Aprilia USA Mobile Showroom Revs Up for 2007 Road Tour

National demo tour offers chance to experience awarded-winning bikes,

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jun. 20, 2007
NEW YORK, June 20, 2007  Aprilia USA invites enthusiasts to discover why its award-winning Italian motorcycles and scooters are one of the most pulse-pounding experiences available on two wheels.  Riders can experience the entire range of exclusive Aprilia street bikes, powerful dirt bikes and sporty scooters during the company’s national demo tour, scheduled for multiple appearances at the nation’s leading enthusiast events and at select Aprilia dealerships.  At each appearance, enthusiasts are invited to schedule test rides and early-bird participants qualify for a free gift.

Riders can expect to find the company’s latest models waiting to be unleashed from the Aprilia mobile transporter.  Available test bikes include Aprilia’s exotic V-Twin sport bikes, the RSV 1000 R and 1000 R Factory; their naked siblings, the Tuono 1000 R and Tuono R Factory;  the adventure-happy Caponord touring bike, the industry’s only V-Twin dirt
bikes, the SXV and RXV; and the Aprilia SR 50, SportCity 250 and Scarabeo 500 i.e. scooters.

All riders with a current driver’s license, appropriate motorcycle endorsement, and riding helmet, eyewear and apparel are invited to attend:

June 22-24:        AMA Flat Track Race, Joliet, IL

June 29:             Reno’s Aprilia, Kansas City, MO

July 13:             Martin Eurosports Coopersburg, PA

July 20-22:        MotoGP Weekend Laguna Seca ?Monterey, CA (display only)

July 21-22:        World Enduro Championships Hancock, NY

July 28:            Spectrum Motorsports ?Irvine, CA

August 4-5:         Pike’s Peak Aprilia Colorado Springs, CO

August 10-12:        California Speed Sports Livermore, CA

August 24-25:        Sport Bike Northwest Stevenson, WA

September 1:        Aprilia of Orem Orem, UT

September 14-16:    MotoFIT Danbury, CT

September 22:        Detroit Eurocycle Detroit, MI

September 28-30:    Xtreme Powersports McHenry, MD

October 4-7:        Femmoto Las Vegas, NV

Aprilia USA on Tour: The 2007 Street Bikes

Aprilia’s mobile showroom includes a selection of the following performance motorcycles:

RSV 1000 R Factory and RSV 1000 R.   Experience Aprilia’s top-of-the-line, race-bred V-Twin supersports and discover precisely why the Factory version earned the 2006 “Masterbike?award, a prestigious media accolade that recognizes the fastest series motorcycle in the world.  A category leading collection of exotic materials, high-tech components, sophisticated technology and chassis refinements distinguish both bikes as uniquely Aprilia.

The Tuono 1000 R Factory and Tuono 1000 R.   Aprilia’s award-winning naked bike blends the soul of a race bike with the reality of riding even go-fast guys demand reliability and superb ergonomics.  Whether you’re curious to sample the magical responsiveness and super technology of the Tuono R, or the 139 hp, Ohlins race-suspension sporting Tuono 1000 R Factory, you’ll never go back to ordinary Twins after flicking the throttle of an Aprilia Tuono.

ETV 1000 Caponord is the perfect mix between functionality and design.  This “total tourer?can tackle the town, the trail and the interstate, all with a passion for delivering a sporty ride.  Aprilia’s touring Twin packs plenty of value on top of excellent performance and ride comfort.  Standard features range from active safety elements like tubeless spoke rims to a
multi-function digital and analog instrument panel for the ultimate in navigation convenience.

Aprilia USA on Tour: The 2007 Off-Road Bikes

Aprilia’s off-road V-Twins aren’t for novices ?but they are the weapon of choice for the racer who demands championship-caliber Supermoto and enduro competition machines with proven reliability:

RXV 450/550 is a trail-specific powerhouse that integrates an exceptionally tough frame with the superior power and torque of Aprilia’s ultra-compact V-Twin.  Exceptional rigidity, competition-grade components, such as category-leading brakes, and ease-of-maintenance all combine to create a serious challenge to conventional off-road machines.

SXV 450/550 is the Supermoto edition, the direct descendent of the Aprilia that won the World S2 Supermoto title during its debut season.  Tuned for the track, the SXV delivers all the right elements to win races ?plenty of torque for the straightaways, Grand Prix-level brake performance for aggressive maneuvering and just the right overall rigidity to keep riders in control on both asphalt and dirt.

Aprilia USA on Tour: The 2007 Scooters

Ideal for pit row or a hassle-free weekend road trip, Aprilia scooters combine a sporting heritage with ease-of-operation and serious technology. In addition to the scooters below, the all-new SportCity 250 scooter will join the tour mid-season.

Scarabeo 500 i.e. is an all-new member of the family.  Almost 50 pounds lighter than its predecessor, this sporty ride is scooter, tourer and urban commuter all in one technically advanced package.  Featuring large wheels, extensive safety features and superior ride comfort, this scooter is the true embodiment of Aprilia’s “automatic motorcycle?concept.

SportCity 250 redefines confident commuting, thanks to the scooter’s unique blend of performance bike inspired attributes.  From a strong, electronic fuel-injected engine to big triple-disc brakes and large wheels and tires, the SportCity is all about giving riders every advantage in heavy traffic or on long commutes.  Add up to 60 mpg fuel efficiency, generous cargo carrying capacity and a host of safety and convenience features, and you have a smart choice for today’s urban riders.

SR 50 R is the ultimate pit scooter ?or weekend run-about.  The SR 50 R’s aggressive styling is inspired by the Aprilia RSV 1000 R sport bike, making it a unique way of expressing your need for speed even when you’re just zipping to the post office, or pit to pit.

About Aprilia and Piaggio Group Americas

Aprilia world headquarters are in Noale (Venice, Italy).  Founded in 1962, the company designs and manufactures motorcycles in Noale, with additional production facilities in Scorz?  With 32 motorcycling world championship titles (27 road and 5 off-road) under its belt, Aprilia is the only European manufacturer to have a complete on- and off-road model portfolio, ranging from sporty scooters, innovative off-road bikes and tough adventure tourers to award-winning super sport bikes.  For information on Aprilia's complete U.S. model line, visit the company's website at www.apriliausa.com.

In December 2004 Aprilia became part of the Piaggio Group, Europe's leading manufacturer of two wheelers and one of the world's most recognized and respected names in motorcycle and scooter production.

With over 6,700 employees, an annual production of more than 680,000 vehicles, 5 R&D centers, 7 production facilities in Europe and Asia, and operations in over 50 countries, the Piaggio Group has a consolidated leadership in the European 2 wheeler market.  Its production includes scooters, motorcycles and mopeds in the 50cc to 1,200 cc displacement range, marketed under the Piaggio, Vespa, Gilera, Derbi, Aprilia, Scarabeo and Moto Guzzi brands.


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