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2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory power output and torque revealed

The eagerly awaited 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory are edging closing and new details regarding the bikes have just arrived

2021 RSV4 Factory

BACK in January, we received a fairly slim press release from Aprilia that featuring just two images of the latest superbike from the Noale factory. It showed the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory to us, although with just one image of each bike was shared.

Aprilia RSV4 2019 Onboard

Aprilia RSV4 2019 Onboard

Today we not only have more images, we also have some of the more important information that was omitted from the original press release, the power output and torque figures.

Before we get into that though, just to recap for those that missed it.

Both the RSV4s for 2021 get a MotoGP style makeover, with Aprilia leaning on the knowledge gained in the MotoGP championship and pouring the data into the new machine’s electronics. The changes are claimed to improve rideability and making the bike more intuitive and easy to control.

There is a new TFT dash also, which houses six riding modes, for optimal ridings settings for that moment (it’s split between three track modes and three road modes, of which you have 2 customisable on track and 1 customisable for the road). There’s also a new six-axis inertial platform, with refined APRC operating logic and electronic management.

Another MotoGP cast-off (pun intended) is the new underslung swingarm of the bike. It’s lighter, has a lower centre of mass, and is going to flex less than the old model’s unit, thanks to extensive bracing.

Opt for the RSV4 Factory, and you’ll also bundle in forged aluminium rims, semi-active Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 Suspension system, and top-of-the-range Brembo Stylema brake calipers. The RSV4 factory will also receive two colour options, Aprilia Black and Lava Red - whilst the RSV4 standard is available in Dark Losail.

2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory power output

Aprilia is claiming this to be the most revolutionary and powerful engine ever built by the company. Despite the Euro 5 emissions certification it gains more torque, reaching now 92lb-ft at 10,500 rpm, and produces 217 HP at 13,000 rpm thanks to it now thanks to its now 1,099 cc – up from 1,077cc.

2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 colours

Two versions are available: RSV4 (only in the Dark Losail colour scheme) and RSV4 Factory (in the two Aprilia Black and Lava Red colour schemes). The Factory, includes forged aluminium wheel rims, the semi-active Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension system and the Brembo Stylema brake calipers.