With 294 Grand Prix races won in Road Racing World Championship, Aprilia holds the record for the most wins of any European manufacturer in the history of maximum motorcycle competition. These are joined by an impressive 54 world titles: 38 in Road Racing World Championship (20 in 125 and 18 in 250), 7 in Superbike (Rider and Manufacturer double win in 2010, 2012 and 2014, manufacturers in 2013) and 9 in Off Road disciplines (7 in Supermoto and 2 in Trial).
In December 2004 Aprilia becomes part of the Piaggio Group which, with the reorganisation of the Noale Racing Division, takes the Veneto-based brand to victories in World Championship Motorcycle Racing and broadens the horizons of sport activity: from the return to the off road discipline, world rally to the début – in 2009 – of the Aprilia RSV4 in World Superbike.
During the same period Aprilia has also accumulated 28 World Titles and a countless collection of European and national titles. Every weekend, all over the world, Aprilia motorcycles take to the track on international and local circuits, holding high the honour of Italian and European motorcycling, feeding the biker’s desire to race and raising up young riders destined to enter into the world championship world.
Designed for Racers : Built for Riders
Unanimously acclaimed by critics and sought after by bikers from every corner of the globe, the RSV4 has always been the undisputed segment representative, the reference point for sportiness and performance, the best example of what can be achieved by exploiting the valuable experience of a victorious Racing Department like Aprilia’s which, in its brief history has taken 54 championship titles.
For the 2016 year Aprilia RSV4 RF become even richer, adding as standard the new “Superpole” graphic, the V4-MP multimedia platform and a new Öhlins shock absorber.
On the RSV4 RR and RF, APRC has been further developed to adjust even better to the engine and chassis characteristics in order to meet the specific needs of the pleasure or professional rider. The APRC system integrates even better with the full Ride-By-Wire multimap electronic management of the powerful V4 engine.
APRC, which comes as standard equipment on the Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF, includes:
– ATC: Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable on the fly (without having to release the throttle) to 8 settings thanks to a practical joystick on the left side of the semi-handlebar, with extremely fine tuned operating logic;
– AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control,adjustable to three settings, has been recalibrated for maximum performance at level 1 (the least restrictive setting);
– ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 settings;
– AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift, a system for extremely fast gear changes without shutting the throttle and using the clutch.
In addition to the second generation APRC system, RSV4 RR and RF come from the factory standard with the highly advanced “Race ABS” antilock braking system, designed and developed by Aprilia in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee not only extreme safety on the road, but also the best possible performance on the track. The ABS 9MP unit constitutes the maximum point of distinction and technology available today: the system, weighing in at just 2 kg, can be disengaged and adjusted to 3 different levels by easily accessing the sophisticated instrumentation control menu.
The powerful engine ECU now provides easier management of the three maps, each one of which corresponds to a different engine power output and now also to a dedicated engine brake management map. The two classic engine management logics Track and Sport are now joined by the new Race map, the most extreme and suited for professional use of the bike on the track with engine braking control reduced to a minimum in order to support more abrupt braking. All three maps are more manageable and less aggressive than the previous version, therefore allowing perfect correlation between throttle control and the torque sent to the wheels. This reduces rear tyre wear and makes it possible to better manage the power that the Aprilia V4 is able to develop.
At Bayride we love scooters and the SR125 is a great example of price/ performance/ practical. Modern, clean and eager engine for exhilarating fun even when carving through the daily urban jungle.
The 125 4-stroke version of the Aprilia SR Motard, can even take medium range trips safely in its stride. Braking safety is guaranteed by the 220 mm front disc backed up by the powerful 140 mm modulable rear drum.
This is an AWESOME machine, come and test ride to find out.
Aprilia super technological Caponord 1200 that breaks down the confines of paved roads to become even more transversal and suitable for any trip.
Introducing the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally: more eclectic, more protective, more comfortable, super equipped. The high performance of the twin-cylinder is a perfect match for the exceptional chassis features typical of all Aprilia bikes as well as the technological contents such as ADD, the semi-active suspension system that automatically adapts calibration based on road surface and riding style.
Luke Bowler from Visordown rides Aprilia’s new tricked-out Caponord Rally at the bike’s launch in Sardinia. Forget his comments about the price, the Caponord is a bargain in NZ compared to BMW, DUCATI, and KTM
Shiver 750 RUNOUT Just $12990!!!
The Shiver is a really nice bike. Not an animal and not meek either. Demo one at Bayride
As with any Aprilia product, the Shiver 750 ABS is also characterised by a strongly innovative design where form and function combine to create a bike with an extremely distinctive personality. Every trait of the design is in perfect harmony with the Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS’s advanced technology.
The frame and engine are the fulcrum around which the project and the characterising aesthetic elements of the Shiver 750 ABS were developed: besides being nice to look at, each detail has a specific function. On this Aprilia naked technical elements themselves therefore become elements of design so that aggressiveness, excitement and elegance blend together perfectly.
Swinging a leg over the saddle, the rider will find a sporty riding position with a posture that allows the bike to be controlled with maximum ease, even and especially on routes where riding is enhanced the most. All of this favours an immediate relationship between the Shiver 750 and its rider, making if feel as though you’ve always ridden this bike. The stainless steel exhaust is split into two triangular tailpipes which are integrated under the bike’s saddle for excellent symmetry of design and ideal distribution of proportions and weight, thanks in part to the rational and efficient lateral placement of the shock absorber.
It is hard not to swear when talking about the Tuono. It IS a beast.
A direct descendant of the RSV4, the seven-time World SBK champion bike and newly crowned champion on the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, Tuono V4 1100 is adrenaline in its purest state.
The performance of its unrivalled, revamped V4 has been increased to 1100 cc and 175 hp; more efficient to ride thanks to its revamped chassis and the further development of the already exceptional APRC electronics systems package, but at the same time more convenient and even safer for road use