- Spotted testing near the brand’s Baramti-based plant
- Will be powered by a parallel-twin motor
- Could feature a quickshifter, TFT screen, and even Bluetooth connectivity
Aprilia is working on one of its most affordable supersport motorcycles. Its test mule was recently spotted near the company’s Baramati plant. Our sources have revealed some new details and here’s what we know.
While it’s evident that the probable RS440 will derive its design from the larger siblings, the proportions seem to be notably compact. The test mule was covered in camouflage but revealed the split headlight setup which looks similar to the RS 660 and the RSV4. The handlebar seems to offer a rather relaxed riding posture compared to what you see on regular supersport bikes.
Aprilia will likely use a liquid-cooled 450cc parallel-twin motor with an output of around 48bhp. It’ll be mated to a six-speed gearbox and will likely benefit from a quickshifter. Moreover, it’s likely to have a top speed of about 180kmph. Other features like LED illumination all over, a TFT screen with all the necessary readouts and Bluetooth connectivity are also expected on the new Aprilia offering.
Other bits like USD front forks, a monoshock, front and rear disc brakes with ABS have already been spotted on the test motorcycle. Aprilia could likely call it the RS440 and launch the bike in India very soon. It willrival the KTM RC 390, TVS Apache RR 310, BMW G 310 R and the likes.