Aprilia RX & SX 125 Promotion

Purchase a RX 125 or SX 125 and upon registration of your new bike you will receive a bonus of £500.

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T&Cs apply. Registration bonus applies against vehicle RRP. Available at participating UK retailers only. No cash alternative. £500 bonus applies to new registered Aprilia RX 125 or SX 125 models only. Can not be used in conjunction with any other offers. Valid for private purchases only made from 15.05.2024 – 30.06.2024. Vehicle must be paid for and registered by 30.06.24.  

SX 125

SX 125

£3,400.00

RX 125

RX 125

£3,400.00

ADVENTURE CALLS, ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE

Three new colour schemes, countless chances to explore

From road trips to extreme off-road adventures, give a free rein to your spirit of exploration with the new colour range. Canyon Sand represents Tuareg’s rally credentials with the warmth and energy of vast dunes, while Atreides Black is dark and understated, all the better for getting down and dirty on muddy off-road terrains. Rounding out the trio is Dakar Podium, a tribute to the legendary exploits of yesteryear and the upcoming challenges of the present and future.

Field of view Tuareg 660: a lens on the alpine pastures

He’s a photographer who specialised in fashion and has always been passionate about motorcycling.

Adriano Cisani, astride his Tuareg 660, rode from Milan to the mountains for the first meeting with “his” cow amidst the high mountain pastures. This is his story, with a video produced for the occasion, a story of personal points of view and individual growth, with a love for two-wheelers.
Photographer Adriano Cisani specialises in fashion and art photography. For his passion and work, he has to constantly challenge himself in search of new stimuli, new stories and new emotions to capture with his camera. He owes much to the city where he works, Milan, a city that, as he says, gives you energy but at the same time takes it away. And this is why every now and then it is necessary for him to escape the traffic of Milan on his Tuareg 660.
The occasion to set off on this new adventure is one of those special ones that take you back in time, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, putting you in contact with the simple and genuine nature of the high mountain pastures. As a birthday present,  Adriano was given the certificate of adoption of Rata, a dairy cow! What better excuse than this to get on his motorbike and ride up to the alpine pastures, among the breath-taking views and magnificent roads around the Maniva pass?

Adriano and the cows: symbolism and inspiration.

“I’ve always been fascinated by this animal that is so powerful and yet at the same time so friendly and tame. I consider a cow to be the perfect synthesis of contrasts, a bit like the fusion of yin and yang. My very first stuffed animal was a little cow, and even though my first encounter as a child with a real cow was traumatic – I got gored – this connection remained over the years, until my uncle gave me this adoption certificate for Rata. It’s a start-up project that supports young alpine breeders and every month gets me some cheese – delicious! – made from the milk of the adopted cows.”

The meaning of being a biker.

“Travelling by motorbike allows you to get into direct contact with what is around you. A motorbike is the perfect vehicle for reaching the places I’m looking for – the most isolated ones – to find the best stimuli and inspirations for my shots. Unlike a car, a motorbike facilitates more direct communication, and in a way it generates a more immediate empathy with the people you meet. It may sound  trivial, but seeing someone approach you on a motorbike – hearing them from a distance – helps to break down communication barriers. What’s more, riding a motorbike for me is an educational activity in so many ways. It can help you face life’s problems from a different perspective, with greater awareness of your own resources; it’s something that makes you grow, the moment you realise you’re capable of overcoming the challenges that the road presents.”

Educational experiences on two wheels.

“I will certainly never forget my first time solo in the Agriates desert in Corsica, where it was just me, my bike, and a tent. Spending nights in the cold under the starry sky was an incredible experience. Being isolated for days in the ‘wild’ environment of a relatively remote area like that really made me re-evaluate so many aspects of life. When you set off on a journey like that, you have a heightened sense of how vulnerable and ‘small’ we are compared to the nature surrounding us. On a motorbike, the constant presence of risk, even if it’s only marginal, forces you to sharpen your senses, to stay focused on everything around you. Then if the unexpected does happen, that’s when you feel most alive. When it happened to me, I skid out and my bike went flying into the current of a river, my instinctive response, after the first moment of panic, was to retrieve the bike as quick as possible, fix what could be fixed and try to start again. It’s from overcoming challenges like this that you learn how every obstacle, big and small – in motorcycling as in life – has to be faced head-on.”

Thanks to the ability to reach even the most inaccessible places and the freedom to stop anywhere, to capture and immortalize the perfect moment, the Tuareg 660 is Adriano’s ideal work companion. With the fusion of two of his passions, photography and motorcycling, the Tuareg 660 has become the ultimate means of transforming every ride into an adventure and every trip into a mission, always in search of the best shot, the right atmosphere, and the most powerful stories to be told, with the camera lens as a filter, guided by his instinct and creativity.

