Exclusive Scoop! Aprilia coming to India in December 2010 with the RSV4 Factory superbike!

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With most bike makers already introducing their litre-class wares in the country, how could Aprilia miss the bandwagon? Come December 2010 and Aprilia will announce their official entry into India and how! As the title suggests, Aprilia will mark its entry into India with the 2011 RSV4 Factory litre class superbike. The RSV4 Factory is powered by a 999.6cc V4 engine that puts out a massive 180 hp whereas its dry weight tips the scales at a mere 179 kg. As the name suggests, the ‘Factory’ machine uses exotic elements and tuning to give the rider a hardcore track tool. There is oodles of carbonfibre that works towards bringing the weight down, while an array of electronics works hard to make life easy and fun at the same time.

It is too early to speculate the estimated cost of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory for India, but considering that its arch-rivals BMW and Ducati are already present in the country, we expect a very competitive price tag on the Factory spec RSV4. While the official announcement is expected to come in December 2010, the motorcycles will go on sale early next year. The Piaggio network will be used to an extent to market and sell these superbikes, while authorised service centres will setup at strategic locations throughout the country. The first Aprilia dealership and service centre in the country will be setup in Pune and work is already underway. If the response is good, the 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC may soon wake up Indian neighborhoods with with orgasmic V4 roar!

Aprilia Motorcycles to enter India is December 2010 with the Aprilia RSV4 Factory litre class superbike. More details on Motoroids.com

Tech Specs of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory for India:

Engine TypeAprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder stroke, (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Engine Displacement999.6 cc
Bore & Stroke78 x 52.3 mm
Compression Ratio13:01
CoolingLiquid Cooled
Fuel SystemAirbox w/front dynamic air intakes. Variable length intake ducts controlled via ECU.
IgnitionMagneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system
Starting SystemElectric
Transmission6-speed cassette type gearbox
Final DriveChain: Drive ratio: 40/16 (2,5)
Rake and Trail24.5° x 4.13
Wheel Base55.9 in.
Seat Height33.2 in.
Front SuspensionÖhlins Racing upside-down fork, 43-mm stanchions (with Tin surface treatment).
Rear SuspensionTwin sided aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.
Front BrakeDual 320mm diameter floating stainless steel disc w/lightweight stainless steel rotor
Rear Brake220-mm diameter disc; Brembo floating caliper with two 32-mm isolated pistons.
Front Tire120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tire190/55 ZR 17
Fuel Capacity17 litres
Dry Weight179 kg

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