Testing the Aprilia RS 457 at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore was the perfect way to explore the capabilities of the latest sub-500-cc sports bike to be launched in India.[Read more…]
The Aprilia RS 457 has made its global debut and it shares the same aesthetics as its bigger siblings, the RS 660 and RSV4 1100.[Read more…]
Thinking of buying a commuter that has under-seat storage and goes very fast at the same time? Well, you have two choices at the moment – the updated Aprilia SR 160 Race and the all-new Yamaha Aerox 155.[Read more…]
The updated Aprilia SR has been introduced for 2022. The SR 125 has been priced at Rs 1.07 lakh ex-showroom while the SR 160 will set you back Rs 1.17 lakh ex-showroom. The scooters have been updated quite heavily in terms of styling. However, sees no change in power figures.
On the styling front, the SRs get an all-new LED headlamp, split seat, a revised tail lamp with an ‘X’ design and a split seat as well. The SR 160 now gets handguards along with panels with a carbon-fibre-like finish.
The motors on both, the SR 125 and the SR 160, see no change in terms of power. The 125-cc air-cooled motor still churns out a 9.52 hp while the SR 160 makes 11 hp and 11.6 Nm.[Read more…]
The design of the all new Aprilia SR 160 has been revealed.[Read more…]
The most sophisticated Tuono with a new Marelli ECU, combined with an all-new five-inch colour TFT dash, allows more innovative rider aids than ever. New looks, a higher revving V4, a new swing-arm, and a new aerodynamic package — it is the best Tuono to date. Having spent a day on track at Misano MotoGP racetrack in Italy, we came back highly impressed by this motorcycle. Here is how and why
You could say Aprilia have a slightly unfair advantage as they smartly fitted an Akrapovic silencer to the test bikes, to simply add to the amusement around Misano. It does sound amazing, even at tick-over. I know from experience that Aprilia’s V4 has always had a distinctive “character” but now, with more revolutions per minute (rpm) to play with (300 rpm more) this has amplified the experience to over-indulgent levels.
Leaving the famous pit-lane at Misano, the new Factory sounds magnificent, the V4 blasting pulsating vibrations off the pit wall. Out on to the track on pre-heated Pirelli slicks (no need to warm them up), the bike is straight into it, accelerating hard to join the swarm of Italian racers already up to race speed.
The noise is lovely, what a voice! This is escorted by the smoothest of quick-shifter changes I have experienced on a road bike. The changes are quick, perfectly matched in rpm; it is as if the peg, selector, and gearbox have been purposely designed for me.[Read more…]
The Aprilia SXR 125 has just been launched in India, joining its bigger sibling the SXR 160. Here are a few things you should know:[Read more…]
The Aprilia SXR 125 has been launched at a price of Rs 1.15 lakh, in an effort to expand the SXR range of stylish maxi-scooters.
The India-specific Aprilia SXR 160 premium scooter has been launched at Rs 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom) and deliveries will begin in January 2021.
Aprilia are a prominent name in the global two-wheeler industry and are looking to create a stronger foothold in the world’s largest two-wheeler market – India. [Read more…]