The 2017 Aprilia RSV4-RR is a stellar motorcycle. However, Aprilia convention states that it needs a twin, one that has top-shelf components. Why? Simply because the regular components are not enough. At least when you take a look at the RSV4-RF, which some readers will remember was once called the RSV4 Factory. That is not the only change to Aprilia’s lineup in 2017. This time around, the RSV4-RF is also a limited-edition model. So, is it worth your money? We’ll answer that after taking a look at 2017 Aprilia RSV4-RF price in USA, specifications and features.
2017 Aprilia RSV4-RF Price in USA
Coming in at a cool $6,000 premium over the RSV4-RR, the 2017 Aprilia RSV4-RF sure is expensive. However, that is the case when you look at this bike in isolation. When you consider the price of say, 2017 Ducati 1299 Panigale S ($25,959), you can see that it is a bargain. Inexpensive? Oh no! But a bargain? May be a case can be made.
2017 Aprilia RSV4-RF Specifications
|Engine displacement and type||999.6cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 65-degree V4|
|Transmission||6-speed with slipper clutch|
|Suspension (front)||43mm Ohlins NIX upside down fork, fully adjustable|
|Suspension (rear)||Ohlins TTX-36 monoshock, fully adjustable|
|Brakes (front)||Dual 330mm discs with Brembo monoblock M50 dual 4-piston calipers, ABS|
|Brakes (rear)||Single 220mm disc with Brembo single 2-piston caliper, ABS|
In terms of specs, the 2017 Aprilia RSV4-RF is not much different from the RSV4-RR. However, the former gets top-shelf suspension components, different paint scheme and certain features as standard equipment. What are those features? See them in the next section.
2017 Aprilia RSV4-RF Features
- Ohlins fully adjustable suspension
- Brembo M50 brakes
- Rear wheel lift-up mitigation technology
- Traction control
- Wheelie control
- Launch control
- Cruise control
- Pit lane speed limiter
- Cornering ABS
When it comes to features, the 2017 Aprilia RSV4-RF has everything you can expect from a limited-edition bike with so many top-shelf components. See for yourself – Ohlins suspension, Brembo M50 monoblock brakes and electronic nannies you can think of. In addition, all these electronic aids can be completely tuned off. So, this bike can go from a technological powerhouse to an old-school mechanical superbike. With a package that looks as good as the 2017 Aprilia RSV4-RF, we would not expect anything less. If you plan to buy one, it will be one of the best buys of your lifetime.