2018 Aprilia Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900

Jan 08, 2018 View Comments by

You (or your grandad) may have had a UJM—Universal Japanese Motorcycle—in the ’70s or ’80s. It could do it all, and there are plenty of good standard models out there today, but what if you want something with a dollop of Italian panache? Aprilia has offered a middleweight standard in the U.S. market for years, […]

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Scenes from Eurobike Raleigh 2017

Apr 15, 2017 View Comments by

Last weekend was Eurobike Raleigh, the Southeast’s largest gathering of Euro and Euro-inspired motorcycles. The eighth annual event took place over two days in Raleigh, NC. Presented by Do the Ton Triangle, a local group of café racer enthusiasts, Eurobike Raleigh 2017 saw a mix of European makes plus scooters and café racers from Europe, […]

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Aprilia Announces New Caponord 1200

Nov 13, 2012 View Comments by

The newest offering from the Noale, Italy based company is blessed with enough acronyms to make any bureaucrat jealous. It comes standard with Ride by Wire (RbW), ABS, and Aprilia Traction Control (ATC), and can be equipped with Aprilia Dynamic Damping (ADD) and CC. Other acronyms that may be associated with the new bike include, […]

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Aprilia Tankbag and Side Cases and Racks

Apr 08, 2012 View Comments by

I wanted a light, comfortable, nimble, sporty, and fun motorcycle, and after a well-researched decision found myself on top of an Aprilia Dorsoduro 750. One of the first upgrades I made to make it more touring-friendly was the addition of a tankbag and side cases. Luckily, Aprilia created a luggage system specifically for the Dorsoduro. […]

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Racing Improves the Breed…

Nov 01, 2010 View Comments by

…or at least that’s what they say. Hot on the heels of Ducati’s introduction of advanced electronics management in their new Multistradas, Aprilia trickles some of their World Superbike know-how down to the street. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt6CtJnVHP0 While launch control and wheelie control may not have direct application to your average touring rider, traction control and quick-shifting […]

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