Are Aprilia About to Unleash a 230 hp RSV4RF?

Italian website, who have a pretty good reputation when it comes to rumors are claiming that Aprilia will unveil a 230+ horsepower version of the RSV4 in just a few days at EICMA. If true it would make it the most powerful normally aspirated motorcycle on the market and by a not small amount either. Moto GP bikes are estimated to produce just over 250 horsepower…

If this turns out to be true, it’s a massive leap forward in capability. As we mentioned in our previous review of the RSV4, the V4 engined machine is one of the most beautifully easy superbikes to ride with perhaps the best engine currently available today.

The report from indicates that the RSV4RF will be custom made for each buyer and will be built in accordance with superbike and supertock regulations in each country. If that’s the case, that means that despite pumping out over 230 horsepower, the bike will be street legal as homologation rules would need to be met in order for these bikes to enter competition.

If it’s street legal, than somehow Aprilia has managed to pump out an extra 30 horsepower from the existing engine while still meeting emission and noise regulations. If this turns out to be true, Aprilia will need to be investigated for practicing in voodoo magic to make such gains and the rest of the superbike field will be in big trouble…

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