Aprilia RS & Tuono 125 Promotion

Purchase a RS 125 or Tuono 125 and upon registration of your new bike you will receive a bonus of £250.

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Legal notices

T&Cs apply. Registration bonus applies against vehicle RRP. Available at participating UK retailers only. No cash alternative. £250 bonus applies to new registered Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 models only. Can not be used in conjunction with any other offers. Valid for private purchases only made from 15.05.2024 – 30.06.2024. Vehicle must be paid for and registered by 30.06.24.  

RS 125

RS 125

£4,850.00

Tuono 125

Tuono 125

£4,400.00

Aprilia Tuareg & RS 660 Promotion

Purchase a RS, Tuono, Tuono Factory or Tuareg 660 and upon registration of your new bike you will receive a bonus of £750.

Ts&Cs apply 


Legal notices

T&Cs apply. Registration bonus applies against vehicle RRP. Available at participating UK retailers only. No cash alternative. £750 bonus applies to new registered Aprilia RS, Tuono, Tuono Factory or Tuareg 660 models only. Can not be used in conjunction with any other offers. Valid for private purchases only made from 15.05.2024 – 30.06.2024.  Vehicle must be paid for and registered by 30.06.24.  

Tuareg 660

Tuareg 660

£9,850.00

RS 660 Extrema

RS 660 Extrema

£11,150.00

RS 660

RS 660

£9,550.00

Aprilia SR GT 125 or 200 Promotion

Purchase a SR GT 125 or SR GT 200 including the sport versions and upon registration of your new scooter you will receive a bonus of £250.

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Legal notices

T&Cs apply. Registration bonus applies against vehicle RRP. Available at participating UK retailers only. No cash alternative. £250 bonus applies to new registered SR GT 125, SR GT 125 SPORT, SR GT 200, SR GT 200 SPORT. Can not be used in conjunction with any other offers. Valid for private purchases only made rom 15.05.2024 – 30.06.2024.  Vehicle must be paid for and registered by 30.06.24.  

SR GT Replica 125

SR GT Replica 125

£3,800.00

SR GT Sport 200

SR GT Sport 200

£3,900.00

SR GT 200

SR GT 200

£3,800.00

SR GT Sport ABS 125

SR GT Sport ABS 125

£3,650.00

SR GT 125

SR GT 125

£3,550.00

SR GT Sport 125

SR GT Sport 125

£3,650.00

SR GT ABS 125

SR GT ABS 125

£3,550.00

Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory Promotion

Purchase a Tuono V4 Factory and upon registration of your new bike you will receive a bonus of £1400!

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Legal notices

T&Cs apply. Registration bonus applies against vehicle RRP. Available at participating UK retailers only. No cash alternative. £1400 bonus applies to new registered Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory models only. Can not be used in conjunction with any other offers. Valid for private purchases only made from 15.05.2024 – 30.06.2024.  Vehicle must be paid for and registered by 30.06.24.  

Tuono V4 Factory

Tuono V4 Factory

£17,200.00

APRILIA ALL STARS 2024 – 8 JUNE IN MISANO

THE BIG APRILIA FESTIVAL IS BACK ALONG WITH THE FABULOUS RS-GP MACHINES OF THE MOTOGP CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE APRILIA RACING RIDERS: VIÑALES, ESPARGARÓ, SAVADORI, OLIVEIRA, AND FERNA´NDEZ

JACOPO CERUTTI AND FRANCESCO MONTANARI WILL BE WITH THEM, DOMINATORS WITH THE APRILIA TUAREG IN THE AFRICA ECO RACE

MAX BIAGGI WILL LEAD THE TEAM OF GREAT CHAMPIONS, TO CELEBRATE THE ITALIAN BRAND WITH THE MOST VICTORIES IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GP MOTORCYCLE RACING, ALONG WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS AND THE EXTRAORDINARY ATMOSPHERE OF APRILIA ALL STARS

THERE WILL BE LOTS OF BIKES, TEST RIDES, EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND THE MUSIC OF RADIO DEEJAY FOR A FESTIVAL UNDER THE BANNER OF PASSION AND LOVE FOR MOTORSPORT

Noale, 19 February 2024 – The Aprilia All Stars event is back, the huge Aprilia festival that gives motorsport fans a unique day of incredible bikes and legendary champions.
Misano World Circuit, Saturday, 8 June is the date and place that fans will want to add to their calendar and not miss. A unique opportunity – entirely free – to see and enjoy firsthand the on-track performance of the magnificent Aprilia RS-GP machines that are participating in the MotoGP championship and meet the riders.

As always, the brightest stars will be the Aprilia Racing riders, Aleix Espargaró, Maverick Viñales, Lorenzo Savadori, Miguel Oliveira, and Rau´l Ferna´ndez. Champions not only on the track but, in true Aprilia All Stars tradition, they will also be among the fans in the paddock to celebrate Aprilia, the European brand with 297 GP triumphs in World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing. All the greats of Aprilia history will be with them, led by six-time world champion Max Biaggi.

