Standard Features


Aprilia's domination in the world superbike championship has given rise to a special edition of a motorcycle that already set new standards for the supersports street bike genre: The Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition is the new benchmark for the supersports segment.

Ultra-sophisticated electronic management: The APRC pack lets the rider freely adjust every single aspect of the bike's performance and handling exactly as desired.


Model Year
RSV4 Factory SE
Starting at MSRP


80.3 in. (2,040 mm)
44.1 in. (1,120 mm)
28.9 in. (735 mm) (at handlebar)
Curb: 395 lbs. (179 kg) (w/o battery & fluids)
Ground Clearance
5.1 in. (130 mm)
Seat Height
33.3 in. (845 mm)


Aprilia 65° longitudinal, 4-stroke, V4-cylinder, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), 4-valves per cylinder
Maximum (at the crank): 180 hp (132.4 kW) @ 12,250 rpm
999.6 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.1 x 2.1 in. (78 x 52.3 mm)
Maximum (at the crank): 84.5 ft. lbs. (115 Nm) @ 10,000 rpm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Airbox with front dynamic air intakes, variable length intake ducts controlled via ECU, 4 Weber-Marelli 48 mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors & latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management, choice of 3 different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.5 gal. (17 l) (1.1 gal. / 4 l reserve included), unleaded
Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system with 1 spark plug per cylinder & "stick-coil"-type coils
Multi-plate wet with mechanical slipper system
4-into-2-into-1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with engine control unit-controlled butterfly valve & integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)
Wet sump with oil radiator & 2 oil pumps (lubrication & cooling)


6-speed cassette type; gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)
Primary Drive
Straight-cut gears & integrated flexible coupling
Drive Ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Final Drive
Drive Ratio: 42/16 (2.625)
Gear Ratio
1st: 38/16 (2.375)
2nd: 35/18 (1.944)
3rd: 28/17 (1.647)
4th: 32/22 (1,455)
5th: 34/26 (1,308)
6th: 33/27 (1,222)


Front: Dual 320 mm diameter floating stainless steel discs with lightweight stainless steel rotor & aluminum flange with 6 pins
Brembo monobloc radial calipers with (4) 34 mm opposite sintered pads, radial pump and metal braided brake hose
Rear: Brembo 220 mm disc floating caliper with (2) 32 mm isolated pistons, sintered pads, pump with integrated tank & metal braided hose
Aprilia forged aluminum alloy rims, completely machined, 5-split spokes
Front: 3.5 x 17 in.
Rear: 6 x 17 in.
Radial tubeless
Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)


Twin-spar adjustable aluminum frame with castings and pressings
Envisaged Adjustments: Headstock position & rake, engine height, swingarm pin height, Ohlins adjustable steering dumper
Front: Ohlins racing USD fork, 43 mm stanchions (w/ tin surface treatment), low profile forged alum. radial caliper mountings, completely adj. spring preload & hydraulic compression & rebound damping; 4.7 in. (120 mm) travel
Rear: 2-sided alum. swingarm, mixed low thickness & sheet casting technology, Ohlins racing monoshock with piggyback & completely adj. spring preload, wheelbase, & hydraulic compression & rebound damping, APS prog. linkages; 5.1 in. (130 mm) travel
4.1 in. (105 mm)


