NAZA PREMIRA EMBRACES ITS SPORTING SPIRIT WITH THE LAUNCH OF APRILIA RSV4 RF AND APRILIA TUONO V4 1100 FACTORY MOTORCYCLES

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Only 5 units of Aprilia RSV4 RF available in Malaysia

(from left to right) (Posing with Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition & Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition) 1.       Mr. Vinesh Nair, General Manager of Aprilia Malaysia, NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd 2.       Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President, Auto Division, NAZA World Group of Companies 3.       Jordi Torres, Aprilia Racing Team rider 4.       Leon Haslam, Aprilia Racing Team rider 5.       Mr. Chris Lee, Vice President 1, Special Group Function, NAZA World Group of Companies 6.       Mr. Neri Miclaus, Area Sales Manager of Piaggio Asia Pacific

(from left to right)
(Posing with Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition & Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition)
1. Mr. Vinesh Nair, General Manager of Aprilia Malaysia, NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd
2. Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President, Auto Division, NAZA World Group of Companies
3. Jordi Torres, Aprilia Racing Team rider
4. Leon Haslam, Aprilia Racing Team rider
5. Mr. Chris Lee, Vice President 1, Special Group Function, NAZA World Group of Companies
6. Mr. Neri Miclaus, Area Sales Manager of Piaggio Asia Pacific

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 August 2015 – NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor for Aprilia bikes in Malaysia, launched the latest editions of two of its most dynamic racing machines yet – the 2016 Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition and the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory Edition, in conjunction with the eni FIM Superbike World Championship being held at the Sepang International Circuit for the second time in its history.

Mr. Neri Miclaus, Area Sales Manager of Piaggio Asia Pacific, Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President, Auto Division, NAZA World Group of Companies, Mr. Chris Lee, Vice President 1, Special Group Function, NAZA World Group of Companies and Mr. Vinesh Nair, General Manager of Aprilia Malaysia, NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd, were joined by Aprilia Racing Team riders, Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres, to launch the two bikes.

(from left to right) (Posing with Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition @ Photo Credit to i-Moto Media) 1.       Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President, Auto Division, NAZA World Group of Companies 2.       Jordi Torres, Aprilia Racing Team rider 3.       Mr. Neri Miclaus, Area Sales Manager of Piaggio Asia Pacific 4.       Leon Haslam, Aprilia Racing Team rider 5.       Mr. Vinesh Nair, General Manager of Aprilia Malaysia, NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd

(from left to right)
(Posing with Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition @ Photo Credit to i-Moto Media)
1. Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President, Auto Division, NAZA World Group of Companies
2. Jordi Torres, Aprilia Racing Team rider
3. Mr. Neri Miclaus, Area Sales Manager of Piaggio Asia Pacific
4. Leon Haslam, Aprilia Racing Team rider
5. Mr. Vinesh Nair, General Manager of Aprilia Malaysia, NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd

Aprilia has earned itself a stellar reputation in top-level competition worldwide. With the launch of these two successful models, we are bringing Aprilia’s racing DNA, spirit and tenacity to the road. These motorcycles will get adrenaline pumping and undoubtedly satisfy even the purest of thrill seeking superbike enthusiasts,” said Datuk Wira Hj. SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Group Executive Chairman & Group CEO, NAZA World Group of Companies.

NAZA will continues to work hand in hand with the Piaggio Group to bring the best of the Aprilia’s offerings to our Malaysian customers. As we add to our local product line-up, we also commit to broadening the presence of the brand to provide a reliable network of support to Aprilia owners,” added Datuk Wira Hj. SM Faisal.

Our team is dedicated to making Aprilia ownership a breeze whilst also providing experiences that make ownership no less than an exhilarating and wondrous affair of the avid bikers’ heart and soul. After all, an Aprilia is more than just a mere mode of getting from one place to another; it is an experience and a thrill,” furthered Datuk Wira Hj. SM Faisal.

(from left to right)  (Posing with Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory) 1.       Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President, Auto Division, NAZA World Group of Companies 2.       Jordi Torres, Aprilia Racing Team rider 3.       Mr. Neri Miclaus, Area Sales Manager of Piaggio Asia Pacific 4.       Leon Haslam, Aprilia Racing Team rider 5.       Mr. Chris Lee, Vice President 1, Special Group Function, NAZA World Group of Companies

(from left to right)
(Posing with Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory)
1. Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President, Auto Division, NAZA World Group of Companies
2. Jordi Torres, Aprilia Racing Team rider
3. Mr. Neri Miclaus, Area Sales Manager of Piaggio Asia Pacific
4. Leon Haslam, Aprilia Racing Team rider
5. Mr. Chris Lee, Vice President 1, Special Group Function, NAZA World Group of Companies

Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition

Aprilia has seen a great deal of top-level competition experience over the years, particularly in the Superbike World Championship where it has had great success recently. Since its release in 2009, the Aprilia RSV4 has netted four manufacturer titles and three championships, making it one of the most coveted rides for top competitors in the globe-trotting series.

