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230hp Aprilia RSV4 XTrenta superbike unveiled | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Manufacturing of the track-only mannequin will probably be restricted to 100 items; will get a full carbon-fibre fairing.

To have a good time the 30th anniversary of their first Grand Prix world championship title, Aprilia has unveiled the limited-run RSV4 XTrenta track-only superbike. Making a colossal 230hp and weighing in at a paltry 166kg (dry), it is protected to say the complete carbon-fibre bodied RSV4 XTrenta goes to thrill the fortunate hundred who will have the ability to buy one. 

Aprilia RSV4 XTrenta: engine, options and worth

The RSV4 XTrenta builds upon the success of Aprilia’s earlier limited-edition track-only fashions – the RSV4 X (restricted to 10 items) and the Tuono X (restricted to 30 items) – however will probably be inbuilt barely bigger numbers, at 100 items. This bike is completed within the conventional crimson, white and purple colourway featured on the RS-GP MotoGP bike that Aprilia check rider Lorenzo Savadori sported within the Austrian spherical of the MotoGP. It builds upon the confirmed Aprilia RSV4 1100 Manufacturing facility superbike platform and turns the wick up significantly. 

The 1,099cc V4 engine has a better compression ratio, breathes through a free-flow Dash air filter and will get a full-system titanium/carbon-fibre SC Undertaking exhaust, boosting energy to 230hp (13hp greater than the ‘common’ RSV4 vary). Conserving this fire-breather of an engine cool is a radiator from Taleo Tecnoracing, a longtime title within the racing scene.

Greater than the facility enhance, what actually stands out is the petite 166kg (dry) at which it ideas the scales. This discount has been achieved by a full carbon-fibre fairing incorporating not solely the entrance and rear winglets, but in addition the RS-GP-derived aerodynamic addendum, the ‘spoon’, below the swingarm. All this implies that there’s a 25 enhance in downforce regardless of a four % discount in drag. The cast magnesium Marchesini M7R Genesi rims on this bike contribute to the general weight discount, in addition to assist in lowering unsprung mass by a considerable 2kg. 

Conserving that super energy in verify is braking {hardware} equipped by Italian professional, Brembo. The XTrenta will get twin 330mm rotors bitten by GP4-MS billet machined monobloc calipers. Serving to it follow the tarmac are Pirelli slicks with a 120-section entrance tyre and a 200-section rear tyre. Suspension {hardware} is courtesy of Ohlins, however is tweaked by Italian suspension agency Andreani in collaboration with Aprilia Racing engineers. The fundamental chassis and swingarm are all carried over from the usual RSV4 vary. 

The ECU controlling the huge array of rider aids on this bike is a bespoke unit developed by Magneti Marelli. The switchgear is akin to what you’d discover on a racing machine and is offered by British agency, JetPrime switches. The foot pegs, levers and gasoline cap are all top-notch CNC billet-machined items, as anticipated of a machine of this calibre and worth level.

The RSV4 XTrenta retails for €50,000 or Rs 40 lakh (excluding duties and taxes), however it’s extremely unlikely that any of those race-spec machines will make it right here. 

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