INTRODUCING APRILIA RS 457: A NEW ERA BEGINS IN THE WORLD OF APRILIA
This is for the athletes, for the racing enthusiasts, for the new generation of bikers. This isn’t just about choosing a bike, it is about discovering the RS tailored to you. Enter Aprilia RS 457.
A design so unique that it seems hand-drawn.
The full LED front headlight features the signature lighting style of the latest Aprilia generation, The instrumentation uses an effective 5-inch TFT color instrument while the handlebar controls are backlit.
Making history again.
Lightness, ease of riding and technological equipment are the strong points of the new Aprilia RS 457, capable of exalting every rider, both on the road and on the track. The grit of the new RS 457 is in fact that of the legendary RS range: the super sports bike model that made motorcycle history.
Weight and power have never had a better ratio.
The Aprilia RS 457 speaks the language of those who are not satisfied and want to approach the fairing motorbike using all the historical knowledge of a true sports bike. In simple words: the best power-to-weight ratio motorcycle.
Any more power and it would be illegal.
The Aprilia RS 457 is powered by an ultra-modern and technological liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine with dual camshaft timing and four valves per cylinder, capable of 35 KW of power, the maximum for a bike that can be ridden with an A2 licence. The Aprilia RS 457's power-to-weight ratio is simply unbeatable, thanks to its 159 kg dry weight.
If you sense a shiver, it is not from the wind.
The new engine is matched by a rigorous chassis: the aluminium frame makes the Aprilia RS 457 unique among bikes in its segment and brings with it all the design expertise honed over decades of track wins. The engine block is used as a load-bearing element, a solution borrowed from the RS 660, which guarantees weight containment, dynamic qualities and absolute riding pleasure.
The fork with 41mm stanchions and 120mm travel is adjustable in preload. As is the rear monoshock, which works on the steel swingarm and is adjustable in preload, for 130mm wheel travel.
The ergonomics are characterised by the half-handlebars mounted above the steering plate, a road sports solution for the best compromise between sportiness and riding comfort.
The 17-inch sports rims mount 110/70 tyres at the front and 150/60 at the rear, perfect sizes for excellent grip but without sacrificing agility, the true strength of the new Aprilia.
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INTRODUCING APRILIA RS 457: A NEW ERA BEGINS IN THE WORLD OF APRILIA
The new RS 457 aims to establish itself as the new benchmark in technology and style for new and experienced motorcyclists worldwide
NEW YORK, N.Y. – September 7, 2023 – THE RS 457 REPRESENTS A HISTORIC LEAP FORWARD FOR APRILIA, NOT ONLY IN TECHNOLOGY BUT ALSO IN ITS APPEAL TO NEW DEMOGRAPHICS AND MARKETS TO MEET THE GROWING WORLDWIDE DEMAND FOR ACCESSIBLE YET THRILLING MOTORCYCLES. WITH THE ADDITION OF THE RS 457, APRILIA NOW TRULY OFFERS A MOTORCYCLE FOR EVERY CUSTOMER.
THE NEW ENGINE IS SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATED WITH A RIGID ALUMINUM FRAME, SETTING THE RS 457 APART IN ITS SEGMENT. DRAWING ON APRILIA'S DECADES OF EXPERTISE ACCUMULATED THROUGH VICTORIES ON RACETRACKS WORLDWIDE, THE CRANKCASE IS POSITIONED AS A LOAD-BEARING ELEMENT, MIRRORING THE APPROACH USED IN THE RS 660. THIS ENSURES LOW WEIGHT, EXCEPTIONAL DYNAMICS, AND THE RIDING PLEASURE FOR WHICH APRILIA IS RENOWNED.
THE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ON THE APRILIA RS 457 IS UNRIVALED, CATERING TO A DIVERSE RANGE OF RIDERS WHILE REMAINING FAITHFUL TO APRILIA'S HERITAGE. THE RIDE BY WIRE SYSTEM, PIONEERED BY APRILIA ENGINEERS, MANAGES THE ENGINE MAPPING WITH THREE DISTINCT RIDING MODES THAT MODULATE POWER, TORQUE DELIVERY, AND TRACTION CONTROL. THESE FEATURES ARE ADJUSTABLE ACROSS THREE LEVELS.
