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2012 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC

2012 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC – Created for the sole purpose of mind to be simply the best on the track and on the road since its inception, the Aprilia RSV4 has astonished the world with their beauty, technology and performance. The first 65 ° V-4 ever in a sport of motorcycle production, a frame worthy of a GP 250, Ride By Wire, Multimap engine management: all of these achievements are made for the Aprilia RSV4, which unique architecture exceeds specifications with excellent maneuverability of the firm led Aprilia to the next level.

A project designed not only to create a motorcycle that offers the best performance, but also allows the driver to make full use of every last shred of its competitive potential. The excellent results obtained by all the champions who were at the races is not by chance, however, the real revolution that accompanies the new Aprilia RSV4 APR is that you do not have to be a champion to explore their potential and have fun thanks to the dynamic equilibrium copy obtained by TAE (Aprilia Performance Control Tower), the exclusive control drive system that can be adjusted to eight different levels and can auto-calibration for different types of tires, wheel control function, control Release and electronic transmission.

Concrete assistance in the management of vehicles that restore greater confidence and control to the driver in extreme conditions, helping to identify the most effective lines to follow and make the trip less psychologically and physically demanding.

The introduction of advanced technologies such as the volume of production is the demonstration of the ability of the Aprilia design development of the whole huge electronic “home” for Max Biaggi SBK RSV4 Factory and the control plane to dynamically applied to the new RSV4 APR.

With this new version of Aprilia staff has built a bike that is faster on the track, but also more “communicative” the greatest driving experience and capacity, improve what can be regarded as the patriarch of a new generation supersport bikes.

State of technology

This new technology is met in the APR (control tower performance Aprilia) package, mainly the state of the art in dynamic control, a multi-patented technology that makes available to win Superbike racers both drivers professionals and amateurs. All this comes in an easy to use, intuitive package.

However, the improvement of the Aprilia RSV4 APR does not stop with the electronic management. 65 ° V4 engine provides improved lubrication and closer gears for better acceleration separated. The new, lighter exhaust with a butterfly valve in the management of advanced technology based on the power allocation Walk for better breathing and efficiency throughout the rev range.

The new features introduced by the Aprilia RSV4 on SAD in detail

APR performance Aprilia control tower, electronic management software, such as :

ATC: Aprilia Traction Control automatically adjusts to the different types of tires, with 8 selectable settings easily while running from a joystick on the left handlebar without turning the throttle;

AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control with three parameters;

LAC: Aprilia Launch Control for use on a track, with three parameters;

AQS: Aprilia Change fast, ultra-fast changes without closing the throttle or clutch.

Dual screen mode to show the dashboard: ROAD RACE;

New exhaust system is lighter and offers better performance;

Optimized gear ratios for the highest performance track;

Improving the lubrication of the engine;

Three double-spoke wheels lighter.

2012 Aprilia RSV4 R TAE models highlights

THE QUEEN OF Aprilia SBK distills the perfect bike for days TRACK THE KNIGHT RIDER ENTHUSIAST. SUPERSPORT MOTORCYCLE ONLY allowing passenger safety refine their ability to mount THANK DYNAMIC CONTROL PACKAGE APR.

Available in R and the EXCLUSIVE OUTFITTER factory, Aprilia RSV4 APR applying proprietary technology to continuously monitor the dynamic conditions of the bike and optimize performance.


Aprilia control tower performance can have a car platform with two meters of inertia in turn two and accelerometers allowing the ECU to reconstruct the dynamics of the bike and working in the engine control accordingly. The pilot can adjust any component of the APR system independently at will.

ATC. the traction control system of the future

ATC-traction control Aprilia is certainly one of the greatest strengths of all ESTs. This is a traction control system completely new developed from an Aprilia patent, mainly focused on helping the pilot to improve their times. Thanks to the inertial platform and cable detection developed by Aprilia, ATC not only reduces engine torque when the rear wheel slips, but leaves the rider control tail sliding out of a curve in it to give a better idea of the throttle valve, depending on the angle of inclination.

