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Friday, 12 October 2018 10:53 Published in Industry News
Aprilia RSV4 is the natural evolution of an innovative project, capable in just a few years of dominating World SBK, earning seven world titles in six years and winning in its début in the FIM Superstock Cup, the championship dedicated to bikes that are closely derived from their factory versions. Unanimously acclaimed by critics and sought after by bikers from every corner of the globe, the RSV4 has always been the undisputed segment representative, the reference point for sportiness and performance, the best example of what can be achieved by exploiting the valuable experience of a victorious Racing Department like Aprilia's which, in its brief history has taken 54 championship titles. Skills honed on the track and transferred to the factory product to provide everyone with the same excitement that the motorbikes prepared by Aprilia Racing do.
Unmistakable in its design lucidity and applied technology, the RSV4 is conceived around a 65° V4 engine never before seen on a factory sport bike, a frame which is the heir to a dynasty that has won 18 titles and 143 Grand Prix races in the 250 GP class, enhanced by the most modern applied electronics systems to manage the engine and the bike's dynamic performance. This is a true vocation of Aprilia, which was the first manufacturer to adopt the Ride-By-Wire multimap accelerator as standard equipment, but above all the first to patent the APRC dynamic control system, with the exclusive features of self-calibration and wheelie control, in the spirit of maximum effectiveness at the service of top performance.
The primary goal in creating the RSV4 was the same one that has set this model apart from its birth in 2009: to be the absolute best uncompromising superbike, the one that comes the closest to the current Aprilia racing bikes in terms of performance and effectiveness. Thanks to the experience acquired in the most selective speed championships such as WSBK and MotoGP, Aprilia is able to transfer technologies to their factory products like the full Ride-by-wire throttle and the dynamic controls package, APRC.
The Fastest Superbike in the Segment
The primary goal followed during development of the Aprilia RSV4 is, as always, only one: to be the fastest superbike in the segment. In order to achieve it, Aprilia drew from the best Aprilia Racing technology, carrying out continuous fine-tuning to the already exceptional RSV4 in many aspects, such as engine, electronics, suspension and brakes.
APRC: From Aprilia, the Cutting-Edge in Electronics
Aprilia RSV4 RR is fitted with an exceptional dynamic controls package designed and patented by Aprilia. APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) is the well-known dynamic control suite derived directly from the winning technology in world Superbike, one of the most complete and refined currently available on the market. The particular positioning and orientation of the inertial platform that governs the operation of the system allows for improved possibilities of detecting the bike's dynamic conditions and, consequently, more effective electronic control strategies.
The fourth evolution of Aprilia's APRC is perfectly integrated with the electronic fine tuning guaranteed by the full Ride-by-Wire throttle control which is completely built-in and requires no other components for electronic throttle valve management. This provides clear benefits in terms of weight (compared to a traditional system, the savings can be quantified at 590 grams).
APRC, which comes as standard equipment on the Aprilia RSV4 RR, includes:
- ATC: Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable on the fly (without having to release the throttle) to 8 settings thanks to a practical joystick, boasts high performance operating logic.
- AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control, the wheelie control system that can be adjusted to 3 levels, has extremely precise operating strategies. Wheelie control can be adjusted on the fly without closing the throttle, like the ATC, thanks to the left side electric block.
- ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 settings, uses highly effective operating strategies.
- AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift, the electronic gearbox that allows shifting without closing the throttle and without using the clutch, also equipped with the downshift function, to allow clutchless downshifting. Its open-throttle downshifting feature is exclusive.
- APL: Aprilia Pit Limiter, the system that lets you select and limit the top speed allowed in pit lane at the track or simply to make it easier to comply with posted speed limits on the road.
- ACC: Aprilia Cruise Control. Electronic management has allowed cruise control to be introduced, very convenient on longer trips because it lets you maintain the set speed without touching the throttle.
