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Boss of Aprilia Racing confirms he will be involved in future road bike development

Andy Downes, 20 January 2011 14:31

The man who took the Aprilia RSV4 Superbike to the World Superbike title has exclusively confirmed to MCN that he will be involved in ‘future innovation’ in the firm’s road bikes. Rumours began earlier today that Aprilia’s Gigi Dall’Igna will be taking over the role of road bike development alongside his responsibilities as technical Director of Aprilia Racing. Dall’Igna spoke ...

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New Aprilia Tuono V4 - 'spirit of the old bike, cutting-edge tech'

Chris Newbigging, 16 November 2010 12:41

The new 162bhp V4 Tuono has kept the style and soul of the bruising V-twin it replaces, according to the man who designed it. The new bike follows the basic design principles of the original RSV1000 Tuono, which was a sportsbike with a super-naked restyle but few mechanical changes. It’s a formula that worked extremely well – the Tuono was ...

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Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition - full review

James Keen, 10 November 2010 10:49

The 2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.                             Read the Aprilia RSV4 Factory SE review "It might look like a common or garden 180bhp V4 Aprilia RSV4 Factory, but this special edition version (only 350 are being made, 50 to come to the UK) has ...

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 official image

Andy Downes, 14 September 2010 16:37

Aprilia has released a single image of the new Dorsoduro 1200 – a big supermoto-style bike it will show in finished form at the Cologne show in October. MCN revealed the bike after an owners manual was leaked online in August but this official image was released following an unveiling at the Aprilia parent company Piaggio Group’s headquarters in Milan. ...

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£22 gets BMW S1000RR to 197mph!

John Westlake, 01 September 2010 11:04

A standard BMW S1000RR with a new £22 rear sprocket and gaffer tape over slots in the screen has come close to cracking 200mph. The bike had a standard exhaust and no engine modifications whatsoever, and hit 197. 289mph during an experiment by MCN’s sister title Performance Bikes – out today – which explored the bike’s high speed potential. PB’s ...

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New MCN July 21: Super Rossi returns to MotoGP

Liam Marsden, 20 July 2010 10:18

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale July 21, we have pictures of Triumph's 675cc road-going adventure bike testing in Europe! We reflect on Rossi's amazing comeback from a broken leg, with insight from The Doctor himself and Casey Stoner. Also in this issue of MCN we test the new 2011 Honda CBF1000. Plus we pit the Ducati Desmosedici, Aprilia RSV4, Honda ...

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Kawasaki officially release 2011 ZX-10R racer pictures

James Keen, 06 July 2010 12:58

These first official pictures of the new ZX-10R race bike have just been released by Kawasaki. The pictures come just as Kawasaki R&D department prepares itself for a 2-day test at the Suzuka race track in Japan. The 2-day test will be used to further refine the bike for the 2011 WSB Championship.   As we revealed in the 23 June issue of ...

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New MCN May 19: New Triumph Sprint GT revealed

Liam Marsden, 18 May 2010 10:44

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale May 19, we have exclusive pictures and details of Triumph's new grand tourer - the Triumph Sprint GT. Plus the Triumph Sprint ST gets a sharp new look. Pick up your copy for part two of the 50 best roads in the world.      Are hyperbikes still relevant? We put the Kawasaki ZZR1400 and Suzuki ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR is king

MCN, 10 March 2010 09:00

MCN took part in the annual Masterbike test at the new Motorland circuit near Valencia, Spain, where all nine 1000cc inline-fours and 1200 V-twin sportsbikes competed head-to-head.         Check out the track - onboard an RSV4 at Motorland Watch the video for footage from the three day event and read the full test in this week's MCN, on sale Wednesday 10 ...

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Poll: Which is the fastest superbike of 2010?

MCN, 08 March 2010 12:41

Since the introduction of new contenders like BMW’s new S1000RR, Aprilia’s new RSV4R and MV Agusta’s all-new F4 1000, the question every sportsbike fan has been asking is: Which is the quickest 2010 superbike?   Poll closed, winner revealed! - click here      To find out we took part in the first track test of all the 2010 superbike contenders from Europe and Japan. We thashed ...

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