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2014 Aprilia Tuono has big changes

Aprilia has given the Aprilia Tuono V4R a comprehensive makeover just two years after the bike was launched, with more power, even more advanced electronics, new brakes and a larger fuel tank. The naked Tuono V4R has received the same host of changes that were seen on the RSV4 earlier this year, with the 999cc V4 engine given a bit ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 19 July 2013

Aprilia Tuono owners needed

MCN are looking for owners of all three models of the Aprilia Tuono. If you own an original Tuono, the twin-pipe second generation or the latest V4 Tuono then get in touch using the information below. We'll be using the information to help with our article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 19 July 2013

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

New Aprilias on show at MCN London show

The Carole Nash MCN London motorcycle show is happening on February 15 to 17 at Excel in London’s Docklands; almost every new bike for 2013 will be there along with loads of other customs, classics and the stunning Revolution live action show. An all-new Aprilia Caponord 1200 is the Italian firm’s latest weapon in the ever-popular adventure bike class and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 25 January 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

Can magnesium wheels be powdercoated?

Q. Is it possible to powdercoat the wheels on my 2005 Aprilia Tuono Factory? A mate told me they can't be done because they are magnesium.Airm8, MCN forums A. Magnesium wheels weigh 30% less than alloy, which is a significant amount of unsprung weight to help handling. They can be powder-coated and Steve Turner, of Turners Powder Coating Services in ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 26 January 2012

Aprilia RSV can't find neutral

I have a 2004 Aprilia RSV Factory on which it is impossible to select neutral when stopped. It is sometimes possible to slide it into neutral from second gear as you come to a halt, but at a standstill? No way.Roearn, MCN forums There’s no doubt that they can be pigs to get out of gear thanks to the gearbox design ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 17 November 2011

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 exclusive: Eugene Laverty gets first ride on Aprilia RSV4

Eugene Laverty got his first ride on the factory Aprilia RSV4 he will campaign in the 2012 World Superbike Championship at Portimao this morning. The 25-year-old completed an out lap before returning to the pits for adjustments to the gear lever and quickshifter to improve feeling on down shifts. Laverty will continue testing throughout the day at the Portugese circuit. ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 18 October 2011

Editor’s picks: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

The Aprilia SL1000 Falco is a half-faired ‘street sports’ version of the RSV that never quite took off in the way it could have. The fact it is often overlooked makes it a great second hand buy. The Falco uses a detuned version of the 60° V-twin engine from the Mille. Less powerful it may be, but the Aprilia SL1000 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 14 October 2011

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