MV Agusta 75th anniversary continues

MV Agusta continues amid pandemic

While the pandemic is closing some motorcycle factories in Europe, MV Agusta in Lombardy, the epicentre of the Italian coronavirus contagion, continues production. KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas will close their Austrian factories at the end of the month for two weeks and Moto Morini in Italy has already temporarily closed. The Piaggio Group – owner of Aprilia, Moto …

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Coronavirus panic hits motorcycling

As panic buying sets in over the coronavirus, bans are placed on large gatherings and Italy goes into lockdown, motorcycling looks set to be one of the victims. MotoGP and World Superbikes are scrambling to reschedule their calendar, factories are scaling down and accessories such as helmets may soon become short in supply. (THIS ARTICLE …

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Covid-19 could impact bike manufacture

Ducati and Piaggio (Aprilia, Vespa, Moto Guzzi) have closed their museums due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus (coronavirus) in Italy, but their factories are still operating. Chinese motorcycle factories were closed for a prolonged period over the Chinese Lunar New Year, but many, including Honda and CFMoto, have now restarted. In the case …

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Aprilia RS 660 lightweight

Will Aprilia RS 660 suit learners?

Aprilia plan to introduce a lower-powered version of its upcoming RS 660 lightweight sports bike so it can be ridden by learners and novices under the European A2 motorcycle licence. The announcement came in a quirky Instagram post that says “A2 driving license? Aprilia RS 660 95hp version confirmed! Keep updated!” The A2 licence is …

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Aprilia RS 660 lightweight

Aprilia launches lightweight RS660

Aprilia seems to have faith in the supersport segment with the final unveiling of its lightweight RS660 to be followed by a naked Tuono version next year. Ever since the RS660 concept hit the EICMA stage in Milan a year ago, there has been a lot of interest in this bike in a segment that …

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Moto Guzzi MGX-21 dragging front brake

Dragging front brake forces recall

Aprilia and Moto Guzzi have recalled 197 bikes over an issue with a dragging front brake. The issue affects the following bikes made between 2015 and 2019 (Vehicle Identification Numbers of bikes are included at the end of this article): Aprilia Shiver 750/900 Dorsoduro 750/900 Mana 850 Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring California 1400 Touring …

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Australian motorcycle journalist Rennie Scaysbrook has posted a video of his record run at the recent Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado. forever

Aussie may hold Pikes Peak record forever

Australian motorcycle journalist Rennie Scaysbrook may forever hold the record for the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado after the committee decided to suspend the motorcycle category next year. Their decision follows the death of four-time winner Carlin Dunne last month on the last turn while riding the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype. He was on his way to victory …

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Australian motorcycle journalist Rennie Scaysbrook has posted a video of his record run at the recent Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado. forever

Watch Aussie rider’s Pikes Peak record run

Australian motorcycle journalist Rennie Scaysbrook has posted a video of his record run at the recent Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado. The event was marred by the death of four-time winner Carlin Dunne on the last turn while riding the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype. He was on his way to victory and a record …

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Aprilia RS 660 concept is half a Tuono

Patent reveals Aprilia RS 660 details

Details of the Aprilia RS 660 production bike have been revealed in patent drawings that show the Italian company’s intention to go turn the concept into reality. The concept twin was revealed at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last November. It is powered by two cylinders from a Tuono/RSV4 1100 engine as a 660c parallel …

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Extreme Aprilia RSV4 X for track only

Extreme Aprilia RSV4 X for track only

Ten years after introducing the RSV4, Aprilia has produced 10 extreme RSV4 X track-only models available at €39,900 (about $A63,700). That compares with the RSV4 RR at $25,3990 (plus on-road costs). They will only be available online sometime in April. Peter Stevens Importers Group Marketing Manager Dale McBride says successful buyers will have to collect their bike …

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