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    Published on 09-05-2019 10:27 AM  Number of Views: 150 



    Noale, 4 September 2019 - Aprilia RSV4 X, a special celebratory version of the V4 from Noale made by Aprilia Racing in a limited edition of ten units to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of a project that won seven WSBK titles, is being delivered to the lucky buyers of the most exclusive super sport bike.

    The “launch” of the RSV4 X deliveries was christened by an exceptional tester, Max Biaggi, who decided to take his RSV4 X out on the track immediately, which confirms that this is a special bike for special enthusiasts. One is also on the way for Andrea Iannone, one of Aprilia's MotoGP riders. Max and Andrea were among the first to place their orders after testing it at a global sneak peek on 23 March at Mugello during the Aprilia All Stars event, the big festival where 10,000 fans participated.

    “Tackling the corners at Mugello astride the RSV4 X is always a fantastic thrill! - the six-time world champion commented after taking to the track on 1 and 2 September - On this bike, the sensations are exactly like those of a racing bike and, as soon as I got on it, I felt like I had never quit racing”.

    Built on the base of an Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory - winner of the major comparative tests organised by the most important motorcycle magazines in the world, thereby reaffirming multiple years of technical leadership - in April, the Aprilia RSV4 X was “sold out” just a few hours after online reservations opened. Now the Noale racing department is ready to open the doors to an exclusive ten lucky buyers so they can take delivery directly in the Factory of the 54 world titles of this valuable gem of Italian engineering, dedicated exclusively to track riding.

    The department's racing experience has been fully harnessed in order to lighten the Aprilia RSV4 X and achieve an exceptional dry weight of 165 kg. Aprilia Racing has selected a series of refined, lightweight components, such as the carbon fairing - enhanced with special dedicated graphics inspired by the livery of the 2019 MotoGP Aprilia RS-GP - as well as a more lightweight tank. Another obvious sports-derived element is the racing panel via which to adjust the main electronic controls of the RSV4 X. There are numerous billet aluminium details, such as the clutch lever, the front brake lever guard, the engine sump guards, the adjustable foot pegs and the upper steering plate, important details that make for a further weight saving. Marchesini forged magnesium wheels magnify the already spectacular handling of the RSV4 and mount Pirelli slick tyres.

    The inimitable 1078 cc V4 is prepared directly by Aprilia Racing, the most advanced platform of the Piaggio Group for the development of technology applied to motorcycles. This special preparation involves hand assembly and the subsequent fine-tuning of all tolerances, just as is done for racing engines. The timing system uses new intake camshafts, new valve return springs and relative caps, as well as brand new rounded bucket tappets that allow SBK-derived shafts with more aggressive cam profiles to be used.
    The Akrapovic exhaust system features titanium collectors and a carbon outlet, while the air filter has been replaced with a Sprint Filter element, specifically the air filter that offers the highest permeability of those available on the market (as well as being waterproof), the same unit that Aprilia Racing uses in MotoGP. The electronic fine-tuning is guaranteed by a specific ECU mapping. These components ensure an increase in maximum power, from an already excellent 217 HP for the standard model, to an impressive 225 HP. The Aprilia V4 is equipped with the ANN system (Aprilia No Neutral), the gearbox with neutral positioned below first gear that speeds up shifting from first to second and prevents any up-shifting errors. A solution that derives directly from Aprilia's experience in SBK and MotoGP and that is made available on a model on public sale for the very first time.

    Another world first comes in the shape of the Brembo braking system, the firm having selected the Aprilia RSV4 X for the début of its GP4-MS billet callipers that act on a pair of steel discs with T-Drive technology and are controlled by a 19x16 billet radial pump.

    Aprilia RSV4 X is part of the Factory Works programme launched by Aprilia Racing: unique in the world, it takes the technology developed for the Aprilia RSV4, a seven-time Superbike world champion, and makes it available to those planning to compete at high level in production-derived championships or who want a RSV4 with performance optimised for track-use.

    For the Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory, the bike from which the RSV4 X is derived, a wide range of accessories is available to increase its performance even more for track use. High quality parts that bring it very close to the extremely special X version, made in a limited edition of just ten units.

