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October 18, 2015

Top 10: Most Versatile 2015 Bikes

Shopping for a new motorcycle can be daunting, particularly if you expect a lot from it. [more]

July 12, 2015

Top 5: Most Technologically Advanced Bikes of 2015

Bike manufacturers have been launching new, sophisticated technologies at an impressive pace over the last 10 years or so. From cutting-edge rider assist systems to electronically adjustable suspension to on-board multimedia devices, these innovations aim to maximize safety, comfort, and performance. [more]

June 11, 2015

Aprilia launches 2016 Tuono V4 1100 RR and Factory

Aprilia is officially launching the new 2016 Tuono V4 1100 RR and Tuono V4 1100 Factory. Look for them to arrive at Canadian dealers by the end of the month starting at $15,095 and $16,795, respectively. [more]

May 27, 2015

2015 Aprilia SR Motard 50 Preview

You call yourself a supermoto enthusiast, but you'd still like a small, efficient, traffic-busting machine for your urban commutes? Aprilia has the answer in the form of the 2015 SR Motard 50, designed for riders who want an affordable, practical, and reliable 50cc scooter without compromising on desirability, style or fun. Read on. [more]

May 17, 2015

2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100RR Preview

The new 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 is now available in Europe with a more powerful engine and a revised chassis, both in RR and Factory trims. On paper, this machine looks like the sportiest naked bike of 2015. Alas, Canadians will have to wait until after the summer to find out what the Italian manufacturer's lethal weapon can do. [more]

April 26, 2015

Top 10: Highest-Performing Bikes in 2015

Don't let machines like the Kawasaki Ninja H2R fool you: Performance isn't just about engine power and straight-line acceleration times; it also involves sharp handling and cornering, excellent braking, and other confidence-inspiring dynamics -- as evidenced by the Honda CBR1000RR SP and others. [more]

February 08, 2015

2015 Aprilia RSV4 RR and RF Preview

It's hard to find a sexier bike than the Aprilia RSV4, even five years removed from its last major revision. It remains one of the most attractive motorcycles in the entire industry, and arguably the raciest superbike out there. [more]

September 07, 2014

2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack Review

With an engine derived from the Dorsoduro 1200, sophisticated electronic riding aids, and unique character, the amazing and captivating Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS takes on a crowded field that includes the Ducati Multistrada, Kawasaki Versys 1000, KTM 990 SMT, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Triumph Tiger Explorer, and Suzuki V-Strom 1000. [more]

August 19, 2014

Top 10 Bang-for-the-Buck Street Bikes of 2014

The best-value motorcycles are not exactly the cheapest ones. In addition to pricing, there are several aspects to consider including fit and finish, styling, performance, riding dynamics, ergonomics, comfort, and safety. [more]

June 09, 2014

Top 10 Highest-Performing Bikes on the Market in 2014

Performance isn't just about engine power and acceleration times; it also involves sharp handling and cornering, excellent braking, and other confidence-inspiring dynamics. What's more, the latest electronic aids, which are trickling down from top-level bikes to more mainstream models, now elevate performance, control, and safety to unprecedented levels. [more]

May 08, 2014

Aprilia launches 2015 Caponord 1200 Travel Pack

Aprilia has announced the launch of the 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack, available now at Canadian dealers. The white-only model starts at $15,995. [more]

December 01, 2013

2013 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC ABS Track Test

Limited in terms of everyday comfort and practicality, the 2013 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC ABS proves to be a real monster on the track with 180 horsepower and ultra-sophisticated electronics. When it comes to shredding tarmac and doing hot laps, no other bike delivers more bang for your buck. [more]

October 27, 2013

2013 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC Review

We loved the 2013 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC on the road, except for a firm seat and suspension. Now, it's time to see how it fares on the track, with the help of ASM Motosport in St-Eustache. [more]

August 26, 2013

2013 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC ABS Review

Insanely beautiful -- but sold for nearly $20,000 when initially launched, without the benefit of electronic riding aides -- the ''R'' Version of the acclaimed RSV4 was headed straight for a wall. The 2013 version, for $4,500 less, is one of the best buys in its category, especially with the excellent APRC system and adjustable ABS. [more]

