Aprilia is sometimes regarded as “the other” Italian sportbike maker after Ducati. But any such second-fiddle reputation is undeserved. First, Aprilia’s record in World Superbike (WSB) racing is stupendous, as a recent pair of championships attest. Second, the company is also producing strong MotoGP results in the CRT class. And third, Aprilia’s motorcycle range has more sportbikes than some Japanese companies, including superbikes, naked bikes, adventure bikes and streetfighters. Leading Aprilia’s superbike array is the 1000cc RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK, the street version of the WSB championship-winning machine. Naked bikes include the new 2014 Tuono V4R ABS and the middleweight Shiver 750. The Mana 850 GT ABS is a tempting midsize adventure bike, and the Dorsoduro 750 ABS and 1200 are scrappy streetfighters. Blend in eight different scooters, and Aprilia indeed stands tall on the street.