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EICMA 2012: Aprilia R Updated with ABS and Power

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At Intermot show in Cologne, Aprilia announced a number of to its RSV4 Factory . giving the more power, anti-lock and a number of other updates. week at the 2012 EICMA . Aprilia extended those to it’s slightly less but still pretty damn base model, the RSV4 R .

The versions of Max Biaggi ‘s World Championship -winning racebike, the RSV4 R (all-black in these and the RSV4 Factory (pictured red trim)  receive an engine to reduce internal friction and ventilation. Combined with a exhaust system, the result is a output of 181.5 hp and 86.3 at the crank, compared to the previous claims of 177 hp and 84.8 ft-lb.

Another important update is the of a Bosch 9MP ABS with three of calibration. Level 1 (Track) the ABS for high-speed performance. Level 2 is for sporty street riding and with a Rear Lift-up (RLM) advanced tip-over which adjusts the braking based on vehicle speed.

Level 3 (Rain) also with RLM and is designed for slick offering poor grip. The ABS can be disengaged.

The three ABS maps work with the RSV4′s engine maps (Track, and Road) in multiple combinations to a rider’s style and skill Like the Factory version, the R receives the full Aprilia Ride Control (APRC) of electronics which includes control, wheelie control, control and quick shift. The control and wheelie control both received some for 2013.

Along with ABS, R and Factory receive new calipers refined Brembo M430 monobloc front brake and new radial master cylinder.

Aprilia RSV4 R

among production sportbikes, the of the RSV4′s engine can be adjusted the frame. The swingarm pivot can be adjusted to customize the stability and distribution for riders of varying

Another notable change is the new tank. Aprilia modified the tank to accommodate the placement of the new ABS unit, with the added of a volume increase to 4.9 gallons 4.5 gallons.

The RSV4 R is equipped a 43mm Sachs upside-down and monoshock, both offering spring preload, compression and damping. The Factory version swaps the Sachs components for suspension. Sachs also a non-adjustable steering damper on the R while Öhlins provides an steering damper for the RSV4

Also differentiating between the R from the Factory version are the (three-spoke aluminum alloy for the R and forged aluminum alloy for the mudguard finish, headlight finish and exhaust silencer According to Aprilia, the 2013 R has a dry weight of 410 pounds compared to the Factory’s claimed weight of 399

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