January 10, 2014 – Piaggio Group Americas, the North American importer of iconic Italian scooter and motorcycle brands Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Vespa, is proud to announce their return to Canada’s 2014 version of “The Motorcycle Shows” events with a line-up steeped in rich history, world class design, and the latest technology. Starting in Calgary, AB this weekend, Jan. 10-12, and continuing with shows scheduled in Edmonton, AB on Jan. 17-19, Vancouver, BC on January 24-26, Quebec, QC on Feb. 7-9, Moncton, NB on Feb. 14-16, Toronto, ON on Feb. 21-23, with the final stop in Montreal, QC on Feb. 28 – March 2.
With something for everyone, Piaggio Group America 2014 product line includes highlights of eco-sustainable transportation, category leading performance and electronics, and the ever-present style the Italian manufacturer has become known for. Each of The Motorcycle Show stops will feature these 2014 models and many more:
Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS: Derived from the five-time SBK World Champion winning RSV4 Factory motorcycle, the Tuono V4 R ABS is the most powerful naked sports bike (167hp) on the market. Upgrades in 2014 that support this award winning motorcycle include multi-map racing ABS, Brembo M432 monobloc calipers, and a larger fuel tank – all designed to give riders the best in safety and technology on a bike that is as fun to ride on the street as it is on the track.
Aprilia RSV4 R APRC ABS and Factory APRC ABS: The 2014 Aprilia RSV4 R and Factory models provide riders with a powerful engine and the electronic technology universally recognized as the top of its class. Thanks to the category leading APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) electronics package, coupled with Aprilia Quick Shift, and self-calibrating rear tire, these bikes have an electric system engineered to provide optimal performance that can be tailored to each individual rider’s performance needs.
Moto Guzzi California 1400 ABS Custom and Touring: The Moto Guzzi California 1400 ABS topped the “Best of” lists of numerous leading motorcycle media in the cruiser category, making it one of the most coveted cruisers on the market today. The California 1400’s offer the best technology in a cruiser, improving comfort, safety, and performance, while preserving fuel economy, making it an essential reference for the entire cruiser category.
Moto Guzzi V7 Special: The V7 Special, part of the retro V7 range that includes the Racer and Stone models, blends the rich looks of its 70’s sports heritage with the modern benefits of engine performance, road safety, and reliability. The V7 Special adds updated color options to this year’s model, preserving the mechanical characteristics that make it one of the most stylish, and intuitive rides in its class.
Vespa 946: A stylish tip to Vespa’s earliest beginnings, the 946 isn’t just futuristic in design, but a showcase of pure Italian elegance and craftsmanship married with today’s advanced electronics. Hand crafted, the Vespa 946 comes with all-digital instrumentation, full LED lights, ABS braking and ASR traction control, and new 3V engine that reduces emissions and oil consumption while maintaining top performance in its category.
Piaggio Fly 50 and Typhoon 50: Leaders in the 50cc category, the Piaggio Fly 50 and Typhoon 50 are the perfect embodiment of the Piaggio spirit, creating global scooter options that combine functionality and simplicity of use with the elegance of Italian design. Complete with a reliable 4-stroke engine, and large front disk brake, the Fly 50 and Typhoon 50 provide the perfect modern solution to urban commuting, with the comfort, protection, and safety features worthy of a much larger scooter.
About The Piaggio Group:
Established in 1884 by Rinaldo Piaggio and based in Pontedera in Pisa, Italy, the Piaggio Group is one of the world’s top manufacturers of two-wheel motor vehicles. With more than 8,500 employees, an annual production of 615,500 vehicles in 2012, five R&D centers, six production facilities in Europe and Asia and world-wide commercial operations, the Piaggio Group has a strong and increasing leadership in the European two-wheeler market. The company produces scooters, motorcycles and mopeds in the 50cc to 1,400cc displacement range, marketed under the Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Derbi and Scarabeo brands. The Group also manufactures three- and four-wheel light transportation vehicles for the Ape, Porter and Quargo ranges.
— From Piaggio Group Americas