I have owned 4 Aprilia machines (from 2003-2010) and never had any problems with the electrical components. I think much of that was in the past and not specific to the Aprilia brand. Kinda like comparing a 2012 Triumph to a 70s model.
According to the Canadian website, it looks we're getting the 2013 only as a base model in grey, or grey [sic]. Something doesn't feel quite right about that, however, so I suspect there will be at least a couple of other options added as winter progresses.
I'm sure you'll see more options. Listing grey twice doesn't make sense and Canada has had more choices than the USA for years. You had white, black and orange available on basic and expedition models in 2012.