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Top Speed 2019 Aprilia Buying Guide

Top Speed 2019 Aprilia Buying Guide

Aprilia’s 2019 Lineup Explained

Aprilia is an Italian manufacturer mainly in top-end racing machines and streetbikes, though it does have limited scooter range to round out its lineup. It falls under the same Piaggio & C. SpA umbrella as does famed builder Moto Guzzi, but unlike it’s sister company, Aprilia completely shuns the standard body-style machines and focuses on performance. In so doing, it serves as the racebike division for the Piaggio conglomerate. The marque is heavily involved in the MotoGP circuit, and at the time of this writing is listed as 6th in the world manufacturer’s standings.

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Aprilia USA Announces Plan to Compete in MotoAmerica

Aprilia USA Announces Plan to Compete in MotoAmerica

Aprilia’s USA subsidiary has announced that it will field a team for the inaugural season of MotoAmerica after coming to terms with HSBK Racing to form the “Aprilia HSKB Racing” team.

The newly formed team will compete in the first season of MotoAmerica where it will field two riders and use the 2015 Aprilia RS4 Factory super bike as its entry into the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 class.

Aprilia’s decision to enter MotoAmerica is a pretty smart move for the Italian bike maker as it comes at a time when the company is beginning to take important steps in becoming more involved in the US market. Having a bike competing in MotoAmerica is a good way for the company to get some mainstream attention and could be the marketing boost it needs to further bolster its sales numbers in the country.

The company has always had a problem gaining traction in the market, and a big part of that problem doesn’t really involve its own products. It’s a marketing and publicity issue and Aprilia has so far struggled to develop the right campaign to ingratiate itself to the American market.

Turns out, somebody thought of the idea of signing up for MotoAmerica as a good way to gain that attention, all while competing in the racing series that effectively takes the reigns from the AMA Superbike Series as the premier motorcycle racing series in the US.

So far, Aprilia hasn’t announced its rider line-up, but with it signing up to compete in the series, we at least know that the company is taking this new endeavor pretty seriously.

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Aprilia Recalls Shiver and Caponord Models Due to Gearbox Issues

Aprilia Recalls Shiver and Caponord Models Due to Gearbox Issues

Aprilia is jumping on the recall bandwagon, as if it has no other choice but to join in when it discovered that a handful of its Shiver 750 and Caponord 1200 bikes had potentially serious issues that could result in crashes for the bikes and their riders.

So April is doing the prudent thing here, announcing the recall of 337 motorcycles in the US after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that the bikes’ output gear shaft face may not have been machined to the proper specifications by Aprilia’s supplier, Chonging Qiutian Gear Co. The result of this oversight is that screws fastening the sprocket could loosen over time, potentially causing the rear wheel to lock up. That’s not a good place to be in if you’re a rider and that happens to your bike. The UK’s Vehicle $ Safety Services Agency (VOSA) issued a similar recall of the affected Aprilia bikes, indicating that an abnormal noise on the parts involved could be an indication of the potential problem.

That’s probably all that Aprilia needed to spring to action, immediately announcing the recall of the 2014-2015 models of the Shiver 750 and 2015 models of the Caponord.

According the bike maker, riders can bring their bikes to dedicated dealerships, which will then launch investigations on the affected models to determine if it needs to be repaired. In the event that it does need repairs, dealers will immediately install a revised sprocket fastener kit and, if required, add a new secondary shaft for good measure, all at no cost to the customer.

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2014 Aprilia SR Motard 125

2014 Aprilia SR Motard 125

The Aprilia SR Motard 125 offers a perfect mix between sportiness and practicality. The scooter features an attractive style with sleek lines and an aggressive headlight.

Perhaps it goes without saying that the scooter also features a comfortable riding position that is perfectly suited for the city riding.

At the heart of the Aprilia SR Motard 125 lies a 124 cc, single cylinder, four stroke engine which delivers a maximum output of 9.6 CV at 8,500 rpm and 8.2 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine is fueled by a 7 liters fuel tank and its power is handled by a CVT transmission.

The scooter rides on 14 inch wheels wrapped in 120/70-14” tubeless tires.

The Aprilia SR Motard 125 is offered with a price tag of €2.759.

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Aprilia SXV Lionhead by Stefano Ceppi

Aprilia SXV Lionhead by Stefano Ceppi

Stefano Ceppi is a talented Italian designer who loves to create unique products and vehicles. Its latest creation is a redesigned Aprilia SXV supermoto which draws inspiration from the animal kingdom. Ceppi’s design approach is based on the animal anatomy and borrows many elements from the felines, especially the lion.

Mr. Stefano Ceppi choose the lion because it is Aprilia’s symbol and is also an historical symbol of the ancient and powerful Republic of Venice which is the company’s birthplace.

Featuring sleek lines and an agile stance, Ceppi’s Aprilia SXV Lionhead inspires agility, power and respect - three traits that are common among the feline species.

The front of the concept was designed using many elements borrowed from a lion head, while the fuel tank is inspired by the muscle fibres of the animal’s shoulders. The tank features carbon fibre inserts and a tasty mix of lines and colors which mirror the white and red muscle fibres.

While the front of the bike was completely modified, the rear received only minor adjustments remaining pretty similar with the original SXV style.

The riding position is slightly more aggressive than the original model. The seat is a bit longer to allow the rider to seat an aerodynamic racing position, but also shaped and canted forward just enough to give real control over the bike if seated in a traditional position.

