Aprilia Announces The New RS 457

Get ready for the motorcycle world’s much-anticipated thrill – the Aprilia RS 457 is here! Well, it is coming! Aprilia has just pulled the covers off, and it’s got the Kawasaki Ninja 400 in its crosshairs. Here is what we do know.

The RS 457, is building on the incredible success of its predecessor, the RS 660 (Europe’s sweetheart since its 2020 launch). The RS 457 comes equipped with a fresh parallel-twin four-stroke engine and an all-new frame. But here’s where it gets exciting – this machine is unmistakably part of the legendary RS family. It oozes the RS DNA, from its aggressive aerodynamic front fairing to that unmistakable underbelly exhaust.

Beneath that stylish exterior, the Aprilia RS 457 packs a punch with its liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine, delivering 47 horsepower while remaining impressively lightweight, tipping the scales at just 350 pounds (without any fluids).

What makes the RS 457 truly exceptional is its frame. Crafted from aluminum, it’s both stiff and unique within its segment, benefiting from Aprilia’s decades of racing experience on tracks across the globe. The suspension is dialed in perfectly, with the front fork offering 120mm of travel and the rear monoshock, coupled with a steel swingarm, granting 130mm of wheel travel – both with preload adjustability. Braking is top-notch, boasting a 320mm front disc with a powerful 4-piston caliper, while the rear features a 220mm steel disc. And when it comes to safety, both wheels feature a cutting-edge two-channel ABS system with dual map settings. All this is wrapped up in sporty 17-inch rims, shod with grippy 110/70 front and 150/60 rear tires, ensuring superb traction and agility, which is the hallmark of Aprilia’s RS line.

Beyond the RS 457s power and handling; it’s a complete package. This true sport bike offers a lightweight, easy-to-handle ride with a technological edge. It’s loaded with tech, offering three distinct riding modes that finely tune power, torque, and traction. And guess what? You can adjust these features across three levels to suit your riding style. For those craving an extra dose of adrenaline, there’s even an optional quickshifter, allowing seamless upshifts and downshifts to maximize performance.

The only burning question left is when this beast will hit the shores of the USA. You can stay in the loop by joining our newsletter, where we’ll keep you updated on all the exciting developments as they roll in. Get ready for the RS 457 – it’s about to make your riding dreams a reality! 

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