major Piaggio with several brands under its belt, presented a number of new
motorcycles and scooters at the 77th edition of the Internazionale Ciclo
Motociclo e Accessori (EICMA 2019) in Milan, Italy. The highly
anticipated new Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa and Piaggio models were unveiled on
the 1800 square metre Piaggio Group maxi stand.
Aprilia RS 660: Created
around a totally new technical base, defined by the 660 parallel twin, comes a
new generation of lightweight, high-performance bikes that are sophisticated in
design. A return to the mid-sized engine, supported by the electronics and
technology of the Aprilia Racing department, to rediscover the pleasure and joy
of everyday riding. The first born in this brand-new generation of Aprilia
bikes is RS 660. The innovative concept behind the RS 660 project can be summed
up by its excellent weight/power ratio that makes for enjoyable riding, whether
relaxed or more sports-orientated: 169 kg plus 100 HP is the perfect formula
for enjoyment on the road. It features a new frame and swingarm in lightweight
aluminium, and a new high-performance parallel twin engine accessible to
everyone. Inherited from the unbeatable RSV4, the electronic equipment
comprises a Ride-by-Wire throttle and a six-axis inertial platform for optimum
operation of the APRC electronic aids. It offers five Riding Modes designed to
regulate the behaviour of the electronic controls for safety and fun during
daily riding, dynamic riding on the road, and extreme riding on track.
Aprilia Tuono 660
Concept: The Tuono 660 Concept best expresses the new concept of
sports versatility introduced by Aprilia with the new family of motorcycles
designed around the new 660 cc twin-cylinder that, with the Tuono 660 Concept,
is able to deliver 95 HP. The Tuono 660 Concept is ideal for new riders, as it
is also available in a 34 kW version, but also for young motorcyclists moving
up from smaller engine capacities and who seek a high-level naked sports bike,
able to offer daily thrills and fun on the road and even support the rider
during occasional track sessions.
Aprilia RSV4 1100
Factory: Thanks to new and highly sophisticated semi-active
suspension, the fastest, most powerful and lightweight RSV4 of all time becomes
even more efficient on track and enjoyable on the road. The control unit that
governs the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension has access to all the bike's
electronic systems, meaning it is able to recognise all riding phases and
therefore adapt calibration of the fork, shock absorber and steering damper
hydraulics thanks to the development of an algorithm, the fruit of
collaboration between Öhlins and Aprilia. Aprilia RSV4 is conceived around a
65° V4 engine with incredible maximum power of 217 HP, never before seen on a
factory sports bike.
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100
Factory: Tuono V4 1100 Factory is the most exclusive version in the
Tuono range, dedicated to an extremely demanding public and equipped with
components that largely derive from the Aprilia RSV4 superbike. The front
mudguard, engine cover and side panels of the Factory are now in carbon fibre,
a prestigious material that, as well as being lightweight and resistant, is
able to boost the level of construction quality, now at a peak. The Aprilia
Tuono V4 1100 Factory offers, as standard, the most advanced and efficient
electronic suspension system currently available, the latest technological
frontier proposed by manufacturer Öhlins and developed in close collaboration
with Aprilia engineers. The particular technology of the Smart EC 2.0
semi-active suspension system allows for simple and even customised calibration
of the fork and shock absorber with two operating modes on the units:
semi-active mode and manual mode, both of which can be selected using the
buttons on the handlebar. The wide range of electronic equipment includes
Cornering ABS as well as the advanced package of APRC electronic controls. The
Aprilia V4 engine delivers maximum power of 175 HP and maximum torque of 121
Nm, values at the top of the category: a real generator of excitement, on both
road and track.
Moto Guzzi V85 TT
Travel: Moto Guzzi presented the Travel version, ready to take to
the road with its complete dedicated range of equipment. Featuring, as
standard, a higher Touring windshield, a pair of very spacious panniers, a set
of heated hand grips, a pair of additional LED lights, and the Moto Guzzi MIA
multimedia platform that allows a smartphone to be connected to the vehicle,
extending the instrument cluster functions. The Sabbia Namib colour is
exclusively dedicated to V85 TT Travel.
