Aprilia is all set for the 2022 Motogp championship with the all-new RS-GP.
Aprilia had an impressive season in 2020 with Aleix Espargaró and his RS-GP clinched an overall 8th place in the world standings. Aprilia hopes to improve this outstanding result during 2022 championship campaign by fielding Aleix Espargaró, Maverick Viñales amd Lorenzo Savadori.
“For the RS-GP 2022 we focused on the main performance areas, ie the engine has a host of new aspects, the aerodynamics are continuously evolving, while the software and chassis part was revamped with the aim of improving key aspects such as braking, acceleration and starting strategy. I’m convinced that we are holding an excellent hand of cards coming into the 2022 championship.” says Romano Albesiano, Technical Director of Aprilia.
2022 RS-GP is powered by a 999.6cc, V4, four stroke motor belting out in excess of 250 hp has a top speed of 350 Kmph. RS-GP features aluminum dual beam chassis with carbon fiber swingarm and Öhlins fully adjustable telescopic fork. At the rear RS-GP has Öhlins Pro-link, fully-adjustable monoshock. Stopping power is provided by double disc Brembo M4 Floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor and aluminium flange with 6 pins and single disc. Brembo calliper with two 32 mm separate pistons at the rear. Magneti Marelli electronics suite have been updated for 2022. RS-GP runs on 120/70-ZR17” at the front and 200/55-ZR17” wheels at the rear with Michelin rubber.
Massimo Rivola, Aprilia Racing CEO stated “In my opinion, the RS-GP 2022 will be the best looking bike on the grid and, I hope, also the fastest. I truly believe we’ve done an incredible job, convinced by the path we have taken.”