In addition to the fourth generation APRC system, RSV4 RR comes from the factory standard with advanced multimap Cornering ABS, developed in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee not only extreme safety on the road, but also the best possible performance at the circuit. The 9.1 MP system, with truly contained weight and dimensions, is able to optimize braking and the ABS intervention in corners, thanks to a specific algorithm that constantly monitors various parameters such as lateral acceleration, the pressure applied to the front brake lever, the lean, pitch and yaw angle, modulating the braking action in order to better guarantee the ratio between deceleration and stability. The ABS system works in unison with the Aprilia RLM (Rear Liftup Mitigation) system that limits the lift of the rear wheel during more abrupt braking. Cornering ABS, fine-tuned in accordance with Aprilia's specific indications, is adjustable to 3 levels of sensibility and can be switched off. Each of the three Cornering ABS maps can be combined with any of the three engine maps (Sport, Track, Race), allowing riders with different experience and skill levels to find the best possible combination for their style. The three maps are “full power” and differ in the way they unload the 201 HP of which the Aprilia V4 is capable onto the asphalt, in addition to the percentage of engine brake dedicated to them.
The color TFT instrumentation is a true digital computer with exceptional display features. The two selectable screen pages (Road and Race, both with night and day backlighting) correspond to as many represented indexes. Optional for the RSV4 RR is the Aprilia V4-MP, the multimedia platform that lets you connect your smartphone to the vehicle via Bluetooth, introducing for the first time a true corner-by-corner electronic settings calibration system with data that can subsequently be downloaded to your laptop (or displayed directly on the smartphone) for analysis, just like they do at the races. V4-MP is characterized by a new connection protocol that reduces smartphone battery consumption to a minimum, in addition to providing a wide range of circuits already mapped in which you can manage the electronic settings corner by corner, as well as user acquisition of a new circuit that is not in the list Aprilia has provided. V4-MP also includes the infotainment system, introduced by Aprilia for the first time on the RSV4, to manage voice commands and incoming/outgoing telephone calls with your smartphone. These activities are also displayed and managed by the digital instrumentation.
The Inimitable Character and Performance of the Aprilia V4
The primary and unique characteristics of this gem of Italian technology, the ones that led to the creation of the best superbike of all times, remain unchanged. This is the world's first full scale production motorcycle with a high performance narrow V4 engine, the most revolutionary and powerful engine ever built by Aprilia. An engine that has been made unmistakable because of the use of “total” electronics, because of its extremely compact size and light weight. Power and maximum torque, respectively 201 HP at 13,000 rpm and 115 Nm at 10,500 rpm, remain at bar-setting values and are joined by the one-of-a-kind grown that has always been the true soundtrack Aprilia V4 engines have always offered. In order to combine high performance and reliability, extremely lightweight pistons were selected with brand new segments that reduce the blow-by effect. There is also a honing treatment for the connecting rod heads that contributes to reducing friction. The valve return springs also guarantee reliability under heavy load, while the valves benefit from optimized timing. Last, but not least, the powerplant boasts an exhaust system with a silencer with double lambda and integrated valve, while the gearbox has a linear sensor that guarantees impeccable shifting operation.
Chassis: Just Like a Real Racing Bike
Aprilia is known as one of the best chassis manufacturers in the world and the RSV4 represents the synthesis of the technical prowess Aprilia has acquired in top level world championships. A particularity which is still exclusive to the RSV4 (and which has always been a characteristics of the previous generation RSV4 models) is the exceptional possibility of adjustments that the standard equipment chassis is able to offer. In fact, the Aprilia is the only superbike that allows the rider to adjust the engine position in the frame, the headstock angle, the swingarm pivot and the rear end height, naturally in addition to the fully adjustable suspension. Just like a real racing bike.
On the RSV4 range, Aprilia offers a Brembo braking system that is the absolute top of the line in this category: the front relies on a pair of new 5 mm thick steel discs with a diameter of 330 mm, gripped by the monobloc M50 calipers fitted with high friction coefficient brake pads.
Versions and Colors
Aprilia RSV4 RR represents a top shelf technical platform, ready to provide the rider with a “race replica” performance and feeling. The RSV4 RR incorporates all the electronic, engine and brake features introduced on the sibling RSV4 RF. As standard equipment it also has features which were once exclusive to the Factory version, such as magnesium external housings, oil sump and head covers and a wide range of chassis adjustments.
Wide Range of Accessories
Aprilia has designed and developed a wide range of accessories, so you can personalize your RSV4. High quality selected items to increase performance, make them more attractive or more comfortable.
