Aprilia India is ready to officially launch its latest offering, the RS 457, in India. The future supersport is inspired by the larger Aprilia bikes, the RS 660 and the RSV4. The RS 457 will make its debut as the cheapest Aprilia bike in the Indian market.
Aprilia has already announced the new RS 457 on the worldwide market, revealing a number of details. The design is elegant and appears to have a suitable crouched rider triangle. The footpegs are rear-set, and the RS 457 comes with a pair of low-set clip-ons for a committed riding stance. Its façade has split LED headlamps and a transparent visor, followed by aerodynamic vents on the side fairing. Then there’s the muscular-looking gasoline tank projecting from the top of the car.
A 457cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine powers the new Aprilia RS 457. It produces 47bhp and has not yet been given a torque measurement. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with an optional quick-shifter. Then there’s the ride-by-wire system, three levels of traction control, riding modes, and dual-channel ABS.
Aprilia has also included a fully digital TFT console with the RS 457. It has smartphone connectivity in addition to all of the necessary readouts. With Bluetooth, you can expect SMS and phone notifications, among other things.
The new Aprilia bike is equipped with USD adjustable front forks and a mono-shock. Its braking system is made up of a single front and rear disc set on 17-inch wheels. The tyres on the alloy wheels will be 110/70 front and 150/60 rear TVS Eurogrip Protorq Extreme.
Aprilia is expected to release pricing very soon after the official launch tomorrow. It will most likely cost more than Rs. 4 lakh and will compete with the KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Ninja 400, and the new Yamaha YZF R3.