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Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer Maverick Vinales has just joined the factory Aprilia racing team – and the Spaniard looks positively tickled pink about it.  Vinales had a bit of drama earlier in the year when he ended his contract with team Yamaha a tad early – a five-year business partnership that he was more …

Next up on our voyage through the decades, we arrive at the 1990s. While the 80s was a decade of innovation and excitement, the party really got started in the 90s. If you were a young and impressionable youth with a taste for high-speed thrills, jaw-dropping lean angles, and a penchant for general mischief, then …

According to a report from MCN, Aprilia has just opened the sale of the RS 660 Trofeo to the masses – and we’re tickled pink at the opportunity to take such a pretty beastie to track days. Previously an exclusive track bike obtained by competitive consumers connected to the racing world – and a bike …

Meet Raceward Studios. They’re Italian, they’re curators of state-of-the-art virtual racing games, and they’re about to welcome home their newest brainchild: RiMS Racing. If you’ve ever played Grand Theft Auto or iRacer, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that the huge list of options available to customize and pimp out a virtual …

The Tuono Unleashed: The 2021 Aprilia Tuono 660 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Celebrated Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia has seriously outdone itself lately. It recently announced that the new Tuono 660 would be available as part of the 2021 Aprilia line-up in North America. It’s a mid-sized sportbike that takes its DNA …

The 2021 Aprilia RS 660: High technology and Stunning Looks at a Middleweight Price Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Aprilia Motorcycles says “If you want to go unnoticed, this is not the bike for you,” and as far as the 600cc sport bike segment goes, they could well be right. With its …

The 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100 Goes from the Dealer to the Track in One Easy Step Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 RSV4 Factory 1100 is Aprilia’s top-of-the-line superbike, as close to a race bike as a consumer can buy. A new double-fairing design eliminates the need for external winglets …

The 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Brings the MotoGP Experience to the Streets Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 RSV4 is the less expensive version of the RSV4 Factory, and nearly the same as the Factory to boot. The new double-fairing design shared by the RSV4 bikes eliminates the need for external winglets …

The Bike Even Comes With Its Own Racing Series! Aprilia has been busy at work filling in the gaps of their motorcycle line-up with the addition of their new lineup of 660 motorcycles. The RS 660 debuted late last year, and we just got recent news of the Tuono 660 being thrown into the mix. …

More V4 Power! Aprilia has already brought us the grand unveilings of the new Tuono 660 and recently debuted RS 660 – so now it’s time for their bigger full-size brothers to get some time in the spotlight. The RSV4 and Tuono V4 are coming into 2021 with some notable updates to the base and …

2020 has been something of a rollercoaster ride. Formal unveilings have been cancelled, reliable dates have been missed, and an air of general uncertainty has kept many manufacturers keeping their cards close to their chests with regard to next year’s model line-ups. Italian manufacturer Aprilia is one of them. While we know that some things …

An Aprilia trifecta has been rumored since the EICMA show in 2019. They unveiled their mid-size duo, the RS660 sportbike and the Tuono 660 (concept). In addition to the two 660’s in the spotlight, there was a third bike camouflaged by foliage in a glass box. This was the first “sighting” of an Aprilia Tuareg …

The RS 660’s Other Half The Aprilia RS 660 had a successful launch in 2020 with the mid-displacement market hungry as ever. The upcoming 2021 Tuono 660 has official model photos (finally) and official release details to go along with it. When it comes to Aprilia’s large displacement motorcycles – namely the Tuono 1250 and …

Rider Included Aprilia’s Upcoming Tuono 660 has been spotted out on the streets of Italy stretching it’s mid-displacement legs during some much needed on-road testing before the shortly-awaited release to come in 2021. For those unaware, the Tuono 660 will be a brand new motorcycle being added to Aprilia’s 2021 motorcycle lineup – based around …

Tuono Junior! Fancy yourself an Aprilia RS660 but want something more comfortable to ride? Sources state that the Tuono 660 is expected to come in the spring of 2021! The Aprilia Tuono is my favorite motorcycle and my next big purchase. It takes the highly successful RSV4 platform and brings some comfort elements to the …

Smaller, Smaller! With the new Aprilia RS660 being such a huge success for the brand, sources state Piaggio is currently in the talks of bringing the market a lineup of 350-400cc Aprilia branded motorcycles.  Prior to the RS660, the Aprilia lineup started at the RS125 and immediately jumped to the RSV4 when it came to …

Spy Shots Show Us the Future Aprilia isn’t going to let the new RS 660 steal the show this year. The company sells a slew of other fantastic bikes, and it’s working to update them, too. Recently a 2021 RSV4 was spotted out testing, and it looks like it’s taking some cues from its smaller …

No Update Expected Aprilia is coming out with new models and focusing on expanding its lineup, but two of its most interesting motorcycles may fall by the wayside. The Dorsoduro and Shiver 900 both could be on the chopping block due to emissions. The company has updated many of its motorcycles for Euro 5 compliance, …

The Wait Is Over The Aprilia RS660 has seemed to have quite a long wait, but now that wait is over. The company debuted the bike in California. Aussie rider and Pikes Peak champion and record holder Rennie Scaysbrook rode the RS660 (painted a bright Acid Gold livery) on the track at Laguna Seca for …

Yes, Please Recently our sister publication Motorbike Writer published a story about the fact that Aprilia test rider Tommaso Marcon recently posted a picture to his Instagram that showed a special track-prepped version of the new RS 660. This bike was called the RS 660 Trofeo and there are rumors out there that it could …

