Motorcycle Industry News
After spending six years as President and CEO of the Piaggio Group Americas (PGA), Paolo Timoni has "stepped down to pursue other professional interests."
Moto Guzzi Motorcycles
Piaggio, based in Pontedera Italy and Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, unveiled a brand new white Moto Guzzi California and a Scrambler version of the V7 provided an exciting double surprise from Moto Guzzi at the Piaggio Group international dealer meeting in Monte Carlo on Jan 27, 2011.
Aprilia Alitalia Racing
Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team will be entering the 2010 World Superbike Championship without hiding its ambitious goals. And yet this is only the second season for both team and bike in this highly prestigious and competitive world-series dedicated to motorcycles series production.
RSV4 SBK Season Review
The 2009 SBK World Superbike Championships came to an end in Portimao and closed out a season that witnessed Aprilia as the protagonist with its brand new, revolutionary Aprilia RSV4. The Aprilia company, which is based in the Region of Veneto and is now a part of the Piaggio Group, debuted its new V4 65° Cylinder RSV4 on the track and returned to the World Superbike Championship after a seven year absence. And they did it well.
RSV4 Racing History
The entire Aprilia organization joined the men and women of the Reparto Corse motorsports division at the Noale headquarters to celebrate the triumphant victory of Max Biaggi and his Aprilia RSV4 at Brno. In the tenth round of the World Superbike Championship at the Czech racetrack, Biaggi scored his first victory with the Aprilia RSV4 – which made its debut this year – in race 1, and confirmed the outstanding capabilities of the RSV4 with a second place finish in race 2.
Ride-by-Wire 90-Degree V-Twin
Listen in as we join the Motorcycle Radio Network while riding the 2009 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver. Yes, we bring this new in-house 90° V twin motorcycle with Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle control to our secret test track. We talk about the Piaggio Group to start and then give you our live Shiver riding impressions. Simply click into the story and hit the listen link. The audio file will open in a separate window.
Scooters and Dual-Purpose are the Stars in Preliminary 2008 Motorcycle Industry Council Sales Review.
Scooters and dual-purpose motorcycles were the brightest spots in last year’s Motorcycle Industry Council Retail Sales Report, which reveals percentage growth or decreases among all categories of bikes in 2008. Scooter sales through December, among the four reporting brands in that segment, were up 41.5 percent compared to all of 2007. Dual-purpose bike sales jumped 22.8 percent last year for the six brands tracked. No other categories in the report showed an increase.