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Aprilia RS 457 Production Begins, Bookings Open in India
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Aprilia RS 457 Production Begins, Bookings Open in India

News by Team Drivio | 9th Jan 24

Aprilia enters the 400cc sports bike segment in India with its new locally manufactured RS 457.

  • RS 457 production begins at Piaggio's Baramati plant, bookings open at Rs 10,000
  • Powered by an all-new 457cc parallel-twin engine producing 47.5 hp
  • Priced at Rs 4.1 lakh, undercuts rivals like KTM RC390 and Kawasaki Ninja 400

Italian manufacturer Aprilia has commenced local production of its RS 457 sports bike at its Baramati facility near Pune. The company is now accepting bookings for the motorcycle ahead of deliveries starting from March 2024.

SpecificationDescription
Engine457cc, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-Twin
Max Power47.5 hp @ 9,400 rpm
Max Torque43.5 Nm @ 6,700 rpm
Transmission6-speed
Fuel Tank Capacity13 liters
MileageAround 25-30 kmpl
Front Tyre & Rear Tyre110/70 R17 & 150/60 R17
Ex-showroom PriceRs 4.1 Lakh

Launch at 2023 India Bike Week

The Aprilia RS 457 was first showcased at the 2023 India Bike Week in December. The motorcycle marks Aprilia's foray into the highly competitive 400cc sports bike category in India. It will take on the likes of the KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 400 and Yamaha R3.

Aggressive Styling and Equipment

In line with Aprilia's RS range, the RS 457 features very aggressive styling. Some of the highlights include a split LED headlamp, digital instrument cluster, underbelly exhaust and a 13-liter fuel tank. With a wet weight of 175kg and seat height of 800mm, the RS 457 promises nimble handling.

Powerful Parallel-Twin Motor

At the heart of the RS 457 is an all-new 457cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin engine that makes 47.5 hp at 9,400 rpm and 43.5 Nm torque at 6,700 rpm. The motor is linked to a 6-speed gearbox and allows 0-100 kph acceleration in under 4 seconds.

Advanced Hardware and Electronics

The RS 457 employs lightweight aluminum perimeter frame and offers advanced hardware including USD front forks, rear monoshock, radial brake calipers and dual-channel ABS. Rider aids include 3 riding modes, bi-directional quickshifter and traction control.

Attractive Pricing

The Aprilia RS 457 is priced competitively at Rs. 4.1 lakh (ex-showroom) allowing it to undercut its Japanese rivals. It can be booked at any authorized Aprilia dealership in India with a booking amount of Rs. 10,000. Customers can visit their nearest dealership or book online through the company's website. Deliveries for the motorcycle will commence from March 2024 onwards. Select dealerships are also allowing test rides of the RS 457.

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