RideFast December 2019


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2020 RSV4 1100 Factory

gets electronic Öhlins

Thanks to new and highly sophisticated semi-active

suspension, the fastest, most powerful and lightweight RSV4

of all time becomes even more efficient on track and enjoyable

on the road. The control unit that governs the Öhlins Smart EC

2.0 suspension has access to all the bike’s electronic systems,

meaning it is able to recognise all riding phases and therefore

adapt calibration of the fork, shock absorber and steering

damper hydraulics thanks to the development of an algorithm,

the fruit of collaboration between Öhlins and Aprilia.

The new V4 1100 Factory will be arriving in SA soon, contact

Aprilia SA on 010 443 4596 for more info.

2020 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100

Factory gets more carbon

and new colours

Tuono V4 1100 Factory is the most exclusive version in the Tuono

range, dedicated to an extremely demanding public and equipped

with components that largely derive from the Aprilia RSV4 superbike.

The front mudguard, engine cover and side panels of the Factory

are now in carbon fibre, a prestigious material that, as well as being

lightweight and resistant, is able to boost the level of construction

quality, now at a peak. The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory offers, as

standard, the most advanced and efficient electronic suspension

system currently available, the latest technological frontier proposed

by manufacturer Öhlins and developed in close collaboration with

Aprilia engineers. The particular technology of the Smart EC 2.0 semiactive

suspension system allows for simple and even customised

calibration of the fork and shock absorber with two operating modes

on the units: semi-active mode and manual mode, both of which can

be selected using the buttons on the handlebar. The wide range of

electronic equipment includes Cornering ABS as well as the advanced

package of APRC electronic controls. The wonderful Aprilia V4 engine

delivers maximum power of 175 HP and maximum torque of 121 Nm,

values at the top of the category: a real generator of excitement, on

both road and track.

The new Tuono V4 1100 Factory will be arriving in SA soon, contact

Aprilia SA on 010 443 4596 for more info.

Aprilia RS 250 SP

Aprilia is on a roll. Besides the RS 660, Tuono 660 and

updated V4 1100’s, they’ve added this Aprilia RS 250 SP.

It’s a purpose-built race bike which the manufacturer aims

to find the next grand prix superstar.

The bike is the result of a collaboration between Aprilia

and Ohvale.

It’s fitted with the right high performance bits such as 17-

inch wheels that will fit Pirelli race tyres, Brembo brakes,

Ohlins suspension, SC Project race exhaust, among others.

The engine is sourced from Aprilia, while Ohvale will be in

charge of production. As promised, the Aprilia RS 250 SP

will be the star of the Italian FMI Aprilia Sport Production

Championship. The single-make series will run through

six rounds in 2020, and Aprilia hopes to find the next

Capirossi, Biaggi or Rossi.

“The new championship takes up a tradition that makes

Aprilia unique, a brand that has taken generations of

young people onto the track and that has raised up great

champions,” said Massimo Rivola, CEO of Aprilia Racing.

“From 2020, thanks to the partnership with the Federation,

we will once again be providing fun for young people who,

in this championship, will find a way to make their dreams

come true and perhaps, this is our wish, the start of a path

in the world of competitive motorcycling.”

“This is why we have designed an easy bike and formula

that will attract the highest number of young people to

competitive motorcycling.”


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