The all-new Aprilia RS 457 faired motorcycle has finally been unveiled for the Indian market. The RS 457 borrows design elements from both the larger Aprilia RSV4 and the RS 660 motorcycles. It sports a small curved windscreen, LED DRLS, twin headlamps, and more. A 5-inch TFT colour instrument cluster, three riding modes, switchable traction control with three customizable levels, as well as additional amenities, are all available. Further, the three available paint schemes are – black, white, and silver. According to the reports, reservations for the supersport will start in our market soon, followed by the price announcement. If you intend to bring home this all-new faired bike, then quickly go through its design, engine, and other key elements.
Aprilia RS 457: Design and Features
The motorcycle has an aggressive riding stance, a dynamic triangle design, and a lightweight subframe for better agility. The fuel tank has a muscular appearance, and the side fairing incorporates aerodynamic vents. Additionally available are twin LED headlamps, a clip-on handlebar, and a brief tail section. Overall, it seems like the RS 457 provides a true supersport experience.
The RS 457 comes with a remarkable range of features to match the pace of its competitors. It is equipped with ride-by-wire technology, which offers a variety of ride modes to accommodate various riding circumstances. Also, it receives a three-level traction control system, an optional quickshifter, a five-inch TFT display, and more.
Aprilia RS 457: Engine and Hardware
A brand-new 457cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled motor that is supported by a sturdy aluminium frame powers the RS 457. The engine generates a maximum power output of 47bhp, with a six-speed transmission and an optional quickshifter. The suspension duties are handled by a front 41mm USD fork with 120mm of travel and a rear monoshock with 130mm of travel. Preload can be changed for both. The braking system comprises a 320mm front disc with a Bybre 4-piston radial calliper, and a 220mm rear disc with a single-piston floating calliper. Additionally, the bike rolls on 17-inch wheels shod in TVS Protorq Extreme tyres with sizes of 110/70 up front and 150/60 at the back.
Aprilia RS 457: Pricing
Prior to the Bharat MotoGP, which will take place this weekend from September 22 to 25, the new RS 457 has been revealed in our market. In front of Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales, two MotoGP racers, the automaker unveiled their newest model. The new motorcycle, as the company has already stated, would be produced domestically at the Piaggio India manufacturing site in Baramati, Maharashtra.
Although Aprilia has not yet provided a price for this motorcycle, it is expected to cost in the range of Rs 4 Lakh (ex-showroom). The motorcycles that the Aprilia RS 457 will fight against include the KTM RC 390, the TVS Apache RR 310, and others.