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Taimoshan’s Aprilia RSV Cafe Racer

Most café racers are built by stripping down a stock bike and “adding lightness”. This one, however, was built from the ground up and designed around an Aprilia RSV motor. It’s from Taimoshan Cycle Works, a Welsh company run by John Pellew. He focuses on “building cafe racers with a steampunk feel—classic racer designs underpinned…

Aprilia Moto 6.5

Yesterday I was looking again at some pictures of the Brammo Enertia electric bike. It felt like I’d seen this motorcycle before, a long time ago. And then it came to me: it looks uncannily like the Philippe Starck-designed Aprilia Moto 6.5 of 1995. The Aprilia was doomed to failure from the start, with dynamics…

2008 Aprilia Mana X concept

Most road tests of the automatic Aprilia Mana 850 are very positive, but some writers have questioned the styling of the standard bike. At the 2008 EICMA show in Milan, Aprilia responded with the Mana X concept. The bike has a new swingarm suspension, wider tires, a new headlight assembly and a motocross-style seat.