Aprilia RS 660 concept is half a Tuono

Aprilia RS 660 concept is half a Tuono

Aprilia has cleverly taken half a Tuono engine and made what they call an RS 660 Supersport twin concept machine. It is powered by two cylinders from a Tuono/RSV4 1100 engine as a 660c parallel twin. “This configuration was chosen for its compact nature and efficiency, the extremely low level of heat transmitted to the …

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Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory slims

Aprilia RSV4 powers up, slims down

The 2019 Aprilia RSV4 has a bigger engine for 12kW more power, but slims down 5kg to 199kg. It now has a 1078cc engine up from 999.6cc, lifting power to 162kW (217hp) at 13,200rpm. Torque has increased by a minimum of 10% across the rev range with a peak of 122Nm at 11,000rpm, up from …

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2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory updates

Aprilia updates Tuono suspension

For 2019 Aprilia updates its Tuono V4 1100 Factory with Ohlins Semi Active suspension and introduces two new colours schemes on its RSV4 RR and Shiver 900. Ahead of the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne on Tuesday, Aprilia has revealed the two updates, but that may not be the sum total of their 2019 updates. Tuono …

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Motogiro

Italian bike fans celebrate 10th Motogiro

The 10th annual national Motogiro cross-country rally for small-capacity Italian-made bikes and scooters is on this August with a special anniversary dinner and display. The organisers are Italian bike collectors Pete Morrow and Trevor Fryer who live in South East Queensland and use the beautiful region to stage their annual event. They started the untimed …

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Aprilia RSV4RF LE with MotoGP wings

Aprilia RSV4 RF LE sportsbike takes wings

When wings were first used in MotoGP aerodynamic design a few years ago, we were concerned that the ugly F1-style appendages would make their way to road bikes. Well, our worst fears have been confirmed with Aprilia the first to add racing wings to a production bike. However, it’s only a limited-edition RSV4 RF LE, …

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2017 Ducati Monster 1200 set

Ducati set to recall Brembo bikes

Ducati Australia is set to join the global recall of faulty Brembo front brake master cylinders after confirming it has sent a recall notice to the Department of Infrastructure. It typically takes several days before the official notice is posted and Ducati Australia has not confirmed which bikes are affected. However, earlier official recalls in the …

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KTM to join Australian Brembo recall

KTM to join global Brembo recall

KTM has confirmed it will join the worldwide recall for the Brembo brake problem that has seen thousands of European bikes recalled around the world. The Austrian manufacturer will commence a global recall in February of “street models” that could be affected by a possible defect with a part on the Brembo front radial master …

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MY17 Aprilia Shiver 900

Aprilia adds 900 to Shiver and Dorsoduro

Aprilia has added a new 900cc V-twin to the new Dorsoduro supermotard and the Shiver naked bike (pictured above) and released prices for Australia. The Dorsoduro comes in silver and red for $15,790 plus on-road costs and the Dorsoduro is available in silver or “forest green” for $15,190. The former Shiver 750 sold for $12,790. …

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2017 Aprilia RSV4 RF

Aprilia price rise for Tuono and RSV4

Aprilia Australia has announced a $500 price rise on the new Tuono and RSV4 models arriving in showrooms at the end of June. The new prices are: Tuono RR $22,490, Tuono Factory $25,490, RSV4 RR $24,990 and the RF Superpole $30,790. Tuono updates For 2017, the Tuono V4 1100 RR and Tuono V4 1100 Factory have a …

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Grand Prix bike display at Phillip Island

Grand Prix bike display at Phillip Island

Twenty-four historic two-stroke Grand Prix motorcycles have arrived as a permanent exhibit at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit just in time for this weekend’s Island Classic. The display of the Grand Prix bikes opens today at $17.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. However, entry will be discounted to $9.50 for Island Classic patrons this weekend. They were …

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