THE APRILIA RS 457 AIMS TO ESTABLISH ITSELF AS THE NEW BENCHMARK IN TECHNOLOGY AND STYLE FOR NEW AND EXPERIENCED MOTORCYCLISTS WORLDWIDE. IT EMBODIES APRILIA'S DEVOTION TO PERFORMANCE.
Michele Colaninno - Piaggio Group CEO
“In recent years, the Aprilia brand has seen an intense burst of renewal, also supported by continued progress in the racing world. The recent introduction of the 660 family, with RS and Tuono first and Tuareg later, has expanded its target, creating a full and competitive range. We are now ready to take another step towards the future with an astonishing bike developed entirely in Noale, capable of stimulating and thrilling young people and opening up huge potential in new markets, near and far. It is a step closer to the globalization of a brand that has always had the perfect combination of technology, fun, and looking to the future in its DNA.”
The RS range has been a leading player in the racing world, dominating the 2-stroke categories. After reaffirming its technological prowess by winning SBK competitions, it has also risen to prominence in MotoGP. Now, Aprilia returns to its founding mission with a project for a new generation of motorcyclists, pooling the knowledge accumulated on tracks worldwide.
Starting in 2020, the massive success of the Aprilia RS 660 (Europe's best-selling sport bike) has revolutionized the world of mid-range sport bikes, creating a new segment. The same winning formula is repeated with the Aprilia RS 457, which began as a completely new project, conceived, and developed in Noale, Italy, where all Aprilia’s are created, including MotoGP bikes. The new Aprilia is the ideal link between the first 125 engines and the RS 660. It completes the RS family that includes the powerful V4 superbikes and, at its most technologically advanced, the MotoGP-winning RS-GP.
The Aprilia RS 457 speaks to a new generation of riders, exploiting all the company's expertise to design and build a true sport bike. The strengths of this motorcycle are its lightness, ease of handling, and technological equipment. The RS 457 is designed to accompany motorcyclists as they progress on road and track. The ergonomics feature clip-on handlebars mounted above the upper triple clamp, a practical solution that provides the best compromise between sportiness and riding comfort.
The new RS 457's styling follows the legendary RS range; the supersport bikes that made motorcycling history. Starting from the aggressive aerodynamic front fairing to the underbelly silencer with a 2-in-1 exhaust, the RS 457 shares the same DNA from its larger siblings. The full LED front headlamp houses the iconic light signature shared across the Aprilia RS range. The dashboard boasts an elegant and practical 5-inch TFT color instrument display, along with all-new backlit handlebar controls.
The Aprilia RS 457 is powered by a state-of-the-art, liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine, with double overhead camshaft and four valves per cylinder, delivering 47 horsepower. Beyond just power, the motorcycle's weight is equally impressive, with a dry weight of 350 lbs.
The new engine is paired with a stiff frame. The aluminum frame makes the RS 457 unique for bikes in its segment. All of Aprilia's design expertise, honed over decades of victories on all the world's racetracks, has gone into its development. The crankcase functions as a load-bearing element, a solution borrowed from the RS 660, which ensures the low weight, dynamic qualities, and riding pleasure that have made Aprilia famous.
The 41 mm front fork provides 120 mm of travel and the rear monoshock, working in tandem with the steel swingarm, provides 130 mm of wheel travel, both offering preload adjustability. The braking system incorporates a 320 mm front disc with a ByBre radial-mount 4-piston caliper. At the rear, a 220 mm steel disc is paired with a ByBre caliper. Both wheels benefit from a two-channel ABS system with dual map settings, available for both wheels or exclusively for the front. The 17-inch sport rims accommodate 110/70 tires at the front and 150/60 at the rear, providing exceptional grip while preserving agility, a defining characteristic in the Aprilia RS family.
The electronic equipment on the Aprilia RS 457 is unrivaled, catering to a diverse range of riders while remaining faithful to Aprilia's heritage. The Ride by Wire system, pioneered by Aprilia engineers, manages the engine mapping with three distinct riding modes that modulate power, torque delivery, and traction control. These features are adjustable across three levels. Additionally, a quickshifter (up and down) is available as an accessory for enhanced performance.