The Piaggio group companies Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Vespa presented the new lineup for 2020.
Aprilia presented the new midsize bike in the range based on the 660. The RS 660, which is a 169 kg sportsbike capable of producing 100 HP. The bike has a new frame and swingarm in lightweight aluminium, and a new high-performance parallel twin engine. It has been designed to be ridden by riders who do not need any special riding skills. The bike has high end electronic equipment like a Ride-by-Wire throttle and a six-axis inertial platform for optimum operation of the APRC electronic aids. It offers five Riding Modes. The RS 660 also stands out for its particularly advanced aerodynamics comprising a double fairing with aerodynamic appendage function to optimise stability at high speeds, effectively protecting both rider and passenger from wind blasts.
The second bike is the Tuono 660. It expresses the new concept of sports versatility introduced by Aprilia designed around the new 660 cc twin cylinder. The bike delivers 95 HP. It is a single motorcycle for everyday riding as well as sports riding. The naked version of the RS 660 features the same technology and chassis, but has a raised riding position and large and wide handlebar.
Another pair of bikes from Aprilia is the RSV4 1100 and the Tuno V4 1100. A new and highly sophisticated semi-active suspension has made the fastest, most powerful and lightweight RSV4 of all time even more efficient on track and more enjoyable on the road. The bike has a control unit that governs the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension. This unit has access to all the bike’s electronic systems. It recognises all riding phases and adapts the calibration of the fork, shock absorber and steering damper hydraulics accordingly. The Aprilia RSV4 has been designed around a 65° V4 engine produces a maximum power of 217 HP. It has a fully adjustable chassis which has been enhanced by the latest electronics to manage the engine and the bike’s dynamic performance. The Touno V4 1100 Tuono V4 1100 Factory is the most exclusive version in the Tuono range, dedicated to an extremely demanding public and equipped with components that largely derive from the Aprilia RSV4 superbike. The front mudguard, engine cover and side panels of the Factory are now in carbon fibre, a prestigious material that, as well as being lightweight and resistant, is able to boost the level of construction quality, now at a peak. The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory offers semi-active suspension system which allows for simple and even customised calibration of the fork and shock absorber with semi-active mode and manual mode. Both the modes can can be selected using the buttons on the handlebar. The Aprilia V4 engine delivers maximum power of 175 HP and maximum torque of 121 Nm.
Moto Guzzi also showcased three models, the V85 TT Travel. This bike is designed to take to the road with its complete dedicated range of equipment for touring. It features, as standard, a higher Touring windshield, a pair of very spacious panniers, a set of heated hand grips, a pair of additional LED lights, and the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform that allows a smartphone to be connected to the vehicle. The other bike on display was the V7 III Stone S, which is a sportier and more sophisticated interpretation of the best seller from the company. This is a special edition and only 750 of these will be manufactured. The bike has a beautiful satin chrome fuel tankwrapped in a black leather belt. It has full LED light set and a shorter, slimmer rear mudguard. The bikes shape and brand-new “bar end” rear view mirrors, gives the Stone S a streamlined, dynamic profile. The saddle, is upholstered in water-repellent Alcantara. V7 III Stone equipment also includes a locking fuel cap, in black which is anodised and machined from solid aluminium. The Cafe Racer version of the bike is called the Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary.
Piaggio also offered the Medley and Beverly Range. Piaggio Medley has the agility of an urban vehicle along with the dynamic performance of a high wheel bike. It offers the comfort as well as the loading capacity of a big GT scooter. The new bike emphasises sportiness, with a totally redesigned front end, at the centre of which the new vertical element stands out. The front end is characterized by a 3D honeycomb grille. The handlebar is new and accommodates the new full LED headlamp and a brand-new digital LCD instrument cluster. The bike is offered with liquid cooled 4 valve 125 and 150 cc engine with electronic injection. They deliver 14.75 and 16 HP respectively. The bikes are offered equipped with “Start & Stop” function as standard. For safety they have dual channel ABS while on the gizmo side it offers smartphone connectivity which allows the rider to manage calls, voice commands and music using the instruments and handlebar controls.
The Beverly Range is available with 300 and 350 cc engines. Piaggio Beverly 350 Tourer, the new flagship in the Beverly range, comes as standard with the practical and sporty tinted top fairing and spacious 36-litre top box which matches the vehicle and comes complete with backrest to match the saddle. It also offers smartphone connectivity.
Vespa has showcased four models, the Primavera Sean Weatherspoon, the Primavera (RED), Racing Sixties and Elettrica 70 km/h. Vespa Primavera Sean Wotherspoon is a special edition that expresses all the creative energy linking Vespa and Sean Wotherspoon, one of the most creative and influential designers in America. Sean has creates a new style dedicated to young urban owner. The scooter has a special livery by Weatherspoon. The The Vespa Primavera 125 (RED) special edition has its entire body painted in the characteristic Rosso (RED) colour, including the wheel rims that immediately stand out together with the entire silhouette. Vespa Primavera (RED) is powered by a modern 125 cc single-cylinder four-stroke i-get engine that is air-cooled and complete with electronic injection and 3-valve distribution.
The Vespa Racing Sixties is a special series inspired by the gentlemen riders’ races of the ’60s. With the gritty Vespa Sprint (with 50, 125 and 150 cc engine capacity) and Vespa GTS Super (with 125 and 300 cc engine capacity), the new Racing Sixties present innovative graphics that contrast with the body. Vespa Sprint and Vespa GTS Super Racing Sixties have shed their classic chrome plating in favour of the gold metallic finish of the wheel rims.
Last but not the least is the Vespa Elettrica 70 km/h which offers a heightened performance of 70 km/h and has been homologated as a motorcycle. The increase in speed of the scooter has not affected its range. In ECO mode, with its speed limited to 45 km/h, Vespa Elettrica 70 km/h guarantees the same maximum range of up to 100 km, while in Power mode it offers a range of 70 km.