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Aprilia Motorcycle History

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Aprilia is second largest producer of and scooters and the only non-Japanese with a complete range of vehicles. Aprilia is not just leader; the company has also a leading name on the world’s circuits, establishing itself as one of the prestigious and successful marques It was purchased in the early 2000s by the Group.

* 1968 The first ‘motobike’ is completed, a gold and 50cc model.

* 1970 The Scarabeo is introduced and is produced the middle of the decade in 50cc and variations.

* 1974 Aprilia the RC 125.

* 1975 The first racing are produced.

* 1981 Aprilia the TS320 Trials bike.

* ST 125 road bike is released.

* Aprilia begins outsourcing to Rotax. The 125 SX and 350 STX were released same year.

* 1986 The a smaller sports model, is That same year, the is introduced as a large-tanked bike for rallies.

* 1987 Loris scores Aprilia’s first Prix roadracing victory.

* Aprilias are imported to the United for the first time, beginning the TRX312M trials bike

* 1989 The Climber is introduced, the mass-produced liquid-cooled trials

* 1990 Aprilia releases the 600, a street-legal road with off-road roots.

* Alessandro Gramigni earns its first roadracing World in the 125cc class. Tommy wins the Trials world

* 1993 The 2-… RS125 is

* 1994 The RS250, also a is released. Although it’s to the U.S. in limited quantities, in a configuration, the rest of the world in love with this 250 Prix bike for the street.

Champions: Biaggi (250cc) (125cc)

* 1995 World Biaggi (250cc)

* 1996 World Champion: (250cc)

* 1997 World Biaggi (250cc) During run of championships, the Aprilia 250 frequently almost as fast in qualifying as the bikes in the 500 class. Aprilia’s director Jan Witteveen supervised the of a “bored-out” 250 that displaced 400cc. It was raced in the 500cc without much success by Romboni.

* 1998 Aprilia its flagship RSV Mile, a 1000cc Superbike. Also introduced year is the Falco, a 1000cc bike with minimal

World Champions: Capirossi Sakata (125cc)

* 1999 Champion: Rossi (250cc)

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* 2000 Aprilia acquires Guzzi and Laverda.

World Locatelli (125cc)

* 2001 The Futura sport-tourer and ETV1000 adventure-tourer are released.

* 2002 Champions: Melandri (250cc) (125cc)

With the beginning of the era, Aprilia creates the RS3 The three-cylinder racer is ridden much success by the likes of Edwards and Nori Haga. It is the powerful and in many ways the advanced of the first-generation MotoGP developed by Cosworth and based on F-1 car with pneumatic valves and throttle.

Aprilia learned (as did Roberts) that those F-1 can’t seem to understand rideability. The Cube wheelied all the even in top gear. Edwards “It was just born

* 2003 The much-loved Tuono is which is basically an RSV Mille motocross-style high handlebars and a headlight fairing.

World Poggiali (125cc). At the end of the season, abandons the expensive and unproductive project to re-focus on the smaller

* 2004 Aprilia is acquired by

* 2006 World Champions: (250cc) Bautista (125cc)

* The RXV/SXV line of 450cc and enduro and supermoto bikes the standard of performance in those Twist the throttle at your – especially in the low gears!

Champions: Lorenzo (250cc) (125cc)

* 2008 The 750cc Shiver roadster and 850cc clutchless are introduced.

* 2009 The RS4 superbike the road with a 1000cc engine.

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