A few long time ago at Intermot event, Aprilia announced a number of changes for RSV4 motor model. As a result, these sport bikes have more power, plus ABS (anti-lock brakes), and a number of other changes. This time, the Aprilia RSV4 R is again displayed at EICMA 2012, Milan.
Motorcycle production version was developed from the mounts Max Biaggi in the arena of Superbike World Championship, the Aprilia RSV4 R comes with (black) and the RSV4 Factory (red colors).
RSV4 R engine was upgraded, also with air vents in the fairing. Combined with a redesigned exhaust system. Motor output is claimed to increase to 181.5 horsepower and 86.3 ft-lb of torque, compared with the previous model year only amounted to 177 hp and torque of 84.8 ft-lb.
Another important update is the addition of Bosch 9MP ABS with three levels of calibration. Level 1 (Track) optimizing ABS for high speed. Level 2 (Street) to drive on the street that can adjust the speed by braking. Level 3 (Rain) is designed for slippery surfaces. ABS brakes can also be disabled.
Level the ABS brakes can be combined with three different modes of driving on the Aprilia RSV4 engine, the Track, Sport and Road. This combination enables the rider to get driving style according to their skill level.
Like the Factory version, the Aprilia RSV4 R also has a Performance Ride Control (APRC) with traction control, wheelie control, launch control and quick shift.