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2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900

2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900

The supermoto crossover from Noale has everyone raise an eyebrow.

Aprilia has been firing on all pistons to give the world class leading performance motorcycles that make the riding aphrodisiac’s hearts racing. And as with them trying to stay with changing times, they add new updated models every year to their existing lineup to keep things fresh. Although they never made many headways before, it seems like they have now learnt things the hard way and have been busy making bikes that speak for themselves and beam technical prowess.

First seen on the EICMA 2016 stage, Aprilia launched the updated model of its adventure crossover, Dorsoduro 900. Dubbed as a “True Thrill Generator”, Aprilia have been making the Dorsoduro crossover for some time now, and it used to run on a 750cc before. Now, Noale has updated the part-supermortard-part-sportbike motorcycle with an all-new 900cc machine that also makes a scene in the Shiver 900.

With more modern technologies and features embedded into a fine tune chassis built with the experience of the Aprilia Racing Department, there isn’t much that could go wrong with this adventure crossover here. New electronics, refined mechanics and an excellent chassis structure sees this motorcycle take new levels of riding pleasure and we are here to find out how.

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2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack

2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack

When Aprilia entered the growing adventure bike market a couple of years ago, Miguel Galluzi — lead designer for the Caponord — said, “We didn’t want to design an elephant like the BMW R1200GS, or a pig like the Ducati Multistrada.” He went on to say, “We wanted a simpler look that was different from everyone else.” On looks, he might have hit his mark, but he missed the mark by a mile on the adventure bike side of things.

With no off-road amenities like an enduro drive mode, skid plate or engine guards and coming equipped with street tires and wheels, the Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack has only a slightly longer wheel travel to indicate it was meant for anything but the pavement. As an adventure bike, it only dreams of coming close to the "elephant" BMW R1200GS Adventure, BUT….it is an awesome sport tourer. Let’s call it like we see it and look at the 2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack for what it is.

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2014 Aprilia Caponord 1200

2014 Aprilia Caponord 1200

The Aprilia Caponord 1200 represents a great solution if you are looking for a motorcycle that is good for daily commuting, but it also has all it needs to offer a fun riding experience.

It is propelled by a four stroke, 90° longitudinal V twin engine with a displacement of 1197cc. The unit delivers a maximum power of 125 Hp at 8250 rpm and 114.8 Nm of torque at 6800 rpm. For enhanced versatility the engine is combined with a 3 maps ride-by-wire system. Moreover, the motorcycle is also equipped with a two-channel ABS, Traction Control (aTC ) and completely digital instrumentation.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the Aprilia Caponord 1200 features 43 mm upside-down Sachs fully adjustable forks (167 mm wheel travel) and a rear hydraulic Sachs dynamic monoshock absorber (150 mm wheel travel).

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2014 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

2014 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

The Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS is a tough motorcycle that can deal great with a wide range of activities. It was built with versatility in mind, so it features a comfortable riding position and a strong and pretty efficient engine.

Talking about the engine, the Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS is equipped with the company’s 839.3 cc longitudinal 90° v-twin, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single overhead cam unit with chain drive and four valves per cylinder. The engine delivers a maximum power of 76.1 HP (56 KW) at 8,000 rpm and 53.8 Lb-Ft (73 Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm. It is mounted on a robust steel tube trellis frame which has a single piece aluminium swingarm that keeps in check the laterally-offset shock absorber. The front wheel is combined with a 43-mm upside down fork that enables a 120 mm wheel travel.

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2014 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack

2014 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack

The Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack is a great motorcycle for travel. It offers a relaxed riding position and faultless riding and handling abilities. Moreover, thanks to its versatile character, the motorcycle can deal great with both the city and highway traffic.

The motorcycle is powered by an 1197cc, V90, four stroke longitudinal 90° v-twin, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft engine with four valves per cylinder. The unit delivers a maximum power of 125 HP (91.9 KW) At 8,250 Rpm and 84.6 Lb-Ft (114 Nm) at 6,800 Rpm.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine features a triple mapping system, which gives you the possibility to select between Touring, Sport and Rain modes.

As far as prices are concerned, the Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack can be yours for no less than $15,499.

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2014 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS

2014 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is one of the most wanted motorcycles in its segment. This agile mechanical beast was designed with high performances in mind, therefore it boosts a 749,9cc, V90, four stroke, longitudinal 90° v twin, liquid cooled engine with four valves per cylinder and a ride-by-wire system. The engine cranks out a maximum power of 67.3 KW (92 HP) at 8750 Rpm and 8.4 Kgm (82 Nm) of torque at 4500 Rpm.