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Standard Features

 While the incredible APRC system is without a doubt the most important new feature introduced with this latest version of the RSV4, there has also been a raft of significant updates made to the engine of the RSV4 Factory APRC SE improve its already legendary technical and mechanical characteristics.  
 Aprilia RSV4 is the only production super sport bike using a narrow 65° V four-cylinder engine with unique features. Extremely compact, as slim as a twin cylinder to fit in an ultra-compact chassis, the 65° V4 engine was and still is the epitome of Italian engineering ingenuity.  
The Aprilia 65° V4 Engine Specifications in Short:
 Engine Capacity: 999.6 cc  
 Architecture: 65° V4  
 Crankcase: Monobloc with integrated crankcase liners  
 Timing System: 4 valves per cylinder (titanium and nymonic) operated directly by a camshaft driven by a mixed chain / gear system, lateral timing chain, central gear train  
 Fuel System: Electronic injection with 2 injectors per cylinder and integrated independent Ride by Wire system for each bank. Three mappings selectable from handlebar.  
 Anti-vibration countershaft  
 Compression Ratio: 13:1  
 Gearbox: 6-speed direct-control cassette type gearbox  
 Clutch: Multi-plate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system  
 Electronic Management: Magneti Marelli control unit managing ignition, injection and Ride by Wire system, and variable length intake ducts  
 APRC system for dynamic control  
 The narrow V architecture translates into an engine that is incredibly compact in length, offering advantages in terms of mass centralization and an extremely high performance chassis (short wheelbase, long swingarm).  
 The innovative timing system (with the chain camshaft driving only the intake camshaft, which in turn drives the exhaust camshaft via a gear) has made extremely compact heads (just 250 mm at the rear of the engine) especially in the area beneath the frame spars, which are thus much narrower than would otherwise be possible.  
 A countershaft dampens first and second order vibrations, making the engine even smoother than a 90° V one.  
 The monobloc crankcase with integrated aluminum cylinder liners ensures maximum rigidity and consistent performance.  
 The electronic management system is another example of the 65° V4 engine's technological supremacy. Full Ride-by-Wire technology eliminates any direct connection between the throttle grip and the throttle valves, which are entirely controlled by a latest generation Marelli control unit that also controls the ignition and the 8 injectors (the 4 secondary fan pattern injectors come into play at high loads).  
 Each bank has a dedicated servo unit actuating its own two throttle bodies only. This means that the aperture of the throttle valves and, as a consequence, the quantity of fuel injected, can be controlled independently. This solution, applied here for the first time ever in a production bike, opens up practically infinite possibilities for power delivery control and works hand in hand with the APRC system.  
 The transmission has also been designed to the meet most advanced criteria to offer the maximum performance possible. To underscore the racing soul of the 65° V4 engine, it is mated to a cassette gearbox with a wet sump lubrication system (with oil in the crankcase). The wet clutch features a mechanical slipper system for optimized engine braking torque control and stability under hard braking.  
 The 65° V4 was one of the most advanced engines in the world at the time of its debut. The new RSV4 Factory APRC SE underwent a number of refinements and further improvements based on the world superbike racing experience with the factory bike. The new exhaust and engine mappings make for optimal power delivery. Lubrication has been improved at critical points, the countershaft runs in ball bearings rather than plain bushings and the head cooling circuit has been reviewed for optimal operating temperatures and long-term reliability.  
 Combustion chambers and cylinder-piston fits have also been revised for optimal engine performance. The three lowest gears are spaced closer for extra speed out of bends. The advanced exhaust butterfly valve management system improved delivery in the low rpm band and reduces emissions while preserving the engine's thrilling sound.  
 The bike retains the unique chassis and swingarm solutions that make it the world's first “race ready” V4 superbike. In order to boost chassis performance and make it match the rider's tastes, or features of the track, Aprilia RSV4 Factory ensures a combination of adjustments that are pretty much infinite. The multi-adjustable suspensions, taken for granted on a motorcycle of this level, are combined with three chassis adjustments: Headstock position and rake (through interchangeable bushings), rear end height, swingarm pin height and - introducing a new capability exclusive to this bike - the engine position in the frame.  
 The Öhlins Racing upside-down fork has 43-mm diameter stanchions and is titanium nitride coated to minimize friction. The wheel travel is 120 mm. As on a racing bike, the fork allows millimeter-precise adjustment for hydraulic compression and rebound damping and spring preload.  
 The Öhlins Racing rear shock absorber was developed from experience learned directly on the track. It features a piggy back nitrogen canister (separate and mounted on the body of the unit) and adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping and length, allowing the height of the rear end of the bike to be altered to modify the set-up to suit different riding styles and tracks. Wheel travel is 130 mm.  
Wheels and Tires
 The effort to shed as much weight as possible and offer the best feeling led to implementation of new, ultra-light forged aluminum rims. An almost obsessive pursuit of top performance resulted in an exclusive, innovative dual blend tire developed in collaboration with Racing Department, R&D and Pirelli. The racing sized 200/55 ZR17 tire offers a better contact pattern in bends, shaving precious tenths of a second of lap time - a technology unique to this bike.  
 A real Superbike is special not only as far as performance is concerned but also for the care it is built with. With regard to the RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition, the details say it all: No other "race ready" motorcycle has ever been built with such care and attention. The attention paid to its construction not only satisfies the desire for beauty. A motorbike built like the RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition is in any case gorgeous, but most of all aims at achieving the goal: To win. This is why every detail was thought out to increase performance and functionality, reducing the weight and considerably increasing the product's quality and finish.  
 With its livery, based on Aprilia's battle colors (Red and Black) and with an unmistakable racing character underscored by the Italian tri-color, the RSV4 Factory APRC SE is even more exclusive and is evocative of Aprilia's triumphant victory in the 2010 SBK World Championship.  


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*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.

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