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5 ways to own an Aprilia motorcycle

Published: 12 May 2019

Updated: 10 May 2019


With 294 grand prix victories and 54 world titles across road racing, world superbikes and off-road competition, Aprilia is one of the most successful sporting names to ever grace two-wheeled motorsport. 

Beginning life in the late ‘60s, production began at the end of the decade, before moving into disciplines like motocross in the early 1970s.

Despite such an esteemed sporting heritage, Aprilia is also responsible for some of the most iconic road-going motorcycles, too. From superbikes, to super-scooters, the Italian marque has captivated waves of enthusiasts for decades.

With such a long history, used machines are now available on MCN Bikes For Sale to suit a multitude of budgets. We’ve picked out five of our favourites currently for sale, why not find yours today?

Aprilia RS250

The last of a dying breed, the Aprilia RS250 was launched in 1994 and was discontinued a whole decade later, as smokey two-strokes began to fall out of favour with tightening emissions regulations. 

A middleweight grand prix bike for the road, the 250 came with a thin race-like seat pad, no electric start and next to no pillion accommodation.

The whole bike was based on the firm’s 1993 250GP winner and offered a crisp, responsive 55bhp reed-valve motor within a superb chassis, making it a weekend scratcher’s dream.

With numbers dwindling, a good example like this can now make a good investment, with prices only expected to rise, as demand outstrips availability.

Aprilia RS250 for sale

This one: £6495 - 14,433 miles - 1998

Aprilia RSV1000 Mille

Built in a time of the Ducati 996, 998 and MV Agusta F4 750, the Aprilia RSV1000 could never quite cut it for Italian exotica supremacy. That trend has continued to the present day and where a clean 998 could cost in excess of £10,000, you can pick up a used Mille for under half that price.

That’s not to say you’re getting a half-baked bike, either – quite the opposite! Composed, fast and undeniably pretty, the bike was simply let down by a poor dealer network, which has since improved thanks to Aprilia’s partnership with Piaggio.

With 128bhp on tap from its 998cc V-Twin powerhouse, the bike is capable of 165mph and an 11 seconds quarter-mile time. This is coupled with firm, focused suspension and aluminium twin spar frame, making it a true track scalpel, too.

Aprilia RSV1000 for sale

This one: £4295 - 10,000 miles - 2004

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

Updated for 2019, the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory appeared in 2015 and replaced the older 999cc version with a 1077cc liquid-cooled V4.

Currently kicking out 173 rampant Italian horses, the Tuono is a balls-to-the-wall wheelie machine, capable of huge turns of speed, as well as scything through your favourite back roads. 

With genuine superbike performance, it’s also more than capable on track and would be the ideal machine for head-banging leisure pursuits.

If the latest V4 is out of your price range, you could also consider the older V-Twin Tuonos, which first appeared in 2003 as the Aprilia Tuono 1000 Fighter and Tuono Racing.

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory for sale

This one: £12,795 - 4585 miles - 2017

Aprilia SRV850

Powered by an 839cc V-twin producing 76bhp, the SRV850 took the title of the most powerful scooter ever built at its 2012 inception.

Using a twist-and-go transmission and chain final drive, the throttle response is direct and unrelenting; pulling all the way to 126mph.

A development of the Gilera GP800 and boast an extra 1bhp (they all count), some have criticised the soft suspension for underperforming in the twisties. That said, it would be perfectly adequate for the daily commute.

Aprilia SRV850 for sale

This one: £4288 - 22,522 miles - 2012

Aprilia Capanord 1200

Introduced in 2014, the Capanord 1200 was often forgotten about in a world of big-capacity KTMs and world conquering BMWs. That said, the big 'Cap was actually one of the best sports adventurers on the market, making it a great used buy.

Former MCN Road Tester, Adam Child attended the launch back in 2014 and said: "The ride quality and comfort from the semi-active suspension is class leading, especially when ridden two-up. Over bumps and imperfections it’s almost alien like – it’s that good and smooth."

With MCN owner reviews revealing the bike to be a reliable, enjoyable package, the plus points don’t just top with the suspension. Using a 125bhp 1197cc V-twin engine, it is very similar to that used in the Dorsoduro, however with more refinement and multiple rider modes. 

Aprilia Capanord 1200 for sale

This one: £7999 – 4849 miles - 2016

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