Something new for this edition will be the participation of Jacopo Cerutti and Francesco Montanari, fresh from the triumphant début astride the Aprilia Tuareg in the Africa Eco Race. Cerutti, dominator of the African race, and Montanari will also meet their fans in the festive and informal atmosphere of Aprilia All Stars and they will be showing off the fabulous Aprilia Tuareg, dominator of the desert.

As always, Aprilia All Stars will be an all-around festival for our entire family of fans. The paddock will be constantly buzzing with fabulous test rides where enthusiasts will be able to put the bikes from the Aprilia range through their paces on the Romagna roads, all free of charge, as well as the Racing Museum, with the racing bikes that built the legend of the Italian brand, a must-see for any enthusiast.

The music of Radio DeeJay will provide the soundtrack of an event which will be rich with initiatives, such as the “Aprilia vista dall’Oriente” exhibit, with the spectacular photos of Japanese photographer Aki Kusudo, a total immersion in the racing world that tells the story of Aprilia’s commitment in the MotoGP championship.

There will also be spaces for eSport, shopping dedicated to Aprilia Racing brand apparel and merchandising, food areas, and much more.

Tuareg Experience Baja: off-roading in Baja California!

At the end of October last year, the Tuareg 660 was the star of the exclusive Experience organised by Aprilia US, which allowed a diverse group of bikers to embark on an unforgettable motorbike expedition through star-spangled California and the Mexican state of Baja California. A tour that we at #bearacer club will try to sum up for you, accompanied by spectacular images and video captured along the American West Coast:  this is the Baja Tuareg Experience!

Striking landscapes, at times arid and wild, that fuel the adventurous spirit in all of us, but at the same time hospitable and reassuring; just like the unmistakable Aprilia riding experience on the Tuareg.

The overall route clocked up an impressive 1,300 miles (more than 2000 km) in 6 days from San Diego to Bahía de los Ángeles and back, through dramatic coastal sections and challenging detours into the dusty hinterland of Mexican dirt roads, passing through desert landscapes and mountain chains with breathtaking colours. Settings in which the Tuareg 660 bikes performed exceptionally well, proving to be the perfect tool to transform the adventurous ambitions of every participant into a real-life experience.

IMPRESSIONS FROM THOSE WHO WERE THERE

Nothing brings together a group of individuals like sharing the search for and discovery of such powerful emotions. And so, 11 bikers, who came with different expectations, riding styles and experiences, found themselves in just a few hours clocking up the miles with a unity of purpose and the high spirits of a truly exploratory expedition.

From the off-road enthusiast to the avid track racer, all the Baja Tuareg Experience participants went away thrilled with the surroundings as well as the Tuareg 660 riding experience. In a landscape seemingly tailor-made for the two sides of the Tuareg, the multiple transitions between asphalt and off-road brought out the best in the qualities of this bike, developed to fuel the desire to explore the world in all conditions. A bike with performance, style and above all a true Aprilia feeling.

Having set out as individuals, the 11 motorbike travellers returned home as friends, united by the sharing of stories and experiences from these 6 intense days that they couldn’t wait to repeat as soon as they could.

Needless to say, some of them have already decided to “extend the Experience” by adding a new Tuareg 660 to their garages: perhaps this is the most tangible proof of how, deep down, we are all thrill-seekers. When we find what’s right for us, we can’t let it go… but first we have to try it!

Tuono V4 1100 Promotion

Purchase a Tuono V4 and upon registration of your new bike you will receive a bonus of £1,100

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Legal notices

T&Cs apply. Registration bonus applies against vehicle RRP. Available at participating UK retailers only. No cash alternative. £1100 bonus applies to new registered Aprilia Tuono V4 Models only. Can not be used in conjunction with any other offers. Valid for private purchases only made from 15.05.2024 – 30.06.2024.  Vehicle must be paid for and registered by 30.06.24.  

Tuono V4 1100

Tuono V4 1100

£14,400.00

The Tuono V4 Factory fears nobody!

Aprilia's star motorcycle scoops top marks in the Streetfighter category at Motociclismo magazine's Tester Day 2023 event.

Tester Day, organised by the Motociclismo magazine, is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year for two-wheel fans. Its brilliant and unique formula offers bikers the chance to take part in a “mini comparison”, by trying out a selection of bikes in the same category from different brands across a single day, making it easy to appreciate their advantages and differences. Then, at the end of the day, all participants are given a detailed questionnaire and asked to rate their experiences.

Over 1000 scorecards were submitted by riders at Tester Day 2023 in Sestriere, Northern Italy, and the honours in the Streetfighter category went to the Tuono V4 Factory, racking up an impressive average score of 9.3/10. The Tuono 660 Factory also scored respectably in the same category, with 8.12 points.

