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Aprilia Caponord 1200 – world first ride

Aprilia's all-new and eagerly-anticipated entry into the adventure bikes class, the Caponord 1200, is currently being put through its paces by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. These are his first impressions: "We're in Sardinia in unseasonably torrential rain – which is restricting how hard we can push the bike – but I'm still impressed. "The Caponord is loaded with ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 13 March 2013

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 first ride!

Aprilia’s updated 2012 Dorsoduro 1200 is currently being put through its paces in the foothills of Mount Etna, Sicily, by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: "We’ve got the perfect roads for this type of bike: switchback hairpin after switchback hairpin. For 2012 the Dorsoduro 1200 has shed some weight – over 2kg just from ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 06 March 2012

Video: Aprilia RSV4 v Nissan GT-R: Battle of the computers

Electronic rider aids are where it's at right now, love 'em or loathe 'em, and the Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) has the smoothest, most sophisticated system of any current motorcycle. The Italian machine's clever computerised brain will help you change gear, control a spinning rear wheel, keep the front wheel on the ground under hard acceleration ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 20 October 2011

Video: Is Aprilia's RS4 king of sports 125s?

How quick things change. Just a few years ago if you wanted a performance 125 it had to be a two-stroke. Now the ‘ring-dingers’ have virtually disappeared, made obsolete by emissions regulations and replaced by four-strokes. Encouragingly, though, this hasn’t led to the demise of the sports 125 – in fact far from it. The 125 learner market continues to ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 30 September 2011

Video: Aprilia Tuono V4R takes on rivals

The Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC has taken the super naked class to a whole new level. We pitched the Italian firm's naked superbike against its top-spec rivals - the MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR, Triumph Speed Triple, Ducati Streetfighter S and KTM Super Duke R - on the road and at Blyton Park testing facility in Lincolnshire to see how it copes. brightcove.createExperiences();

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 02 June 2011

Aprilia Tuono V4R: "An astonishing all-rounder"

The new Aprilia Tuono V4R (Don't like the looks? Find an older Aprilia Tuono for sale) knocked us for six at its world track and road launch in Valencia, Spain. The 167bhp super naked has close to the performance and all the cutting edge technology of the MCN test-winning RSV4 superbike, but is more usable and more fun to ride in ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 20 April 2011

Aprilia Tuono V4 R – first road impressions

Aprilia’s eagerly-awaited new Tuono V4 R is currently on test in Spain in the hands of MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves. Find an Aprilia for sale After sampling the awesome new super naked on track this morning he’s been riding it on the road this afternoon. These are his first road impressions. “I’ve been riding on the road this ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 14 April 2011

Video: Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 vs Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Evo vs KTM 990 SMR

Until now the big supermoto roost has been ruled by the KTM 990 SMR and Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Evo, but now Aprilia have joined the party with the Dorsoduro 1200. A glance at the spec sheet shows the Aprilia to have the most power and a host of electronic rider aids, but will it blow the opposition away? brightcove.createExperiences();

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 10 March 2011

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