News Jay Leno sparks Piaggio Dealer Meeting

Jay Leno sparks Piaggio Dealer Meeting

Moto enthusiast Jay Leno added his unique energy and spark to Piaggio Group America’s 2010 product introduction, held during the company’s October 2009 national dealer meeting at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA.

Gary Pietruszewski, vice president of sales and marketing, Piaggio Group Americas and Jay Leno shared the stage with the award-winning 2010 Aprilia RSV4 at the 2009 Piaggio Group Americas National Dealer Meeting. This was Mr. Leno’s second consecutive appearance as keynote speaker at the annual gathering. 

A devoted ambassador of motorcycling, Leno kept the crowd laughing during his stand-up routine, and then, along with Gary Pietruszewski, wowed the dealers with the presentation of Piaggio’s much-anticipated 2010 model lineup, starring the award-winning Aprilia "Superbike of the Year" RSV4 Factory and RSV4 R models.

Additionally, Aprilia introduced the 2010 850 Mana GT ABS. Other new scooters and motorcycles introduced included, the 2010 Vespa GTS 300 the LX 50 four valve and the new fuel-injected engines on the 150cc versions of the Vespa LX, S and LXV, the Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 ABS, and the Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic.


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