For all those who couldn’t afford the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, Aprilia launched a lower specced, more affordable version called the RSV4R at the hands of Aprilia’s WSBK factory rider Max Biaggi.
The Aprilia RSV4R boasts of the same engine as the RSV4 Factory, which puts out 180 bhp at 12,500 rpm and 115 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm. It also retains the same brembo brakes from the Factory version.
The RSV4R has the same aluminum dual spar frame as the RSV4 Factory but is not adjustable like the Factory’s. The Factory’s adjustable Ohlins suspension has been replaced with a Showa forks and a Sachs monoshock at the rear, but the RSV4R retains the same Brembo brakes.
The RSV4R shares the RSV4 Factory’s exquisite looks, but ditches the carbon fibre elements. Weight has gone up by 5 kgs but the price will definitely be heading south. Compared to the exorbitantly priced RSV4 Factory which retails for 20,000 Euros (Rs. 14 lakh, excluding taxes) the RSV4R will be priced much lower, somewhere around the 15,000 Euro (Rs. 10.5 lakh, excluding taxes) mark. Though not exactly cheap, you can never really put a price on art.