Aprilia Shiver 900

Aprilia adds 900cc to Dorsoduro and Shiver

Aprilia has developed a new 900cc V-twin engine for the new Dorsoduro supermotard and the Shiver naked bike (pictured above) with 71kW of power and 90Nm of torque. The bikes were unveiled this week at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. So far there is no word from Australian distributors PS Imports on whether they …

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Aprilia expands 2017 Tuono range with 125

Aprilia has expanded its naked Tuono range for 2017 with a new 125cc model (pictured above), and updated the other Tuonos, renamed and updated its RS4 125 to an RS124 and updated the RSV4. There is no word yet on when the new models will be available in Australia. TUONO125 The biggest news at Aprilia’s unveilings …

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Aprilia RSV4

Aprilia RSV4 adjusts for each corner

While sister company Moto Guzzi released three new models at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan over night and announced a fourth is coming, Aprilia had only minor modifications to its RSV4. Updates include new ‘Superpole’ graphics, revised rear suspension and the V4-MP multimedia platform as standard. The V4-MP system is a telemetry system that …

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2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally review

The big-bore adventure market is booming with high-tech, high-powered bikes and now the Aprilia 1200 Caponord has seriously thrown down the gauntlet to the BMW king with its dirt-aggressive Rally model. The hi-tech Rally arrives at $24,000 ride away. If you compare that on paper with prices of its competitors it looks expensive, but this one has …

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Aprilia RSV4 RF

More power to Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono

The 2015 Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono models will have more power, but comparable 2014 pricing when they arrive in Australia in June. Importers John Sample Automotive have announced the following prices: RSV4 RR $25,000, RSV4 RR Race Pack $31,000, RSV4 RF Limited Edition Superpole $31,000, Tuono V4 1100 $23,000 and Tuono V4 1100 Factory $25,000. All prices …

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Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally

Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally pricing

The harder-edged Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally arrives in Australian in May 2015 at $24,000 ride away. Now, with more off-road and touring capability the Italian stallion is more of a competitor with the ubiquitous BMW R 1200 GS. The Aprilia Caponord Rally is powered by the same 1200cc V-twin engine and has all the standard …

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Aprilia Caponord Rally

Aprilia Caponord family expands

Aprilia has expanded its 1200 Caponord sport tourer range from one model to three. The Touring ($23,000 rideaway) has been joined by the entry level Strada ($20,000) and Rally ($24,000) adventure bike. READ MY CAPONORD REVIEW The Touring model includes colour-matched panniers, Aprilia Dynamic Dampening (aDD), touring control, ride-by-wire throttle and cruise control. It is …

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Aprilia RSV4 RF

More powerful Aprilia motorcycles coming

The more powerful Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono have been confirmed for Australia in the second half of 2015. Importers John Sample Automotive say prices for the bikes will be announced closer to their arrival. The new Aprilia RSV4 R has been made more compact and features a newly designed front fairing. However, the biggest update …

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Aprilia joins forces with Skully

Aprilia goes hi-tech with HUD

Aprilia has just made a couple of hi-tech leaps into the future where the bike talks to your helmet and phone. The Italian motorcycle company has announced a collaboration with American helmet company Skully who are releasing the world’s first commercially available helmet with head-up display and has developed Aprilia Multimedia Platform (aMP) which connects …

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Aprilia Tuono

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 beefed up

Aprilia has given its street-fighting Tuono V4 more punch with a bigger engine. The 1000cc V4 engine has been bored out to 1100cc with power up 7kW to 130kW and torque up to 8.5Nm to 120Nm. Meanwhile, the Tuono’s seat height has been lowered 15mm to 820mm and the handlebars have been narrowed for a …

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