Although the Italian company Aprilia may not be as widely known as others, such as Harley-Davidson, they still offer a wide variety of motorcycles that are just as awesome. Due to the fact that Aprilia started off as a bicycle company and generally produced bikes with smaller capabilities, people tend to stick to the stereotype that Aprilia has little power. However, the reality is that Aprilia holds way more potential than most folks believe. In fact, the company has been producing more and more large, powerful sportbikes, especially in recent years. Keep reading for a thorough guide to some of the best motorcycles made by Aprilia out there!
10 The Aprilia RSV4
First up, we have the Aprilia RSV4, a superbike produced in 2009. Although the exterior is immediately eye-catching with unique jagged decals, it’s the engine that really draws attention. With 1000cc capacity and 201 hp, the RSV4 has an astounding top speed of 286 km/h. In fact, this extremely powerful engine is said to be designed specifically for superbike racing. After it won both the 2010 and 2014 world championships, the Aprilia RSV4 became a legend in the world of motorcycles, and justly so. In 2016, this superbike was modernized and the limited-edition RSV4 RF was introduced. No matter which model you choose, however, you’ll be getting your money’s worth with this futuristic superbike.
9 The Aprilia Mana 850
The Mana 850 is every bit as awesome as the RSV4 but in a completely different way. This very rare automatic transmission bike is designed for every occasion. With a V-twin engine sporting 53 bhp and 840 ccs, the Mana may not be the fastest racer out there, but its other features more than make up for it.
Specifically, the bike is conveniently sized with great handling and an impressive amount of power during drives, considering its engine size. Owners have also fallen in love with the classic motorcycle style of the Mana 850. Comfortable, reliable, and speedy, the Mana 850 is great for the daily commute and makes for a fun ride.
8 The Aprilia Dorsoduro
Unlike other bikes, the Dorsoduro features an extremely unique sharply styled exterior, with seemingly jagged tips at both the front and the back for an even more exaggerated design. It features adjustable throttle mapping as well as optional ABS, being more similar to standard and touring bikes rather than the classic supermoto design.
With a solid 896 cc and 95 hp combined with the unique design and handling, the Dorsoduro is deemed Aprilia’s “fun bike.” Although there are several models with different engine capacities available, the most popular and loved by far seems to be the 2017-2019 model. With the perfect balance between sporty and reliable, we can’t help but love the Dorsoduro.
7 The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100
The Tuono series overall features tough, sleek, powerful motorcycles, but we’re especially interested in the newer 2015 version, rumored to hold over 260 km/h. With angular lines making up most of its stylish exterior and colored rims, the Tuono V4 1100 is certainly a head-turner. The 2015 model features an upgraded engine with 1000 ccs and 175 hp, making it a speed demon of a streetfighter.
It also has cool features such as ABS, launch control, and the Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system. Although we haven’t been able to see how the bike will age with the changing times, it’s already quite obvious that the V4 1100 is one of the best designs the company has created.
6 The Aprilia RS125
The Aprilia RS125 is another bike that managed to encompass a delightful balance between speed, reliability, and power. At 120 kg, it’s on the lighter end of the motorcycle weight spectrum, yet its mighty engine remains competitive with its counterparts. In fact, this nimble bike holds a plethora of Grand Prix victories with its 125 cc engine. Not only is it fast, but the RS 125 is widely loved for its comfortable reliability both during races and during recreational drives. Currently, this bike is highly prized and desired by collectors and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. Many consider it to be the very best bike that Aprilia has created.
5 The Aprilia RS250
The Aprilia RS250 is often said to be the RS125 on steroids. While this is an accurate general description, there’s more to the bike than just its size and similarity to its predecessor. This two-stroke sportbike was actually created in celebration of a victory of a world championship claimed by the GP250.
With a larger frame and a top speed of over 200 km/hr, this bike soon became a popular model on its own. Owners loved its digital instrument panel and the awesome handling and suspension. Furthermore, the 250 also features an all-new ECU and a fantastic air-box. Although it wasn’t as affordable as some of the other selections, it was a sight to behold!
4 The Aprilia Moto 6.5
Upon first glance, Aprilia Moto 6.5 seems like quite the oddity, with the front wheel almost detached from the rest of the bike’s body. However, the unique style is part of what made a number of fans fall in love with the Moto 6.5. Slim and nimble, this bike was designed for city maneuvering, and even came with a suspension system that’s great for preventing damage from pot-holes and other small obstructions.
It features a four-stroke, single-cylinder engine with a top speed of 146 km/h, making it a very fun bike for both light sporting and daily commute. While some can’t accept the strange design, we find it quite endearing.
3 The Aprilia RSV1000 Mille
While plenty of bikes feature a wonderful balance between commute and sport, with this Aprilia there’s no doubt about the intended use for the RS1000 Mille. With a top speed of over 270 km/h, this speed demon of a motorcycle was born to race. With that being said, the Mille also has great comfort and reliability ratings. It also has nice safety features such as wind deflectors and amazing suspension. After its production, two more varieties of the Mille were created. The Mille R was a lighter version featuring about the same specs, while the Mille SP was made custom for the Superbike World Championship.
2 The Aprilia TX311
At first glance, the Aprilia TX311 seems like an upgraded bicycle. While it’s true that the little bike is very light and nimble, these qualities serve to improve the bike’s quality, not detract from it. Although it only produces 17 horsepower and goes up to 120km/h, the TX311’s compact nature makes it perfect for a plethora of consumers. The 85 kg body was a major point of attraction for customers who needed a compact bike for the daily commute. Furthermore, the TX311’s two-stroke, single-cylinder engine is not to be looked upon lightly, either. This little guy will definitely get you where you need to be in style!
1 The Aprilia Pegaso 600
Like the TX311, the Pegaso 600 was also meant more for commuters than racers. With that being said, it is important to realize that the four-stroke, single-cylinder engine still packs a punch. Moreover, this model’s exterior is absolutely gorgeous, with a more classic Italian finish and bold color schemes. While the Pegaso 600 isn’t the fastest bike in the world, it certainly will turn heads. Owners love the bike for its comfort and reliability in addition to its unique design and styling. Although it was first presented in 1989, the Aprilia Pegaso 600 is still strongly desired by many collectors and motorcycle enthusiasts.