- Officially unveiled in India
- Available in three colours
- Powered by a 457cc parallel twin motor
The new RS 457 has been inspired by the RS 660 and the RSV4. So, it gets the same split LED headlights topped by a transparent visor. For better aerodynamics, the RS 457 gets small fin-like vents on the side fairings, below the handlebar. Owing to its track-ready nature, the RS 457 is a proper supersport motorcycle with a committed rider stance. So, its footpegs are rear seat, the clip-ons are low, and you’d sit crouched at the front. Aprilia has offered the new RS 457 in three paint options.
Aprilia has powered the RS 457 with a 457cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. It gets a 270-degree crank that produces 47bhp and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. Then, there’s also an optional quickshifter for clutchless upshifts. The list of rider aids includes ride-by-wire, switchable three-level traction control, ride modes, and ABS. All these bits are monitored on a five-inch TFT screen that benefits from smartphone connectivity.
The hardware setup for the new Aprilia RS 457 includes adjustable USD front forks and a monoshock. The braking setup comprises a front and rear disc with ABS, mounted on 17-inch wheels shod with TVS Protorq Extreme tyres.
Aprilia India will reveal the pricing very soon and we expect it to be above Rs. 4 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, it will rival the KTM RC 390, BMW 310 R, TVS Apache RR 310, and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and 400.