Wednesday, March 02, 2016

2016 Aprilia RS-GP makes its debut at Losail

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With an all-new V4 engine and completely updated chassis, suspension and electronics package, the 2016 Aprilia RS-GP just might be a force to reckon with. We're sure Aprilia riders Bautista and Bradl will give it their best this year

Aprilia, which already has 38 world titles in motorcycle grand prix racing (20 in the 125cc class and 18 in the 250s), now seems to be getting ready for a serious assault on the premier class in MotoGP. The 2016 Aprilia RS-GP MotoGP racebike made its debut today at the Losail Circuit, where it will participate in the final IRTA tests before the start of the 2016 MotoGP season.

"Aprilia Racing is the most advanced technological experimentation and development platform for the entire Piaggio Group from which all of our products and brands benefit. For this reason, from this 2016 season, the Piaggio Group logo stands out prominently on the bikes' livery. In fact, the technology developed for racing operations is not intended only for racing, but will also be applied to our streetbikes - from supersport bikes all the way to scooters - with the end goal of improving our products in terms of performance and safety," says Roberto Colaninno, CEO and Managing Director of the Piaggio Group.

Spaniard, Alvaro Bautista, and German rider, Stefan Bradl will be riding the 2016 Aprilia RS-GP this year. A former world champ in the 125cc class, Bautista is now in his sixth year in MotoGP and his second with Aprilia. Bradl won the Moto2 world championship in 2011 and came to MotoGP in 2012, where his best result has been a second place finish in the 2013 USGP. With new tyres and electronics, both riders understand that developing the new bike into a race winning contender will be tough, but they seem to be commited to doing whatever it takes to win.

With its new 'narrow' V4 engine that features counter-rotating crankshaft and pneumatic valves, more than 250bhp power output, new Magneti Marelli ECU, 6-speed seamless transmission, Ohlins suspension, Michelin tyres and Brembo brakes (twin 340mm carbon discs at front, single 255mm steel disc at the back), the 2016 RS-GP MotoGP machine looks pretty good. And we hope the new RS-GP will be as successful in MotoGP as the RSV4 has been in World Superbikes!

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