Aprilia has just launched their 2013 WSBK campaign with the unveiling of their team. The event took place in Milan and saw Aprilia showcase their riders Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli. This will be Eugene Laverty’s second year with Aprilia and the new addition Sylvain Guintoli has a big task ahead of him as he is coming into the void left by the champion rider Max Biaggi.
The livery is pretty much the same as last years and almost all members of the technology and support team are the same. The only noticeable change in the livery is a more obvious dash of the main colours from the Italian flag. Check out the specifications of RSV4 Factory and photographs of the riders below.
|Engine||Aprilia 4 longitudinal 65° V4 cylinder, 4-strokes, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshaft (DOHC), four valves per cylinder|
|Engine capacity||999 cc|
|Maximum rpm||15,500 rpm|
|Maximum power||230 CV|
|Fuel system||Variable-height intake ducts controlled by engine control unit, electronic injection with 8 injectors and latest-generation Ride-by-Wire technology.|
|Transmission||Six speed cassette gearbox.|
|Clutch||Multiplate wet clutch with slipper system.|
|Electronic management||Aprilia Racing ECU managing ignition and injection, variable-height intake duct control, Ride by Wire system, traction control, anti-wheeling, turn-by-turn settings.|
|Chassis||Adjustable, aluminium dual beam with pressed and cast sheet elements. Aluminium swingarm.|
|Suspension||Front: Ã–hlins TRSP 25 — Rear: Ã–hlins RSP 40|