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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.

Six Degrees of Temptation: Ridden and Rated Special


Rider Magazine Staff
October 4, 2012

When Victory fired off the invite for its 2013 Boardwalk model launch, we looked up from our meatball subs, wiped the marinara sauce from our chins and simultaneously exclaimed, “What!? It’s time for the 2013s already?” Heck, there’s still some Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill and cheese weenies... Read more »

Ridden & Rated: 2012 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC

The very fast, very capable Tuono could very well put you on a first-name basis with the local highway patrol.

Greg Drevenstedt
October 4, 2012

In the world of muscle-bound streetfighters, the Aprilia Tuono has a serious reputation. Debuting in 2002, it was an RSV Mille shorn of bodywork, using the same 60-degree 998cc V-twin, frame, suspension and brakes, but with an upright handlebar and a steering damper. It was, by all accounts, an exciting,... Read more »

Get the Aprilia Experience May 26-28 at Miller Motorsports Park

Press Release
May 10, 2012

Those who attend the Salt Lake City round of the World Superbike Championship on Memorial Day weekend will also be able to take part in the Aprilia Experience. Beginning Saturday, May 26, and running through Monday, May 28, Aprilia USA will be hosting a display of its high-performance motorcycles and... Read more »

Piaggio Group Launches New Infographic about Aprilia Motorcycles

A portion of the Aprilla infographic.

Press Release
March 27, 2012

Piaggio Group Americas recently launched the infographic, “Aprilia Ride Like A Champion,” which was produced in conjunction with Column Five Media. The infographic includes highlights of Aprilla racing, along with key features in Aprilla motorcycle technology, power and design. To see the infographic,... Read more »

Piaggio Group Americas Introduces Three New Models, Four New Prototypes to North American Market


Press Release
March 20, 2012

Italian manufacturer Piaggio Group, represented in the U.S. by its subsidiary Piaggio Group Americas, gave North American dealers a clear vision of plans for global and market growth during the company’s 2012 dealer meeting in Hollywood, Florida. Led by Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO Roberto Colaninno... Read more »

2011 Aprilia Mana GT ABS Road Test

2011 Aprillia Mana GT ABS action

Bill Stermer
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 »

2012 Aprilias & Moto Guzzis – First Look

Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC

Greg Drevenstedt
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 »

First Look: 2011-2012 Aprilias

2011 aprilia rsv4 factory APRC Special Edition

Rider Contributor
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 »

2011 Aprilia 750 Shiver – First Look

Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS

Rider Magazine Staff
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 »

Italian Bikes in a German Town: Aprilias in East Texas

Ed Cook (center) and Micah Shoemaker (right) founded in 2001. They opened their dealership in 2005, which is when roadracer Jon Francis (left) joined the team.

Steve Natt
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 »

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