Aprilia USA Press Release: Aprilia USA announced today V4ALL, a strategic price initiative for the Aprilia V4 family. V4ALL is designed to ensure that motorcycle riders who only dreamed of owning an Aprilia will have the possibility of purchasing the one of the most technologically advanced sportbikes on the market at a price that yesterday [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Racing has always played a major role in the life of Aprilia. The relatively small factory in Noale started its adventure in the mid-1970s and quickly became a major competitor in motocross. Passionate (and wealthy) founder and owner Ivano Beggio then turned his attention to roadracing, where Aprilia dominated the 125cc and 250cc classes until [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Riding the 2011 World Superbikes – Feature Cycle World travels to Portimao to sample the world’s best superbikes.
Most racing fans would kill for the chance to ride the current crop of World Superbikes back-to-back at one of the most exciting racetracks on planet Earth, right? Of course, and I would, too. Fortunately on this occasion all I had to do was book a plane ticket to Portimao, Portugal, pack up my leathers [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Never before have we witnessed such a vast array of electronic rider-assist systems as featured on this current crop of liter-class sportbikes. From selectable power-delivery profiles, traction control, anti-lock brakes or electronically controlled steering dampers, innovation is the order of the day. Is this trend marketing hype or do these modern marvels live up to [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Italian V-Twin performance is an institution, yet for the second straight year a V-Four from the boot-shaped nation has kicked butt in this category. While last year’s winner—the ultra-exotic Ducati Desmosedici—is a rare machine few will ever experience, the comparatively mass-produced Aprilia RSV4 is certain to reshape public perception of Italian sportbikes. The track-bred racer-replica [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
On February 22, Aprilia unveiled its new RSV 4 “Race Machine” at the Piaggio Group Covention in Milan. The new bike will be raced in World Superbike in 2009. The machine’s 65-degree V-Four powerplant, which was seen at the 2006 Milan Show, displaces 1000cc and should be good for around 200 hp, making it theoretically [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)