November 12, 2012

Italian adventure(ish) bikes.

Ducati and Aprilia both unleashed new very practical looking urban assault vehicles at EICMA today. The Ducati is an up spec'd version of their new Hypermotard 820 which gains about 20 ponies over the outgoing 1100 motor according to what I read on HFL and other moto blogs today. The Aprilia is an all new machine that gets stuck with the Caponard nameplate of years past. I really love the practicality of the Ducati with the flyscreen and bags as standard. Too bad it's a Ducati :( The Aprilia is creeping into the on-road adventure category with the Multistrada, Tiger Explorer, and others, but still looks like it would be just as easy (and fun) to cross the city or cross the country.  I'll take one!

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