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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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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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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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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All Italian Motorcycle Show in Perth for Headwest brain injury charty

Italian gems on show for brain injury

Some of the finest examples of Italy’s most iconic, desirable and collectable machines will be on show for a brain injury charity at the annual All Italian Motorcycle Show in Perth on October 16. The Moto Italiane Ovest has been running since 2004 and over the years organisers the Ducati Owners Club of Western Australia has donated about …

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Aprilia Tuono

Aprilia recalls bikes over brake failure

Australian Aprilia importers John Sample Automotive have issued a voluntary recall on their Dorsoduro 750/1200, Caponord and Tuono V4 1000/1100 motorcycles over a brake issue. The notice says the dust gaiter/push-rod assembly in the brake master cylinder is defective. “The motorcycle may require longer than normal stopping distance. This could cause an accident, possibly injuring …

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