ATC is enabled Aprilia’s fast, easy on the dashboard and offers 8 positions. When CTA is enabled, the user can change settings instantly, at any time using a joystick on the left handlebar to suit road conditions, pavement or tire, without closing the throttle and keep your hands on the handlebar, as in professional motorcycle racing. Thus, the system can adapt to every corner of any track to meet the specific needs of each runner, including most of the experts.

The achievement of the other amazing Aprilia technology is the system of “learning ability”. Current systems of traction control is designed and optimized for a single size and type of tire. This limitation often offsets the benefits of traction control.

Aprilia Traction Control (ATC) has overcome this limitation: a procedure activated by the controller allows the system to learn of the relationship between the radius of the tires and end of the bike to get improved traction control.

AWC. stability at high acceleration

Harness the power of modern superbikes to the latest HP is the dream of every rider. Aprilia AWC (Aprilia Wheelie Control) has achieved extraordinary results. With the unique patented detection Aprilia Wheelie, the AWC is able to “say” when a horse begins and ends and comes into play when the wheel contact with the road safely.

Wheelie control is continuous and “smooth”, no cuts or sudden reboots violent energy, only the perfect throttle control. The AWC system is activated from the dashboard and can be adjusted independently of the control systems of choice for another three adjustments to the requirements of best rider.

CLA. the best Holeshot

The perfect home is another dream corridor, to a good start often means you’re halfway to victory. When the lights go out, handling the enormous power of modern superbikes is not an easy task. Unless the bike itself manages to offer their best start.

The ALC (Aprilia Launch Control) provides an instant start as the lights go out, the full power to the road to assist the driver in this critical moment in the race. All the pilot has to do is give speed and release the clutch as you normally would, and shift gears. The FTA has three parameters that can be selected in the dashboard menu, then it must be “armed” to stop by pressing two buttons traction control on the joystick to the left handlebar at the same time.

AQS: travel records

When you are after the demonstration of the highest tower, you can not afford to miss a split second in an operation that seemingly simple move. APR RSV4 has a system of electronic transmission as standard (Aprilia Quick Shift), which first reduces spark advance for an infinitesimal time, then gradually restored, allowing extremely fast gear changes without closing the gas and without using the clutch.

The system works hand in hand with the new gearbox more spaced to limit the drop in RPM during the journey by the fastest lap times. AQS to optimize performance, the Aprilia engineers have refined the time of a power outage on the basis of the RPM change.

Aprilia RSV4 is both the new generation and the future of supersport motorcycles, from the basic concept, its design leaves the overabundance of the body, reducing it to what is necessary for efficient aerodynamics. The breathtaking beauty of the technical documents reveals a bike with a compact design, which until recently was thought possible that the sizes of the engines lower or higher prices prototypes. State of the art technology for the engine and chassis, along with extraordinary ease of use make this an ideal companion for the runner who wants to achieve and to redefine its boundaries with the feeling and unmatched ease.

These aspects of the project will not only give the bike an incredible performance, but also what makes it so easy to put all the latest horse to good use. Nothing on this bike is commonplace, and this is true even in the technical solutions – this is the production of the world first full-scale motorcycle with high-performance engine narrow V4 engine as a revolutionary and powerful ever built by Aprilia. With fully integrated electronics, registration of lightness and extreme compactness, this engine gives the bike its unique and incomparable.

The components are the fullest, even in version A: an increase in fully adjustable front forks and Sachs rear shock, manufactured to the specifications of Aprilia, to ensure exceptional performance and provide feedback wingman for ultimate control in any situation. Brembo brakes with monobloc radial calipers, ultralight alloy wheels with newly designed wheels and the steering damper to ensure maximum safety in all conditions.

The Incredible APR system is probably the most significant development in this new version RSV4. However, the engine of the RSV4 TAE has a wide range of changes that are remnants of racing experience and improve their technical and mechanical and proverbial

Aprilia RSV4 is a motorcycle that the series Super Sport with a narrow 65 ° V four-cylinder engine with unique features. Extremely compact, slim as a twin to enter into a ultra-compact chassis, the 65 ° V4 engine was and remains the epitome of Italian engineering ingenuity.

