To rejoice the thirtieth 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’s secure to say the complete carbon-fibre bodied RSV4 XTrenta goes to be extremely wanted.

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

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

More than the facility enhance, what actually stands out is the petite 166kg (dry) at which it suggestions the scales. This discount has been achieved by a full carbon-fibre fairing, incorporating not solely the entrance and rear winglets, but additionally 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 4% discount in drag. The solid magnesium Marchesini M7R Genesi rims on this bike contribute to the general weight discount, in addition to assist in decreasing unsprung mass by a considerable 2kg. 

Keeping that great energy in test is braking {hardware} provided by Italian knowledgeable, Brembo. The XTrenta will get twin 330mm rotors bitten by GP4-MS billet machined monobloc calipers. Helping it keep on with 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 primary 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 that discovered on a racing machine and is offered by British agency, JetPrime switches. The foot pegs, levers and gas cap are all top-notch CNC billet-machined models, as anticipated of a machine of this calibre and worth level.

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

. .