U.S. market will see nine new Piaggio models

At EICMA in Milan Tuesday, Piaggio Group Americas announced the launch of nine new models heading for the United States, according to a press release from the company.

The company will deliver three new Piaggio scooters, four Aprilia motorcycles and two Moto Guzzi cycles by the end of 2011.

The MP3 City is Piaggio’s newest three-wheel scooter. With a 278cc motor, it’s light and agile, according to the company, and ideal for urban commuters. The BV 300, a two-wheel model, has an expanded under-seat cargo space. Both will be released in the United States at the end of 2011. Also being launched is the Typhoon, back after a four-year hiatus. It will be released in the summer of 2011 with a four-stroke 125cc engine and updated styling.

The first new Aprilias to be in dealerships will be the RSV4 Factory Special Edition (SE) and the Dorsoduro 1200 in the spring. The RSV4 Factory SE is derived from the RSV4, and it includes the exclusive Aprilia Performance Ride Control package (APRC), which gives superbike technology to pro and recreational riders. The Dorsoduro 1200 has a twin-cylinder motard, and is extremely agile, according to Piaggio. The other two Aprilias, the RS4 125 and Tuono V4R, will be released at the end of 2011. The RS4 125 includes an all-new, four-stroke power plant, but it’s styling and technical solutions come from the RSV4.

Moto Guzzi will have two new releases in 2011. The Stelvio NTX reaches a record range thanks to a 32-liter fuel tank, according to Piaggio. It also has Moto Guzzi’s V-shaped 90 degree transverse twin-cylinder engine and an aerodynamically designed fairing. It will be available at the end of 2011. The Norge GT8V features the latest variation of the Quattro valvole engine. It also includes revised suspension settings, a new one-piece fairing, new Moto Guzzi customized side panniers and a new saddle shape. It will be available to dealers in the first half of 2011.

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