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Aprilia Motorcycles

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Founded: 1945
Age: 75 years
Country: Italy
Website: www.aprilia.com
Total series: 39
Active series: 11
Discontinued series: 28
Aprilia is one of the most popular motorcycle companies, owned by Piaggio, best known for their V-twin sport bikes and road racing championships. Whether you are going for a street or sport bike, the creations of this make excel in terms of both performance and handling. The production house is the most sophisticated with a complete range of bikes from 50 to 1000 cc. The Aprilia label has always been the one to introduce significant technological innovations in the motorcycling world. Owning an Aprilia motorcycle is quite an achievement. These bikes have won many awards and are the motorcycles owned by some of the most popular motorcyclists.

Active series

Series
Produced
Variations
2008 - 2020
32
1985 - 2020
13
1996 - 2020
64
2009 - 2020
33
1984 - 2020
35
2007 - 2020
30
1995 - 2020
69
2012 - 2020
16
2016 - 2020
2
2007 - 2020
25
2003 - 2020
44

Discontinued series

Series
Produced
Variations
1987 - 1996
7
2004 - 2013
23
2003 - 2018
19
1997 - 2002
6
1989
1
2001 - 2008
7
1991
1
1997 - 2006
7
2007 - 2016
16
2004 - 2005
4
2006 - 2016
6
1996 - 2002
7
2003 - 2006
6
2009 - 2013
5
1990 - 2013
44
2011 - 2018
12
2001 - 2005
5
1998 - 2009
25
2007 - 2013
14
2004 - 2018
83
2001 - 2005
5
1999 - 2008
5
2005 - 2013
35
2006 - 2013
18
1985 - 1991
16
1986 - 1988
5
1989
1

Company timeline

1945
  • Founding of company. Aprilia produces bicycles.
1968
  • First motorcycle, a moped build by 12 people with a capacity of 50cc. Versions are called Colibrì, Daniela and Packi.
1970
  • First motocross bike, the 50cc and 125cc Scarabeo.
1977
  • First win in Italian motocross championships in 125cc and 250cc category by Ivan Alborghetti on an Aprilia.
1981
  • First trial bike, the TL 320.
1983
  • First road machine, ST 125.
1984
  • First enduro model, ET 50.
1985
  • Start outsourcing some engines to Rotax, Austria.
1987
  • First World Speed Championship by Loris Reggiani on an AF1.
1990
  • Introduction of all-plastic scooter, the Amico.
1992
  • Alessandro Gramigni wins World 125 Road Racing Championship on an Aprilia
  • Tommy Ahvala wins World Trials Championship on Climber.
  • Introduction of scooters with catalytic converters, the Amico LK and Pegaso 125.
1995
  • Aprilia comissions Philippe Starck to design the Motò, which is later displayed in the New York’s Modern Art Museum.
2000
  • Launch of Direct Injection Technology (DiTech) for scooters, which reduces emission and increases mileage.
2004
  • Company bought by Piaggio.
2010
  • Aprilia reaches #1 motorbike racing bike in history dethroning MV Augusta.
2018
  • Founder Ivano Beggio dies.

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