August 25, 2013

Top 10 highest-performing bikes on the market

Performance is a word that's thrown around a lot for marketing purposes, leaving the average bike enthusiast confused as to which models really live up to it. You have to remember that performance isn't just about engine power and acceleration times; it also involves handling, cornering, braking, and overall riding dynamics. [more]

March 12, 2013

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS Preview

After winning the World Superbike Championship in 2012, Aprilia keeps pushing the technology envelope in 2013 with a new ABS-equipped version of the famous RSV4 Factory APRC. [more]

February 21, 2013

Significant price cuts on Aprilia models

Piaggio Group Americas is announcing significant price cuts for Aprilia's 2013 V4 lineup. [more]

September 24, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: supermoto bikes

Supermotos, are becoming more and more popular in these parts, although there is a limited selection of them on the market - all but five European and Asian models are available, with an engine capacity somewhere between 250 and 650 cc. [more]

July 04, 2012

Motorcycle buyer's guide: Street bikes (900 cc and up)

Designed to be close to superbike-like performance, in terms of speed and road handling, the 900-cc (and up) street bike also strives for more comfort and versatility for everyday riding. Better yet, insurance rates and registration costs are also less expensive. [more]

June 27, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: Standard bikes (up to 800cc)

Standard bikes (often called roadsters) are nimble, versatile and racier than ever. They prove to be almost as fun to ride as sport bikes without feeling rough and uncomfortable. [more]

May 23, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: 1,000cc superbikes

Designed for thrill seekers and pure performance addicts, 1,000cc superbikes use world-class technology and components that come straight from their racing equivalents. These machines can propel you from 0 to 100 km/h in less than three seconds and reach F1-like top speeds. [more]

February 24, 2012

2012 Montreal Motorcycle Show - Tonight at Palais des Congrès!

Après le Salon de la Moto de Toronto et celui de Québec, Montréal livre du tangible ce week-end, avec la totalité des nouveautés 2012 du monde de la moto. De nouvelles machines, de nouveaux équipements, des programmes de financement, des tonnes d'accessoires et la présence d'une foule d'associations de tourisme et de journées d'essais en piste (track day). [more]

February 21, 2012

2012 Montreal Motorcycle Show - February 24-26

The Montreal Motorcycle Show returns to Palais des Congrès from February 24th to 26th, 2012. As the largest and most anticipated event of its kind in Quebec, it will once again put a record number of models under one roof. [more]

November 29, 2011

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 Review

A superbike is too radical and not comfortable enough for you? A standard sport bike feels ordinary and too timid? Aprilia has the answer you're looking for! Meet the new 2011 Dorsoduro 1200, a supermotard on 'roids that's primarily designed to deliver a unique combination of performance and comfort. I've tested the machine once on the track, now here are my impressions on the road. [more]

November 07, 2011

The LAPD invests in an Aprilia RSV4: Escape is not an option!

Getaway motorcycles have an unfair advantage over bulky police cruisers, allowing thieves to quickly and easily distance themselves from their pursuers and escape the long arm of the law. Looking to catch these cheeky bike-riding criminals, the Los Angeles Police Department has acquired an Aprilia RSV4. [more]

October 04, 2011

2011 Aprilia SXV 5.5: Track Test

There's nothing revolutionary about the Aprilia SXV 5.5 for 2011, but rather a series of minor evolutions designed to improve user-friendliness, reliability and the maintenance process, for a longer life and lots more fun. Available exclusively in its 550-cc guise in Canada (a 450 version is offered overseas), the Italian firm's V-Twin, dubbed 45.2, is a pure product of its racing department. [more]

August 12, 2011

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 First Impressions

These days, Aprilia is all about new products and mechanical evolution. One of the most tangible manifestations of this remains the RSV4 Factory APRC, a rocket fired by a V4 engine supported by übersophisticated electronics that has already been crowned world champion. So when the Italian manufacturer announces a new model, the press in its entirety naturally gets all hot and bothered. [more]

December 24, 2010

2011 Aprilia Tuono V4 R Preview

Aprilia engineered the V4 engine to freely accommodate the latest evolutions. Its cassette-type transmission enables easy gear spacing. We can imagine this daring duo powering a standard sport bike or light tourer in the future. Rumours of its arrival have been flying since the worldwide launch of the RSV4 in Misano in 2009. And now, here it is: the 2011 Aprilia Tuono V4 R. [more]

