Aprilia Australia has confirmed that its RS 457 learner-approved sportsbike will arrive in local showrooms in August, priced from $12,540 in standard colours.

A race replica colour scheme will also be available at a $400 premium, bringing the price to $12,940.

The Aprilia RS 457 continues the styling language debuted by its larger RS 660 sibling, tipping the scales at a healthy 175kg (wet) and featuring a new parallel-twin engine that is restricted to meet LAMS restrictions with a 35kW power output.

The bike rides on 41mm upside down forks adjustable for preload, offering 120mm of travel, while similarly adjustable monoshock offers 130mm of travel at the rear end.

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Braking is managed by a ByBre four-piston caliper squeezing a 320mm front disc, while a single-piston caliper and 220mm disc is utilised at the rear. Wheels measure 17 inches front and rear.

Notably, the Aprilia RS 457 features a ride-by-wire system offering three rider modes, and three levels of traction control. A quickshifter will be available as an option.

Tech additions also include a 5.0-inch TFT dash, LED lighting and backlit switchgear.

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“In recent years, the Aprilia brand has seen an intense burst of renewal, also supported by continued progress in the racing world,” said Piaggio Group CEO Michele Colaninno.

“The recent introduction of the 660 family, with RS and Tuono first and Tuareg later, has expanded its target, creating a full and competitive range.

“We are now ready to take another step towards thefuture with an astonishing bike developed entirely in Noale, capable of stimulating and thrilling young people and opening up huge potential in new markets, near and far.

“It is a step closer to the globalisation of a brand that has always had the perfect combination of technology, fun, and looking to the future in its DNA.”

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