The Aprilia V4 65 ° engine specifications in brief

Displacement: 999.6 cc

Architecture: 65 ° V4

Carter: monoblock with liners integrated housing

Sync system: 4 valves per cylinder (Titanium and Nymonic) operated directly by a camshaft driven by a mixed chain / gear system, the side chain, central gear train

Power supply: Electronic injection with 2 injectors per cylinder and integrated independent tour through the banking system for each bank. Three mappings selectable from handlebar.

Shaft vibration

Compression ratio: 13:1

Transmission: Six-speed cassette with direct control

Clutch: oil bath mechanical damping system

Electronic management: Magneti Marelli unit controlling power management, injection and ride-by-wire.

April dynamic control system

Architecture reflects the narrow V, a motor that is incredibly compact in length, which offers advantages in terms of mass centralization and a high-performance chassis (short wheelbase, long swingarm). The innovative timing system (with the cam shaft drive camshaft inlet channel, which in turn actuates the exhaust camshaft via a gear) from extremely compact heads (only 250 mm in rear of the engine), in particular in the area under the chassis beams, which are therefore much narrower than would otherwise be possible. A tree dampens vibrations even more than in a V 90 °. The part of the home built aluminum cylinder liners ensures maximum rigidity and consistent performance.

The electronic management system is another example of the technological superiority of the 65 ° V4 engine. Full Ride by wire technology eliminates any direct link between the accelerator and butterflies, which are totally controlled by a control unit of the latest generation Marelli ignition and also controls the injectors (8 injectors and four secondary planes come into play at high loads).

Each bank has a dedicated servo unit actuating the two throttle bodies only. This means that the opening of the butterfly valves and, consequently, the amount of fuel injected can be controlled independently. This solution, applied for the first time in a production motorcycle, it opens nearly infinite possibilities for controlling power supply and works closely with the SMT.

The transmission also has been designed to satisfy the most advanced to offer the best performance possible. To emphasize the sporty character of 65 ° V4 engine, which is coupled to a gearbox with a wet sump lubrication cassette (with oil in the crankcase). The wet clutch is a mechanical damper to control torque optimized braking and stability in hard braking.

The 65 ° V4 was one of the most advanced engines in the world at the time of creation. The new RSV4 TAE has several improvements derived from experience with the bike’s official World Superbike develop further. The new exhaust and motor assignments are to deliver optimum power.

Lubrication is enhanced at the critical points, the shaft rotates on ball bearings instead of plain bearings and cooling of the head, is considered the optimum operating temperature and long term reliability.

The combustion chambers of the cylinder and piston adjustments have also been revised for optimum engine performance. The three lowest velocities are closer to the extra speed cornering. The advanced butterfly valve management system improved performance in the band at low speeds and reduces emissions while preserving your engine exciting.

The perfect balance of weight is just one of the strengths of the RSV4 frame. To accomplish this, all aspects have been optimized in every detail. As a racing machine, the fuel tank is positioned so that most of the fuel is in the saddle of the bike to optimize the balance and the cancellation of the differences in treatment between the conditions of full and empty tank.

According to the tradition of Aprilia and consolidated aluminum structure of the RSV4 takes advantage of the strength and flexibility in marketing and molded parts, a structure that is setting new records in the equilibrium and dynamic efficiency. The result is maximum torsional rigidity and bending stiffness optimized for total control over the bike. This not only makes Aprilia RSV4 bike with a deadly action, but also the strength of the ease with which anyone can take full advantage of this action. The swingarm is also using the building technology as well as the framework and provides the perfect balance between stiffness, bending and twisting even contribute to exceptional handling capabilities of the RSV4 R.

The special construction allows frame and swingarm while being able to flaunt their natural color and bright aluminum, another detail is less evident in the modern factory bikes, and gives the RSV4 a look purebred.

The chassis frame is complemented version A suspension assembly with a high quality, higher Sachs fork bar is 43 mm and offers the possibility to adjust the compression of the spring preload and hydraulic rebound. The Sachs rear shock absorber was developed from the experience learned directly on the track. It has a piggy back nitrogen tank (separate and mounted on the camera body) and adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping and length, allowing the height of the rear of the bike should be amended to change the function of implementation of different driving styles and tracks.

Completing the package is a steering damper, also Sachs, which ensures perfect stability at high speed and pinpoint accuracy in setting up the bike for turns.

