New Bikes: Aprilia’s RS 457

The Italian agency’s seeking to snap up gross sales within the learner authorized market, revealing a correct A2-compliant sportsbike within the type of its new RS 457. Right here’s what you’ll want to know.

Riders of a sporty disposition have gotten lots to get enthusiastic about subsequent 12 months. There’s some thrilling stuff occurring on the decrease finish of the sportsbike market. Alongside Kawasaki’s hotly-anticipated ZX-4RR, we’ve simply obtained the complete lowdown on a super-cool pocket rocket from Aprilia.


In contrast to the Kawasaki, the Aprilia isn’t an all-out supersport race bike. As an alternative, it’s a cracking choice for A2 licence holders who’re restricted to machines that kick out a most of 47bhp.

And that’s precisely what it does, with its liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin motor making precisely 47bhp.

With styling impressed by the RS660 and Aprilia’s MotoGP racers, it definitely seems the half, and as you’d count on, there’s loads of good things fitted to it to assist it stand out from the gang (particularly Honda’s CBR500R, Kawasaki’s Ninja 400 and the upcoming Yamaha R3). That stated, the selection has been made to rigorously stability its ergonomics, with barely decrease footpegs and gently dropping bars serving to to make it extra usable on a day-to-day foundation. 


Stopping’s sorted up entrance by a 320mm single-disc entrance brake, which is grabbed by a four-piston ByBre radial caliper – which provides a reasonably clear indication of the bike’s supposed use. It’s not a race bike… nicely, not out the field anyway.

The 175kg machine additionally comes kitted out with a two-into-one exhaust; a ride-by-wire throttle; switchable traction management; and three rider modes. There are additionally back-lit switches, a five-inch TFT show and LED lights.

Sounds prefer it’s going to be a winner, proper? No information simply but on pricing, although we count on we’ll not have to attend lengthy for all the knowledge.

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