Aprilia is a producer of world-class bikes known in various racing circuits around the world, with 294 Grand Prix races won in the Road Racing World Championship plus 54 world titles. Aprilia is a leader in advanced technology, style and innovation. The Italy-based manufacturer is known today for producing very sophisticated, large capacity motorcycles, but the brand is more defined by its sub-500cc class of motorcycles.
Make sure every dollar you spend is worth the Aprilia motorcycle you are buying. Check theft, salvage records and other issues in the past that may compromise its performance and operation. Run a 100% free motorcycle VIN check for any Aprilia model from any state:
Where to find the VIN? Look for the Aprilia VIN on the headstock or the front frame in most models. It may be located on the frame down tubes, side frame rail, under the fuel tank or seat, and engine mounting on other models. The VIN is usually stamped in a dot matrix format.
Interesting Facts About Aprilia
Aprilia was founded as a bicycle production factory in Venice, Italy. In 2004, the acquisition of Aprilia by Piaggio & C. SpA formed the fourth largest motorcycle group in the world with a total annual production capacity of over 600,000 vehicles in 50 countries. In 1968, it moved on to manufacture scooters and small-capacity motorcycles.
- TRX312M was the first Aprilia bike to arrive in the US in 1988, followed by the Climber. The more popular Pegaso 600, derived from off-road vehicles, arrived two years later.
- Ivano Beggio’s takeover of the company from his father (the founder, Albert Beggio) signaled the launch of the first Aprilia motorcycle, a 50cc bike, in 1968.
- In 1985, Aprilia stopped producing engines for its own models and outsourced engine production to Rotax, a personal vehicle engine builder, for some Aprilia motorcycles.
- All Aprilia motorcycle models have been made at the manufacturer’s factory in Noale, Italy.
- Aprilia’s first ever production four-cylinder sports bike, the Aprilia RSV4, is considered by some motorcycle enthusiasts as one of the best motorcycles ever made based on its range-topping horsepower, torque and speed.
Other Sources for Aprilia Motorcycle Owners
- Official Aprilia Website (US)
- Aprilia Owner’s Manuals
- Aprilia Dealer Locator / Nearest Repair Center
- Aprilia Documentation Request
Aprilia Motorcycle Recalls
Since 2004, Aprilia has only issued 10 recalls which is relatively low. Its largest recall so far does not involve its own product but from another producer that supplies to other motorcycle manufacturers. In May 2020, Piaggio was expected to begin recalling certain Aprilia motorcycles: 2017-2018 Aprilia RSV4 1000 RF, 2017-2020 Aprilia RSV4 1000 RR and Aprilia Tuono 1100 RF and RR motorcycles. The recall which affected 3,287 units involved potential problems with the front brake built by Brembo. The front brake pads may corrode, potentially causing the front brake pad friction material to detach from the backing plate. This may cause the motorcycle to have increased stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Piaggio (Aprilia) will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake pads, free of charge.
Here’s how to check if an Aprilia motorcycle is covered by recent or previous recalls:
Run an Aprilia Recall Check
Other contact points on Aprilia motorcycle recalls:
|Piaggio Customer Care Department||1-212-380-4433|
|NHTSA Hotline||1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)|
|SaferCar.gov (run by NHTSA)||www.safercar.gov|
Why should I run an Aprilia VIN check?
Search VinCheck.info’s database for relevant information about any Aprilia motorcycle whether you’re a buyer or a seller. Run an Aprilia motorcycle VIN lookup to check specifications, sales records, recall information as well as the following vehicle data:
|According to the National Insurance Claim Bureau (NICB), 40,380 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2019 across the US. Check if the Aprilia motorcycle you are buying has no theft record in any state. Look up any historical or active reports of theft and theft recoveries from data captured by the NICB and other industry sources.|
|From 2009 to 2018, a total of 82,000 injuries and 4,985 fatalities were reported across the country. The fatality and crash rates per 100,000 registered motorcycles were 57.52 and 944, respectively. Find out if an Aprilia motorcycle has been involved in an accident in the past.|
| Salvage Auction Records|
|Some Aprilia motorcycles that have been stolen or damaged due to accidents or other reasons may end up being sold through salvage auctions. In many cases, the bike has been damaged extensively that the car insurance firm has deemed it a total loss and sold it at auctions. Check if a motorcycle is included in historical salvage auction listings.|
You will also gain access to these valuable tools:
| Market Value|
|Check the retail value of an Aprilia motorcycle based on the price of vehicles with the same model and make in recent months. The VinCheck.info market value tool covers both private party sales and dealer sales across all 50 states in the US.|
| Ownership Cost|
|There is more than just the cash price to consider when buying an Aprilia motorcycle. As a potential owner, you want to know the actual cost of owning the bike. Essentially, the VinCheck.info tool takes into consideration the depreciation over 5 years of ownership, plus all the additional expenses.|