Aprilia was created with motor-racing and is the Piaggio Group’s front-runner in sports competitions.
With 294 MotoGP race wins, Aprilia is the Western constructor with the largest number of victories in the history of the top motorcycle championship.
It also holds 51 world titles: 38 in the Grand Prix road racing world championship (20 in the 125 category and 18 in the 250 category), 4 Superbike titles (a Rider/Manufacturer double in 2010 and 2012) and 9 Off-Road titles (7 in Supermoto events and 2 in Trial events).
Aprilia became part of the Piaggio Group in 2004. With the re-organisation of the Noale Racing Division, the Group has broadened the horizons of its racing activities, from the return to off-road competitions to the World Superbike debut – in 2009 – of the Aprilia RSV4. This highly successful project has secured four world titles from 2010 to 2012 and this season sees Aprilia Racing and the RSV4 engaged in defending their status as current world champions.
With a wealth of technical solutions leveraging its unique racing experience, today the Aprilia motorcycle range has established an absolute technological leadership. The bikes’ impeccable chassis – always a key Aprilia strength – are combined with cutting-edge engine technology (the RSV4 is the only mass-produced racing V4 engine in the world) and an undisputed primacy in electronic rider support systems.
With each Aprilia motorcycle, the experience built up at racing events all over the world is transferred to the everyday user, to boost performance and safety.
Today the extensive Aprilia motorcycle offer presents a varied range of models, whose common features are state-of-the-art technology and a sporty personality: from the twin-cylinder naked Shiver 750 to the Dorsoduro supermotard (in two displacements, 750 and 1200), from the Mana 850, the world’s first automatic motorbike, to the very latest entry, the Caponord 1200, a formidable tourer, from the supernaked Tuono V4 to the RSV4 family, available in two versions, the R and the Factory, based directly on the reigning world SBK champion bike.
The Aprilia scooter range is equally impressive: the flagship Aprilia SRV850 is the most powerful scooter ever produced and features an advanced electronic control package with traction control and ABS.