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is built on Aprilia’s mixed trellis and aluminum frame which assures great ride and handling capabilities.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include four piston radial calipers, wave discs, a hydraulic wet clutch, adjustable front and rear suspension, optional ABS, Tri-Map ride-by-wire engine management and a Matrix instrument display with on-board computer.

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is priced at $10,299.

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2014 Aprilia Shiver 750

2014 Aprilia Shiver 750

The Aprilia Shiver 750 is pretty competitive motorcycle and occupies a top position in the medium powered naked class.

Featuring a very attractive design language, and being equipped with state of the at technologies, the Aprilia Shiver 750 is able to deliver a very enjoyable riding experience whenever you jump on its back.

Thanks to its versatile personality, the Aprilia Shiver 750 feels at home in any situation being able to deal great with anything you ask of it.

It is powered by Aprilia’s new 90° V2 which features an advanced electronic management, and can deliver a level of power comparable to four cylinder engines in the same class, but with much more torque at low revs. The unit puts out 95 HP At 9000 Rpm and 8.25 Kgm at 7000 Rpm and needs to deal with a dry weight of only 189 kg. The engine is mounted on a mixed trellis/aluminium frame which delivers a high level of rigidity.

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2013 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel PK

2013 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel PK

The Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel PK is one of the most innovative models in the street enduro segment. This versatile motorcycle can deal effortless with anything you’ll throw at it and can it be used for long journeys but also for short rides around the city.

The Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel PK is propelled by a four-stroke longitudinal, 90° V-twin engine, liquid cooled engine with four valves per cylinder. The engine has a total displacement of 1197 cc and cranks out a maximum power of 125 CV (91,9 kW) a 8.250 rpm and 11,7 kgm of torque at 6.800 rpm. All this power is kept in leash by a 6 speed transmission.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a modern frame that features a mixed structure, made up of a trellis in high resistance steel tubes connected to a pair of die cast aluminum plates.

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2013 Aprilia MANA 850 GT ABS

2013 Aprilia MANA 850 GT ABS

Aprilia’s products aren’t as popular as the ones of its Japanese rivals, but this doesn’t mean that the Italian manufacturer’s motorcycles aren’t capable.

For instance, look at the Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS, a sporty naked model especially designed to reward its rider with a great mix of speed, handling and adrenaline. Thanks to its practical character the motorcycle is also pretty versatile and feels similarly comfortable both on the race track and in the city.

At the heart of this beauty lies a longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single overhead cam engine with chain drive and four valves per cylinder. The power generated by this mechanical monster is rated at 56 kW (76.1 cv) at 8.000 rpm and 7,45 kgm (73 Nm) at 5.000 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a modern sequential/automatic transmission.

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include radial brake calipers, helmet compartment, upside-down forks, an elegant half-fairing and a comfortable seat.

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2012 Aprilia MANA 850 GT ABS

2012 Aprilia MANA 850 GT ABS

Since its inception, the Aprilia Mana 850 GT was highly appreciated for its versatile character. The motorcycle has a lot to love and you’ll especially like its sporty performances, intelligent technologies and the first class ergonomics.

The company describes its new Mana 850 as being a “complete motorcycle, the new frontier, the missing link in an evolution that makes the world of motorcycling and its emotions accessible to all types of users.”

Among the wide range of features offered by the 2012 Aprilia MANA 850 GT you’ll find sequential/automatic transmission, radial brake calipers, helmet compartment, upside-down forks and ABS brakes. You also get an adjustable windshield which means that the level of protection can be adjusted to suit your own needs with a unique level of customization.

The motorcycle is powered by a 90° V-twin engine, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single overhead cam engine with chain drive and four valves per cylinder.

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2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650 Factory

2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650 Factory

Aprilia started its adventure in the big bikes segment with the Pegaso 650. In fact the Pegaso 650 was the first bike of its kind and gave the start to an entire new segment.

Fortunately the company never stopped to improve the Pegaso 650 and the bike continues to considered a benchmark in its segment.

The 2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650 Factory is propelled by a modern, four-valve, dry sump engine with electronic fuel injection which puts out 48 HP (35 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 59 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm.

The company says that its bike was made to master the hairpins of mountain roads and trails and rewards you with a thrilling ride every time you jump on the saddle. The bike was not only made for savage roads, as it feels imilarly comfortable around the city too. With a total steering angle of 76° (38°+38°), the Pegaso 650 flicks through the traffic like a compact scooter.

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2012 Aprilia SHIVER 750 GT ABS

2012 Aprilia SHIVER 750 GT ABS

When it was first launched, the Aprilia Shiver took its segment by surprise as it was packed with modern technologies, it had a powerful engine and it’s style screamed dynamism. Though, the company decided to raise the bar even higher and launched the technologically advanced Shiver 750 GT ABS.

