Aprilia RS 457 Accessories Unveiled – Elevate Your Riding Experience!

Aprilia RS 457 Accessories Unveiled – Elevate Your Riding Experience!

Aprilia has entered the fully-faired multi-cylinder bike segment in India with the launch of the RS 457. Priced attractively at Rs. 4.1 lakh (ex-showroom), the motorcycle offers a tempting proposition for prospective buyers. To complement the RS 457, Aprilia has revealed an official list of accessories, featuring racing and touring-oriented add-ons that contribute to its sports-tourer character.

Launch and Pricing

The Aprilia RS 457 was launched in India at the 10th-anniversary celebration of IBW in Vagator, Goa, with a competitive price of Rs. 4.1 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings commenced on December 15.

Locally Manufactured

The bike is locally manufactured at Piaggio's plant in Baramati, Maharashtra, contributing to its appealing pricing strategy.

Official Accessories List

Aprilia has officially listed 10 accessories to be sold alongside the RS 457. These include electronic antitheft, front brake lever protection, assembly system for electronic antitheft, internal and external bike covers, helmet lock, USB charging, high windscreen, heel guard, and front axle protector.

Discrepancy in Lists

There is a noted discrepancy between the official brochure's accessories list and what has been claimed by Aprilia riders club bengaluru Instagram page. The latter lists 28 accessories, including TPMS, side panniers, side pannier holders, tank bags, MIA control unit, bi-directional quick-shifter, racing brake pads, and more.

Missing Quick-shifter

The official brochure does not mention a bi-directional quick-shifter, which was initially promised as an accessory. However, the Instagram page claims its inclusion in the accessory list.

Additional Accessories

The claimed list includes accessories not mentioned in the official brochure, such as passenger seat cover, adjustable front brake lever, adjustable clutch lever, rear brake lever, gear lever, pilot footpegs, colored transmission chain, low driver comfort seat, standard comfort seat, comfort passenger handle, wheel stickers, fuel tank side protections, and fuel tank central protection.

Pricing and Availability

The pricing for these accessories has not been disclosed. However, given the local manufacturing of the RS 457, the accessories are expected to be reasonably priced. Aprilia aims to offer a comprehensive range of racing and touring accessories, enhancing the sports-tourer experience.

Aprilia's foray into the fully-faired multi-cylinder segment with the RS 457 brings a combination of performance and features. The revealed accessories list, despite the initial discrepancy, showcases a variety of options for riders, aligning with the sports-tourer theme. The competitive pricing and the array of accessories position the Aprilia RS 457 as an attractive proposition in its segment, competing with models like the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and the newly entered Yamaha YZF-R3.