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.
|457cc, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-Twin
|47.5 hp @ 9,400 rpm
|43.5 Nm @ 6,700 rpm
|Fuel Tank Capacity
|Around 25-30 kmpl
|Front Tyre & Rear Tyre
|110/70 R17 & 150/60 R17
|Rs 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.
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.