Aprilia Hits the Dirt
Aprilia is not a name we traditionally associate with dirt track racing. However, the US arm of the Italian company is changing that. Teaming with Lloyd Brothers Motorsports, the Aprilia Flat Track Team V990 is working its way into the mains at AMA Grand National Championship races with Henry Wiles at the controls. At the same time, Aprilia is making its presence known at AMA Supermoto races, thanks to the SXV 550 V-twin raced in the Unlimited class by Darryl Atkins of the Aprilia Pacifico SuperMoto Race Team. Further, the Piaggio Group has a new partnership with Arctic Cat, an American manufacturer of snowmobiles and ATVs.