Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd, the 100% subsidiary of the Italian auto giant, Piaggio Group launched the much-awaited Aprilia RS 457 in India. The new Aprilia RS 457 makes its Indian début following its design and development at Aprilia’s headquarters in Italy, at the same technical HQ that produces superbikes and MotoGP bikes. And it is no coincidence that the new bike arrives alongside India’s first MotoGP race. Indeed, the new RS 457 is the fruit of the racing experience and wins that have made Aprilia the most successful European manufacturer in the Grand Prix World Championship with 297 triumphs. Aprilia has dominated the junior MotoGP classes, winning 38 world titles and raising an extraordinary generation of legendary riders: Max Biaggi, Loris Capirossi, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo. These are just a few of the Aprilia-schooled world champion riders. After reaffirming its technological supremacy, dominating 4-stroke big bike racing with the RSV4’s seven WSBK world championships, Aprilia has become a significant player in MotoGP.
The launch of the Aprilia RS 457 was graced by Aprilia’s current MotoGP riders, the leadership of Piaggio India, Piaggio Group Italy, and Aprilia Racing. In attendance were Aprilia’s victorious MotoGP racer duo – Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró. Joining them were Mr. Diego Graffi, Chairman and MD of Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd, Mr. Massimo Rivola, CEO of Aprilia Racing, Mr. Romano Albesiano, Technical Director of Aprilia Racing, and, Mr. Flavio Lasalandra Head of Marketing and Communications, Motorcycle Brands (Aprilia) of Piaggio Group. Also present was Aprilia’s brand ambassador and MotoGP legend, Max Biaggi.
The Aprilia RS 457 is launched in India with the intention to open the gateway for serious racing by providing passionate Indian riders with a true-blue global racing machine. Aprilia has applied all the technical innovations pioneered in racing and the knowledge of its extraordinary technicians to road sports bikes, bringing motorcyclists the highest levels of performance and riding pleasure. Hence the Aprilia RS family, the acronym representing Aprilia’s take on sportiness. These are bikes designed to amaze with innovations drawn from the long and successful racing history that has shaped Aprilia’s unique motorbike culture. Thus, Aprilia became the dream object of entire generations, indulging the passion of riders with extraordinary motorbikes.
- Aprilia RS 457, a new chapter in the Aprilia RS saga
- Aprilia racing experience and technology bring us the Aprilia RS 457, a bike for the most passionate and skilled motorcyclists
- Along with MotoGP a stylistically and technically unique motorbike comes to India: twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with four-valve timing and double overhead camshaft (DOHC), Aluminium alloy frame, and a full electronic management package with ride-by-wire, adjustable traction control, and three riding modes
- Powerful and fun, with the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. It is easy and light, with sophisticated technical solutions derived directly from the top classes and an aggressive line in pure RS style
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