Piaggio unveils new models, prototypes bound for North American market

Publish Date: 
Mar 19, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Piaggio is releasing three new production models for the North American market, a trio of bikes that covers the street, adventure touring and scooter segments. The Italian OEM also unveiled four prototype models.

The news came during the Piaggio Group's 2012 dealer meeting in Hollywood, Fla., which attracted more than 300 U.S. and Canadian dealers. The three production models (pictured above) include:

  • The Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NXT. Melding Moto Guzzi character with state-of-the-art performance and design, the latest Stelvio adventure touring family member features both technical and functional upgrades. More streamlined styling results in more efficient aerodynamic protection: a new top fairing and a much larger, 8.5 gal. fuel tank keep you enjoying the ride longer and with a higher degree of comfort. The NXT features the hallmark Moto Guzzi engine design — the V-shaped 90-degree transverse four-valve, the highest performer among all the families of engines manufactured at Mandello del Lario. The Stelvio 1200 NXT comes standard with key adventure touring features such as switchable ABS and Automatic Traction Control, roomy aluminum side bags, hand guards, heated grips and adjustable wind screen, saddle height, handlebar, clutch levers and foot pegs. Color choices in the U.S. are Lava Black and Burnt Orange with an MSRP of $15,990. Canadian customers can select Lava Black at an MSRP of $16,190 (CAD).
  • The Aprilia Tuono V4. Designed in the spirit of the RSV4 racebike, with a streetfighter physique that is in its element when accelerating and braking, the Aprilia Tuono V4 features the world championship-winning Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) electronics package and an Aprilia 65-degree V4 engine. That makes it the fastest naked sportbike and highest performing in the category. Extremely compact, as slim as a twin-cylinder and installed in an ultra-compact chassis, the V4 pumps out 167.3hp at 11,500 rpm, and 82 ft. lbs. of torque at 9,500 rpm. Scheduled to reach dealers in March, the Aprilia Tuono V4 is available in Competition Black and Sunlit Yellow. The MSRP is $14,999 in the US and $15,695 (CAD) in Canada.