THE NEW APRILIA RS 457

WELCOME TO THE RACING SQUAD

Generation 457

This is for the athletes, for the racing enthusiasts, for the new generation of bikers. This isn’t just about choosing a bike, it is about discovering the RS which is tailored to you. Enter Aprilia RS 457.

From history, to make history again.

Lightness, ease of riding and technological equipment are the strong points of the new Aprilia RS 457, capable of exalting every rider, both on the road and on the track. The grit of the new RS 457 is in fact that of the legendary RS range: the super sports bike model that made motorbike history.

The perfect power weight ratio

Ready, set, go. Clear the way for a new generation of racers destined to create thrilling stories astride a truly modern and technology-packed motorbike.
The new RS 457 combines the renowned RS grit and a 35KW-twin cylinder in a perfect mix of power and lightness. The result is pure riding joy, taking the rider’s skill to another level, whether on the road or track.

STAY TUNED

TUAREG

ADVENTURE IS CALLING. ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Three new colour schemes and countless adventures to enjoy with this off-road competition winner

Prepare to succumb to the spirit of adventure. Canyon Sand expresses the Tuareg’s rally soul through the warmth and energy of majestic dunes.  The sleek, deeply dark Atreides Black is ideal for getting down and dirty off-road and on muddy terrains. Rounding out the trio is Dakar Podium, a tribute to the legendary exploits of yesteryear and the enthralling challenges of today and tomorrow.

SR GT Replica 125

URBAN RACING

Get sporty around town

Sporting the same aesthetic as the MotoGP Championship star Aprilia RS-GP.
This “urban adventure” scooter with its Aprilia racing soul will have you nipping along, courtesy of its efficient liquid-cooled engine that reduces fuel consumption but ups the thrill factor.

Urban racing: a new way to experience town and beyond

The Aprilia SR GT Replica special edition is destined to rev up the emotions and your lust for adventures not only in town but further afield. With its appealing design and sporty characteristics, it’s the ideal scooter if you're after functionality and outstanding performance.

Racing style

The Replica special edition proudly displays its racing world influence. The Aprilia RS-GP lends the new SR GT an eye-catching look with red and purple graphics showcasing the matt black body. The passenger grab handle and spoilers are also finished in matt black, while the Aprilia logo is emblazoned down the side of the scooter. If you want to add an extra touch, you’ll find two decals featuring Aprilia’s Moto GP riders’ numbers in the underseat compartment. Take inspiration from your favourite rider!

High-level performance

The Aprilia SR GT Replica comes in a choice of 125 ABS and 200 ABS. This special edition shares the sporty soul and outstanding performance of the other scooters in the SR GT range, including the exceptional and efficient braking capacity on all types of surfaces.

Accelerate the fun

The no-nonsense body of the Aprilia SR GT Replica makes a statement with its new tyres featuring a sporty road tread and black rims, with the front rim also embellished with red detailing. In short, a scooter designed to enjoy the thrill of the voyage and the rhythm of the city to the max. 

APRILIA TUAREG DEMO TOUR 2023 | [UK]

Get ready to test ride and experience racing design, performance and thrills. Ready to get the fun out?

Choose a date to discover events,  explore breathtaking landscapes and escape the daily routine to continue your adventure.

THE TOUR

Many days of fun

Discover an exciting tour that brings riders and enthusiasts together for several days of pure thrills. Meet other Aprilia fans, discover the latest news and dive into your passion like never before.

TUAREG 660

GET THE FUN OUT

Agile, light and performance-oriented, with a formidable instinct for adventure, on and off-road. Top-class technology and features and the dynamic qualities of a true enduro that will respond to your desire of exploration.
Also available at 35 kW, A2 driver license.

APRILIA ALL STARS 2023

SATURDAY 27 MAY APRILIA ALL STARS IS BACK: MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT TO HOST APRILIA'S BIG PARTY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

THE ENTIRE APRILIA RACING WORLD WILL ATTEND: THE MOTOGP AND OFF ROAD RIDERS, THE GREAT CHAMPIONS OF THE PAST AND FUTURE, PERFORMING ON THEIR BIKES AND MEETING WITH THE PUBLIC

A CELEBRATION OF MOTORCYCLING AND MORE. PURE FUN FOR A UNIQUE SHOW WITH FREE ENTRY: TRACK SHOWS, RIDING COURSES, TEST RIDES, NEW AND HISTORIC BIKES, AND GAMES WITH THE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT OF RADIO DEEJAY AND M2O

FOR APRILIA OWNERS THERE WILL BE A FINAL PROCESSION WHICH HOLDS A GREAT SURPRISE THIS YEAR

Milan, 13 April 2023 – Saturday 27 May is the date to mark on your calendar so you don't make any other plans. The event is set to take place at the Misano circuit which will host the 2023 edition of Aprilia's huge party with their bikes and greatest champions. It will be a day of festivities and love for bikes and for Italian motorcycling with entry free of charge at the Misano World Circuit, as per tradition. The offer of fun suitable for all this year will be richer than ever before. In fact, the schedule is jam packed with events, not only on the track, but also off track, thanks to the area dedicated entirely to off road and the Tuareg 660. Expert Enduro Republic instructors will be on hand to share the secrets of off-road riding on the Tuareg 660, just as they do during the Tuareg Experience days, held by Enduro Republic in some of the most beautiful locations for enduro bikes, including North Africa.

