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July 14, 2011

Video: Aprilia USA pays tribute to the Space Shuttle

The most ambitious engineering project the world has ever seen, the space shuttle has inspired many to go places they otherwise wouldn't have gone. That includes Aprilia USA, which pays tribute to the brave men and women who made the shuttle possible as its last ever launch approaches. Crossing performance boundaries never thought possible and forging new frontiers in innovation, making and racing motorcycles wouldn't be entirely alien to the people that created a bridge between earth and space. more »


June 24, 2011

2011 Aprilia SR Max 125 and 300 revealed

Aprilia has unveiled two new scooters called the SR Max 125 and 300. These are supposed to be sporty scooters fitted with powerfu engines and top-shelf suspension components. The single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 valve 125 version, equipped with electronic injection, reaches a power of 15 HP at 9,250 rpm: the maximum power and torque values are absolute benchmarks and ensure quick acceleration and disciplined pick up for the Aprilia SR Max, all to the advantage of perfect gear fluidity. more »


June 23, 2011

Video: Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE vs Nissan GT-R

The Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE uses the most sophisticated set of performance-enhancing electronics ever fitted to a road legal motorcycle. The Nissan GT-R similarly relies on revolutionary electronic driver aids to set lap records the world over. But, which vehicle is faster, bike or car? Both vehicles in this race are completely stock down to the tires and piloted by professional racers. Lap times are real. more »


June 15, 2011

Video: Aprilia Performance Ride Control Explained

Aprilia Performance Ride Control is the most sophisticated set of performance-enhancing electronics yet fitted to a road-legal motorcycle. Very similar to the system Max Biaggi used to win the 2010 SBK World Championship, the 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE incorporates launch control, wheelie control, traction control and quickshift. All together, those systems give Aprilia riders more control, enabling them to ride faster, safer. more »


June 1, 2011

Video: 2011 Aprilia RS4 125 and RS4 50

The RS4 125 - the first Aprilia sport bike in this engine class with a 4-stroke engine - and the RS4 50 allow young enthusiasts to take advantage of the maximum levels of technological innovation, chassis efficiency, active safety and component quality. They belong - not only from a styling point of view - to the same range of extremely high performance Italian motorcycles in which the Aprilia RSV4 stands out, the extraordinary bike which conquered two world titles in the 2010 Superbike season. more »


May 26, 2011

2011 Aprilia RS4 125 gets a quick shifter

The British arm of Aprilia has announced that they will a quick shifter as an optional add-on to the 2012 RS4 125 sportbike. Inherited from the RSV4 R APRC, the quick shifter allows for clutchless upshifts without needing to close to the throttle. The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled DOHC four-valve engine delivering 16hp. There’s no word yet whether the quick shifter option will be offered in the U.S. when the Aprilia RS4 125 arrives later this year as a 2012 model. more »


April 23, 2011

2011 Aprilia Scarabeo Street 50

The Scarabeo Street 50 2T is the entry level model of the Scarabeo family, the most youthful Scarabeo of all, with its minimalist, pure design and two-strokeengine. Thanks to large diameter wheels and low seat, the Scarabeo 50 Street achieves a perfect blend of sporty riding and safety. The Scarabeo Street 50 is powered by a latest generation two stroke engine, with forced air cooling and a catalytic converter. more »


April 21, 2011

New look for the 2011 Scarabeo 50 YourZ

A new look for the classic icon of the Scarabeo family. A youthful, cheeky new style for the Scarabeo 50: introducing the YourZ. Scarabeo 50 YourZ is created for younger users, which exploits the hallmark minimal, pure design of the Scarabeo to offer a wide choice of possibilities for personalising the scooter. In its standard matte black colour scheme, the Scarabeo 50 YourZ adapts to any look and style: the stickers, available together with the vehicle, let every single user tag their Scarabeo to make it unique. more »


April 19, 2011

2011 Aprilia Scarabeo 125/200

The 2011 Scarabeo 125 and 200 scooters have finally arrived. The bikes feature new electronic injection engines, new graphics and upgraded on-board computer. The Italian manufacturer refined the design, while the footrest is flat so the load capacity is increased. The windshield fastened to the steering head deflects the air flow beyond the rider, guaranteeing turbulence-free travel. more »


April 13, 2011

2011 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC official video

For some of you that don’t know Aprilia’s Tuono V4 is the naked version of one of the finest sports bike - the RSV4. The naked bike is powered by the RSV4’s detuned 65-degree V4 delivering 167hp. This makes the Tuono the most powerful bike in its category, unless you count the Yamaha V-Max. The Tuono V4 R is now available with the APRC package. The bike is capable of reaching a top speed of 270 km/h. See for yourself! more »