Aprilia Unveils the New RS 457 for 2024 MotoGP Round

After much anticipation, Aprilia has finally revealed the new RS 457 on September 7, 2023, at the Misano round of the 2023 MotoGP. This marks a new segment for the Noale-based team, and they are excited to enter it.

The all-new Aprilia RS 457 is equipped with a liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine that delivers a claimed 35 kilowatts (approximately 46.9 horsepower), which falls within the allowable range for riders with an A2 license in Europe. According to Aprilia, the RS 457 weighs just 175 kilograms (about 385.8 pounds) at the curb.

The bike features an aluminum frame and a load-bearing crankcase inspired by the RS 660. Aprilia has focused on reducing weight, enhancing strength, improving handling, and achieving more centralized mass with this latest design.

Suspension duties are handled by a 41mm front fork and a rear monoshock, both of which offer preload adjustability. The front fork provides 120mm (about 4.72 inches) of travel, while the rear shock and steel swingarm setup offer 130mm (about 5.11 inches) of rear wheel travel.

The RS 457 is equipped with ByBre brakes, featuring a 320mm single brake disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. It rides on a pair of 17-inch alloy wheels. The bike's electronics package is fully ride-by-wire and includes a three-level traction control system that can be completely deactivated. It also comes with three ride modes as standard.

Additional features of the RS 457 include a full LED headlamp cluster with integrated front turn signals, a five-inch full-color TFT instrument cluster, and backlit handlebar controls. The bike is equipped with a two-into-one exhaust, and a quickshifter is available as an accessory from Aprilia.

Pricing and availability details for the 2024 Aprilia RS 457 have not yet been announced, but they are expected to be revealed soon. Each market will have its own pricing and availability information, and we will keep you updated as more details become available.

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