Moto Guzzi V7 III
Stone S: Making its debut at the show was Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S,
a sportier and more sophisticated interpretation of the Mandello best-seller.
The only member of the 2020 V7 III family to be produced in a limited edition,
Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S will be manufactured in just 750 units.
Moto Guzzi V7 III
Racer 10th Anniversary : Born in
2010, Moto Guzzi V7 Racer has always been the ambassador of the V7 range, the
bike with the sportiest spirit of all. V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary celebrates
this first decade with an updated look that continues the tradition. The new V7
III Racer version differs significantly from its predecessor in terms of its
front end, which stands out for the new top fairing with incorporated
windshield, in authentic Café Racer style. The top fairing is enhanced with
dedicated red graphics - also picked up on the saddle cover hump - which flaunt
the “10th Anniversary” celebratory detail. At the centre of the top fairing is
the new, full LED headlamp, while the tail light and turn indicators are also
LED. A modern and dynamic look that is also emphasised by a thinner, sleeker
rear mudguard, and by brand-new “bar end” rear view mirrors.
Piaggio Medley: Piaggio Medley combines the
agility of an urban vehicle with the dynamic performance of a high wheel model
and the comfort and loading capacity of a big GT scooter: the perfect formula
for all-round mobility. The new design puts the emphasis on sportiness, with a
totally redesigned front end, at the centre of which the new vertical element
stands out, characterized by a 3D honeycomb grille, a modern interpretation of
the classic “tie”. Also new is the shape of the handlebar, which accommodates
the new full LED headlamp and a brand-new digital LCD instrument cluster.
its debut on the Piaggio Medley is the latest evolution in the family of
Piaggio i-get engines, with 125 and 150 cc engine capacity: both are liquid-cooled,
with 4 valve distribution and electronic injection, and deliver 11 and 12.1 kW
respectively, putting them among the most powerful in the category. Equipped as
standard with the “Start & Stop” function, now further honed, as well as
dual channel ABS, the new Piaggio Medley boasts equipment normally reserved to
a higher class of scooter, introducing the smartphone connectivity system to
the mid-size high wheel scooter segment for the first time.
range: Piaggio Beverly, a leader in the high wheel scooter segment,
presented its new 2020 range at the show, available with 300 and 350 cc
engines. Piaggio Beverly 350 Tourer, the new flagship in the Beverly range,
comes as standard with the practical and sporty tinted top fairing and spacious
36-litre top box which matches the vehicle and comes complete with backrest to
match the saddle.
Sean Wotherspoon: Vespa Primavera Sean Wotherspoon is a special
edition that expresses all the creative energy linking Vespa and Sean Wotherspoon,
one of the most creative and influential designers on the American landscape.
Sean takes the steel body of Vespa Primavera and creates a new style dedicated
to young urban tribes, but one that can also appeal to a wider audience. The Vespa Primavera 125
(RED) special edition has its entire body painted in the characteristic Rosso
(RED) colour, including the wheel rims that immediately stand out together with
the entire silhouette, making for a truly unique and recognisable model.
Further enhancing this brand-new Vespa version is the essential and iconic
Vespa (RED) logo that, flanking the Piaggio Group "shield" on the
distinctive Primavera front tie, adorns the front shield in contrasting white.
Vespa Primavera (RED) is powered by a modern 125 cc single-cylinder four-stroke
i-get engine that is air-cooled and complete with electronic injection and
Vespa Elettrica 70
km/h: Faithful to its role as innovator, Vespa Elettrica continues
to evolve and was presented in its new 70 km/h version, which flanks the
original 45 km/h version, created mainly for urban use and so homologated as a
moped. The heightened performance offered by Vespa Elettrica 70 km/h
(homologated as a motorcycle) is the result of Piaggio Group experience with
the Power Unit and lithium ion battery and the optimisation of all its
components. The increased performance does not affect the acceleration typical
of Vespa Elettrica while its range remains almost unchanged: in ECO mode, with
its speed limited to 45 km/h, Vespa Elettrica 70 km/h guarantees the same
maximum range of up to 100 km, while in Power mode it is possible to cover up
to 70 km.