Aprilia garnered plenty of attention at the INTERMOT this year with some of the most deserved updates for its upcoming models for the coming model year. The Tuono and Shiver enjoyed a suspension upgrade and a new mechanical set-up respectively. However, Aprilia’s most crowned model, RSV4 RR was not left out either.
Starting with the cosmetics of the bike, it gets new decals. However, the changes are minute and one might actually have to do a side-by-side comparison of both to realize the extent of those changes. The Aprilia logo located on the fairing sports a different colour, featuring grey instead of red along with a few glossy black stripes.
Unlike the old model, Aprilia has now ditched the old red accent on the pillion for a completely blacked out unit. The red wheels, however, has found its way into the coming model year but are now fitted with a set of –millimetre thick, 13-inch disks teamed up with M50 monoblock callipers.
Coming on to the mechanics of the bike, it now features ultra weight pistons with new segments that are meant to reduce the loss of compression and therefore enhance the bike’s performance.
The bike gets a plethora of tech upgrades too. Starting with the new dash with smartphone connectivity that is also capable of recording flight of corner-to-corner data to be analysed by the rider, similar to that during racing. The TFT colour display also features voice command and call management. However, this is expected to call for minimum consumption of the battery, thanks to the new V4-PM that uses new connection protocols.
The bike now also comes with the APRC electronic suite that includes launch control, quick shift, cruise control, wheelie control and a speed limiter.