It will be a day of unforgettable fun where the public will be the true protagonist in celebrating one of the most victorious brands of motorcycling, its heritage, and its champions. All  the Aprilia Racing riders who race in MotoGP and off road will be attending: Aleix Espargaró, Maverick Viñales, Lorenzo Savadori, and this year Miguel Oliveira and Raúl Fernandez as well, Aprilia Racing team RNF riders. Riders Jacopo Cerutti and Francesco Montanari will also be on hand, from the fledgling Aprilia Racing team which won at its début astride a Tuareg 660 tuned by GCorse and Aprilia Racing in the Italian Motorally Championship. In addition, of course, to the champions who have made Aprilia the Italian and European brand with the most wins in World Championship Grand Prix racing with their victories, such as Max Biaggi, Loris Capirossi, and many others, all happy and willing to meet the fans. The jewels of Aprilia will be on display – the racing bikes that have earned 54 championship titles for the manufacturer from Veneto, as well as the current range, of course, available for test rides on the local roads. 

The schedule promises to be extremely full, conceived to involve the public in the paddock in an exceptional series of activities, all to the soundtrack of Radio Deejay and M2O, present in Misano. All the riders who arrive astride their Aprilia bikes will be the absolute stars of the most thrilling moment, the great procession with the champions which will also continue off track this year, to make the grand finale even more spectacular.

APRILIA RACING IS READY FOR THE 2023 MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

AS PLANNED, THE PROJECT CONTINUES ITS DEVELOPMENT: FOR THE FIRST TIME FOUR RS-GP BIKES AND FOUR TOP RIDERS WILL BE ON TRACK

AFTER THE EXCELLENT 2022 SEASON, THE EVOLUTION OF THE PROJECT DOES NOT STOP, WITH THE AIM OF BEING EVEN MORE COMPETITIVE BUT ABOVE ALL TO ENTERTAIN AND MAKE THOUSANDS OF APRILIA FANS AROUND THE WORLD DREAM

From surprise to confirmation: this will be the goal of the MotoGP 2023 season for Aprilia Racing, which presents itself through a fun and engaging video, with team and riders immersed in the atmosphere of one of the most famous TV series. Last season, Aprilia experienced impressive growth in terms of results (their first MotoGP win, another eight podium finishes, and two pole positions) which placed the Italian team among the championship protagonists, in the battle all the way to the end of the season for the most prestigious objectives in every category.

Results which had already been foreshadowed at the start of 2021 when, along with a series of outstanding placings, the first MotoGP podium arrived and results rooted in years of taking steps in the right direction. Now Aprilia Racing faces a dual challenge – confirming their potential in the championship battle and continuing to grow, with a few more weapons in their arsenal, beginning with the satellite team and its riders Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez, as well as an additional flow of information that will come in handy in developing the RS-GP.

But the spotlight will certainly be on the number 41 garage where Aleix Espargaró will once again be fighting for the championship after his fourth place last season – with more than one regret. Team veteran by statistics and “Captain” by unanimous acclamation, Aleix will be able to count on both the perfect symbiosis with a team that has been following him since 2017 and on the experience and maturity that he has built up over more than 200 Motorcycle World Championship Grand Prix races.

For Maverick Viñales, the positive pressure is just as clear. The talent of the rider from Roses will now be able to rely on complete harmony with the structure of the team and the characteristics of the RS-GP. If 2022 was a year of growth with some spectacular high points, 2023 promises to be the year when he will achieve high level consistency.

Tester Lorenzo Savadori is more than confirmed. His work has been one of the pillars on which Aprilia's huge growth has been built over recent season and he will also be participating in three wild cards, still to be decided.

On the technical front, the evolution of the Aprilia RS-GP involved every single aspect. The V4 engine, which cannot evolve during the season after losing concessions, has increased in power and maximum RPM whilst maintaining its outstanding rideability. The chassis architecture relies on a frame that has been revisited based on the riders’ requests, striving for traction and stability. The aerodynamics maintain the concepts introduced in 2022 such as the curved side panel or the characteristic configuration of the front winglet and evolves them, confirming Aprilia Racing’s technological leadership in the sector. The electronics benefit from the introduction of a new Magneti Marelli ECU and refined strategy management, the object of constant work which will continue race after race.

