On the beach smack dab in picturesque Monterey Bay, Aprilia USA released two new models in their North American lineup. The first and most exotic is a Motard derived from the winning Van Den Bosch Aprilia race machines. With a carbon fiber fuel tank, titanium fasteners, slipper clutch and a wiring harness with absolutely no connectors for lights or even a dashboard, this strictly not street legal motorcycle will set you back a cool $23,990. Ouch! But it sure is purdy!
Also released is Aprilia's new standard, the SL750 Shiver. Aprilia hopes the 750 will serve as an everyday commuter, a back roads flogger and a capable trackday tool. This bike features fly-by wire technology driving a 749.9cc 90' V-twin engine. Coming equipped with some pretty nice kit, this twin will compete against Ducati's monster and some of the Japanese counterparts, though it will surely cost more (MSRP yet to be released) than anything from the Land of the Rising Sun.