New York, 04 January 2018 – Piaggio Group Americas, the North American importer of iconic Italian scooter and motorcycle brands Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Vespa, returns to Canada’s premiere powersports events The Motorcycle Shows.
The Motorcycle Shows begin their Canadian tour this weekend in Calgary, and continue to Edmonton, Vancouver, Quebec City, Toronto, and Montreal over the course of January and February. Event dates are as follows:
Calgary Motorcycle Show
BMO Centre Calgary Stampede
Jan 5, 2018 – Jan 7, 2018
Edmonton Motorcycle Show
Edmonton Expo Centre
Jan 12, 2018 – Jan 14, 2018
Vancouver Motorcycle Show
Tradex Exhibition Centre, Abbottsford, BC
Jan 19, 2018 – Jan 21, 2018
Quebec City Motorcycle Show
Centre de Foires de Québec City
Feb 2, 2018 – Feb 4, 2018
Toronto Motorcycle Show
Feb 16, 2018 – Feb 18, 2018
Montreal Motorcycle Show
Palais des Congrès de Montréal
Feb 23, 2018 – Feb 25, 2018
With something for everyone, Piaggio Group America’s booth includes highlights of eco-sustainable transportation, category leading performance and electronics, and the ever-present style the Italian manufacturer has become known for. Each of The Motorcycle Show stops will feature these 2018 models and many more:
Aprilia Tuono Factory: Simply unrivalled. Now more than ever. The Aprilia naked range, heir to a family of motorbikes which has been voted over time as one of the most adrenaline pumping and efficient bikes ever, achieves absolute performance levels and sophistication, thanks to Aprilia’s know-how acquired over years of winning premier level competitions and the experience of the Tuono history, which is thus confirmed as the only superbike stripped down and fitted with a high handlebar, unbeatable on the track and loads of fun on the road. The Tuono V4 1100 Factory remains the most exclusive version, dedicated to an extremely demanding public, this bike is equipped with components which are largely derived from the Aprilia RSV4 RF superbike.
Aprilia RSV4 RF: The primary goal in creating the RSV4 was the same one that has set this model apart from its birth in 2009: to be the absolute best uncompromising superbike, the one that comes the closest to the current Aprilia racing bikes in terms of performance and effectiveness. Thanks to the experience acquired in the most selective speed championships such as WSBK and MotoGP, Aprilia is able to transfer technologies to their factory products like the full Ride-by-wire throttle and the dynamic controls package, APRC. The Aprilia RSV4 RF makes perfect what was already top shelf in the previous versions thanks to a significant improvement to its already exceptional dynamic controls package designed and patented by Aprilia.
Aprilia Dorsoduro 900: Aprilia Dorsoduro is the fun bike par excellence. Born out of an ingenious intuition by Aprilia, it was built with the sole objective of providing the most possible road riding fun, drawing from the best characteristics of sport bikes and supermotards. The result is a bike with advanced technical solutions, agile and with performance at the top of its category. The 90° V-twin engine puts a smile on the rider’s face every time the throttle is twisted, thanks to the new characteristics of maximum torque and power that amplify its personality. The fine electronic management that includes, besides the Ride-by-wire multimap accelerator, traction control and ABS, complete the technical equipment on the Dorsoduro 900.
Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress: The most expressive, rich and technological of the 1400cc grand cruisers built at Mandello del Lario. It is the latest distinguished representative of a line begun in 1921 when Moto Guzzi started building unique motorcycles, strictly assembled by hand, as unique collector’s items. The MGX-21, with its bold looks, and technological and performance is dedicated to lovers of exclusive motorcycles, to people who know how to get excited even before they embark on a journey, simply by giving themselves over to the majesty that this prestigious Italian bike emanates, even from a standstill. With a Bluetooth entertainment system, sidebags, and modern amenities like cruise control, ride-by-wire throttle, 3 engine maps, ABS, and traction control, the MGX-21 is also ready to seek out your furthest destination, while turning heads at every one.
Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone: The V7 was a revolution the moment it hit the streets. In 1967 the Moto Guzzi V7, the first Italian superbike, made its market debut and transformed motorcycling, to the delight of experts and the public alike. The brainchild of Giulio Cesare Carcano, the V7 implemented the innovative 90° transverse V-twin engine with a displacement of 703 cc, a record at that time, and immediately established itself as the world ambassador for Moto Guzzi prestige, elegance and reliability. To this day, the Moto Guzzi V7 remains one of the most celebrated and well-known Moto Guzzi models of this rich history. After 50 years, Moto Guzzi continues to celebrate, now in its third act of a first work: The Moto Guzzi V7 III.
Vespa Sei Giorni: The technology and touring vocation so typical of the Vespa GTS family meet the history and most genuine sport tradition of Vespa. With this spirit, the Vespa Sei Giorni is born, a special version, produced in numbered edition, heir to the original Vespa Sport “Sei Giorni”. A model that became part of the legend, built specifically for the taxing “Sei Giorni Internazionale di Varese” regularity competition of 1951, where it was the undisputed protagonist, earning 9 gold medals. It is a modern and technological 300 Euro 4, a single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid cooled, electronic injection engine ensuring extremely quick response in acceleration and extremely brilliant performance all around.
Vespa Primavera: Today, the Vespa Primavera embodies all the values that, half a century ago, made it successful. Young, innovative, technologically avant-garde, agile and dynamic, and environmentally friendly, Vespa Primavera is a modern bike, inheriting the freshness and joie de vivre of its progenitor. The 2018 Vespa Primavera, available in 50cc and 150cc, is a further improvement offering a series of updates that increase comfort, safety and renew the style.
Piaggio MP3 500: Through the MP3 Piaggio has skillfully reinvented city transport. The Piaggio MP3 is the world’s first 3-wheel scooter, a concrete response to the demand for easy-to-handle, extremely safe city vehicles that can get about in the city or reach the city center from the ever-growing suburbs. The two front wheels and the exclusive patented suspension system joining them combine the safety of a car with the simplicity and practicality of a scooter and the fun of a motor cycle with dynamic riding when turning. Able to satisfy a truly global demand: from drivers looking for a more practical yet safe alternative to the experienced motorcyclist able to appreciate the advantages and technical features of a vehicle that has, on its own, created a new market segment of which it is the undisputed leader.
Piaggio Group & C. S.p.A. is Europe’s leading two-wheeled manufacturer representing historic Italian brand marques Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Vespa, among others internationally. Committed to mobility, Piaggio Group operates two additional business segments for Commercial Vehicles, headquarted in Pontedera, Italy, as well as Robotics through Piaggio Fast Forward, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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