    • Complete racing exhaust: Akrapovic by Aprilia Racing exhaust system complete with manifolds. The tailpipe is in carbon. Includes the dedicated engine mapping developed by Aprilia Racing.
    • ECU: Engine control unit dedicated to track use, programmed with racing maps. Specific for non-original exhaust systems (complete or only slip-on).
    • Components in carbon: fairings, mudguards and heel guards. Made in matte finish carbon fibre. They guarantee a sporty look and a lower overall weight.
    • Front brake air vents: these are easily installed on the front braking system,reducing temperatures and maintaining the same braking performance in situations of prolonged stress.
    • Mirror plugs: made from polyethylene, these are applied in place of mirrors when using the bike on the track.
    • License plate hole cover: made of laser cut aluminium, this is applied after removing the license plate bracket when using the bike on the track.
    • Inverted racing gear lever: this is a mechanical element that inverts the gear shifting mode in order to improve performance on track.
    • Aluminium racing levers: made in billet aluminium, they give the bike an even more aggressive look and reduce the weight of the factory component.
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    The Aprilia RSV4 sets the benchmark in terms of sports riding and performance, the ultimate example of what can be achieved by harnessing the valuable experience of a winning Racing Department like that of Aprilia which, throughout its short history, has scored 54 world titles, seven of which in the SBK world championship. Skills honed on the track and transferred to the factory product to provide everyone with the same sensations that the motorbikes prepared by Aprilia Racing do.

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    The AF1 Racing GP Party is now in its 7th year!

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    Download Aprilia's most recent journal entry here: RACING_JOURNAL_AUSTRALIA_18.pdf

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    We are glad to share with you attached the latest
    Aprilia Racing Journal!

    Download here: RACING_JOURNAL_THAILAND_18.pdf

    Within you can find some news related to our bike development,
    MotoGP championship progress, business partners and useful information if
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    COTA Track Record has been broken!

    AUSTIN, TX., August 26, 2018 — AF1 Racing, Inc., alongside Griiip and Mayer Motorsports, have announced their official Formula 1000 record-breaking lap time at the Circuit of the Americas. The record setting Griiip G1, piloted by Alex Mayer of Mayer Motorsports, proved to be a formidable piece of machinery and registered a blistering laptime of 2:08.65 upon its debut weekend at the world-renowned Texas track! This lap time is only a few seconds off LMP2 times, 9 seconds faster than a McLaren P1, and 3 seconds off the MotoGP lap times!

    Israeli design. Italian manufacture. The Griiip G1 is aimed at bringing a new and exciting concept to the world of racing. The product of such a goal leaves us with a fearsomely light, powerful and beautifully designed open-wheel racer. The G1, powered by the 201 HP Aprilia RSV4 engine, is also the first Formula 1000 race car that gave up the chain drive for a patented driveshaft, resulting in better performance and zero maintenance.

    On site was the current US Formula 1000 champion – Alex Mayer of Mayer Motorsports, ready for the weekends testing. As one of the elite teams in the North American region, the Mayer Motorsports crew put together an in-depth and surgically precise method to churning out some of the best performances in road racing. The Mayer Motorsports crew currently has the North American F1000 points lead and lay claim to multiple prior championships.

    AF1 Racing of Austin, TX, the current owners of the two G1 race cars and a leader within the Aprilia community is no stranger to the world of competitive racing, this top-rated Aprilia Corse Certified dealer is the proprietary importer of Griiip G1 cars in the Americas, and will provide support on the cars powerplant, sales, parts and technical expertise overall.

    Now, AF1 Racing and Griiip are starting with preparations to launch a US G1 Series in 2019, and looking for strategic partners, promoters, teams and drivers to have a full Griiip G1 spec series next season. The G1 Series will introduce some innovative technological features, first to be seen in Motorsport, that will ensure it will be one of the most exciting racing series in the world.

    “Since we heard about the Aprilia powered G1 race cars, we wanted to have them in our shop and to see how they work at the track”, said Ed Cook, CEO of AF1 Racing. “the build quality is impressive, far higher than you would expect from a young company like Griiip, and we are happy to see that the performance matches the build quality. We are very excited about this collaboration and look forward for launching the G1 Series here next year”.

    “Having the track record for Formula 1000 cars at COTA on our first USA test drive is a dream come true”, said Tamir Plachinsky, CEO of Griiip. “It is the first time we can compare the G1 performance to other Formula 1000 cars and to get feedback from the best F1000 driver. The track record speaks for itself and the amazing feedback Alex gave confirms the superior design of the G1!”.
    “The best F1000 race car I have ever driven”, said Alex Mayer. “The dynamic behavior is exquisite. The G1 is so stable and communicates everything it is doing, that in fact it didn’t feel that we were as fast as we were. As this is the first time for me in this car and this is the laptime we made after only 2 days, I am sure that with some more testing we can improve it dramatically”.

    For more information about the G1 and the G1 Series, please contact AF1 Racing at info@af1racing.com or Griiip at info@griiip.com.
    To follow Alex Mayer’s career, visit his Facebook page.

    About Griiip
    Combining innovation and passion, Griiip is opening new possibilities for drivers and fans, enabling them to connect with racing like never before! By harnessing the power of data, Griiip have created the first ever smart connected race car; the G1. In the ‘G1 Series’ Griiip delivers live video and data, prediction analysis, advanced insights and mixed reality races to our platform, giving fans and drivers the most exciting destination to engage with motorsports.

    We invite you to visit us at griiip.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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