The Öhlins Racing rear shock absorber was developed from the experience learned directly on the track. Cylinder has a piggy back nitrogen (separate and mounted on the camera body) and adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping and length, allowing the height of the rear of the bike should be amended to change the function commissioning of different driving styles and tracks. Wheel travel is 130 mm.

A real Superbike is special not only to the extent that performance is concerned, but also for the care that is built. Details on RSV4 R say much about a bicycle built with an obsessive attention to all aspects, both technical and others.

The following are some of the most important components of the class leading used :

Dashboard: the mixed type (digital-analog), which receives all information from the CAN line and becomes an integral and essential part of self-diagnosis, as it is equipped with a memory. This is a true full-board computer with a dot matrix screen placed in a minimalist design and ultra-modern and compact. Its functions have been improved and are accessible from the three buttons are easy to use.

Lights: triple projector design is not just a reference to the legendary original RSV Mille, but designed to provide total visibility at night. The electrical system designed from scratch to offer maximum functionality and rationality with minimum weight. The result is an extremely clean layout and compact so it is easier to maintain and ready for track use, as all components on the lights and turn indicators are easily removable.

The RSV4 R APR takes one of three different liveries: the aggressive and dynamic “competition Nero”, with its metallic sheen, which is similar to the factory version of the brilliant “Glam Bianco” or the new “bright yellow” with effects surprisingly modern.

Following the tradition of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory versions, the new sports APR gold colors for your ultralight wheels.

Aprilia RSV4 R APRC 2012 – International Technical Specifications / Details


Aprilia 65 ° longitudinal V-4 cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooling system, twin cam overhead (DOHC), four valves per cylinder

Unleaded fuel

Bore and stroke 78 mm x 52.3

Total displacement 999.6 cc

Compression ratio 13:01

Maximum power of 180 hp at the crank (132.4 kW) at 12,250 rpm

Maximum torque 115 Nm at the crankshaft at 10,000 rpm

Airbox fuel system with dynamic front air intakes. Inlet ports via ECU controlled variable length.

4 Weber-Marelli throttle bodies 48 mm with 8 injectors and latest generation of engine management-by-wire Ride.

Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the driver with the bike running: T (track), S (Sport), R (road)

Ignition Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system built into the engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “coil” stick-type coils

Electric Start

Exhaust 4 into 2 into a design, a single sensor, lateral single silencer with the throttle valve controlled the engine control unit and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)

Flywheel alternator mounted 420W alternator with rare earth magnets

Lubrication system Wet sump lubrication with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)

Transmission 6-speed cassette type

1: 38/16 (2375)

Second: 35/18 (1,944)

Third: 28/17 (1,647)

Fourth: 32/22 (1455)

5: 34/26 (1308)

6, 33/27 (1222)

Shifter with electronics Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS)

Clutch wet multi-plate clutch with mechanical damping system

Main unit straight cut gears and loosely coupled, integrated, ratio: 73/44 (1659)

Gear ratios drive chain: 42/16 (2,625)

Aluminum frame double beam, with castings and pressings.

Sachs steering damper

Showa inverted front suspension-fork, 43 mm bars. Compatible with aluminum radial caliper. Spring preload fully adjustable hydraulic damping compression and rebound. 120 mm

The double wishbone rear suspension swingarm in aluminum, mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.

Sachs monoshock fully adjustable with piggy-back on: cushioning spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound. APS progressive linkage. 130 mm travel

Brakes: Dual 320 mm floating disc in stainless steel with lightweight rotor of stainless steel and aluminum flange with 6 pins. Brembo monobloc radial calipers with four 34 mm in diameter. Sintered metal pads. Radial pump and metal braided hose brake

Rear: 220 mm disc diameter Brembo floating caliper with two pistons of 32 mm with isolation. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided flexible

The front wheels: aluminum alloy rims, broken spokes six 3.5 “x17″

Rear: aluminum alloy rims, broken spokes 5 6 “X17″

Tubeless radial tires.

Front: 120/70 ZR 17

Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative 190/50 ZR 17)

Dimensions Max. Length: 2040 mm

Max. Width: 735 mm (at handlebars)

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