Aprilia is a world-class company from a small town. The town has a population of 15,000 people called Noale, in Italy, was the first house a bicycle factory which was established after the Second World War by Cavaliere Alberto Beggio. When the big Japanese motorcycle companies to gasoline-powered bike, with an eye toward the motorcycle market, motorcycle manufacturers Aprilia still plain with no intention of anything to do with motorcycles.
That all changed in 1968, when Beggio's son, Ivano Beggio, took over leadership of the company. Its vision is to produce race-winning motor sport and puts Aprilia name on the map. The first motorcycle 50cc, more than mopeds, produced shortly after Ivano Beggio took over, and Aprilia have 3 popular moped in the late 1960s.
In 1970, Aprilia's first motocross bike, the Scarabeo, was born. As Scarabeo began to attract attention, Aprilia focus on expanding catalog of over 70's and early 80's, adds a lot of new models from 50cc to 600cc.
Aprilia first attracted attention on the world stage in 1977, when the Italian won the Italian Motocross Championship race in both the 125cc and 250cc, while riding his Aprilia machine. Aprilia motorcycles finally won Ivano Beggio always dreamed of them.
The recession of the 1980s led to a reduction for motorcycle manufacturers, but Aprilia continues to expand its catalog and offer a new model. The popularity and success of Aprilia did not swim in the 1980's as many of its competitors. In 1985, Aprilia started outsourcing production machine for a particular model. An Austrian company, called Rotax, is the top choice, and Aprilia machines keep winning.
In the early 1990s, looking for innovation, the Aprilia revisits roots as a company to manufacture scooters Amico, the first all-plastic scooter in Italy, which proved popular. Aprilia also has a lot of success around the world since the early 1990s, won 124 Grand Prix titles in 125cc and 250cc. They also have a 15 Road Racing World Championships under their belt, and the Aprilia machine also holds 16 European speed titles. Aprilia was acquired by Piaggio, in 2004, made the Piaggio, the fourth largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world.
A recognized name in the Curcuit Racing
Aprilia name may not also know the average person, because Aprilia mainly specializes in sports and racing bike than a motorcycle recreation. Unlike the Japanese name does not export high volumes Aprilia motorcycles, cars, or other vehicles to North America, and the name Aprilia is not often seen on the road. Aprilia, however, known to motorcycle racing fans, who see it as a brand of choice for many motorists.