Aprilia’s new RSV4 RF LE will come with winglets
To be the first road-legal production bike to have aerodynamic wingsby Sagar, on
The Aprilia RSV4 has been a well-accomplished name in the circuits of SBK championship, where the motorcycle has already recorded seven world titles in a span of six years. It is this testimony of the RSV4, which has made it quite unshakable when it comes to consistency in the liter class supersport segment.
For 2018, Aprilia North America is bringing a limited edition of the RSV4 to be launched on 22 April at the GP of Americas in Austin, Texas. It’s called the RSV4 RF LE and will be the world’s first road-legal production superbike that will come equipped with aerodynamic winglets.
The RSV4 motorcycle has already received several accolades for bringing in the focused credentials of a track oriented superbike onto a street-legal motorcycle. Having an excellent set of electronics in its package, the latest versions of the RSV4 are being claimed as the fastest, safest and most powerful units of RSV4 ever developed.
Without disregarding everything we’ve said, the star of the show is the winglets on the side fairings. Aprilia likes to call them "aerodynamic appendages" and are here to contribute to enhances stability when the rider unleashes all of that 215 hp. It was first developed on the RS-GP prototype and will debut on a production bike with the RSV4 LE.
The bike will come in limited numbers of 100 units to North America and will be underpinned by the same potent four stroke, liquid cooled, V-4, 999.6cc engine with its 65° angle between the banks that made an exceptional chassis architecture to work around with.
This development comes in the wake of the new World Superbike Championship regulations allowing manufacturers to use winglets on their WSBK motorcycle as long as they feature on the homologation special. After Aprilia, other manufacturers running in the championship will follow suit with adding winglets to their road-legal production models as well.
More info on the specifications will be released by Aprilia after the official launch of the bike at the Grand Prix of the Americas this coming weekend.