Aprilia was born into racing and is the real sporty flagship brand for Piaggio Group. With 294 Grand Prix races won in Road Racing World Championship, Aprilia holds the record for the most wins of any European manufacturer in the history of maximum motorcycle competition.

These are joined by an impressive 54 world titles: 38 in Road Racing World Championship (20 in 125 and 18 in 250), 7 in Superbike (Rider and Manufacturer double win in 2010, 2012 and 2014, manufacturers in 2013) and 9 in Off Road disciplines (7 in Supermoto and 2 in Trial).

(from left to right) (Posing with Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition) 1.       Mr. Neri Miclaus, Area Sales Manager of Piaggio Asia Pacific 2.       Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President, Auto Division, NAZA World Group of Companies 3.       Mr. Vinesh Nair, General Manager of Aprilia Malaysia, NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd

(from left to right)
(Posing with Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition)
1. Mr. Neri Miclaus, Area Sales Manager of Piaggio Asia Pacific
2. Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President, Auto Division, NAZA World Group of Companies
3. Mr. Vinesh Nair, General Manager of Aprilia Malaysia, NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd

For 2015, Aprilia has fine-tuned its Superbike flagship and upped its game with a lighter motorcycle (2.5kg less than the weight of its predecessor), made more powerful – thanks to a new engine breaking the 200hp mark.

Combined with a revised chassis, better handling and an enhanced electronics package, the RSV4 is primed for victory, being more effective on the track and providing improved riding pleasure for the road. The exclusive numbered RF limited edition, which sees greater sophistication with refined suspension and wheels, is the reference point for sportiness and performance. Skills honed on the track have been transferred to the road-going product to provide everyone with the same excitement that the motorbikes prepared by Aprilia Racing do.

Unmistakeable in its design lucidity and applied technology, the RSV4 is conceived around a 65° V4 engine never before seen on a production sport bike. The Aprilia RSV4 comes already equipped with all the electronic and technical refinements that a rider could want.

Jordi Torres & Leon Haslam

Jordi Torres & Leon Haslam

To celebrate the arrival of the new king of superbikes, NAZA Premira is offering Malaysians the Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition (only 500 units available worldwide) characterised by a dedicated “Superpole” livery and elements of the Race Pack which includes exclusive aluminium forged rims and professional Öhlins suspension.

The style of the new RSV4 is the result of the perfect combination of form and function. The careful design led to the creation of the most compact full size sport bike on the market, where technical elements such as the impeccable aluminium double rail frame contribute to emphasising its racing vocation. The front end has been completely redesigned: now there is a new, more protective top fairing, created after a careful wind tunnel aerodynamics study, which provides better protection from the wind for riders of any height.

The Aprilia RSV4 is the world’s first full scale production motorcycle with a high performance narrow V4 engine, the most revolutionary and powerful engine ever built by Aprilia. It delivers more than 16 additional HP and crosses the 200HP threshold of maximum power output, making it one of the most thrilling sportbikes to ride,

A proven leader in the electronics realm, Aprilia continues to captivate with its APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) software suite, including Aprilia Traction Control (eight-way-adjustable) and Aprilia Wheelie control. It also provides Aprilia Quick Shift and three Aprilia Launch Control settings (for use on track but also approved for street use) and highly advanced Race ABS.

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory Edition

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Aprilia Tuono Factory

Aprilia has brought the latest and most spectacular evolution of the sport naked bike dynasty, the Tuono V4 1100 Factory, to the road. A direct descendant of the RSV4, this motorcycle is best described as ‘adrenaline in its purest state’. The know-how acquired in years of victorious competition at top levels and the experience of the Tuono history now allow Aprilia to exceed limits which had previously seemed insurmountable.

With a revamped V4 engine (now taking it to 1100 cc and 175hp and maximum torque of 121Nm), and a redefined chassis, the Tuono V4 1100 Factory is a true performer and offers greater agility. The already exceptional APRC Package has been further developed to ensure a more effective ride of greater convenience.

Aprilia also introduces the possibility of connecting your smartphone to the vehicle through the V4-MP platform and two distinctly outfitted versions (Factory and RR) that have the same, strictly Aprilia character in common. This model features the Ohlins suspension, forks and steering damper, which takes the bike’s cornering brilliance to another level. Simply put, the Tuono V4 1100 Factory is the ultimate in performance, technology and real-world practicality.

Aprilia Tuono Factory

Aprilia Tuono Factory

The latest model sports a new look thanks to the more protective top fairing and the better aerodynamic penetration coefficient. The relative headlight unit changes as well, a whole 1.5 kg lighter, fitted with a LED technology position light and a more modern shape which better integrates with the overall design of the bike.

Tuono V4 1100 Factory stands out for its new rail fairing, derived from the RSV4’s, a true benchmark in sport motorbike design. The saddle is now more comfortable, even compared to its fairing-clad sister, thanks to the new foam creation procedure. Riders can still naturally ride two-up by mounting the dedicated saddle portion. Thanks to the 15 mm lower seating position and the new style handlebar, the on board ergonomics of both Tuono V4 1100 versions change, becoming more comfortable and increasing the feeling of complete control for the rider.

