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VIDEO: Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE v some Datsun – are bike firms growing their balls back?

Guy Procter, 23 June 2011 17:17

Look at bike ads from decades passed and you come away thinking some manufacturers today aren’t fighting hard enough for the customers they have. Most of all, why did they ever decide to let cars get away with selling themselves as fast or exciting or reasonably priced? So we're pleased to see a tentative return to the glory days with ...

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New Aprilia SR Max 125 and 300 scooters

Andy Downes, 23 June 2011 17:14

Aprilia has unveiled two new scooters called the SR Max 125 and 300 with styling Aprilia optimistically suggests is inspired by the RSV4 Superbike. The SR Max will go head to head with bigger scooters like the Suzuki Burgman and the Yamaha T-Max combining big wheels, larger than normal diameter forks for a scooter and decent brakes while keeping the ...

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Aprilia RS4 125 gets quickshifter option

Dan Aspel, 25 May 2011 15:46

Aprilia's new four-stroke RS4 125 will come with an optional quickshifter priced at £99, the Italian firm has announced. Offering the "fun and involvement of split-second clutchless upshifting on a 125cc motorcycle", the move mimics the raft of WSB-grade technology available on the larger capacity RSV4 R APRC. With a liquid-cooled DOHC engine, USD forks, a quick-release pillion seat cowl, underslung ...

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Aprilia RSV4 R gets tech goodies

Michael Neeves, 12 May 2011 15:22

This is undoubtedly the year of the RSV4. Aprilia's cutting-edge V4-engined superbike had its ups and downs when it was launched in 2009 but now the rough edges are smoothed off and it's a class-leading diamond. The all-singing, all-dancing £16,474 2011 RSV4 Factory APRC is already our superbike of the year, beating the BMW S1000RR. However, the new £14,124 RSV4 ...

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Tuono V4R too ugly? French to the rescue!

Guy Procter, 27 April 2011 17:26

Fabulous new Aprilia Tuono V4R too ugly for you? Here come the French, with what they hope is the answer - a modified RSV4, dubbed the V4 Street. Arriving just after the launch of the Tuono V4R the V4 Street would be the perfect riposte, if its prolapsed air intakes and hat-wearing headlight didn’t achieve the opposite of what was ...

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Poll: Aprilia Tuono V4 R - which colour?

Trevor Franklin, 15 April 2011 15:12

The new Aprilia Tuono V4 R will arrive in UK dealer showrooms within weeks. The 167bhp super naked V4 has already blown the mind of MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves at its track and road launch, and looks to do the same when the first shipment arrives in the first week of May. Based on the superb RSV4 superbike, ...

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New Aprilia Tuono V4 R video

MCN, 13 April 2011 13:35

MCN's senior road tester Michael Neeves is about to ride Aprilia's new V4 Tuono at the official launch in Valencia. Find an Aprilia for sale Great things are expected of the 167bhp (claimed) machine, which is essentially an RSV4 without the fairing. We're assuming it'll handle beautifully and have the accelerative subtlety of a Tomahawk missile, but can normal size ...

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Aprilia adds World Superbike electronics to 2011 RSV4 range

Andy Downes, 28 February 2011 09:38

Aprilia has now added the sophisticated APRC electronics package across the RSV4 range which includes eight-stage adjustable traction control, wheelie control, launch control and a quick shifter as standard. MCN scooped the changes to the RSV4 range in October 2010 when we were sent leaked brochure pictures of the revised RSV4 range on track. APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) was ...

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Moto Guzzi cans concepts

MCN, 11 February 2011 17:35

After revealing a new 1400cc California cruiser, Moto Guzzi has admitted the stunning concept bikes unveiled at the 2009 Milan show will not be made. The concept bikes, which were built around the traditional Guzzi transverse V-twin motor, were designed by Miguel Galuzzi (Aprilia RSV4) and Pierre Terblanche (ex-Ducati and the creator of the first Multistrada, now at Norton). To ...

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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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