Aprilia Announces New RS 457 Trophy Cup Racing Series

Aprilia Announces New RS 457 Trophy Cup Racing Series

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Aprilia:

Aprilia Racing – The RS 457 Trophy is born to promote young talents

THE SINGLE-MANUFACTURER CHAMPIONSHIP, DEDICATED TO THE NEW APRILIA SPORTS BIKE, WILL BE PRESENTED AT CREMONA ON SEPTEMBER 8TH AND REPLICATED AT MISANO ON OCTOBER 6TH

TWO RACES WILL INTRODUCE THE APRILIA RS 457 TROPHY 2025

The Aprilia RS 457 Trophy, dedicated to bikes equipped with the Racing Kit, will make its debut with two races in September and October. These first two races are just a preview of the Aprilia RS 457 Trophy 2025, which will have a much broader calendar. The Trophy, organized by Eventi 2 Ruote, aims to introduce young riders to the track with a high-performance motorcycle that embodies Aprilia’s tradition of rideability and fun, enhancing performance while minimizing costs. The two races in 2024 will take place on September 8th at Cremona, alongside the FMI Cup, and on October 6th at Misano, alongside the Italian Cup.

The Aprilia RS 457 was unveiled at EICMA 2023, and simultaneously, the Racing Trophy Kit was also revealed, which will allow the RS 457 to be transformed into a racing bike. Thanks to an excellent technical base, the kit will be accessible to everyone, allowing young riders to approach the world of racing in the easiest way and at the lowest cost.

 

A race-kitted Aprilia RS 457 at speed. Photo courtesy Aprilia.
A race-kitted Aprilia RS 457 at speed. Photo courtesy Aprilia.

 

The RS 457 Racing Trophy Kit enhances the excellent features of the standard bike with the addition of key components, including a racing electronic control unit, an exhaust system developed in collaboration with SC Project, Aprilia Racing’s MotoGP partner, a racing air filter by Sprint Filter, a Plastic Bike fairing kit with fiberglass tank cover and tail section, as well as racing switches and buttons by Jet Prime.

For more information on how to purchase the RS 457 Racing Trophy Kit, how to register for the Trophy and the regulations, please visit https://www.aprilia.com/it_IT/aprilia-racing/rs457trofeo/ or write to [email protected]

Aprilia RS 457

The Aprilia RS 457 is the result of a brand-new project designed to accompany the riders in their growth, both on the road and on the track. Its main strengths include its the lightness, boasting the best power-to-weight ratio possible for a motorcycle suitable for an A2 license, as well as its easy handling and its technological features.

The Aprilia RS 457 is powered by a modern and technologically advanced parallel-twin engine, liquid-cooled with a double overhead camshaft and four valves per cylinder, capable of delivering 35 kW of power, which is the maximum allowed for a motorcycle with an A2 license. In addition to its power, the bike’s weight is remarkable: 159 kg dry, for an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio. The aluminum frame, designed with engine bearing function, along with adjustable suspension, forms a benchmark chassis. Consistent with Aprilia’s tradition, the electronic equipment is comprehensive: Ride by Wire throttle, three riding modes, ABS, and adjustable and disengageable traction control. Additionally, it includes an electronic quick-shift gearbox among its accessories.

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