The third generation of APRC, standard equipment on the new Tuono V4 1100 units, fully integrates with the fine full Ride-by-Wire multimap electronic management of the revamped V4 engine. As always, the Tuono V4 benefits from specifically developed calibration, but it has been evolved even further in order to provide maximum thrills on the road and maximum performance on the track.

Aprilia Tuono Factory

Aprilia Tuono Factory

The Tuono V4 1100 range is fitted with a highly advanced Race ABS system, developed in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee maximum safety on the road, without sacrificing any performance on the track. The 9MP system, weighing a mere 2 kg, adopts an intervention strategy called RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) that limits rear wheel lift (stoppies) when braking sharply; In addition it can be disengaged and easily adjusted on 3 settings by accessing the instrument cluster control menu.

The Aprilia RSV4 RF Limited Edition is available at the Basic Selling Price of RM138, 800 (inclusive of GST) whilst the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory is offered at the Basic Selling Price of RM118,800 (inclusive of GST). Both come with 2 years or 20,000km manufacturer’s warranty.

More exciting information about Aprilia Malaysia may be obtained at http://www.aprilia.my/ and https://www.facebook.com/apriliaofficialmalaysia. Follow @ApriliaMalaysia for the latest updates and offerings of Aprilia Malaysia.

APRILIA RSV4 RF: Technical specifications

Engine type Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Fuel Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke 78 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity 999.6 cc
Compression ratio 13.6:1
Maximum power at crankshaft 201 HP (148 kW) at 13,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 115 Nm at 10,500 rpm
Fuel system Airbox with front dynamic air intakes. Variable length intake ducts controlled via the engine control unit. 4 Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-By-Wire engine management.

Multiple engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)

Ignition Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil” type coils
Starter Electric
Exhaust 4 into 2 into 1 layout, two oxygen sensors, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)
Alternator Flywheel mounted 450W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Transmission 6-speed cassette type gearbox

1st: 39/15 (2.600)

2nd: 33/16 (2.063)

3rd: 34/20 (1.700)

4th: 31/21 (1.476)

5th: 31/23 (1.348)

6th: 34/27 (1.259)

Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)

Clutch Multi plate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Primary drive Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive Chain: Drive ratio: 41/16 (2.562)
Traction management APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently.
Chassis Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.
Adjustments foreseen:

  • headstock position and rake
  • engine height
  • swingarm pin height

Adjustable Öhlins steering damper

Front suspension Öhlins fork with TIN surface treatment. Low profile forged aluminium radial calliper mountings. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension Double braced aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.

Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel 130 mm.

Brakes Front: Dual 320-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins. Brembo M430 monobloc radial callipers with 4 Æ 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose
Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo calliper with two Æ 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose

ABS Bosch 9MP, adjustable to 3 maps, equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) strategy which can be disengaged.

Wheel rims Forged aluminium alloy, completely machined, 5 split spokes.

Front: 3.5”X17”

Rear: 6”X17”

Tyres Radial tubeless.

Front: 120/70 ZR 17

Rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)

Dry weight 180 kg*
Tank 18.5 litres (4-litre reserve included)

*Kerb weight, without battery and fluids.

 

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory: Technical specifications

Engine type Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Fuel Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke 81 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity 1077 cc
Maximum power at crankshaft 175 HP (129 kW) at 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 121 Nm at 9,000 rpm
Fuel system Airbox with front dynamic air intakes.

4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 4 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management.

Multiple engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)

Ignition Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil” type coils
Starter Electric
Exhaust 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)
Alternator Flywheel mounted 450W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Gearbox 6-speed cassette type gearbox

1st: 39/15 (2.600)

2nd: 33/16 (2.063)

3rd: 34/20 (1.700)

4th: 32/22 (1,455)

5th: 34/26 (1,308)

6th: 33/27 (1,222)

Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)

 

Clutch Multi plate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Primary drive Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive Chain: Drive ratio: 42/15 (2.8)
Traction management

 

APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently.
Chassis Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.

Öhlins steering damper

Front suspension Öhlins fork with TIN surface treatment. Forged aluminium feet for radial calliper mounting. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 110 mm
Rear suspension Double braced aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.

Öhlins monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel: 130 mm

Brakes Front: Dual 320 mm floating stainless steel discs with lightweight stainless steel rotor with 6 M432 4 32 studs, aluminium flange, Brembo M432 monobloc radial callipers with 4 Ø 32 mm opposing pistons Sintered pads. Axial pump master cylinder and metal braided brake hoses.
Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo floating calliper with two 32-mm Ø isolated pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose.
ABS Bosch 9MP, adjustable on 3 maps, featuring RLM strategy and can be disengaged.
Wheel rims Cast aluminium wheels with 3 split spoke design.

Front: 3.5”X17”

Rear: 6.00”X17”

Tyres Radial tubeless.

Front: 120/70 ZR 17

Rear: 200/55 ZR 17

Dimensions

 

Saddle height: 825 mm

Trail: 99.7 mm

Steering angle: 24.7°

Dry weight 184 kg *
Tank 18.5 litres (4-litre reserve included)

*Kerb weight, without battery and fluids.

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