The brand-new Aprilia RS440 sportsbike is all set to make its global debut tomorrow. The supersport has been observed doing numerous road tests both in India and overseas on numerous occasions, and it is now ready to be unveiled for both. Although Aprilia's Indian division has been mute on the details of the upcoming model. It is anticipated that the new Supersport motorcycle will be powered by a 440cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine, which can produce a maximum power of roughly 48bhp. While there is a limited possibility regarding the announcement of the price for our market tomorrow, however, industry estimates hint that the forthcoming Aprilia sportsbike could range between Rs 4 lakh and 4.5 lakh. These prices are ex-showroom. Upon launch in India, it will compete with the models, such as the Kawasaki Ninja 400, the Yamaha YZF-R3, the KTM RC 390, and more.
Aprilia RS440: Engine and Hardware
A 440cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine with a peak power output of over 48bhp will power the brand-new Aprilia sportsbike. The motor will have a slipper clutch and a quickshifter in addition to being linked to a six-speed gearbox. Although exact information about the bike has not yet been released, it is anticipated that it will have a top speed of approximately 180 km/h. Hardware-wise, it will reportedly get USD front forks and a monoshock in the back. A front and rear disc brake will likely be employed for braking. In addition, the upcoming supersport will presumably ride on 17-inch wheels shod with TVS Eurogrip tyres.
Aprilia RS440: Design and Features
The first official teaser of the motorcycle was shared on the social media handles a few days ago, indicating an inspiration from the RS660. However, the bike has been seen numerous times in India before the teaser, which suggested a sharp front and streamlined back. Based on the previous spy pictures, the new bike appears to have split-LED headlights, a split-seat configuration, a TFT instrument panel with smartphone connectivity, and more. Overall, a dynamic riding position is anticipated for the motorcycle. Dual-channel ABS, riders' assistance including ride-by-wire, traction control, and more are also expected.
Aprilia RS440: Price and Rivals
The all-new Aprilia RS440 is expected to cost between Rs 4 lakh and 4.5 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom). In terms of market rivalry, the sportsbike will take on the likes of the KTM RC 390, the Kawasaki Ninja 300, the Kawasaki Ninja 400, and more.