Riding a motorcycle means something different to anyone that rides. Some ride to relax. Some ride because of the freedom it makes them feel. Some ride as a primary means of commuting. However, there is that subset of riders that ride for the adrenaline. The riders that want to redline at 16,500 RPM, that want …

Two hundred horsepower is a perfectly decent amount for a small family hatchback or even a mid-sized family sedan. It’s absolutely ludicrous to stuff that amount of horsepower into a motorcycle that weighs less than 400 lbs and has a contact patch across two tires the size of a large business card. Yet, such machinery …

Another Three-Wheeled Wonder Aprilia isn’t ready to let Yamaha own the three-wheeled market. According to some new patent info showcased by Motorcycle News, Aprilia has a new tilting front suspension design that it has attached to a Mana 850. The leaning trike game is now afoot. For those unfamiliar with the Mana 850 from Aprilia, …

A True Baby Aprilia In terms of smaller displacement bikes, the only thing Aprilia sells is a scooter. Now, however, there’s some new info coming from ZigWheels that the company is considering launching a small-displacement sportbike.  This bike would likely be a 300cc or 4oocc motorcycle and would target KTM’s RC 390 as its key …

The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 X was a limited edition bike that was designed to be used only on the track, and only 10 were made. They were the ultimate version of the RSV4, and as close to a World SBK superbike as any track bike Aprilia has made. Now, according to Motorcycle.com, the 2020 Aprilia …

If there was ever a more anticipated Italian sportbike, we have not heard of it. Aprilia has been developing and teasing the RS660 for nearly two years now! However, with a small, 20-second video snuck onto Facebook today, Aprilia has just launched every hype meter into the red zone. Watch below… La nuova era sta …

Is This the Baby-Tuono? There have been plenty of rumors and speculation that Aprilia will come out with a Tuono 660, which actually makes plenty of sense. However, there hasn’t been too much concrete evidence for this new machine. Now, I have some. Check out the design patents sent to EUIPO and the New Zealand …

At Least the Company Is Still Selling Plenty of Scooters Piaggio Group owns many brands from Piaggio and Vespa to Aprilia and Moto Guzzi, and that means it sells a lot of two-wheeled machines over the course of the year. All of the mid-year sales numbers have come out recently, and it looks like Piaggio’s …

Piaggio Gets Its Emissions Game On Aprilia and Vespa sell a lot of scooters, so the companies, which are both under the Piaggio umbrella, needed to keep up with emissions standards. Both Aprilia nad Vespa launched BS6-Compliant 125cc scooters to keep their vehicles out there as options for buyers. Between the two companies, three new …

Part of the Zongshen and Piaggio Partnership What you see here is the Aprilia Pagani 150 Cafe Racer, and it’s a cool little motorcycle from the Italian company. Well, it’s sort of from the Italian company. See, this comes by way of China. Piaggio partnered with Zongshen a while back and this is one of …

The Tuono 660 Looks Like It Is Coming Aprilia showcased the RS 660 and Tuono 660 at the same time when they were concept bikes at EICMA this past year. The RS 660 got the green light pretty much right away in terms of becoming a production motorcycle. Now it seems the Tuono 660 will …

It’s Nearly Ready A lot of folks are eagerly awaiting the Aprilia RS 660 sportbike. The middleweight sportbike is going to open up a new market for Aprilia, and it should be a very impressive machine when it comes out. Right now the bike isn’t quite ready, but it seems like Aprilia is back at …

2020 Is A Great Year for Aprilia’s Motorcycles Aprilia has some crazy bikes for 2020. Well, that’s almost always the case, but this year is even more impressive. The company showcased the Aprilia RS660 as a 2020 model, and while at the time of this writing the bike isn’t available for purchase, it should be …

Getting Back on Track COVID-19 threw a giant wrench in the inner workings of the motorcycle industry. Bike manufacturers from all over were temporarily shutting down, and now it looks like things might start to reopen. According to OmniMoto, Ducati is easing back into production again. A number of Ducati employees are back in the …

 It’s a 250cc Aprilia is known for its sportbikes, not adventure bikes, but the company recently saw success with the Terra 150 in Asia and now the company seems to be working on a 250cc. According to MoreBikes, the bike in the image above is a 250cc tester that was spotted. The spy photographer snapped …

Small Engine, Big Fun: The 2020 Aprilia SR 50 Motard Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Small in displacement, but big in fun! This is the 2020 Aprilia SR 50 Motard, a small-capacity 49cc scooter with big sports bike dreams. With sharp, nimble handling and enough grunt to keep up with city traffic, …

The 2020 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The fun-loving and thrill-seeking Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 returns for 2020, bringing the fun of supermoto riding to the city streets. Built as an upgrade to the Dorosduro 750, a fusion of sports biking performance with supermotard enthusiasm, the Dorsoduro 900 is a …

The Naked Bike From Noale: 2020 Aprilia Shiver 900 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Aprilia’s street smart Shiver 900 returns for 2020, bringing a touch of everyday sensibility to their 900cc range. Though it styles itself as a naked-sport machine, the Shiver 900 actually takes more of its styling cues from the …

Aprilia’s New Sports Concept: The 2020 Aprilia RS 660 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Aprilia’s new middle-weight super sport machine has got everyone talking. Over the years, Aprilia has earned a reputation for small-capacity racing mastery, thanks to the success of their RS125 and RS250 sports machines. The brand has also stamped …

There’s nothing quite like a track day. We all know the bikes under us are capable of great speeds, exhilarating acceleration, and lean angles that would make a Michael Jackson “Smooth Criminal” dancer jealous. We also all know, or at least should know, that such things are not entirely legal, or safe, on public roads. …