Usually, when you think of Aprilia motorcycles, the first thing that came to your mind would be small capacity sports bikes or exotic mopeds sold mostly in Europe. However, there is a lot more that falls under the Aprilia name. Sure these are common, but we will show you 10 Aprilia models just to show you what else you can find.
10. The Aprilia Pegaso 600
The Pegaso might look like an off-road bike, but it is designed for the streets. The first Pegaso appeared in 1990 and it packed a 600cc single-cylinder engine which delivered 46 hp and 36 lb-ft of torque. Up to date, it remains one of the greatest Aprilia motorcycles because it changed the course of the company for the better.
9. The Aprilia Moto 6.5
The Aprilia Moto 6.5 is a strange bike and it is hard to get accustomed to it. However, this bike is iconic one way or another. Whether you like it or not, this is a real classic but despite an odd-looking exterior design, not much was found beneath the skin. Still, it shows you that Aprilia loved to experiment.
8. The Aprilia TX311
The first time people can see and buy the TX311 was in 1985. It was launched in two different sizes and although it could produce a modest 17 horsepower, the motorcycle could develop speeds of up to 75 mph. Even though it appears as if this bike is stripped down to essential parts, it comes with interesting equipment and high-tech hydraulics.
7. The Aprilia Mana 850
The Mana 850 is a stunning bike for several reasons. First of all, it has an appealing appearance and it definitely turns heads. Secondly, it is one of the rare creations with an automatic transmission. When it was produced the Mana was ahead of its time and with 76 hp and the top speed of 118 mph, what else could you ask for?
6. The Aprilia RS125
The RS125 is the most successful Aprilia bike of all time. Everything about this model is just perfect. It has an impressive design, superb acceleration and amazing handling. Every bike enthusiast should be familiar with this model and it is hard not to love the RS125.
5. The Aprilia RSV1000 Mille
Another model which is definitely at the top of the line when we are talking about the Aprilia bikes is the RSV1000 Mille. Its engine was a large one and it generated 110 horsepower as well as 68 lb-ft of torque. This model was not only built to be beautiful – it was assembled to be fast. With the top speed of 169 mph you could really feel the wind in your hair.
4. The Aprilia RS250
For those that complained about the RS125 not being fast enough, Aprilia wanted to silence them. That is why they launched the RS250 which is basically the bigger version of the RS125. At least that is what you are led to believe and these two bikes differ a lot! They have distinctive engines and for the RS250, all new ECU is provided, new barrels, expansion champers and brand-new air-box.
3. The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100
The Tuono model has been around 2002 but it is the V4 1100 we are interested in. It is a charismatic model and despite being relatively new, we can already say that it is one of the best with Aprilia badge on it. As its name suggests, the bike uses a V4 engine which is quite potent, generating 178 horsepower.
2. The Aprilia Dorsoduro
For the Dorsoduro, Aprilia has found a perfect balance. It is not the fastest bike you can find and it doesn’t quite handle with easy, but it is a pleasure to ride this bike. Under the skin, it packs a new 896cc V-twin engine that stops at 83 hp and 56.4 lb-ft of torque. The direction in which Aprilia went when it created the Dorsoduro might not be quite clear, but it worked here.
1. The Aprilia RSV4
Choosing the RSV4 wasn’t hard at all. The first model debuted in 2009 and it received a warm reception. The bike has gained a legendary status but a modern version of the RSV4 produces 201 hp and 85 lb-ft of torque with the speeds above 180 mph. Whether you choose the newer or the older bike, you will not be mistaken.