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Eric
06-20-2007, 12:45 PM
NEW YORK, June 20, 2007 ? Aprilia USA invites enthusiasts to discover why
its award-winning Italian motorcycles and scooters are one of the most
pulse-pounding experiences available on two wheels. Riders can experience
the entire range of exclusive Aprilia street bikes, powerful dirt bikes and
sporty scooters during the company?s national demo tour, scheduled for
multiple appearances at the nation?s leading enthusiast events and at select
Aprilia dealerships. At each appearance, enthusiasts are invited to
schedule test rides and early-bird participants qualify for a free gift.

Riders can expect to find the company?s latest models waiting to be
unleashed from the Aprilia mobile transporter. Available test bikes include
Aprilia?s exotic V-Twin sport bikes, the RSV 1000 R and 1000 R Factory;
their naked siblings, the Tuono 1000 R and Tuono R Factory; the
adventure-happy Caponord touring bike, the industry?s only V-Twin dirt
bikes, the SXV and RXV; and the Aprilia SR 50, SportCity 250 and Scarabeo
500 i.e. scooters.

All riders with a current driver?s license, appropriate motorcycle
endorsement, and riding helmet, eyewear and apparel are invited to attend:


June 22-24: AMA Flat Track Race, Joliet, IL

June 29: Reno?s Aprilia, Kansas City, MO

July 13: Martin Eurosports ? Coopersburg, PA

July 20-22: MotoGP Weekend Laguna Seca ? Monterey, CA (display
only)

July 21-22: World Enduro Championships ? Hancock, NY

July 28: Spectrum Motorsports ? Irvine, CA

August 4-5: Pike?s Peak Aprilia ? Colorado Springs, CO

August 10-12: California Speed Sports ? Livermore, CA

August 24-25: Sport Bike Northwest ? Stevenson, WA

September 1: Aprilia of Orem ? Orem, UT

September 14-16: MotoFIT ? Danbury, CT

September 22: Detroit Eurocycle ? Detroit, MI

September 28-30: Xtreme Powersports ? McHenry, MD

October 4-7: Femmoto ? Las Vegas, NV


Aprilia USA on Tour: The 2007 Street Bikes

Aprilia?s mobile showroom includes a selection of the following performance
motorcycles:

RSV 1000 R Factory and RSV 1000 R. Experience Aprilia?s top-of-the-line,
race-bred V-Twin supersports and discover precisely why the Factory version
earned the 2006 ?Masterbike? award, a prestigious media accolade that
recognizes the fastest series motorcycle in the world. A category leading
collection of exotic materials, high-tech components, sophisticated
technology and chassis refinements distinguish both bikes as uniquely
Aprilia.

The Tuono 1000 R Factory and Tuono 1000 R. Aprilia?s award-winning naked
bike blends the soul of a race bike with the reality of riding ? even
go-fast guys demand reliability and superb ergonomics. Whether you?re
curious to sample the magical responsiveness and super technology of the
Tuono R, or the 139 hp, Ohlins race-suspension sporting Tuono 1000 R
Factory, you?ll never go back to ordinary Twins after flicking the throttle
of an Aprilia Tuono.

ETV 1000 Caponord is the perfect mix between functionality and design. This
?total tourer? can tackle the town, the trail and the interstate, all with a
passion for delivering a sporty ride. Aprilia?s touring Twin packs plenty
of value on top of excellent performance and ride comfort. Standard
features range from active safety elements like tubeless spoke rims to a
multi-function digital and analog instrument panel for the ultimate in
navigation convenience.


Aprilia USA on Tour: The 2007 Off-Road Bikes

Aprilia?s off-road V-Twins aren?t for novices ? but they are the weapon of
choice for the racer who demands championship-caliber Supermoto and enduro
competition machines with proven reliability:

RXV 450/550 is a trail-specific powerhouse that integrates an exceptionally
tough frame with the superior power and torque of Aprilia?s ultra-compact
V-Twin. Exceptional rigidity, competition-grade components, such as
category-leading brakes, and ease-of-maintenance all combine to create a
serious challenge to conventional off-road machines.

SXV 450/550 is the Supermoto edition, the direct descendent of the Aprilia
that won the World S2 Supermoto title during its debut season. Tuned for
the track, the SXV delivers all the right elements to win races ? plenty of
torque for the straightaways, Grand Prix-level brake performance for
aggressive maneuvering and just the right overall rigidity to keep riders in
control on both asphalt and dirt.


Aprilia USA on Tour: The 2007 Scooters

Ideal for pit row or a hassle-free weekend road trip, Aprilia scooters
combine a sporting heritage with ease-of-operation and serious technology.
In addition to the scooters below, the all-new SportCity 250 scooter will
join the tour mid-season.

Scarabeo 500 i.e. is an all-new member of the family. Almost 50 pounds
lighter than its predecessor, this sporty ride is scooter, tourer and urban
commuter all in one technically advanced package. Featuring large wheels,
extensive safety features and superior ride comfort, this scooter is the
true embodiment of Aprilia?s ?automatic motorcycle? concept.

SportCity 250 redefines confident commuting, thanks to the scooter?s unique
blend of performance bike inspired attributes. From a strong, electronic
fuel-injected engine to big triple-disc brakes and large wheels and tires,
the SportCity is all about giving riders every advantage in heavy traffic or
on long commutes. Add up to 60 mpg fuel efficiency, generous cargo carrying
capacity and a host of safety and convenience features, and you have a smart
choice for today?s urban riders.

SR 50 R is the ultimate pit scooter ? or weekend run-about. The SR 50 R?s
aggressive styling is inspired by the Aprilia RSV 1000 R sport bike, making
it a unique way of expressing your need for speed even when you?re just
zipping to the post office, or pit to pit.


About Aprilia and Piaggio Group Americas

Aprilia world headquarters are in Noale (Venice, Italy). Founded in 1962,
the company designs and manufactures motorcycles in Noale, with additional
production facilities in Scorzč. With 32 motorcycling world championship
titles (27 road and 5 off-road) under its belt, Aprilia is the only European
manufacturer to have a complete on- and off-road model portfolio, ranging
from sporty scooters, innovative off-road bikes and tough adventure tourers
to award-winning super sport bikes. For information on Aprilia's complete
U.S. model line, visit the company's website at www.apriliausa.com.

In December 2004 Aprilia became part of the Piaggio Group, Europe's leading
manufacturer of two wheelers and one of the world's most recognized and
respected names in motorcycle and scooter production.

With over 6,700 employees, an annual production of more than 680,000
vehicles, 5 R&D centers, 7 production facilities in Europe and Asia, and
operations in over 50 countries, the Piaggio Group has a consolidated
leadership in the European 2 wheeler market. Its production includes
scooters, motorcycles and mopeds in the 50cc to 1,200 cc displacement range,
marketed under the Piaggio, Vespa, Gilera, Derbi, Aprilia, Scarabeo and Moto
Guzzi brands.