The new Sports Tourer has all it needs to be considered one of the most capable models in its class. Thanks to its perfect combination of sports handling, versatility and power the Shiver 750 GT ABS is able to reward you with a rush of adrenaline every time you fire up the engine.

Talking about the engine, the motorcycle is powered by Aprilia’s V90 Four stroke longitudinal 90° V twin, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft unit with mixed gear/chain drive and four valves per cylinder. r The engine cranks out 95 HP at 9000 rpm and 8.25 kgm of torque at 7000 rpm which is more than enough to keep even the most demanding riders satisfied.

Moreover, the integral Ride by Wire accelerator, the mapping management controlledby the rider (Sport, Touring and Rain), and the brakes with radial calipers, are truly unique solutions for the sports touring segment and make the Aprilia Shiver 750 GT a sophisticated bike.

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2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650

2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650

The Aprilia Pegaso leads the way when it comes to big 600 cc bikes. It was the first of its kind and despite its age is still among the top sellers in its segment.

One of the secrets behind the Aprilia Pegaso 650’s success is the fact that it was constantly upgraded and with every year that passes the motorcycle becomes better and better.

Naturally the center piece of the 2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650 is its modern, four-valve, dry sump engine which is fitted with electronic fuel injection. As far as performance go, the engine delivers a maximum output of 48 HP (35 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 6.01 kgm ( 59 Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm.

Apart from its strong engine, the Aprilia Pegaso 650 is also equipped with ultra-light wheels, sport brakes and fine tuned suspensions.

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2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC

The Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC earned its strong reputation after has dominated the world superbike championship. The bike was especially developed to be used on race tracks, but also on public roads and features a sporty look and a dynamic character.

At the heart of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC lies a 65° V-4 engine which is the first unit of its type ever seen in a sports production bike. The engine is offered with a multimap management and cranks out 180 HP at 12,250 rpm and 115 Nm at 10,000 rpm.

Other features offered for the 2013 Aprilia RSV4 are traction control, wheelie control, launch control, Aprilia Quick Shift, new exhaust and a dual display mode for instrument panel display - ROAD and RACE.

The 2013 model is offered with the same chassis and swingarm configuration as the previous generation. The company has also kept the multi-adjustable suspension and the chassis adjustments unchanged.

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2013 Aprilia Shiver 750 GT ABS

2013 Aprilia Shiver 750 GT ABS

The Aprilia Shiver 750 GT ABS is a versatile sport tourer and offers a perfect mix between sportiness and comfort.

The Aprilia Shiver 750 GT is equipped with a 90° V-twin engine which features an integral Ride By Wire system. The engine delivers a maximum output of 95 hp which makes it the strongest unit in its class. The powerplant offers a choice of three mapping setups namely Sport Touring and Rain.

The bike’s backbone is a composite-type frame which works in conjunction with a 43 mm upside down fork and a strong aluminium swingarm with reinforcement truss. There is also an adjustable, laterally mounted monoshock which left enough room under the seat to mount the exhaust.

The sporty chassis is combined with a set of similarly sporty breaks which consist of radical calipers and 320 mm discs complete with a two-channel ABS system.

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2013 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC

2013 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC

The Aprilia RSV4 R APRC features a lot of high tech technologies which help it stay on top on the food chain when it comes to super sport motorcycles.

The cherry from the top is the advanced APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) package, which is developed using Aprilia’s experience gathered on the race tracks.

But Aprilia RSV4 R APRC’s improvements are not limited to the electronic management system as the 65° V4 engine has also received improved lubrication and closer spaced gears for better acceleration.

To increase the Aprilia RSV4’s performances even more, Aprilia gave it a lighter exhaust which features an advanced butterfly valve management system to suit the Ride By Wire mapping for improved breathing and efficiency throughout the RPM range. The 2013 upgrades also include lighter wheels with three double-spokes.

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 ABS

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 ABS

With a long list of technical and esthetic upgrades, the 2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro is finally prepared to go head to head with the best bikes in its class including the BMW R1200GS.

At the heart of the bike lies a two cylinder unit which cranks out a maximum power of 130 hp. The engine is placed in a lightweight chassis which is carefully forged to offer superior driving dynamics.

Other technical highlights include radial Brembo callipers, hydraulic clutch, Ride by Wire with 3 different engine maps and the Matrix instrument panel with on board computer. Moreover, the Dorsoduro is also available with ABS and Aprilia Traction Control (ATC).

Also new for the 2013 model, are the fresh three split spoke wheel rims which are 2.3 kg lighter than the old 5 spoke model. Because the new rims decreased the total weight, it was possible to fully revamp the shock absorbers and suspension which are now tuned for more agility and reduce the overall height of the bike’s centre of gravity.

