The Piaggio Group is attending the 75th edition of the International Cycle and Motorcycle Show, consolidating its position as the leading European and Italian two-wheeler manufacturer.
The Aprilia brand recorded an increase in sales of the “naked” model from the Tuono family, the new Aprilia Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900 (launched in June 2017), and the new 125cc, RS and Tuono, launched in April.
Making their début at the Milan show are the following:
Aprilia Racing Factory Works kit
Aprilia Racing is the most advanced Piaggio Group platform for the development of technology applied first to racing bikes and then to factory models. The Racing Division that has brought the Noale-based Manufacturer 54 world titles, launched the “Factory Works” programme last year to make the same technology developed for the Aprilia RSV4 - seven-time World Superbike champion - available to anyone who wants to compete in top-level championships for standard derivatives or for those who simply want to have an RSV4 with optimised performance for track use. The programme has been expanded with the introduction of an Aprilia RSV4 kit that maximises engine performance, reduces overall weight and improves aerodynamics. Thanks to new pistons, different heads, full racing exhaust and regenerated control unit, the engine reaches 215 HP. The additions that lighten it include a lithium battery, a new fuel tank, which, together with the complete exhaust system, some carbon pieces and the aluminium upper casting plate made in a single piece, carry a total weight of around 10 kg. The new Factory Works kit can be further enriched by a flush mount set featuring aerodynamic appendages, developed by Aprilia on the RS-GP prototype used in the MotoGP World Championship.
Aprilia RX and SX
Heir to Aprilia’s successful history in competitions, the new entries to the off-road family combine the technological contents of the Aprilia tradition with a captivating look. Equipped with powerful and clean engines, they are available in five models and two cylinders. The new Aprilia RX 125 and SX 125 share superstructures, frame, engine and suspension, but each has a distinctive character that can be adapted to different passions. The wheels fitted with 17” sporty tyres make the SX one of the most effective 125cc bikes on mixed runs; lightweight and snappy, it is able to offer the emotions of a higher-powered engine capacity. Aprilia RX 125 is the ideal choice for having fun on off-road routes. They are both equipped with a refined single-cylinder 125 cc engine, an Aprilia engine that has been able to further refine the four-stroke engine, allowing it to enter the strict Euro 4 standard without compromising performance or driving pleasure. With their high efficiency, increased safety, RX and SX are equipped with advanced suspension and a new ABS braking system with anti-roll-over, which guarantees precision and total braking control and adjusts the rear wheel lift in the most decisive braking.