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2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack – Road Test Review

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Norway’s Nordkapp (North Cape) is a 1,000-foot cliff overlooking the frigid Barents Sea, reached by riding through a 4.3-mile undersea tunnel on the world’s northernmost road. When you name a motorcycle Caponord, Italian for North Cape, you’re saying something about its touring capability. Aprilia first used the appellation on its 2002 ETV1000 Caponord, an adventure tourer powered by a detuned ...

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Aprilia USA Announces 2014 Model Lineup

Aprilia has experimented with new ideas and technologies from the beginning days as a motorcycle manufacturer, and it is through this dedication that Aprilia has become the most victorious European brand of any operation today in the history of motorcycling. From MotoGP to Motocross, Superbike to Supermotard, and Rally to Trail, Aprilia has forged a path of performance and technology ...

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Aprilia USA Announces Special Edition 2013 RSV4 Factory

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In honor of the 2012 World Superbike Champion Aprilia RSV4, Aprilia USA has developed a limited edition 2013 RSV4 Factory exclusively for the North American market. The company announced the motorcycle on its Facebook page Thursday morning. Nowhere else in the world will the 2013 RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK Special Edition be available for sale. Features of the RSV4 ...

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Six Degrees of Temptation: Ridden and Rated Special

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When Victory fired off the invite for its 2013 Boardwalk model launch, we looked up from our meatball subs, wiped the marinara sauce from our chins and simultaneously exclaimed, “What!? It’s time for the 2013s already?” Heck, there’s still some Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill and cheese weenies leftover from our Y2K party in the office fridge. About then we also ...

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2012 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC – Road Test Review

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In the world of muscle-bound streetfighters, the Aprilia Tuono has a serious reputation. Debuting in 2002, it was an RSV Mille shorn of bodywork, using the same 60-degree 998cc V-twin, frame, suspension and brakes, but with an upright handlebar and a steering damper. It was, by all accounts, an exciting, wheelie-prone, hair-on-fire motorcycle. When Aprilia launched its RSV4 superbike, it ...

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Get the Aprilia Experience May 26-28 at Miller Motorsports Park

Those who attend the Salt Lake City round of the World Superbike Championship on Memorial Day weekend will also be able to take part in the Aprilia Experience. Beginning Saturday, May 26, and running through Monday, May 28, Aprilia USA will be hosting a display of its high-performance motorcycles and official apparel and merchandise. Those in attendance can watch the ...

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Piaggio Group Americas Introduces Three New Models, Four New Prototypes to North American Market

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Italian manufacturer Piaggio Group, represented in the U.S. by its subsidiary Piaggio Group Americas, gave North American dealers a clear vision of plans for global and market growth during the company’s 2012 dealer meeting in Hollywood, Florida. Led by Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO Roberto Colaninno and Piaggio Group Americas President and CEO Miguel Martinez, as well as Piaggio Group ...

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2011 Aprilia Mana GT ABS – Road Test Review

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This 2011 Aprilia Mana GT ABS Road Test was originally published in the February 2012 issue of Rider magazine] Back when I learned to drive, most cars had a stick-shift transmission and drivers came to understand the relationship between clutches, gears and shifting points…which came in handy if they began riding motorcycles. Today, my kids are learning to drive and ...

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