Aprilia unveils the super-exclusive, track-only  RSV4 X
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Aprilia unveils the super-exclusive, track-only RSV4 X

Manaal Mahatme

In 2009, Aprilia introduced the RSV4 to the world. Ten years later, the company unveiled the track-only RSV4 X. The RSV4 X will be limited to just 10 units and is based on the RSV4 1100 Factory. This bike can be booked from the company’s website after second half of April. It will carry a price tag of EUR 39,900 or roughly Rs 31.14 lakh excluding Indian taxes and duties. The buyers will have the chance to collect their bike from Aprilia Racing and enjoy an exclusive tour of the Noale racing department. Other track-only monsters from other brands include Kawasaki H2R and the BMW HP4 Race.

The WSBK wizardry from Aprilia

Conceived by Aprilia Racing, the RSV4 X produces 221bhp, achieved by reworking on the mechanical bits of the engine using WSBK-derived tech. Another WSBK and MotoGP derived tech in the motorcycle is Aprilia No Neutral (ANN) system. In the ANN gearbox, the neutral is positioned below the first gear to speed up upshifts and prevent up-shifting errors.  This is for the first time that a production bike will sport this tech. Another first for a production bike is the Brembo braking system with the GP4-MS. These act on a pair of steel brake discs with T-Drive technology and are controlled by a machined radial pump.

Read our test ride review of the Aprilia RSV4 FW here

The Aprilia RSV4 X weighs a mere 165kg. And to achieve this the company has used carbonfiber for the fairings, billet aluminium levers, engine sump guards, foot pegs. FThe Marchesini forged magnesium wheels wrapped in Pirelli slicks further contribute to the weight savings. The bike comes with Akrapovic full system featuring titanium manifolds and a carbon tailpipe. The air filter has been replaced with a Sprintfilter element which has the highest permeability available on the market. It is also waterproof and used by Aprilia Racing in MotoGP.

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