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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’s 2010 Dakar competitor MXV 4.5 revealed

Chris Newbigging, 15 December 2009 17:03

Aprilia has revealed that it will be backing Team Giofil’s specially-prepared RXV 4.5 in the 2010 Dakar rally. The motorcycle has already notched up a 450-class win in both the 2008 and 2009 Rally of the Pharoahs, as well as third overall in 2009. Four bikes will compete in the 2010 Dakar (slightly confusingly, now run in South America). The ...

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2010 Yamaha FZ8: official first picture

Chris Newbigging, 23 November 2009 10:51

Yamaha has unveiled this first official picture of the new FZ8 middleweight naked – but nothing else. There’s no information or pictures beyond this headlight shot – Yamaha UK wasn’t even aware of the picture’s release! It is believed the FZ8 will replace Yamaha’s current FZ6 models as a sporty middleweight naked, leaving the XJ6, XJ6 Diversion and the new-for-2010 ...

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Milan show: Moto Guzzi concepts '80% production ready'

Chris Newbigging, 10 November 2009 17:26

Moto Guzzi’s V12LM, V12X and V12 Strada concept motorcycles are 80% production ready, according to co-designer Pierre Terblanche. The concepts were revealed today (10 November) at the EICMA show in Milan. Using the latest 110bhp four-valve per cylinder version of the air-cooled transverse Moto Guzzi v-twin, the machines concentrate on compact size and minimalist style. The three motorcycles were only ...

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2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory introduced

Chris Newbigging, 09 November 2009 10:56

Aprilia is introducing the Dorsoduro Factory for 2010 - an upgraded version of the Dorsoduro which will continue to be available. Find an Aprilia for sale The Dorsoduro Factory will go head to head with Ducati’s updated Hypermotard 1100 and the KTM 990SM, offering improved looks and better chassis performance. Carbon tank panels and front mudguard are the immediately noticeable ...

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Aprilia Shiver 750 revised for 2010

Chris Newbigging, 09 November 2009 10:49

The Shiver 750 is widely regarded as a good bike, but rivals like the Triumph Street Triple have beaten the bike both in back-to-back tests and in sales.  Find an Aprilia Shiver 750 for sale For 2010 the Aprilia Shiver now comes with a cowl around the headlight, wave brake discs and new colours to make it stand out. Under ...

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First picture of Aprilia’s cheaper RSV4R

Chris Newbigging, 22 September 2009 10:30

This low-resolution leaked picture reveals the finished RSV4-R – the cheaper version of the WSB homologation RSV4 Factory. Shown here in the white colour option, black is also known to be the second colour option. The R-model loses the Ohlins suspension and carbon-fibre trim of the Factory model, but keeps the monobloc Brembo calipers and adjustable chassis. Aprilia is officially ...

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Ilmor MotoGP bike for the road revealed

Chris Newbigging, 20 August 2009 13:58

GP Motorsports is to sell a road-legal version of the Ilmor MotoGP bike from as little as £15,000!  Powered by a tuned Aprilia SXV550 engine, the ex-MotoGP chassis has new engine mounts fabricated for the compact v-twin, but is otherwise identical to the machine that collected a handful of championship points in 2007. Named ‘Project 109’,  a limited run of ...

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Aprilia release RS125, RS50 and SR50 Max Biaggi replicas

Chris Newbigging, 29 July 2009 11:22

Aprilia has just released special edition Max Biaggi replica paint schemes for the RS125, RS50 and SR50 scooter. Aprilia motorcycles for sale The three motorcycles are mechanically identical to bikes with standard paint. Price for the bikes is yet to be announced. Bikes will be available in dealers later this year.

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New pictures of Aprilia RSV4 Tuono

Chris Newbigging, 28 July 2009 10:16

The new Aprilia RSV4 Tuono has been spotted for the second time in the last week track testing at Misano. Motociclismo.it obtained the new set of pictures, which show the bike more clearly than the solitary photo revealed last week. Find an Aprilia Tuono for sale The pictures also confirm that a cheaper model will be offered - this bike ...

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