Aprilia Racing’s growth from a structural point of view also continues. New arrivals on the factory team and new organisation to follow the team clients are the most evident results of this. The racing department from Noale thereby perseveres in its commitment to improve from an organisational point of view, as well as in the technology the RS-GP brings to the race.

 

Massimo Rivola – Aprilia Racing CEO

“Our growth is undeniable, as is how rapidly we improved. It is a path that did not come about by chance. We are a better company from every point of view, so I expect this trend to continue. Our challenge will now increase with the further responsibility of a satellite team which, while on one hand will allow us to have much more information available, will also be an important test bench for our organisational and analytical ability. The winter break, which was actually one of the most labour intensive periods, was positive, as were the first tests, but only in the race will we be able to assess our level with respect to our rivals. We’ll be under more pressure and we are faced with a new format which implies new challenges for teams and riders, but we have prepared well and I believe that we’ll start the championship season with extremely high motivation. Goals? To do better than last year.”

 

Romano Albesiano, Aprilia Racing Technical Director

“We are rather convinced that we worked well during the winter break and the first tests have already provided some confirmation of this. The technical situation will be new for us, also having a second team to support and from which to be able to draw important information. The race weekends will also bring some changes, with the introduction of the Sprint Race which will demand a specific approach. Every detail of the new RS-GP is an evolution of the 2022 concept, with a numerical improvement of all the main aspects and the development programme anticipates further refinements throughout the season.”

 

Aleix Espargaró

“Being with Aprilia for such a long time puts a certain amount of pressure on me because I know how important results are for this company. At the same time, maturity and the fact that I know the people I work with well give me peace of mind. The 2023 championship season will begin with plenty of unknowns. The new format with the Sprint Race on Saturday will demand even more preparation of us riders but no one can truly assess the actual impact of this change yet. I have prepared to my best ability and I am confident that we will have fun again this year.”

  

Maverick Viñales

“I learned a lot in 2022 about Aprilia and my team, but also about myself. In this new season, we’ll be able to put everything learned during this apprenticeship into practice. I liked the new RS-GP straight away. It has improved in aspects, such as early throttle opening management, which are fundamental for my riding style. I like the new weekend format. It will be interesting both for the fans and for the teams which will have a chance to prepare for the Sunday race using the Sprint Race. I can't wait to get started. The break was refreshing, but now I just want to get back out on the track!”

 

Lorenzo Savadori

“The new 2023 RS-GP 2023 has clearly grown, but I think there is still margin for improvement. Our goal is to continue testing new solutions. We have some interesting ideas to implement. Physically, I am at 100% after recovering from various injuries so, as always, I will be ready to go. The biggest improvement of the new Aprilia? I’d say the engine. We made more than one step forward and I think that this will help us during the course of the season.”

TUAREG 660 DOMINATES IN THE ITALIAN MOTORALLY AND RAID TT CHAMPIONSHIP

ASTRIDE THE TWIN-CYLINDER FROM NOALE, JACOPO CERUTTI IS UNCATCHABLE AND TAKES HOME A FANTASTIC HAT TRICK

APRILIA TUAREG 660 WINS STRAIGHT AWAY IN THE FLEDGLING ITALIAN GPX CHAMPIONSHIP AS WELL

Riotorto (Livorno), 3 April 2023 – Aprilia Racing’s brand new project aimed at bringing the Aprilia brand back to big raid rallies starts off in the best of ways. At his début astride the Aprilia Tuareg 660, Jacopo Cerutti dominated all three race days which included the first two trials of the Italian Motorally Championship and the first trial of the Tricolore Raid TT, held this weekend in Riotorto, province of Livorno.

The Tuareg 660 – Cerutti duo had no rivals in the G-1000 category, reserved for multiple engine displacements besides 600 cc. After finishing ahead of the rest on Friday, valid for the Italian Raid TT Championship, the brilliant rider from Como astonished everyone with a peremptory brace in the prestigious Tricolore Motorally, unleashing an extraordinary performance, so much to contend for the overall victory over the much lighter single-cylinder enduro bikes.

In fact, Cerutti finished the Saturday rally in second position overall – just 25” from a win which would have been unprecedented for a twin-cylinder bike – and in fifth place overall on Sunday. This performance is a testament to the outstanding off-road base features of the Tuareg 660, as well as to the great job accomplished by Aprilia Racing and GCorse.

Aprilia Racing’s second Tuareg 660, entrusted to Francesco Montanari, was also a protagonist with a third-place finish in the Raid TT on Friday, with the podium replicated the following day in the first trial of the Italian Motorally. Montanari then finished the day on Sunday in seventh place, hindered by a penalty.

