The 2023 Aprilia RSV4 May Very Well Be The Definitive Superbike

2023 brings another rendition of Aprilia’s legendary RSV4 superbike, and while there doesn’t appear to be much new with the bike this year, we’re still gobsmacked at how well this Italian sport bike holds up.

Aprilia has been using the V4 engine platform for a while now, and we really aren’t complaining that the 1100cc powerhouse hasn’t received an overhaul just yet. Producing a marketed 217 hp and 92.2 lb-ft of torque, we can imagine that this thing lives up to Aprilia’s slogan – “Be A Racer”.

As is standard with Aprilia, the V4 can be optioned in either the standard model or the Factory model, which outfits the already impressive bike with a handful of race-ready goodies, such as forged wheels, semi-adaptive suspension, and uprated Brembos.

Aprilia’s entire lineup receives some racing tech from the brand’s MotoGP racing efforts, but this is especially apparent with the RSV4Aprilia’s top model, thanks to the bike’s aggressive, checkered flag-ready styling, which matches its performance. The bike is unmistakably an Aprilia, thanks to that legendary headlight design, but some key tweaks, like front-mounted winglets and a series of optional liveries, truly set it off.

Aprilia hasn’t spared many expenses when it comes to features on the RSV4, the bike comes equipped with the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) system, which includes a half dozen riding modes, various engine maps, and a plethora of riding controls, like wheelie control and traction control.

The 2023 Aprilia RSV4 starts at $18,999 USD/ $21,095 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc., so you can read up on the new 2023 Aprilia RSV4/Factory in one place.

Model Overview

General Info

Price: $18,999 USD/ $21,095 CAD

Key Features:

Full LED lighting

APRC System

Optional Factory Model

Refined V4 Engine

Main Specs

Engine: 1,099cc V4

Power: 217 HP

Torque: 92.19  lb-ft

Weight (Wet): 445 lbs (201.9 kg)

Seat Height: 33.5 in (85.09 cm)


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 2023 Aprilia RSV4 / RSV4 Factory Specifications

Engine1.099cc, Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinderEngine Power217 HP (159.5 kW) at 13,000 rpm

Torque92.19 ft-lbs (125 Nm) at 10,500 rpm

TransmissionExtractable 6-speed – Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)

CHASSISSuspension FrontSachs fork, Ø 43 mm stanchions, adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound, 127 mm travelSuspension RearSachs monoshock adjustable: hydraulic compression and rebound damping and spring pre-load, 130 mm travelBrakes FrontDual 330-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminum flange with 6 pins.Brembo Stylema® monobloc radial calipers with 4 Ø30mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braidedbrake hoseBrakes RearØ 220 mm disc. Brembo caliper with two 32 mm separate pistons. Master cylinder with built in reservoir and metal braidedhoseFront Wheel3.5”x17” aluminum alloy wheel rim, 3 split spoke design. Tire: 120/70 ZR 17”Rear Wheel6”x17” aluminum alloy wheel rim, 3 split spoke design. Tire 200/55 ZR 17”; alternative: 190/50 ZR 17, 190/55 ZR 17Fuel Tank Capacity4.75-gal (including 1.05-gal reserve

Seat Height33.5 inchesWet Weight445-lbs

2023 Aprilia RSV4 / RSV4 Factory Features

MotoGP aerodynamics

Instead of being exposed appendages on the sides of the bike, the winglets are now integrated into the double fairing. Analysed using software and in the wind tunnel, their efficiency has been rigorously tested on the road and track by Aprilia Racing’s aerodynamic engineers. The result is a bike that delivers even greater stability, aerodynamics and performance than ever before.

An engine to set your heart racing

The latest RSV4 and RSV4 Factory models are all powered by the same 1100 cc, the first mass-produced high-performance narrow V 4-cylinder in the world. Lightweight and compact like no other, it delivers torque of up to 125Nm at 10500 rpm. Horsepower remains at an impressive 217, already hard to beat, but it now meets Euro 5 criteria and breaks the 305 km/h barrier at top speed.

Designed for comfort

Improved ergonomics come in the form of a new fuel tank, and through lowering both the seat and foot pedal-footrest by 9 mm, creating a more natural, relaxed riding position, even for taller riders.Also new is the Magneti Marelli ECU 11MP control system for improved management of the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension and a riding experience like never before.

Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory

The RSV4 is also available in a Factory option. Common to both is the revamped V4 1099cc engine, but the Factory version sports standard elements such as forged aluminium wheel rims, an Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension system and Brembo Stylema brake callipers.


Speed White Limited EditionDominated by a white that enhances the aerodynamic lines and its design with built-in winglets, the Speed White livery is combined with red wheel rims and adorned with the Aprilia inscription on the side and sport graphics inspired by the Aprilia RS-GP prototype playing a leading role in the 2023 MotoGP World Championship