Aprilia Brings MotoGP Horsepower to the Public With the New RSV4 R FW-GP

Is 250 horsepower really enough?

Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP
The Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP.Courtesy of Aprilia

Aprilia has announced the RSV4 R FW-GP to be the newest addition to its “Factory Works” program, and the most technically advanced bike the Italian manufacturer has ever offered to the public.

The FW-GP’s most notable feature is its V4 engine, which is said to be heavily derived from that of the RS-GP 15 MotoGP bike that Aprilia raced in the 2015 World Championship. The special powerplant uses an 81mm bore, pneumatic valve timing and is fitted with an Akrapovic full-system exhaust to produce a claimed beastly 250 horsepower.

It appears that the Italian manufacturer has fitted with the FW-GP with full Öhlins suspension and Brembo monoblock calipers to help keep the bike in control. Going along with the rest of the racy parts, carbon fiber bodywork is also fitted to the bike.

Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP
The Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP's V4 powerplant puts out a claimed 250 horsepower.Courtesy of Aprilia

Besides getting a full-fledged racebike buyers of the FW-GP get special services from the Aprilia Racing department including hand delivery of their new bike and an invitation to a special Aprilia trackday where a crew of engineers will help tailor the bike’s settings for the owner’s riding style. Purchasers will also be treated to having an engineer every time the bike is ridden, and they will be given a paddock pass for an entire MotoGP race weekend.

The RSV4 R FW-GP may already be one of the most impressive bikes offered in 2017, but of course that comes with a hefty price tag. While there is no official cost yet, it’s surely going to be out of reach for most considering the services that come with the purchase of the bike.

No matter the price, we already have our bags packed in hopes we get to try this thing out. It’s awesome. To admire a little more of the RSV4 R FW-GP scroll through the photos below.

Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP
The Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP.Courtesy of Aprilia
Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP
The Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP.Courtesy of Aprilia
Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP
The Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP.Courtesy of Aprilia
Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP
The Aprilia RSV4 R FW-GP.Courtesy of Aprilia