EICMA 2007: Piaggio Reveals Multi-Brand Lineup

Publish Date: 
Oct 31, 2007
By Guido Ebert

PIAGGIO & CO. SpA has revealed a number of new vehicles scheduled for formal introduction next week at the 65th International Milan Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA).

Of course, Piaggio owns and operates multiple brands, including Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Gilera.

Among the new bikes to be introduced:

Aprilia
SMV 750 Dorsoduro

Aprilia says the SMV 750 Dorsooduro incorporates the best features of supersport and supermotard machines, and was conceived and developed off of experience gained from the GP and supermotard circuits. The Dorsoduro is powered by a 750cc, 95hp, liquid-cooled engine with a second-generation ride-by-wire control system.

RX and SX 125
Designed to expand upon Aprilia's recent big-bore off-road offerings, the 125cc RX enduro and SX supermotard are powered by the brand's two-stroke single and outfitted with many of the components supplied with the RXV AND SXV models. The RX is fitted with classic 21" and 18" enduro wheels while the SX is fitted with 17" wheels featuring a 150/60 rear.

Moto Guzzi
Stelvio

Powered by a newly developed 1,200cc, eight-valve engine putting out over 100 horsepower, the maxi-enduro Moto Guzzi Stelvio represents the Italian brand's response to the big BMWs, KTM and Triumph.

We won't know much about the Stelvio until next week. What we do know is that it has shaft drive, has fittings for a complete set of panniers, has an adjustable windshield on an integrated nose fairing, a seat adjustable to three different positions, 50mm upside down fork with radial calipers and 19" and 17" spoked and black anodized wheels. (Continued)