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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

2009 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro Road Test

2009 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro

Rider Magazine
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 »

2009 Aprilia Mana 850 Road Test

the 2009 Aprilia Mana 850 stands apart from the motorcycling crowd by virtue of its Sportgear transmission. It is a continuously variable transmission (CVT), just like on a scooter.

Greg Drevenstedt
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 »

2008 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver Twin Road Test

Aprilia Shiver action

Bill Stermer
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 »