Slip-on racing exhaust: made by Akrapovic, this item has a titanium silencer and is approved for street use. The carbon slip-on version is also available, exclusively for track use.
Complete racing exhaust: this is an exhaust system complete with headers made by Akrapovic. the muffler is in carbon.
Öhlins TTX shock absorbers: the TTX line is the most prestigious of the products offered by Öhlins (top and bottom attachments are in billet aluminum). They allow full and fine adjustment in all shock absorbing functions. They can be fitted with linear sensors to install telemetry.
Öhlins steering damper: the fine adjustment of this item's hydraulics provides a front end that is always solid during the most violent acceleration.
Öhlins NIX Fork: top shelf performance on the track and on the road. A wide range of precision pre-load and hydraulic rebound and compression adjustments.
Components in carbon: Carbon components: fairings, mudguards and heel guards. Made in matte finished carbon fiber. They guarantee a sporty look and lower overall weight.
Mirror plugs: made from polyethylene, these are applied in place of the mirrors when using the bike on the track.
License plate bracket cover: made of laser cut aluminum, this is applied after removing the license plate bracket when using the bike on the track.
Frame guards: with an unmistakable racing style, made of billet nylon, these are useful to prevent damage to the frame in the event of a sliding crash.
Inverted racing gear lever: this is a mechanical element that inverts the gear shifting mode in order to improve performance on the track.
Forged rims: made from aluminum with a forging process, these provide maximum resistance at a light weight, essential for increasing handling.
aluminum racing levers: made in billet aluminum, they give the bike an even more aggressive look and reduce the weight of the factory component.
Tank bag: this bag is made of technical fabric with carbon-look inserts. Tested and approved to resist oil, fuel, UV rays and not to compromise stability even at high speeds.
Adjustable license plate bracket: made in laser-cut steel. Includes the LED license plate light.
Motorcycle cover: made of breathable Lycra, this cover was designed to protect your bike from dust.
V4-MP kit: this is the installation kit for the multimedia platform dedicated to the Aprilia V4 models made up of a Bluetooth control unit and all the wiring needed for installation.
APRILIA RSV4 RR: Technical Specifications
Engine type: Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Fuel: Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke: 78 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity: 999.6 cc
Compression ratio: 13.6:1
Maximum power at crankshaft: 201 HP (148 kW) at 13,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft: 115 Nm at 10,500 rpm
Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-By-Wire engine management.
Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)
Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
Exhaust: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, two lambda probes, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4)
Alternator: Flywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrication: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Transmission: 6-speed cassette type gearbox
1st: 39/15 (2.600)
2nd: 33/16 (2.063)
3rd: 34/20 (1.700)
4th: 31/21 (1.476)
5th: 31/23 (1.348)
6th: 34/27 (1.259)
Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)
Clutch: Multi plate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive: Chain: Drive ratio: 41/16 (2.562)
Traction management: APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APT), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently
Frame: aluminum dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements Available adjustments:
• headstock position and rake
• engine height
• swingarm pin height
Nonadjustable Sachs steering damper
Front suspension: Sachs Fork with 43 mm∅ stanchions. Forged billet aluminum radial caliper mountings. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: Double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.
Sachs monoshock adjustable in: hydraulics in compression and rebound, spring preload
Brakes Front: Dual 330-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless-steel rotor and aluminum flange with 6 pins. Brembo M50 monobloc radial calipers with 4∅ 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose
Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo caliper with two∅ 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose
Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering function, adjustable to 3 maps equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) (can be disabled).
Wheel rims: Aprilia aluminum alloy rims with 3 split spokes
Tires Radial tubeless.
front: 120/70 ZR 17
rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)
Dimensions: Wheelbase: 1435 mm
Length: 2055 mm
Width: 735 mm
Saddle height: 845 mm
Headstock angle: 25°
Trail: 104.8 mm
Weight: 204 kg weight with a full tank of fuel
Consumption: 6.67 liters/100 km
CO2 emissions: 156 g/km
Fuel tank capacity: 18.5 liters (including 4-liter reserve)
Friday, 05 October 2018 10:21 Published in Industry News
As always, Aprilia makes refined mechanics and an excellent chassis structure critical in production of one of its bikes. Aprilia Shiver 900 represents the most recent evolution of the original project of a motorcycle that, from its first appearance on the scene in 2007, marked a turning point as the first factory bike fitted with ride-by-wire technology to manage engine throttle valve electronics. An Aprilia technological first, derived directly from the racing world: In fact, Aprilia Cube was the first MotoGP bike to use this technology in 2002, which thereafter all of the other manufacturers have followed suit.