This concept was highly appreciated by Mr. Marco Lambri, Senior Vice President of Vehicle Design Centre, Product Development and Strategies of Piaggio Group.

Stefano could’t bring the project to life without the help of "Hexagon Metrology - Cardiff Racing" for the basic Aprilia 3D engine point scanning and Camka for some 3d data for the front fork.

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2014 Aprilia RS4 50 Replica

2014 Aprilia RS4 50 Replica

The Aprilia RS4 50 Replica is a sporty compact bike that draws inspiration from its bigger displacement brothers that dominate the race tracks. Therefore, the Aprilia RS4 50 Replica, features a lot of lines and shapes borrowed from the Aprilia RSV4 Factory super sports bike.

Jump on board and you’ll be greeted by an analogue/digital multifunction dashboard inspired by that of the RSV4, with analogue rev counter and LCD Screen for all other information. For enhanced practicality, the motorcycle features a removable shell which transforms it from a two-seater into a single-seater. Moreover, you also get a pretty spacious under seat storage compartment.

Power comes from Aprilia’s single cylinder, two stroke, 49,9 cc liquid cooled engine which is mated to a six speed transmission.

The bike is priced at € 4.080.

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2014 Aprilia SX 50

2014 Aprilia SX 50

If you want to enter in the world of motards and you are looking for a less aggressive motorcycle, then you should take a closer look at the Aprilia SX 50. This compact model is fitted with the latest technologies developed by the Italian manufacturer and promises to deliver first class performances in terms of ride and handling.

The Aprilia SX 50 is powered by a 49,9 cc, single-cylinder, two stroke, liquid cooled engine which is kept under control by a six speed transmission.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a light, but stiff perimeter frame made of high strength steel. The frame is combined with a Marzocchi tele-hydraulic fork (195 mm wheel travel) and a steel swingarm with an advanced hydraulic shock absorber.

The Aprilia SX 50 is offered with a starting price of €3.956.

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2014 Aprilia SRV 850

2014 Aprilia SRV 850

The Aprilia SRV 850 is one of the sportiest scooters from the streets. It features a futuristic style and an ergonomic construction and also has a pretty versatile personality.

At the heart of the Aprilia SRV 850 sits a 839.3 cc, V 90° twin, 4-stroke, 4 valves engine which puts out a maximum power of 56 KW (76 CV) at 7,750 rpm and 76,4 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The engine is fueled by an 18.5 litres fuel tank.

The scooter is built on a rigid chassis, which gives it first class handling abilities and a great stability. The swingarm is made of cast aluminium and is combined with a preload adjustable, single hydraulic side-mounted shock absorber.

The Aprilia SRV 850 rides on aluminium five spoke rims which are wrapped in front and rear tubeless tires.

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2014 Aprilia RS4 50

2014 Aprilia RS4 50

Light, compact and agile, the Aprilia RS4 50 is a sporty motorcycle that draws inspiration from its bigger brothers. The motorcycle is built around a 49.9 cc, single cylinder, two stroke engine which is mated to a six speed transmission. The engine is housed by a lightweight frame which uses die-cast beams in aluminium alloy with cross-ribbing reinforcement.

The frame sits on a 41 mm upside-sown fork (110 mm wheel travel) and a rear asimmetric swingarm paired with a hydraulic monoshock absorber (122 mm wheel travel).

As far as safety is concerned, the Aprilia RS4 50 features a capable breaking system which comprises of front 300 mm discs grabbed by four-piston radial mount calipers and rear 220 mm discs paired with single piston calipers.

The motorcycle is offered with a starting price of €3.959.

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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 RS4 125 Replica

2014 Aprilia RS4 125 Replica

Since it was launched back in 1993, the Aprilia RS4 125 Replica has quickly become one of the most wanted bikes in its segment. And there is no wonder why, as it delivers top notch performances in terms of power, ride and handling.

The Aprilia RS4 125 Replica shares the same racy style with the super sport Aprilia RSV4 featuring a black and red livery. It is built around a 124.8 cc, single-cylinder, four stroke, fuel injection unit which puts out a maximum power of 15 hp (11 kw) at 10.500 rpm and 1,11 kgm (10,9 nm) of torque at 8.250 rpm. All this power is transferred to the ground by means of a six speed transmission.

It is also worth mentioning that the bike rides on big, 17 inch wheels which are wrapped in 100/80 ZR 17 front and rear 130/70 ZR 17 radial tubeless tires.

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2014 Aprilia RS4 125

2014 Aprilia RS4 125

If you are looking for a small displacement sport bike, then you should take a closer look at the Aprilia RS4 125 as it has all it needs to be considered a perfect bike to learn the secrets of sport riding.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies a 124 cc, single-cylinder, four stroke, fuel injection engine which cranks out a maximum power of 15 HP (11 KW) at 10.500 rpm and 1,11 Kgm (10,9 Nm) of torque at 8.250 rpm. The unit is kept under control by Aprilia’s Quick Shift rapid gear change system and is fueled by a 14,5 Lt (3,3 Lt Reserve) fuel tank.

The ride quality is assured by a 41 mm upside-down front fork with black anodised sheaths and 110 mm stroke and a rear single shock absorber.

You also get front 300 mm steel discs grabbed by four-piston radial caliper and rear 220 mm discs with single-piston calipers.

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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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