Introducing the Aprilia RS 457
Aprilia has officially taken the wraps off its latest speed demon, the Aprilia RS 457. This cutting-edge motorcycle is set to make waves globally, with India being one of the first markets to witness its grand debut.
What sets the RS 457 apart is that it’s not just any ordinary bike; it’s a testament to engineering excellence. Developed concurrently by the test team in Baramati, Maharashtra, India, and the Aprilia headquarters in Noale, Italy, this motorcycle is a result of collaborative expertise. Additionally, it will roll off the assembly line at Piaggio India’s plant in Maharashtra.
Design and Aesthetics
The Aprilia RS 457 boasts an aggressive and sporty design, reminiscent of its older siblings. Its exterior features various aerodynamic panels and a striking twin-pod LED cluster at the front. The bike’s performance-focused stance becomes evident when you look at its side profile. It also sports a well-sculpted fuel tank and a split-seat setup that gives the impression of a single seat, adding to its overall appeal.
Power and Performance
Under the sleek bodywork, the Aprilia RS 457 is equipped with a robust heart—a 457cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder engine. This powerhouse incorporates double camshaft timing and four valves per cylinder, delivering an impressive peak power of 48 bhp. The unique 270-degree connecting rod assembly not only enhances performance but also provides the bike with a sporty exhaust note that enthusiasts will appreciate.
Suspension and Brakes
When it comes to handling, the RS 457 doesn’t disappoint. It features a front suspension setup consisting of 41 mm USD forks with 120 mm of travel and preload adjustability. At the rear, a pre-load adjustable monoshock with a steel swingarm and 130 mm of wheel travel ensures a smooth ride. Braking duties are handled by a 320 mm front disc with a ByBre radial-mount 4-piston caliper, while the rear features ByBre caliper brakes with a 220 mm steel disc. The two-channel ABS system with dual map use further enhances safety.
The Aprilia RS 457 comes loaded with advanced technology to elevate your riding experience. The Ride by Wire system offers three distinct riding modes and three levels of traction control, allowing you to customize your bike’s performance to suit your preferences. If desired, you can even disable these features for a more hands-on riding experience. For enthusiasts who crave lightning-fast gear changes, a quickshifter will be available as an accessory.
Other notable features include a state-of-the-art 5-inch TFT control instrument cluster and user-friendly handlebar controls, ensuring that you stay connected and in control at all times.
With 297 Grand Prix World Championship victories under its belt, Aprilia has made a lasting impression on the motorsports industry. The most recent torchbearer of this illustrious legacy, the RS 457, promises to leave its mark on the annals of racing history.
As a brand with an impressive track record of 297 Grand Prix World Championship victories, Aprilia has firmly established itself in the motorsports industry. The RS 457, as the latest addition to this illustrious legacy, is poised to make history in the world of racing.
Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a newcomer to the world of motorcycles, the Aprilia RS 457 offers a thrilling and unparalleled riding experience. Its combination of stunning design, powerful performance, and advanced technology makes it a standout choice in the world of two-wheelers. Keep an eye out for its official launch in India and prepare to embark on an exciting journey with the Aprilia RS 457.