The beating heart of the Aprilia Shiver, the 900 V-twin engine, is capable of increasing not only the power, but more importantly, the maximum torque delivered at any rpm at top levels for its category. Power and character that translate into great riding satisfaction without sacrificing the ease and comfort that have always been characteristics of the Aprilia Shiver. A bike that has made fledgling and expert riders alike fall in love, thanks to its chassis architecture that, in the best Aprilia tradition, draws on the knowledge of a manufacturer that has won 54 world titles in its brief history and that currently has bikes in premier competitions like MotoGP and Superbike.
Easy to ride, powerful and technologically advanced, the Aprilia Shiver 900 is equipped with an advanced traction control system that increases safety while taking riding pleasure to maximum levels. From city riding to more flowing routes, mountain passes to long distance touring itineraries, the Shiver 900 invites you to fasten your helmet and set off in search of the best sensations on two wheels.
The Design: A Non-Conventional Sport Naked
A non-conformist sport naked, Aprilia Shiver 900 emphasizes a distinctive design: from the lateral air intake ducts that embrace the front end to the characteristic compact rear end with the exhaust pipes positioned under the saddle, the superstructure - fuel tank side covers, side panels, tail, front mudguard - form an original and non-conformist look.
The V-twin from Noale also stands out for its aggressive features that highlight its distinctly sport-derived character: the frame, the shock absorber spring and the cylinder head covers are painted red.
Another characterizing element of Aprilia Shiver is the exhaust: the position under the saddle contributes to an extremely clean side view of the bike, with the terminal part of the silencer short and aimed upward. A brand-new exhaust bottom made up of concentric rings ends in a concave disc: a further bold stylistic element that makes the Shiver immediately recognizable even from the rear, as well as being a practical way to send the exhaust fumes downward, thereby avoiding interference with the passenger and ensuring greater comfort.
Engine: We Write Torque, You Read Fun
The engine, grown to 900cc from the 750cc of the first version, is characterized by its generous mid-range torque, all to the advantage of quick acceleration and exiting turns. The 90 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm guarantee pure fun in the saddle: this goal was a priority for the Aprilia engineers in designing the twin cylinder with more than 95 HP.
The powerplant, with a 90-degree angle between the two cylinders, four-valve timing per cylinder, dual overhead cam and liquid cooling, underwent various changes, including a significant operation aimed at reducing friction on the pistons characterized by a special anti-friction feature on the mantle, whereas the pins contribute to lightened parts in motion.
On the other hand, an efficient semi-dry carter internal lubrication circuit helps to reduce losses of power due to shaking and to keep consumption and temperature of the lubricant to a limit, thereby eliminating the need for an oil radiator. High levels of efficiency have also been reached in terms of combustion, thanks to the implementation of injectors that allow better spraying of the air/fuel mixture, with benefits to consumption and emissions. The Aprilia Shiver 900 engine is also fitted with an automatic decompresser which makes it easier to start in low temperature conditions.
The unit fitted on the Aprilia Shiver 900 is controlled by the Marelli 7SM ECU: a substantial evolution that, on one hand, has allowed a refined traction control system to be introduced and that, on the other hand, has led to a significant simplification of the electrical system; in fact, the engine control and management systems, functions that were previously carried out by two separate electronic control units, are now integrated in a single hardware components, the same one fitted on the V4 models from Noale.
All of the clutch components have been redesigned in correspondence to the switch to the 900cc engine capacity: The load on the clutch lever has decreased by 15%, whereas the primary drive reduction ratio has been changed to optimize exploitation of the available power.
Refined Electronics to Reiterate its Supremacy
The Shiver 900 receives the full benefits of Aprilia's extensive experience in electronic control systems and riding support for which the Aprilia RSV4 - the supersport bike that has won seven World SBK titles (three rider and four manufacturer) in its racing version and that is consistently at the top of its category in the street version - is an unrivalled example.