October 21, 2010

World Superbike 2011 - The new grid is shaping up, with a few surprises

With current WSBK champion Max Biaggi having officially confirmed his return with Aprilia for the next two years, Aprilia is one of the few teams that remain intact for 2011. [more]

October 20, 2010

2010 Aprilia Shiver Review

Both accessible and contemporary, the Shiver seems to have everything it takes to conquer the hearts of street fighter aficionados, starting with superb design: striking looks, elegant lines, quality finish. The result is full of personality and pizzazz. What's more, the bike's lemme-at-it attitude and 95 ponies let us know that we are dealing with a high performance bike that will require all of your riding skills to get the best out of it. [more]

October 12, 2010

2011 Aprilia RSV4 gets traction control, launch control, wheelie control and quickshifter

Aprilia announced some significant upgrades to the RSV4 model for 2011. These came at the Intermot show in Cologne, and right after Aprilia completed a Championship season in World Superbike on a high note, winning both the rider and manufacturer titles. [more]

September 21, 2010

2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Track Test (video)

A machine that has presented us with one surprise after the other, the Aprilia RSV4 Factory was earning points and achieving podiums in the 2009 World Superbike Championship (SBK) even before it hit the showrooms as a production model. Such timing denotes that the Aprilia RSV 4 was conceived as a race bike before a calmed down street able version was developed. [more]

August 04, 2009

2009 Aprilia Mana 850 Review

The Aprilia Mana 850 blends genres well by turning both motorcycle and scooter types of machines to its advantage and adding advanced, almost excessive, electronics to the mix. It stands out first by its welcome ease of use, its distinctive, perhaps overly studied style, and an undeniable exclusivity. The electronically controlled automatic transmission, the real revolution embodied by the Mana, catches the eye, as it is an essential part of the evolution of motorcycle/scooter hybrids (think Honda DN-01) geared towards newbies, often crossing over from the auto world, and not really destined for experienced riders looking for simplicity and comfort. [more]

June 11, 2009

Megan Fox Rides the Aprilia RS 125

Aprilia USA is pleased to be appearing in this summer's hottest film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, in theaters June 24. Look for Mikaela Banes, played by actress Megan Fox, to be riding an Aprilia RS 125 in the movie. [more]

April 25, 2009

2010 Aprilia Sport City 250 Preview

The Aprilia Sport City 250 is crossing the Atlantic later this year as a 2010 model, and big-wheel scooter fans could not be happier. These machines are primarily designed for city use, where they are exciting to ride, and limited highway use, where they can keep pace at up to 100 km/h. [more]

March 11, 2009

2009 Aprilia MXV 450 Preview

With the introduction of the all-new MXV 450, Aprilia strikes big and offers an interesting if not surprising alternative to Japanese dirt bikes powered by a 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine. The MXV 450 is the world's first competition bike to hit motocross tracks with a twin-cylinder. [more]

December 02, 2008

2009 Aprilia RSV4 Preview

With its recent integration into the Piaggio Group, Aprilia has been able to give free rein to its mechanical creativity, backed up by the new owner's development Euros as well as a solid reputation for quality that gave us the much-appreciated RSV1000 lineup and the ground-breaking CS Cube in MotoGP. Given that heritage, the new RSV4 promises to become a class leader. [more]

July 31, 2008

2008 Aprilia SXV 5.5 Review (video)

About two years ago, Aprilia surprised everyone with the new SXV and RXV models powered by a V-twin engine. The Italian manufacturer is a leader, not a follower, and it gives further proof by introducing the industry's first V-twin that's specifically designed to motivate a supermoto/enduro bike. Unique in its class, this magnificent Italian bike is built on a "mixed" frame structure that combines a steel perimeter frame with aluminum alloy vertical members. [more]

August 13, 2007

2007 Aprilia SXV 5.5 First Impressions

Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci, Quebec - Last July, the team at was invited to try out the new 2007 Aprilia SXV 5.5 at Circuit Mécaglisse. Most supermoto-type bikes in North America use the same recipe. They are motivated by a 4-stroke single-cylinder engine with carburetor and their frame/suspensions are derived from an off-road or enduro motorcycle. [more]