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2013 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC

2013 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC

The Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC ruled the World Superbike Championship, so it’s one of the best naked bikes you can find on today’s market.

Power comes from a V4 engine, which delivers 167.3 hp, and is mounted on completely revised chassis architecture. The first three gear ratios are now shorter, while the maximum torque value of 111.5 Nm is on tap at 9,500 rpm, two characteristics that give the Tuono V4 R a huge power at low and mid engine speeds. The bike features triple mapping for instantly tailoring the performance and is also available with APRC.

Up front, the Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC is fitted with an upside down fork with 43 mm diameter. There are also forged aluminium calliper mountings and a completely adjustable spring preload. The front wheel travel is rated at 120 mm.

Out back, there is double braced aluminium swingarm combined with Sachs piggy back monoshock with completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. The rear wheel travels is 130 mm.

As far as design goes, the new V4 R keeps the same triple light layout found at the original Tuono.

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2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Factory ABS

2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Factory ABS

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS received a new engine for 2013. The new generation has also received other few upgrades which make it more agile and pleasurable.

The 2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is fitted with a 750 cc 90° V-twin engine which delivers a maximum power of 92 hp at 8750 rpm and 82 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. The engine is mounted on Aprilia’s unique mixed trellis and aluminium frame which gives it superior handling abilities.

The front breaks consist of advanced 4-piston radial calipers which bite 320 mm floating wave discs offering a short stopping time. For extra safety, the bike is also fitted with a sophisticated 2 channel Continental ABS system. Both front and rear systems features metal braided braking pipes, borrowed from the aeronautic sector. Thanks to this advanced technology, the pressure fluctuations of conventional pipes are eliminated, maximizing the breaking efficiency.

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2013 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

2013 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

The Aprilia Mana has a pretty mixed personality and is hard to tell with if it is a powerful scooter, a city bike or an all-rounder. It seems that Aprilia doesn’t know either and names it only a “completely new motorcycle concept”.

What’s clear however is the fact that we are looking at a pretty versatile bike that has a few things to be loved for. It’s comfortable, practical and has also has enough punch to make the ride interesting.

The Aprilia Mana 850 is fitted with sequential/automatic transmission, ABS, radial brake calipers, helmet compartment and upside-down forks. You’ll also find a half-fairing which protects the rider and passenger on long journeys as well as in daily commuting making the bike suited for touring. You’ll also get an adjustable windshield and a V2 850 cc two cylinder engine that cranks out 75 hp.

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2013 Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS

2013 Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS

The Aprilia Shiver 750 was launched in 2007 but has never been a success. Though, this doesn’t mean that the bike is less capable.

Designed for long journeys, but also for the race track, the Aprilia Shiver 750 rewards you with a pleasurable and relativelly comfortable ride.

The bike features a lightweight mixed steel trellis and aluminium side plate frame which is combined with a compact 90° V2 engine. The engine develops a peak power of 95 HP at 9000 rpm and features an advanced electronic management system which adjusts the throttle response to be suited for any type of routes.

Up front, the bike is fitted with a 43 mm upside down fork with forged feet to support the radial calipers, while a 120 mm wheel travel helps the bike absorb road bumps. The side shock absorber sits on the swingarm, and provides adjustments for spring preload and hydraulic rebound offering a rear wheel travel of 130 mm.

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2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650 Trail

2012 Aprilia Pegaso 650 Trail

Greek mythology tells us of Pegasus, the winged horse that’s not only one of the most popular in Greek mythos, but is also an enduring symbol of power and freedom. In the history of motorcycling, no name has been more apt for a machine made to satisfy its rider’s need for freedom than the Aprilia Pegaso.

Symbolizing Pegasus to the hilt, the Aprilia Pegaso is the embodiment of a bike that exudes power and freedom, having been designed with an advanced technological set-up that satisfies needs as diverse as urban mobility and long distance touring.

The Pegaso 650 Trail continues the success story that began over 12 years ago, and has since taken the Pegaso to the top of the international sales charts, establishing it as the world’s best 650 cc enduro.

For the 2012 model, the Pegaso was built as a better all-round motorcycle than ever before. The Pegaso Trail in particular is better at long range touring, thanks to superior comfort, an advanced new engine, and a large number of innovations aimed at improving versatility. All this has been achieved without affecting the bike’s great autonomy and simple, easy-riding characteristics; characteristics that have made the Pegaso such a tremendous success over the years.

Just as the original Pegaso established new records for its class, the new Pegaso 650 Trail sets the pace for single cylinder motorcycle technology. It boasts a modern, four valve, dry sump engine with electronic fuel injection and a 44 mm throttle body, a superbly strong diamond shaped steel frame, spoked wheels with medium-knobbly tires for great handling on and off the road, and many more advanced features.

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