The 2023 Aprilia RSV4 maintains all of the blistering performance and charm that we have come to know and love from Aprilia. Powered by a wicked 1,099cc V4 engine, the RSV4 oozes with racing pedigree and potential.
The bike comes equipped with Aprilia’s APRC system, which makes use of a variety of rider controls and riding modes to help the rider push the RSV4 to its limits, whether on the street or track. Adjustable Sachs suspension keeps the bike moving smoothly, and a set of Brembo Stylem brakes provide stoppage.
An optional ‘Factory’ model is also available, which takes everything great about the basic RSV4 and takes it up a notch. The Factory model introduces a nicer set of wheels, a semi-adaptive suspension setup, and some better Brakes, among other changes.
The Aprilia Tuono has long been known as the tamer, more street-friendly brother of the RSV model, and while that may be the case, the 2023 Tuono V4 is absolutely no slouch. The bike uses a 1,077cc V4 powerhouse that produces 175 hp and 89.24 lb-ft of torque at peak.
While the Tuono V4 does feature a slightly more ergonomic seating position, and a more street-friendly power band, that doesn’t mean that the Tuono couldn’t hold its own in a race. The bike is packed to the brim with performance goodies, such as fully adjustable Sachs suspension and a variety of riding modes. Various riding controls like traction control and wheelie control are also standard thanks to the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) System.
A performance-oriented ‘Factory’ model is available on the Tuono. This model adds on some goodies like semi-adaptive Ohlins suspension and a unique livery inspired by Aprilia’s MotoGP team.
Aprilia’s baby RS is back for another year and remains primarily unchanged but carries over all of the personality and performance that has made it a fan favourite since its introduction.
Powered by a 659cc parallel twin, which makes 100 hp and 50 lb-ft of torque, all while weighing in at just 403 pounds, it’s no secret why this bike does so well on the track. In terms of features, the 660 model is fairly slim, at least compared to the full-size V4 bike, but the 660 does still come with plenty of goodies, such as semi-adjustable suspension and Brembo Brakes.
The 2023 RS 660 forgoes a ‘Factory’ model for a model called ‘Extrema’, which adds a unique livery, an SC Project exhaust, and some carbon goodies throughout.
The Tunono 660 naked motorcycle is back among Aprilia’s ranks for another season and without any major updates or changes for the 2023 model. It still uses the same 659cc parallel-twin engine that has made it such a hot seller. Producing a very respectable 100 hp and 50 lb-ft of torque, this bike shouldn’t have much trouble getting around.
Much of the equipment on this bike is shared with its fully-faired brother, the RS 660. However, the Tuono has a much more upright seating position. The bike uses a set of semi-adjustable front Kayaba forks and a semi-adjustable shock in the rear. Brembo brakes are standard, as is the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) system, which helps the rider with riding modes, traction control, wheelie control, and some other electronic helpers.
The Tuono 660 is available in a ‘Factory’ trim, like many other Aprilias. In this iteration, the factory model comes with upgraded KYB suspension, a lighter battery, and some unique colourways.
Aprilia’s sole adventure bike comes in the form of the Tuareg 660. The Tuareg has been around for a couple of years now, and while 2023 doesn’t bring any major updates or overhauls, this little adventurer still looks to be an excellent choice.
Making use of a slightly redesigned version of the 659cc parallel twin found in the RS 660 and the Tuono 660, the Tuaregs engine has a relocated sump to prioritize ground clearance. The engine has also been retuned for better low and mid-range power, which will be more helpful offroad.
The bike’s suspension and electronic aids have also been tweaked to allow for a more enjoyable offroad experience. The Kayaba front forks and rear monoshock are both fully adjustable and feature 240mm of travel.