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Aprilia

Aprilia Aprilia is Europe's second largest producer of motorcycles and scooters and the only non-Japanese manufacturer with a complete range of two-wheeled vehicles. Aprilia is not just market leader. In very little time the company has become a leading name on the world’s racing circuits too, establishing itself as one of the most prestigious and successful marques around. Aprilia started as a scooter manufacturer, but has more recently come to be known for its race-winning sportsbikes. It is most recently best known for its flagship 1000 cc V2 Superbike, the RSV Mille. Since 1985, when Aprilia first entered the world speed championships, the company has won 32 world titles.

Website: Aprilia

Benelli

Benelli Benelli is part of motor Group Qianjiang, which is a corporation located in southeast China at Wenling, whose 14,000-plus workforce produces over 1,200,000 powered two-wheelers each year, as well as more than two million engines, in an ultra modern city-sized factory occupying 670,000 m² of covered space and equipped with sophisticated machine tools imported from Germany, Italy and the U.S. Thanks to modern and equipped production lines, their models can be produced at a speed of 14 bikes a day ready for shipment. A new production line has been completely dedicated to the accurate assembling of the engine in order to ensure top quality and reliability.

Website: Benelli

Bimota

Bimota Bimota is a small, semi-bespoke Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Founded in 1973 in Rimini, Italy by Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini: the first two letters of each forming the name BI-MO-TA, a portmanteau which also resembles the 'moto' part of 'motorcycle'.Bimota's creations are designed to generate for their clients a unique emotional experience either through riding, or merely through the appreciation of the unique and pioneering styling. Bimota today is proud of being considered as the reference point for the fusion of technological progress, style and pure passion, whose dedicated team constantly strive to make imagination, reality. Because of an innate competitive spirit Bimota can provide a glorious alternative to the products of large-scale motorcycle industry.

Website: Bimota

Cagiva

Cagiva Cagiva is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer. It was founded in 1950 by Giovanni Castiglioni in Varese, originally producing small metallic components. It went into the motorcycle industry in 1978. It is currently owned by Giovanni's sons, Claudio and Gianfranco Castiglioni. The Cagiva models are innovative; they develop new segments in the market and surely dominate the small displacement area. The range spans from Cross to Enduro and Street bikes with sales distributed internationally. The Italian retailers are more than 400.

Website: Cagiva

Ducati

Ducati Ducati motorcycles have long been known for their excellence in design and performance. From the first post-Second World War bicycle-like low-displacement motorbikes Ducati has grown over the years into a racing giant that is consistently competitive in both the racing arena and the world motorcycle marketplace.
On the track, Ducati has amassed a string of World Superbike Championships unprecedented in the history of motorcycle racing: thirteen of the last fifteen World SBK titles and more individual victories than the competition put together, not to mention an impressive return to MotoGP in 2003 and countless more successes in other championships.

Website: Ducati

Gilera

Gilera Gilera is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer founded in Arcore in 1909 by Giuseppe Gilera. In 1969 the company was bought out by the Piaggio Group. After World War II, Gilera dominated Grand Prix motorcycle racing, winning the 500cc road racing world championship 6 times in 8 years. In 1992, Gilera made a return to the Grand Prix arena and Piaggio continues to produce small-displacement motorcycles with the Gilera name. In 1993 production was transferred to Pontedera and the Gilera brand began to develop sport scooters such as the Runner, an innovative scooter-motorcycle hybrid. In all, nearly 700,000 Gilera branded vehicles have been produced since 1993.

Website: Gilera

Laverda

Laverda Laverda is an Italian manufacturer of Combine harvesters and at one time a maker of high performance motorcycles. The agricultural equipment brand is famous for quality, simplicity, and efficiency; while the motorcycles in their day gained notoriety for being robust and innovative. In 2003, Laverda presented a new SFC prototype, based on a heavily revised Aprilia RSV1000 at the Milan EICMA motorcycle show. While stunning in many aspects, in particular the attention to component and mechanical detailing, it did not generate enough positive interest to merit further development.

Website: Laverda

Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer established in 1921 in Mandello del Lario by Lake Como in northern Italy, producing the "official motorcycle of Italy". The company currently specializes in 90° V-twin engines. Moto Guzzi innovations include the cartridge front fork and the patented Compact Reactive Drive Shaft system. Moto Guzzi machines have been used by police forces in Italy and the United States.

Website: Moto Guzzi

Piaggio

Piaggio Established in 1884 by Rinaldo Piaggio, and based in Pontedera (Pisa, Italy), the Piaggio Group is one of the world’s top manufacturers of two-wheel motor vehicles. Piaggio’s production includes scooters, motorcycles and mopeds in the 50cc to over 1,000cc displacement range for the Piaggio, Vespa, Gilera, Derbi, Aprilia, Guzzi and Scarabeo brands. The Group also manufactures three- and four-wheeled light commercial vehicles (LTV) with the Ape, Porter and Quargo ranges.

Website: Piaggio


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