Out of this experience and from this Aprilia technological first, the Shiver 900 features an advanced traction control system that can be set to three different levels or disabled, designed to guarantee maximum safety, but also pure brilliant riding enjoyment thanks to the dual control that acts on both ignition and on the motorized throttle valves, making its intervention smooth and easy to manage. The Aprilia Traction Control system is combined with a Continental two-channel ABS system with developed calibration in order not to take anything away from the sporty ride. The ABS feature can also be disabled.
The full ride-by-wire electronic throttle system, which made its début on a factory bike precisely on the first version of the Shiver, is now entirely integrated in the throttle grip, all to the benefit of light weight. This system also allows even more accurate management of the fuel/air mixture and the injection throttle valve opening based on numerous parameters including engine speed, gearbox position, air flow, throttle grip opening (in quantity and speed) and temperature, with great benefits in terms of smooth riding without opening/closing jerks, containment of harmful emissions and fuel consumption.
The sophisticated electronic management also provides the possibility of changing the engine mapping, radically changing the character of how the power it is capable of developing is unloaded onto the ground. The Sport setting provides an immediate and aggressive throttle response; the Touring logic provides a smoother response, ideal for touring and daily use, whereas the Rain map reduces available power to about 70 HP and is therefore ideal in the event of difficult weather conditions or on slippery road surfaces. Mapping can also be changed at any time, even on the fly, by simply pressing the engine start button.
The control instrumentation is made up of an ultra-modern TFT technology display that ensures perfect legibility of the information provided. The large, 4.3” screen (the same one used on the Aprilia RSV4 and Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4) allows all the on-board information to be clear and highly legible at all times, thanks in part to its capacity of adapting the background and font colours based on the conditions detected by the light sensor. The information displayed includes: rev counter, speedometer, selected gear indicator, coolant temperature, air temperature, selected engine map and clock. Using the practice MODE joystick on the new left hand electrical block, you can navigate through the menu and scroll/adjust the following parameters: odometer, traction control level, ABS ON (only when not in movement), MENU (only when not in movement), Trip A, Trip A time, Trip A maximum speed, Trip A average speed, Trip A average consumption, Trip B, Trip B time, Trip B maximum speed, Trip B average speed, Trip B average consumption, instantaneous consumption, Km ridden in reserve.
Aprilia Shiver 900 is also fitted from the factory with the Aprilia Multimedia Platform (AMP), which ensure connectivity with your smartphone to allow all call information to be displayed directly on the display, as well as intercom information and any music tracks that may be playing. By connecting to the smartphone using the dedicated App, the display also becomes a navigation tool, displaying the instructions for the selected route through pictograms.
Last but not least, the App lets you share travel information, from the info on the sportiest riding style, to the info on touring, with indication on consumption, routes and speeds, grip conditions and Aprilia service center locations.
A Chassis Architecture Worthy of the Aprilia Tradition
The performance provided by the powerplant is perfectly matched to an ultra-fine chassis architecture, easy to ride and intuitive, but at the same time incredibly high performance that, in the best Aprilia tradition, is simply unrivalled in the category. In fact, the mixed steel trellis/aluminum plates frame provides standard-setting stiffness, defines an extremely compact bike and ensures that it is capable of catering to fledgling riders with no problem, as well as enhancing the riding skills of more expert and discerning bikers. This makes flowing routes a favorite playground for the Shiver 900.
The structure of Shiver 900 draws from all the proverbial Aprilia chassis architecture know-how, as well as their experience on tracks all over the world. The trellis upper part in steel tubing is connected to wide spread aluminum lateral plates using special, high-resistance bolts. The combination formed by these elements forms an extremely stiff and lightweight frame, a rational and excellent solution for reining in all the horses of the Aprilia twin.
The contained longitudinal development of the engine has led to obtaining an agile bike, a feature that also benefits from the choice to position the shock absorber laterally. Thanks to this solution, space was created for the exhaust manifolds that have a shape and volume calibrated to perfection in order to get the best performance from the engine. This has allowed for an optimum exhaust manifold layout, without having a significant impact on the length of the bike and without thermally stressing a fundamental riding element like the shock absorber. The aluminum alloy swingarm with stiffening truss boasts stiffness values at the top of its category and it is sized to withstand the asymmetrical stress due to the lateral positioning of the shock absorber.
