Piaggio Teases New Moto Guzzi Bobber and Aprilia RSV4 RF Works Project

Byron Wilson | November 13, 2015

The Piaggio Group has released some preliminary information on what to expect from its Moto Guzzi and Aprilia brands during this year’s EICMA show.

In the Moto Guzzi camp, the company has released a photo of its new V9 Bobber, which will be powered by a new 850cc V-Twin. The V9 Bobber also features a cardan shaft, new frame and design. Another model, the Roamer, has the same hallmarks as the V9 Bobber and is described in the release as “a magnificent medium-size custom bike.”

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

Guzzi will also expand its cruiser offering with the MGX-21. Information on this one is even sparser, but it will be a 1400cc bagger according to Piaggio. The MGX-21 won’t be presented until August 2016 at Sturgis.

Moto Guzzi will also offer a scrambler dubbed the V7 II Stornello, hearkening back to the machine of the same name produced by Guzzi in the ‘60s and 70’s.

Aprilia’s RSV4 RF is the brand’s showcase model for 2016, and Aprilia will offer a Factory Works project for the coming model year. Essentially, customers will be able to receive a custom superbike built, “in accordance with the regulations of the Superstock and SBK championships in the various countries, with different chassis, electronics and engines, with top configuration exceeding 230 HP.”

Aprilia RSV4 RF 2016

Piaggio as a whole comes to EICMA on a high, with sales and market share up for the year and revenues up throughout all regions of the world. Revenue for Moto Guzzi in particular is up 35.7% YTD and Aprilia is 23.4% up. Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO, Roberto Colaninno, offered this statement in the company’s press release.

“The Piaggio Group today boasts a range of extraordinary brands, each of which represents a different way of achieving the highest levels of quality and technology. We have the strength of a great brand portfolio, offering solutions for all market segments and opening the way for new categories, forms and areas of mobility. And with the launch of the Piaggio Fast Forward project in the Group’s 130th year of activity, we have taken on the mission of thinking for the future, of designing and producing solutions that combine distinctive style with cutting-edge technology, to improve the way people travel in the future and also their quality of life.”
Stay tuned for more information on all the new Piaggio Group models for 2016.

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