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.
January 25, 2012
This 2011 Aprilia Mana GT ABS Road Test was originally published in the February 2012 issue of Rider magazine] Back when I learned to drive, most cars had a stick-shift transmission and drivers came to understand the relationship between clutches, gears and shifting points…which came in handy if they... Read more »
December 8, 2011
Piaggio Group’s two street motorcycle brands, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi, are each rolling out a half-dozen models for 2012. 2012 Aprilia Tuono V4 R 2012 Moto Guzzi California 90 Making a comeback, the legendary bad-boy Tuono adds V4 R to its name, thanks to two additional cylinders, 41 more horsepower... Read more »
November 30, 2010
2011 aprilia rsv4 factory APRC Special Edition In addition to an updated Shiver 750, Italian maker Aprilia, part of the Piaggio Group along with Moto Guzzi, has three new liter-class models for 2011, starting with a RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition of its championship- and comparison-winning racebike-with-lights.... Read more »
October 5, 2010
Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS A few years after joining the Piaggio Group, Aprilia began building its own motors, including the 750cc 90-degree V-twin in the Shiver, which debuted in 2008. During our road test (Rider, December 2008), the 486 pounds-wet machine put 76 horsepower to the rear wheel on Jett Tuning’s... Read more »
May 5, 2010
by Steve Natt; photography by the author and Ted Phillips It was with more than a modicum of skepticism that I fielded the invitation to attend a weekend riding “some of the most beautiful roads in America,” in Texas, on exotic, high-performance Italian motorcycles. Reading the fine print had me... Read more »
October 9, 2009
photography by Kevin Wing [This 2009 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro Road Test was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider] 2009 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro When running late or feeling lazy, instead of my Wheaties I grab a chorizo- and-egg breakfast burrito from a popular Ventura eatery on my... Read more »
January 12, 2009
[This 2009 Aprilia Mana 850 Road Test was originally published in the February 2009 issue of Rider magazine] If you judge this book by its cover, it is clearly a winner. Red, Italian and stylish, with a rumbling V-twin engine. Factor in the comfortable, upright riding position, optional side cases and... Read more »
November 5, 2008
The Aprilia Shiver is Aprilia’s first middleweight sportbike, a product of its plant in Noale, Italy. This factory has already served as the birthplace of the Tuono and RSV models, and many scooters, but in the past Aprilia had been buying its motors from Rotax. Now that it has become part of the... Read more »
Mark Tuttle Jr.
December 28, 2002
(This article was published in the December 2002 issue of Rider magazine.) By Mark Tuttle Jr. Hope you’re hungry! There’s a veritable feast of new motorcycle models rolling out of the kitchen for 2003. Some are here already, others are on their way to dealers across the country. Most of the manufacturers... Read more »
Mark Tuttle Jr.
December 1, 2000
The article The Stars of 2001 was published in the December 2000 issue of Rider magazine.) by Mark Tuttle Jr. Ready? Cue Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the theme from 2001, A Space Odyssey. Now, open the pod bay doors please, HAL—the new street motorcycle models rocketing their way to the U.S. for ’01 are... Read more »