Italian motorcycle is as quick as the Space Shuttle

What can Aprilia's flagship superbike do better than the Space Shuttle? Stoplight races. The company's 180-hp RSV4 gets from zero to 60 mph two seconds quicker than it takes NASA's soon-to-be-retired spaceamino to do the same. Hey, rocket scientists, put that in your slide rules and perform a range of analog… » 7/08/11 9:30am 7/08/11 9:30am

Oh My: Aprilia V4 Produces 220 Horsepower

It's been the talk among kneedraggers since Aprilia announced its development last year. It's the moto maker's new, 1000 cc V4, and it's giving motorcycle- engine geeks a new reason to engage in cocktail-party speculation. The latest from Aprilia is that the V4 is undergoing durability testing in four tuning stages,… » 10/08/07 8:45am 10/08/07 8:45am