Aprilia Shiver 900 adopts a Kayaba fork with hydraulics adjustable in extension and spring preload and with 41mm stanchions with chill cast feet to support the radial calipers. The 130 mm travel lets you smoothly tackle urban and mountain routes. The two steering yoke plates are made of forged aluminum.
The rear shock absorber, mounted on the side, is pivoted directly to the swingarm, following the cantilever layout and it is adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic rebound. Rear wheel travel is 130mm.
The sporty three-spoke wheels are taken from the Aprilia Tuono V4 equipment and contribute to keeping weight down. This leads to a drastic reduction of the gyroscopic effect and therefore greater agility for the bike, improved suspension functionality thanks to the reduction of unsprung masses and quicker acceleration. The rims are shod with a 120/70 tire on the front and 180/55 on the rear.
The braking system, equipped with two-channel ABS, implements radial calipers to highlight the sportiness of the project and 320 mm discs on the front. On the rear, a 240 mm disc is gripped by a single-piston caliper.
Both the front and rear systems have metal braided brake lines derived from the aeronautic sector, which eliminate the annoying buffering effect of conventional lines and guarantee maximum braking precision.
Original Aprilia Accessories Range: For Sport and Touring
A wide range of accessories dedicated to sport and touring is available for the Shiver 900 as well. The former highlight the sport soul and the unmistakable Aprilia racing character: parts in precious carbon, billet aluminum components, such as brake and clutch fluid reservoir covers, brake and clutch levers and mirrors, as well as the must-have frame guard and fork bumpers. It also has LED turn signals with a highly characteristic design. The tour accessories contribute to increasing the comfort of the Shiver 900, such as the comfort saddle, the side panniers and the tank bag.
Aprilia Shiver 900 - Technical Specifications
Engine type: Longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder
Fuel: Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke: 92 x 67.4 mm
Total engine capacity: 896.1 cc
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Max Power: 95.2 HP (70 kW) at 8,750 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft: 90 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Fuel system: Integrated engine management system. Injection with 3-map Ride-by-wire throttle valve opening management (Sport, Touring, Rain)
Ignition: Digital electronic, integrated with the injection.
Exhaust: 100% stainless steel 2-in-1 exhaust system with three-way catalytic converter and lambda probe
Alternator: 450 W at 6,000 rpm
Lubrication: Wet sump
Transmission: 6 speed, drive ratio:
1st 14/36 (2.57)
2nd 17/32 (1.88)
3rd 20/30 (1.5)
4th 22/28 (1.27)
5th 23/26 (1.13)
6th 24/25 (1.04)
Clutch: Multi-plate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, drive ratio: 40/69 (1:1.73)
Secondary drive: Chain. Drive ratio: 16/44 (1:2.75)
Frame: Modular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminum side plates by high strength bolts. Dismountable rear frame.
Front suspension: Upside-down fork, stanchions∅ 41. Adjustable hydraulic rebound damping and spring preload. Wheel travel 130 mm.
Rear suspension: Aluminum alloy swingarm with stiffening truss.
Hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable extension and spring preload Wheel travel 130 mm.
Brakes Front: Dual ∅320 mm stainless steel floating discs. Radial, four-piston calipers. Metal braided brake hose.
Rear: ∅240 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston caliper. Metal braided brake hose.
Continental two-channel ABS system.
Wheel rims: Aluminum alloy
Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 x 17"
Tyres Radial tubeless tires;
Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Max. length: 2130 mm
Max. width: 810 mm
Wheelbase: 1465 mm
Max. height: 1110 mm
Saddle height: 810 mm
Trail: 109 mm
Headstock angle: 25.9°
Weight: 218 Kg (curb weight with full fuel tank)
Consumption: 5,313 l/100 km (WMTC cycle)
CO2 emissions: 123 g/km (WMTC cycle)
Fuel tank capacity: 15 liters
Friday, 05 October 2018 10:13 Published in Industry News
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