcycles from 2019 and is commonly called the ‘ spoon’ in MotoGP. The results of the new configuration speak for themselves: the aerodynamic load increases by 25%, while reducing the drag by 4%.

Aprilia’s RSV4 XTrenta features front and rear aero wings as well as a spoiler under the swingarm. Photo courtesy of Aprilia.

Starting from the already excellent base represented by the Aprilia RSV4 Factory 2022, Aprilia Racing’s interventions have covered all areas, starting with the engine, which reaches the extraordinary peak of 230 horsepower. This is thanks to an increase in the compression ratio, which works in symbiosis with a specific titanium and carbon exhaust system created by the partner SC-Project, which deals with and develops all Aprilia Racing exhausts. A Sprint Filter air filter using MotoGP and Formula 1 specification materials completes the equipment. An all-titanium silencer whose design is directly derived from the unit used in MotoGP will be available as an option. Considering the high performance and the intensive use of the tracks, the water and oil radiators are Superbike-derived Taleo Tecnoracing.

The Italian V4’s performance is handled by a specially tuned Magneti Marelli control unit, while the transmission is fitted with a PBR-branded titanium pinion (another XTrenta exclusive). The RSV4 XTrenta’s electronics suite is controlled by a JetPrime racing panel, while accessories include Spider’s CNC footpegs, handlebar levers and fuel cap.

On the chassis side, the RSV4’s rigorous chassis is refined with Ohlins suspensions modified by Andreani in collaboration with Aprilia MotoGP engineers. The billet steering plate is exclusive to Aprilia Racing. The braking system is the best available on the market, Brembo branded, consisting of GP4-MS billet monobloc calipers at the front and 330mm T-drive discs. The Marchesini M7R GENESI forged magnesium rims are suitable for Pirelli Diablo SBK slick tires in sizes 120/70 and 200/65, with SC-1 compound at the front and SC-X at the rear. The weight gain of the wheels is about 2 kg compared to the standard.

The livery of the new Aprilia RSV4 XTrenta, used by Lorenzo Savadori in the Austrian GP, ​​represents a contemporary interpretation of that sported by Aprilia in 1992 in the MotoGP 125cc class, on the occasion of the first of the 54 world titles that make up his one of the richest track records in motorcycling sport.

Availability and prices

Each of the 100 units of the Aprilia RSV4 XTrenta, priced at €50,000 (USD 49,727) excluding VAT, will be bookable exclusively online from September 6, by accessing the web space factoryworks.aprilia.com. Lucky buyers will also have the chance to collect their model from Aprilia Racing, with an exclusive visit to the Noale racing department at the same time, and receive not only the limited and numbered version of the RSV4 but also the dedicated motorcycle cover and carpet.

The RSV4 XTrenta is part of the Factory Works program launched by Aprilia Racing: unique in the world, it makes the same technology developed in competition available to those who intend to compete at the highest level in production derivative championships or who wish to have an RSV4 or Tuono V4 with performance optimized for track use.

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