Aprilia is one of Italy's best-known motorbike manufacturers. It is one of the seven brands owned by Piaggio, and the fourth largest motorbike manufacturer in the world.
It is present in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Aprilia was initially involved in the production of bicycles and scooters, and over time they began to produce motorbikes as well, focusing on sports machines. They have had many successes in motorsport.
The company was founded just after the Second World War in the province of Venice. The founder was Cavaliere Alberto Beggio. Initially the company manufactured bicycles, until 1968 when Alberto's son Ivano Beggio, together with a dozen or so co-workers, built the first ever 50cc moped.
The first mopeds produced by Aprilia were called Colibri, Daniela and Scarabeo, a cross model.
Thanks to many technical solutions, Aprilia is the Italian builder with the most wins in motorbike racing history. In total they have 294 victories in MotoGP races!
Today Aprilia offers us a great selection of great motorbikes: from the two-cylinder naked Shiver 750 to the Dorsoduro 750 (supermotard), from the Mana 850, the first motorbike with automatic transmission, to the latest project, the Caponorda 1200, a great tourer, from the superbike Tuono V4 to the RSV4 family, available in two versions, the RR and the Factory (RF), directly based on motorbikes from the WSBK racing world.
The range of Aprilia scooters is equally impressive: the flagship Aprilia SRV850 is considered the most powerful scooter ever produced in the world.