In 1992, Italian motorcycle builder Aprilia won its first road racing world championship with rider Alessandro Gramigni at the 125cc World Championship. Fast forward 30 years to the present, and rider Aleix Espargaro brings home Aprilia’s first MotoGP in Argentina. To celebrate the brand’s motorsport achievements, new and old, Aprilia has unveiled the limited edition RSV4 XTrenta superbike.
This new Aprilia superbike emphasizes “super” with a high-performance design, a throwback paint livery, and racing-focused electronics. Starting with its performance, the Aprilia RSV4 XTrenta propels forward using a 1,100cc V4 engine producing a staggering 230-horsepower with a dry weight of only 365 pounds.
The superbike’s design includes an aerodynamic package to help reduce drag by four percent while increasing downforce by 25 percent. In addition, Aprilia claims the RSV4 XTrenta is the first production motorcycle MotoGP racer. Standard racing parts include a titanium/carbon fiber exhaust system and air filters identical to the ones used by Aprilia’s MotoGP racing bikes.
The superbike features Brembo WorldSBK-spec GP4-MS billet monobloc brake calipers and T-drive discs for stopping power. Its forged magnesium Marchesini wheels help reduce weight and are wrapped in Pirelli Diablo SBK tires. As for the paint, the RSV4 XTrenta’s livery is an homage to Aprilia’s 1992 World Championship 125cc racer. Only 100 examples of the Aprilia RSV4 XTrenta are available and can only be ordered through their website’s factory works page.
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