Verona (Italy), 18 January 2018 – Today is the first day of Motor Bike Expo, the top European show for the custom and special motorbike industry, organised in Verona and open until Sunday 21 January 2018. The event sees the attendance of two of the world’s most famous motorcycle brands, standard-bearers of the values promoted by Motor Bike Expo: on one hand, the fascination of Moto Guzzi, an endless source of inspiration for leading customizers, on the other the unrivalled sporting pedigree of Aprilia, which has applied the technological knowhow acquired through its racing activities to turn out unique two-wheelers like the RSV4 superbike and the hypernaked Tuono V4.
The keyword of the Aprilia exhibit (Hall 6) is sportiness. The Aprilia Racing truck gives visitors a foretaste of the adrenalin-packed punch behind the entire range of Noale two-wheelers displayed in Verona. Centre stage is occupied by the Aprilia RSV4 fitted out with the brand new Factory Works kit , an exclusive “package” that enables the 7-times world champion Superbike to deliver a top power of almost 220 hp , while reducing the overall weight by around 10 kg.
The kit also modifies the aerodynamics by introducing winglets: aerodynamic add-ons that help enhance the bike’s stability . This is a technology developed by Aprilia Racing on the RS-GP prototype involved in the MotoGP world championship, now available for the very first time for Factory Works customers.
The kit developed for the Aprilia RSV4 is an extension of the Aprilia Racing Factory Works project, a unique program that makes the Aprilia Racing technology that secured 54 world championship titles available for everyone, through a series of evolutions culminating in the FW-GP, equipped with a 250 hp pneumatic valve engine, derived directly from the V4 engine used in the 2015 MotoGP season.
The exhibit had to include the hugely popular hypernaked Tuono V4 1100 Factory and the Aprilia fun bike: the eclectic Dorsoduro 900 in Exciting Dark, the new colour for 2018 . Aprilia has always been in tune with younger riders and entire generations of champions have grown up on its bikes. The tradition is renewed this year with close attention to the lower displacements: in Verona, Aprilia is presenting the new Aprilia SX 50, the ideal two-wheeler for riders venturing into the supermotard world , the “little” street fighter Tuono 125 in the new Dark Energy look, and the sporty RS 125, a true superbike in the 125 cc class, now in the Replica GP version.