The Italians have arrived in style for the India Bike Week (IBW 2015) in Goa. Bringing along three of their gorgeous bikes, Aprilia succeeded in getting all the attention to their pavilion. Those devastatingly beautiful ladies were the Aprilia Shiver 750, the RSV4 Factory, and the Caponord Rally and boy, did they win over the guys big time!
Aprilia Shiver 750
The Aprilia Shiver 750 packs in an impressive 95 hp in a lightweight and compact package.
Who doesn’t love a naked bike? Revealing the engine and mechanicals all their glory has always been the forte of a naked bike and the Shiver 750 does that in a phenomenal manner. Adding to the awesomeness of it all is an advanced Ride by Wire system. The Ride by Wire throttle features three modes – Sport, Touring and Rain. Sport mode gets the best out of the engine, while Touring mode reduces the responsiveness and Rain mode reduces torque to suit the riding conditions. Powered by a 90° V2 that produces 95 bhp of power and 8.25 Kgm of torque, the Shiver 750 is quite light too at 179 kg.
The RSV4 factory with its explosive powertrain and sophisticated equipment is one of the best litre class superbikes money can buy.
Waiting to be picked up by the luckiest of men was the RSV4, one of Aprilia’s fabulous-looking bikes. Packing in the firepower of a 999.6 cc, V4 longitudinal 65°, liquid-cooled engine with double overhead camshaft and four valves per cylinder, the RSV4 is one sharp lady to impress. With the power output at 184 bhp and 117 Nm of torque, the RSV4 has a 6-speed gearbox in place to harness the raw power generated. Equipped with state of the art technologies under those stunning panels, the RSV4 is one of the most desirable superbikes that you can bring home these days.
Aprilia Caponord Rally 1200
The rugged and immensely capable Caponrd Rally 1200 is in the leagues of Ducati Multistrada 1200 and BMW R1200GS.
Another stunner from the Aprilia stable, the Caponord Rally adventure tourer connects with those who love to explore the world astride a motorcycle. For those wants another option than the delectable Ducati Multistrada, the Caponord is manna falls from the heavens. The four stroke, 90° longitudinal V twin 1197 cc engine churns out 125 bhp of power and 114.8 Nm of torque. Ample for the adventurer in you. It also gets the ride-by-wire system along with ABS and traction control. With 43 mm upside-down Sachs fully adjustable fork upfront and a rear hydraulic Sachs dynamic monoshock absorber at the back, it can also take on rough terrain when the need arises.
Though Aprilia haven’t made any significant announcement at IBW 2015 regarding its Indian operations, we expect the Piaggio-owned brand to venture into the fast growing market later this year.