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Aprilia Motorcycle Reviews
Aprilia motorcycle reviews, comparisons and news from Rider magazine. Aprilia is an Italian motorcycle manufacture and part of the Piaggio Group along with Moto Guzzi. In 2010 the Aprilia RSV4/Factory was a main contender for the Rider magazine Motorcycle of the Year award.

Rider Comparo: 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS, 2015 BMW S 1000 R, 2015 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

When the radical, Hayabusa-based Suzuki B-King debuted for 2008, it was the very definition of excess, a naked sportbike that made 145 rear-wheel horsepower and weighed 572 pounds wet. These three from Europe clock in at more than 150 horsepower with curb weights well below 500 pounds, knocking the B-King off its throne. But they aren’t bucking broncos, they’re civilized steeds with state-of-the-art electronics that manage power delivery, chassis dynamics, braking control and more.

Greg Drevenstedt
July 14, 2015

When the radical, Hayabusa-based Suzuki B-King debuted for 2008, it was the very definition of excess, a naked sportbike that made 145 rear-wheel horsepower and weighed 572 pounds wet. These three from Europe clock in at more than 150 horsepower with curb weights well below 500 pounds, knocking the B-King... Read more »

2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS

The Aprilia Tuono feels the closest to an actual race bike—the most committed riding position, the firmest suspension and the most brilliant at speed. Go ahead, bend it like Biaggi.

Greg Drevenstedt
July 14, 2015

The Aprilia Tuono feels the closest to an actual race bike—the most committed riding position, the firmest suspension and the most brilliant at speed. Go ahead, bend it like Biaggi. In the early 2000s, Aprilia made a name for itself in the U.S. with a series of bikes powered by a 998cc, 60-degree V-twin... Read more »

Video: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally

2015 Aprilia Caponord Rally

Rider Magazine Staff
June 1, 2015

With the new Caponord 1200 Rally, Aprilia introduces a fresh contender into the swelling ranks of adventure bikes. To see more Rider videos, check out our YouTube channel here.

2016* Aprilia Caponord Rally – First Ride Review

The active suspension adapts automatically to deliver taut and well-controlled sport riding, plush open-road cruising and compliant comfort over the biggest bumps and deepest potholes we could find.

Ken Lee
February 25, 2015

Even with its stronger emphasis on adventure duties, the Rally serves as an excellent street ride, giving up nothing in terms of hard-charging twisty road capabilities or long-range comfort. Aprilia is on the move and seriously courting the long-range crowd, first with the 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS Travel... Read more »

New 2015 Aprilias: Tuono, RSV4 and Shiver – First Look Review

2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

Rider Magazine Staff
November 5, 2014

Aprilia has announced new-for-2015 models, including the Tuono V4 1100, Tuono V4 R, RSV4 and Shiver 750. 2015 APRILIA TUONO V4 1100 RR & TUONO V4 1100 FACTORY 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory Tuono V4 1100 is the latest evolution of a naked bike dynasty that began in 2002, when Aprilia stripped... Read more »

2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS – First Look Review

2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS in Matte White

Press Release
September 5, 2014

2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS in Matte White This month Aprilia dealers around the U.S. will be taking delivery of the 2015 Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS, the latest iteration of the legendary liter-class naked sportbike. Based on the World Superbike Championship winning RSV4, the latest Tuono delivers even... Read more »

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack—Road Test

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack

Greg Drevenstedt
July 8, 2014

Revived in name but all-new in execution, the Caponord splits the difference between an adventure bike and a sport tourer. (Kevin Wing and Courtesy Aprilia) Norway’s Nordkapp (North Cape) is a 1,000-foot cliff overlooking the frigid Barents Sea, reached by riding through a 4.3-mile undersea tunnel... Read more »

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack – First Ride Review

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack

Greg Drevenstedt
April 16, 2014

The 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack is a very capable sport tourer with adventure bike styling and ergonomics. Photography by Kevin Wing Not that long ago, back when only a select few knew how to get the clock on their VCR to stop blinking after a power outage, all you had to do was get on... Read more »

Aprilia USA Announces 2014 Model Lineup

Press Release
January 31, 2014

Aprilia has experimented with new ideas and technologies from the beginning days as a motorcycle manufacturer, and it is through this dedication that Aprilia has become the most victorious European brand of any operation today in the history of motorcycling. From MotoGP to Motocross, Superbike to Supermotard,... Read more »

Aprilia USA Announces Special Edition 2013 RSV4 Factory

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Rider Magazine
January 24, 2013

In honor of the 2012 World Superbike Champion Aprilia RSV4, Aprilia USA has developed a limited edition 2013 RSV4 Factory exclusively for the North American market. The company announced the motorcycle on its Facebook page Thursday morning. Nowhere else in the world will the 2013 RSV4 Factory APRC ABS... Read more »

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