Aprilia might be testing a naked version of the RS 457

Last November at EICMA, Aprilia officially unveiled the RS 457 which is inspired by the company’s flagship model, the RSV4 superbike.

According to Aprilia, the new RS 457 completes the missing link between the RS 125 (not available in the Philippines) and the RS 660.

The new Aprilia RS 457 is powered by a liquid-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder engine, capable of 45 Ps and only tips the scales at 175 kg (wet) weight. Thanks to these figures the new RS 457 boasts the best power-to-weight ratio within its segment.

Is Aprilia developing a Tuono 457? image

Just recently, it seems that Aprilia is testing a new model based on the 457 platform, with revisions that put the bike into the naked class.

Based on the spy photos, the upcoming expressway legal (here in the Philippines) naked bike from Aprilia sports a USD fork, with a single spring shock absorber on the rear right, digital panel screen, alloy wheels, single discs for the front and rear; and sporty single seat for both the rider and pillion.

However, instead of an aluminum bridge frame like on the RS 457, the new naked bike seen in the spy photos utilizes a tubular steel frame and subframe. The bike is also sporting a single round headlight and a tank that’s supposed to be covered in plastic fairing – suggesting that these are just temporary and may not be included in the final look should Aprilia greenlight it for production.

Is it coming in 2024? Considering that this bike is still being developed by Aprilia, with some of the bike’s elements being temporary, it may be safe to assume that the bike will be for the 2025-onwards production year.