New Aprilia RSV4 RF and Tuono V4 1100 Factory launched @ WSBK Malaysia 2015

Naza Premira introduces new 2015 Aprilia RSV4 RF and Tuono V4 1100 Factory during WSBK Malaysia 2015.


Malaysian Aprilia distributor Naza Premira Sdn Bhd marked the launch of two new models during WSBK Malaysia 2015 in the Sepang International Circuit’s Mall Area earlier today. New to our market are the updated 2015 Aprilia RSV4 RF and Tuono V4 1100 Factory models.

Present to introduce the new bikes were Piaggio Asia Pacific sales manager Neri Miclaus and Naza World’s Auto Division senior vice president David Hector Ratnaike. Also present as special guests were Aprilia WSBK Team riders Leon haslam and Jordi Torres.


2015 Aprilia RSV4 RF
Introduced during EICMA last year, the 2015-spec Aprilia RSV4 RF features light updates and refreshments. Crucially, it now weighs in 2.5kg less than its predecessor, whilst its 65-degree V4 engine has been retuned to produce more than 200hp.

Keeping things under control are the vast array of electronic offered as standard. Highlights here include the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) suite,eight-way adjustable Aprilia Traction Control, Aprilia Wheelie Control, a three-mode Aprilia Launch Control for both street and track use, not forgetting the advanced Race ABS braking suite, as well as the presence of an Aprilia Quick Shift.

Naza Premira will offer Malaysian buyers the newly updated 2015 Aprilia RSV4 RF in a special “Superpole” livery scheme that boasts elements from the optional Race Pack. This sees the RSV4 RF primed further with a set of exclusive forged aluminium wheels and a set Öhlins pro-spec suspension.


Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory
Accompanying the updated RSV4 RF supersport is its naked sibling the new and revamped Tuono V4 1100 Factory streetfighter. Like its full-faired sibling, the Tuono also first bowed during EICMA last year, and it features amuch more significant update package.

The centrepiece of the updated 2015 model is its powertrain. Now enlarged up to 1,100cc, power has also increased up t 175hp and 121Nm of peak torque. The new powertain is now encased in an updated chassis design. Aesthetic changes include a revised set of top fairings, plus a new headlight that Aprilia says weighs in 1.5kg lighter than before.

Crucially, the updated Tuono boasts revised rider ergonomics. The seating position is now lowered by 15mm, and it is matched with a new handlebar design, all of which aimed towards improving riding comforts over its predecessor.

And, just like its supersport brethren, the updated Tuono V4 1100 is crammed with an extensive electronics package. Highlights include a revamped Ride-by-Wire suite, Race ABS, as well as a three-setting RLM (Rear wheel-Lift Mitigation) system designed to limit stoppies under heavy braking.

Available for bookings via authorised dealers nationwide, the new Aprilia RSV RF carries a basic selling price of RM138,800 (6% GST inclusive) whilst the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory starts from RM118,800 (6% GST inclusive). Both prices includes a 20,000km manufacturer warranty plan as well.


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