After the launch of the middle-weight Aprilia RS660 and the Tuono 660, the brand is gearing up to launch its litre-class range of supersport and naked motorcycles.
In the month of April, we reported that Aprilia has listed the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono V4 – along with their respective Factory versions – on its official India website. While we are waiting for an official price announcement, one of the supersport bikes has already made its way to a dealership in India. It seems that Aprilia is all set to launch its new-age RSV4 and the Tuono V4 in India very soon.
The motorcycle that has been spotted at the dealership is the 2021 RSV4 Factory, which made its global debut in March 2021 in the international market. The motorcycle will be sold via the CBU route and will carry a price tag close to Rs 28 lakh (ex-showroom). The 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory is an apt rival to the 2021 Ducati Panigale V4 S and the more expensive BMW M 1000 RR, which are on sale in the Indian market. Honda's CBR1000RR-R also falls in the same segment as the new Italian supersport.
For 2021, the RSV4 gets a marginally larger engine than its predecessor, which displaces 1,099cc in a V4 layout. The engine has new internals. Even the chassis is new. The swingarm is lighter than earlier, and other mechanical components have been revised as well. The power figures are 217bhp and 125Nm.
Expect an official price announcement for the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono V4 (and their Factory models) in the coming months. In the premium class, Aprilia retails the RS660 and the Tuono 660 at Rs 13.39 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 13.09 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. The brand has allocated a very limited number of units of the RS660 and the Tuono 660 for the Indian market.