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Aprilia Motorcycles

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Founded: 1945
Age: 75 years
Country: Italy
Website: www.aprilia.com
Total models: 39
Active models: 7
Discontinued models: 32
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 models

Models
Produced
Variations
2007 - now
17
1997 - now
53
1992 - now
43
2007 - now
18
2007 - now
4
2002 - now
28
1984 - now
22

Discontinued models

Models
Produced
Variations
1986 - 1993
11
1988 - 1989
1
1985 - 1986
1
2001 - 2013
21
2001 - 2002
1
2000 - 2015
19
1995 - 2006
11
2003 - 2004
1
1990 - 1992
2
2003 - 2004
3
2007 - 2015
10
2007 - 2008
1
1995 - 2003
7
2003 - 2007
4
2009 - 2010
1
1990 - 2007
29
1977 - 1983
8
1989 - 1992
3
2000 - 2005
5
1983 - 2015
36
2006 - 2014
16
2002 - 2014
33
1999 - 2006
8
2007 - 2011
10
2007 - 2015
23
2011 - 2015
4
1982 - 1985
3
1985 - 1986
1
2007 - 2015
12
2005 - 2011
13
1984 - 1992
19
1985 - 1990
2

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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