Jacopo Cerutti

“I’m extremely happy! I didn’t expect to be so high in the standings straight away! It is a great source of pride for me to have been able to win at the Tuareg’s début. We knew that we were competitive and I expected to be able to make a play for the win against the other twin-cylinders, but even being a threat to the specialised enduro bikes was a big surprise. We won even coming close to clinching the overall title and that is a clear demonstration of the bike’s potential, which is extremely high. The Tuareg 660 handles extremely well and rides great on mixed terrain and this characteristic helped me a lot in the special stages – very technical – which we tackled over the weekend. We’ll need to work ahead of the upcoming races with more flowing tracks, but we already know what we have to do to perform well even on the fast stretches. Competing helps us understand where to focus in order to make even more progress in view of our future commitments. Our development work has only just begun!”

Francesco Montanari

“I am satisfied because I started well straight away with third place on Friday and another third in the first trial of the Motorally on Saturday, despite a few mistakes reading the roadbook. On Sunday, in the second trial, I lost a bit of time due to a crash, but the important thing is that my weekend went on an upward trend. We worked well, making a few changes to the suspension, and now I have an outstanding feeling with the bike. I had a lot of fun riding. I feel like I can push when it’s necessary and Jacopo showed that our potential is extremely high. Being on the team with him is just mad motivation. I can’t wait to tackle the next round to try and stay even higher!”

At the top straight away in the GPX Championship as well

In Riotorto, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 proved to be a great protagonist straight away in the fledgling Italian GPX Championship as well, a rally format with simplified navigation – through GPS tracking – created this year to make the discipline accessible to the many off-road fans. Participating with basically a stock Tuareg 660, outfitted only with the minimum modifications required to tackle a competition, Paolo Pettinari took the win in the second of the three trials scheduled on the Tuscan weekend.
Yet another victory that demonstrates how much the Tuareg 660 is actually the new point of reference among twin-cylinder adventure bikes for all enthusiasts looking for a motorcycle with which to approach off-road racing in the easiest and most fun way.
Precisely for this reason, Aprilia will be on the paddock of the Italian Motorally with its own structure to provide support for all those who intend to participate in the GPX Championship astride a Tuareg 660.

APRILIA GETS OFF TO A GREAT START AT SEPANG

APRILIA GETS OFF TO A GREAT START AT SEPANG FOR THE 2023 MOTOGP SEASON OPENER.

FIRST TESTS FOR ALEIX, MAVERICK, AND THE NEW RS-GP: APRILIA’S WORK OVER THE WINTER BREAK PASSES WITH FLYING COLOURS.

One of the most highly anticipated events of the year came to a close  with the chequered flag over the first of the 2023 MotoGP tests. Three days for riders and techs to test and analyse the new technical solutions developed over the winter break.

All exams were passed in the Aprilia camp. Both Aleix and Maverick approved the new RS-GP, considering it a positive step in all the major areas. From the most visible aerodynamics – the feather in the Italian racing department’s cap – to equally fundamental details such as the engine, the chassis and the electronics package.

The information gathered during the six days of testing (if we also consider the three shakedown sessions done by tester Lorenzo Savadori), will be analysed and assessed ahead of the Portimão tests. Four weeks of intense work to introduce more new features and to confirm the technical package for the season start.

Aleix Espargaró

“I can consider myself satisfied with this first test, despite the weather costing us time yesterday. The new RS-GP is definitely faster than the previous version. It has improved a bit in every area and if we add up many small improvements, the end result is good. This doesn’t change the fact that it’s still too early to form a definitive opinion. The engineers will have a month before the next test in Portimão and much can still change.”

Maverick Viñales

“I’m pleased. Aprilia did a lot of work over the winter and I already feel much more comfortable on the RS-GP. There are clearly still things to improve, also because in these first tests we tried a lot of different components without going in depth into the setting details. But overall, I think we have higher technical potential than we did at the end of last season and that is an outstanding sensation to have for the first test.”

Aprilia Racing is ready to go off road

BACK TO AFRICA: APRILIA RACING IS READY TO GO OFF ROAD AS IT PREPARES FOR A RETURN TO THE TOP RALLY RAIDS

THE TUAREG 660 IS CENTRAL TO THE NEW APRILIA RACING PROJECT. AS IS CLEAR FROM THE NAME AND THE EQUIPMENT OF THE TWIN-CYLINDER ENDURO, THE BIKE IS READY FOR A RETURN TO THE DESERT ADVENTURES THAT ARE IN ITS DNA.

AN IMPORTANT PROJECT THAT CAN COUNT ON THE SUPPORT OF ONE OF ITALY'S TOP RIDERS: JACOPO CERUTTI IS THE APRILIA RACING FACTORY RIDER, RESPONSIBLE FOR BIKE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE 2023 SEASON.

MASSIMO RIVOLA: “WITH THIS FASCINATING NEW PROJECT THE EVER-EVOLVING APRILIA RACING DEPARTMENT RETURNS TO ITS GREAT LOVE FOR OFF-ROAD EXPERIENCES”.

