MotoGuzzi and Aprilia: Major Additions for 95th Anniversary

Nov 16, 2015 View Comments by

EICMA 2015 marks the debut of MotoGuzzi V9 Bobber and Aprilia RSV 4 RF.

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber_34dx_nero 2First up is the MotoGuzzi V9: a new V-twin 850cc engine, with cardan shaft, new frame and design, with two models targeting two new segments: the V9 Bobber, light and easy with large tires, and the Roamer – a magnificent medium-size custom bike.

America’s Route 66 and great coast-to-coast trips are the inspiration for the MGX-21, a stunning 1400cc bagger, whose transposition from show bike to standard model (to be presented in August 2016 at Sturgis) has been achieved without compromise.

Meanwhile, the new V7 II Stornello is firmly rooted in Moto Guzzi history, reprising the name, style and technology (colors, knobby tires and high exhaust) of the very first Italian motorbikes to be transformed into scramblers in the 1960s and 70s, beginning with the original Stornello.

Seventy Years for the VESPA: 1.5 Million Scooters Shipped Since 2005

With Vespa, the Piaggio Group has successfully carried the legend forward, introducing a number of brand new products such as the 946, the Primavera, the Sprint and the new versions of the GTS. The design, technology and quality challenge has been accompanied by the challenge of turning a product regarded as a symbol of Italy into a global name. Piaggio’s success in meeting that challenge is reflected in the numbers: 1,500,000 Vespa scooters shipped worldwide since 2005, with a 2015 year-end forecast of an additional 166,000 shipments.

A preview of the events the Piaggio Group plans to celebrate the Vespa’s 70th anniversary can be seen in “Vespa Settantesimo”, the versions and special colors unveiled at EICMA for two of the latest models – the Primavera and the GTS.

APRILIA: Racing Remains Priority. Bespoke Bikes at More Than 230 HP

Aprilia RSV4 RF 2016_34dxThe Aprilia world means racing. EICMA sees the debut of the RSV4 RF model year 2016, a further refinement of an already perfect motorcycle, which this year, adding to its 7 world Superbike titles, secured a double championship triumph with the Riders title (Lorenzo Savadori) and the Manufacturers title in the Superstock 1000 class – victories that join the 54 World Championship titles won by Aprilia in 20 years (28 since joining the Piaggio Group).

In the more esoteric segment of superbikes comes the Aprilia Factory Works project: the Aprilia championship technology is now available for everyone. For professional riders, collectors or racetrack-Sunday devotees, Aprilia Racing is offering custom bikes developed and built to customer requirements, in accordance with the regulations of the Superstock and SBK championships in the various countries, with different chassis, electronics and engines, with top configuration exceeding 230 HP.

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