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2010 APRILIA RSV4 R BUDGET SUPERBIKE vs FACTORY

By • Oct 6th, 2009 • Category: ! Daily Info & Reviews, Vehicles
2010 APRILIA RSV4 R BUDGET SUPERBIKE vs FACTORY
Mr Biaggi agrees The 2010 Aprilia RSV4 R makes do with cheaper components and less adjustability, but is as powerful and looks just as cool as the more expensive Factory version. Even the parts being down grade version, RSV4 R still  got a kick to compare others superbikes. with clean paint job, cool shape and simple decal design will attract riders to test this affordable aprilia
 
 
2010 APRILIA RSV4 R BUDGET SUPERBIKE vs FACTORY
 
Aprilia have announced the 2010 RSV4 R, a cheaper version of the RSV4 Factory. Instead of Ohlins suspension, the RSV4 R gets a Showa fork and Sachs shock, its 60-degree V4 makes do with aluminium parts instead of the Factory’s magnesium bits, and the chassis isn’t adjustable for swingarm pivot point, steering head angle and engine position.
 
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what differences between RSV4 Factory and RSV4 R?
 
Still, the significantly cheaper RSV4 R’s Showa/Sachs suspension is fully adjustable and the engine still produces 180bhp (though we suspect it may not be able to rev as high and/or as quickly as the RSV4 Factory’s engine). Also, with its ride-by-wire electronics, the bike still has three ride modes – Race, Sport and Road – for optimised power delivery for whatever conditions you might encounter.
 
If you can live with plastic instead of carbonfibre trim, aluminium instead of forged magnesium wheels and a bit more weight (the R weighs 184kg, about five kilos more than the Factory), the RSV4 R just might be the Aprilia for you with at least 20% less expensive than the Factory
 
 

2010 APRILIA RSV4 R vs FACTORY

 
The RSV4 Factory and RSV4 R follow in the mold of the v-twin RSV 1000 R range; the Factory is the range-topping carbon, magnesium and Ohlins-equipped model sold in order to homologate the SBK racers, while the R is fitted with more realistic components and priced to sell in large numbers.
 
While the R retains the Factory’s basic frame and engine, both of those are modified to lower costs. The R’s engine ditches the expensive and lightweight magnesium engine covers in favor of aluminum items, while the chassis has lost its ability to adjust the swingarm pivot point, the steering head angle and the engine’s position.
 
Still present is the fly-by-wire throttle and its three switchable power delivery modes. “Race” offers the full 180bhp and 115lb/ft of torque, “Sport” delivers full power but limits torque in the first three gears and “Road” reduces power to 140bhp and also limits torque throughout the rev range and in all gears.
 
you can choose between black or white on the plastic panels. The cohesive finishes of the R — mostly silver or black mechanical components — actually look better than the confused look created by the magnesium and gold parts and red/black paint on the Factory.
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Aprilia RSV4 R Price
The biggest goal that Aprilia pursued with this new approach towards the RSV concept was to be able to offer the bike for under $20K and the $19,600 MSRP says mission accomplished.
 
The Aprilia RSV4 R has been priced at £12,449 in the UK, £2,550 cheaper than the bells-and-whistles Aprilia RSV4 Factory. No price for either bike has yet to be announced for the New World. Should you save some money and go for the cheaper model? This photo will help you decide, it highlights the changes. Full specs below.
 
The bike is expected to cost about £11,800-12,400 in the UK, which would be around 20-24% cheaper than the higher-spec Factory version.
 
 
 
 

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Aprilia RSV4 R specification:
 
 
 
Engine and Transmission
Engine type: Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
 
Bore x stroke: 78 x 52.3 mm
 
Total engine capacity: 999.6 cc
 
Compression ratio: 13:1
 
Maximum power at crankshaft: 180 CV (132.4 kW) at 12,500 rpm
 
Maximum torque at crankshaft: 115 Nm at 10,000 rpm
 
Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management. Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)
 
Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
 
Exhaust system: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single lambda probe, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)
 
Lubrication: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
 
Clutch: Multi-disc oil-bath, with mechanical slipper system
 
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Chassis and Dimensions
Frame: Aluminium dual spar frame with cast and pressed elements. Sachs steering damper
 
Front suspension: Upside-down Showa fork with Æ 43 mm stanchions. Aluminium radial calliper mounts. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel 120 mm
 
Rear suspension: Double braced aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Sachs piggy back monoshock with completely adjustable: spring preload, wheelbase, hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel 130 mm
 
Front Brake: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo monobloc radial callipers with 4 Æ 34-mm opposite. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose
 
Rear Brake: 220-mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two Æ 32 mm isolated pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose
 
Front Rim: Aluminium alloy with 6 split spokes – 3.5”X17”
 
Rear Rim: Aluminium alloy with 5 split spokes – 6”X17”
 
Front Tyre: Radial tubeless 120/70 ZR 17
 
Rear Tyre: Radial tubeless 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17)
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Max. length: 2040 mm
 
Max. width: 735 mm (at the handlebar)
 
Max. height: 1120 mm
 
Min. height from the ground: 130 mm
 
Saddle height: 845 mm
 
Centre to centre distance: 1420 mm
 
Trail: 105 mm
 
Steering angle: 24.5°
 
Kerb weight (without battery and fluids): 184 kg
 
Tank: 17 litres (4-litre reserve included)
 
 

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