ROMANO ALBESIANO: “WE ARE PICKING UP THE BATON OF A GREAT TRADITION, AND THE BIKE'S DEVELOPMENT WILL FAITHFULLY REPRESENT THE INNOVATION AND PERFORMANCE THAT CHARACTERISE APRILIA”.

Verona, 27th January 2023 – Aprilia is preparing for a return to the top rally raids in 2024: an ambitious project that will be overseen by Aprilia Racing, thereby repeating the successful experience of Aprilia's previous participation in Dakar, 2010-2012.

The Noale racing division returns to its true love, the world of off-road racing that marked Aprilia's début in the world of national and international competitions, as it develops the new Aprilia Tuareg 660, a bike whose very name underscores its calling and destiny.

The Aprilia Tuareg project will be overseen by Jacopo Cerutti, 1989, who brings his own extensive experience to Aprilia Racing development: the rider from Como has multiple Italian Motorally wins to his name, as well as bringing home four Italian and one European Enduro titles and having participated in Dakar six times already. He will be backed by Francesco Montanari, a national-level Enduro rider who achieved a great rookie performance at the Tricolore Motorally last year.

Massimo Rivola – Aprilia Racing CEO

“With its ‘Back to Africa’ project Aprilia Racing is returning to the world of off-road racing, to the races that forged the division. We want to keep growing in the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing and in on-track races. We want to discover new talent through our SP 250 Championship and the RS 660 Trophy, but we are also embarking on a completely new project with the extraordinary Aprilia Tuareg. It's an additional sign of development for a racing division that has grown significantly over the past years achieving results never before seen by Aprilia”.

Romano Albesiano – Aprilia Racing Technical Director

“We are picking up the baton from a history of great successes. Aprilia is the only Italian brand to have won a stage of the Dakar Rally, and in 2010 we took the last podium in the overall ranking. These are just the first steps in a completely new project, and the purpose of the 2023 season will be to start us on the path that will take us back to the great desert races, but one thing is certain, the bike will be forged from the values that have always marked Aprilia's racing endeavours, i.e. innovation in the service of performance”.

Jacopo Cerutti

“I'm very happy to be a part of this project, to work with a brand that's 100% Italian and that has such a great history in sports is a source of great pride. This will be a new challenge for me, coming from experience with the Enduro 450. I will be riding a twin with enormous potential and will have a key role to play in development. It's an exceptional opportunity for a rider, and I can't wait to start”.

The racing version of the new Aprilia Tuareg 660 will be developed by Aprilia Racing with technical input from GCorse (brother's Gianfranco and Vittoriano Guareschi), who already worked on the Tuareg taking part in the Italian Motorally Championship over the course of 2022. Involvement in the Tricolore Motorally will continue in 2023, a season that will be entirely focused on developing a project that has shown enormous potential right from the start. The starting line will feature two Tuareg 660s entrusted to Cerutti and Montanari.

Alongside Aprilia Racing's Tuareg project, Aprilia will also be present at the venues of the 2023 Italian Motorally to provide support for all those riding a Tuareg 660 in the new GPX “entry level” category, which was specifically created to make the Championship more accessible.

Aprilia remains true to its mission of introducing enthusiasts to the world of motorcycles, an objective it has been pursuing for years with the Italian FMI Aprilia Sport Production Championship and the Aprilia RS 660 Trophy.

Aprilia Racing, a legend forged from off-road races

Off-road races marked Aprilia's début in the world of racing, which is no surprise for a brand that had already revealed its off-roading soul with early models like the Scarabeo (produced in the '70s). The first racing motorcycle manufactured in 1974 in Noale was a 125cc cross. The brand earned its first titles in the 125cc and 250cc categories in 1977. In 1978 it stepped onto the podium and into the limelight of Motocross Championships.

Aprilia Racing made its foray into the adventurous world of the Motorcycle World Championship in 1985, but would earn its first championship title in 1992. The world of off-road racing provided another seven world championship titles with the twin-cylinder SXV 450 and 550 taking home three Supermoto Championship titles in the Rider category and four in the Manufacturer category from 2004 to 2011.

After its first epic appearance in the Paris-Dakar with the Tuareg in 1989, Aprilia returned to the great desert race in 2010 with a revolutionary RXV Rally 450 twin that would participate in three consecutive editions of the Dakar from 2010 to 2012. The spectacular Rally immediately earned three stage victories and took third place overall in 2010, narrowly missing the glorious objective of a rookie triumph.

Aprilia remains the only Italian manufacturer to have won a stage at the Dakar, in 2012.

GRITTY NEW LOOKS

The Aprilia range sports new liveries for the RSV4, RS 660, Tuono V4 and Tuono 660. Take a look through the catalogue and discover which new color you would choose to make your mark on the road and track.