Our best friend Shane Pacillo, who can’t get enough traveling, just dropped us a note that Piaggio Group and he are excited to be hitting the road to join The Motorcycle Shows Canada for 2019 in all markets: Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Quebec City, Toronto and Montreal. Several of the machines on the sled are being shown for the first time in Canada.
Piaggio Group Press Release:
PIAGGIO GROUP AMERICAS RETURNS TO CANADA’S THE MOTORCYCLE SHOWS DISPLAY TO FEATURE LATEST FROM APRILIA, MOTO GUZZI, VESPA AND PIAGGIO
NEW YORK, 17 DECEMBER 2019 – Piaggio Group Americas, the North American importer of iconic Italian scooter and motorcycle brands Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Vespa, returns to Canada’s premiere powersports event series, The Motorcycle Shows.
The Motorcycle Shows start the year off strong the first weekend of 2019 in Calgary, and continue to Edmonton, Vancouver, Quebec City, Toronto, and Montreal over the course of January and February.
Calgary Motorcycle Show BMO Centre Calgary Stampede Jan 4, 2019 – Jan 6, 2019
Edmonton Motorcycle Show Edmonton Expo Centre Jan 11, 2019 – Jan 13, 2019
Vancouver Motorcycle Show Tradex Exhibition Centre, Abbottsford, BC Jan 18, 2019 – Jan 20, 2019
Quebec City Motorcycle Show Centre de Foires de Québec City Feb 1, 2019 – Feb 3, 2019
Toronto Motorcycle Show Enercare Centre Feb 15, 2019 – Feb 17, 2019
Montreal Motorcycle Show Palais des Congrès de Montréal Feb 22, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
Piaggio Group is Europe’s leading two-wheeled manufacturer. With something for everyone, Piaggio Group America’s booth includes highlights of eco-sustainable transportation, category leading performance and electronics, and the ever-present style the Italian manufacturer has become known for.
THE MOTORCYCLE SHOWS WILL FEATURE THESE NEW 2019 MODELS AND MANY MORE:
APRILIA Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100: Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory – the latest step in this evolutionary line – boasts exceptional performance combined with a racing frame and suspension and an electronic controls package, each evolved even further than before. New for 2019, the RSV4 1100 Factory is the lightest, most powerful, and fastest RSV4 ever created, delivering 217-horsepower and race-championship pedigree, the RSV4 continues to be the superbike par-excellence, and category benchmark.
Aprilia Tuono Factory: The new Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory comes standard with the most advanced and efficient electronic suspension system currently available, the latest technological frontier offered by manufacturer Öhlins, developed in close contact with Aprilia engineers. With the upgraded electronic suspension, adjustable to suit any rider need, and along with the inherited RSV4-style tail section, the Tuono Factory is the model of choice for the performance-demanding rider that will not settle for less.
For complete Aprilia range details, visit: www.aprilia.com/ca_EN/
MOTO GUZZI Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure: The new V85 platform, built around an entirely new engine, reflects a construction philosophy in which simplicity, practicality and lightness make for an unfiltered relationship between motorcycle and rider. The TT acronym, meaning “tutto terreno”, or all-terrain, it identifies a motorcycle dedicated to travel in its purest and most original form. Moto Guzzi V85 TT combines style features reminiscent of the golden age of motorcycle adventures with the content and functionality of a modern touring enduro. Its configuration mirrors that of all Moto Guzzi bikes in production today: an air-cooled transverse 90° V twin with OHV distribution and two valves per cylinder.
Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport: The V9 Bobber is the sport custom that breathed life into the medium engine capacity bobber segment. It is a bike with a unique personality, essential in its form and with aesthetics characterized by the black details and its oversize tires. The new model, adding “sport”, stands out for its single- seat lowered saddle which, combined with the usual low drag bar supported by shorter risers, leads the rider to assuming a more accentuated “low-ride” position, compact and sporty. Frame and suspension qualities, riding pleasure and easy handling are enhanced by the Öhlins shock absorbers, adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic rebound and compression, which ensure a greater capacity to dampen small bumps and at the same time provide greater control when riding at high speeds. The unmistakable sound of the Moto Guzzi 850 twin cylinder is emphasized by the street-legal slip-on exhaust painted matte black and with the bottom in aluminum and characterized in the terminal part by a sleek, oblique shape.
For complete Moto Guzzi range details, visit: www.motoguzzi.com/ca_EN/
VESPA Vespa Elettrica: It is not a new electric scooter, it is Vespa Elettrica; a work of art with a technological heart that is born as the symbol of our modern times and the years to come. Vespa Elettrica is the most modern icon of Italian technology, it is synonymous with advanced connectivity and quiet operation, customization and accessibility, respect for the environment and unique style. These are values that have always belonged to Vespa and which now, in Vespa Elettrica, have been fully accomplished, confirming Vespa as the brand that has always been ahead of its times with respect to its market.
Vespa GTS 300: Vespa GTS will go down in history as one of the world’s best loved two-wheelers, the successor to the legendary “Vespone”, the name given to those Vespas with a larger, strictly steel body. Vespas with which to move elegantly around town but that are also ready to travel, or even take on adventures thanks to their increasingly generous engines. The 2019 GTS comes with a new engine, the 300cc hpe (High Performance Engine), fruit of the latest Piaggio Group technology, which aims to create engines that are increasingly advanced and efficient in terms of limiting emissions and consumption. Able to deliver more than 23 HP, this is the most powerful engine ever adopted by a Vespa.
For complete Vespa range details, visit: www.vespa.com/ca_EN
PIAGGIO Piaggio MP3 500 HPE: With MP3 Piaggio has skillfully reinvented urban mobility. The world’s first three-wheel scooter in 2006, Piaggio MP3 has always stood out for its ability to innovate, remaining as the first three-wheeled scooter to produce hold a hybrid engine, come standard with ABS and traction control systems, and today, Piaggio MP3 also becomes the world’s first three-wheel scooter to have a reverse gear. The MP3 500 is a concrete response to the demand for an easy-to-handle vehicle that can conquer the city center as easy as it manages highway and winding road. The two front wheels and exclusive patented suspension system that connects them combine the safety of a car with the simplicity and practicality of a scooter and the fun of a dynamic motorcycle ride on your favorite road.
Piaggio Liberty: A milestone in two-wheeled mobility development. It is synonymous with independence and freedom. Introduced in its first version in 1997, Liberty is one of those rare products that, model after model, has managed to remain faithful to itself and its name, continuously modernizing and meeting the needs of new generations of customers. Piaggio Liberty has skillfully achieved great success, finding favor with the most advanced customers, because of its ability to meet the needs of mobility and freedom with a formula that combined style, light weight, an easy ride and safety. More than two decades later, the Liberty continues to renew itself but it stays in line with the values that inspired the original project and with the goal of meeting the demand – increasingly stronger – for a vehicle characterized by superior quality levels, lightweight and sturdy, easy to use but with impeccable performance and with high technological content at the service of safety, such as the ABS braking system that comes standard on the 150cc version.
For complete Piaggio range details, visit: www.piaggio.com/ca_EN/