The Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono V4 are now listed on the Italian bike maker’s India website. This suggests that the company is expected to launch the two motorcycles in India in the coming days. The RSV4 and Tuono V4 will be sold in their top-spec Factory variants.
Both flagship motorcycles listed on the Aprilia India website
Feature new design, updates electronics and new TFT display
Launch expected soon
2021 Aprilia RSV4, Tuono V4: design
The Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono V4 received a big styling change this year, inspired by the new Aprilia RS 660 - the RSV4 shares the same, aggressive face with sleek LED headlights. The aerodynamic winglets, meanwhile, have been integrated into the fairing. Additionally, the fully-faired RSV4 features revised ergonomics, owing to the new fuel tank and seat, which Aprilia says is more “natural and relaxed”.
That said, the Tuono V4, being a street naked will be relatively more relaxed than the RSV4 due to its higher, single-piece handlebar and a flatter and wider seat for both the rider and pillion. Design-wise, the face looks similar to the RSV4, save for a half-fairing, a larger windscreen and a reprofiled tail section.
2021 Aprilia RSV4: engine
Aprilia has updated the V4 engine to meet Euro 5/BS6 norms and has also increased its size from 1,077cc to 1,099cc. The larger unit puts out 217hp and 125Nm of torque.
2021 Aprilia Tuono V4: engine
The Tuono V4 is powered by a 1,077 cc V4 engine that makes 175hp and 121Nm, which is the same as before.
2021 Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono V4: electronics
Both motorcycles feature a new TFT display that is larger than before. Aprilia has also used a new ECU and axis IMU platform that is said to improve performance. There are a few changes to the ride-by-wire throttle and the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) system. The bikes also feature multi-level engine brake control and six riding modes - three for the track (including two customisable ones) and three for the road (including one customisable option).
2021 Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono V4: chassis
The RSV4 and Tuono share the same frame as their predecessors, however, both motorcycles get a new aluminium swingarm.
The Factory trims of the RSV4 and Tuono V4 get dedicated colourways and the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension.
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