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Aprilia and BMW joins forces

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by fnfalman, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The positive year of 2005 continues for Aprilia: after the affirmative launch of the new Atlantic 500 Sprint, another important event is registered. Today in Munich (Baveria), an agreement of cooperation was signed between Aprilia and BMW Motorrad which will unite the two production houses in the motorcycle design and production fields.
    The news, a rumor for quite some time, was finally officially confirmed. The significance of the agreement between Aprilia and the German brand centers around a future offering of products in sectors beyond those that BMW currently operates in which will be carried out in Aprilia factories in both Noale and Scorzè.
    A productive link both solid and important reaffirms the previous positive cooperation between the two companies. Between 1993 and 1999 it was Aprilia that produced the first generation of the single-cylinder BMW F 650, a model that enjoyed great success, before the production of subsequent generations was transferred to a BMW facility in Berlin.

    The satisfaction showed by the President of Aprilia, Doctor Roberto Colaninno, was telling: “The accord reached with BMW Motorrad is confirmation of Aprilia’s great name and efficiency in the field of technology and design. Beyond that, it is a significant step forward towards Aprilia’s complete economic recovery, one of the most important names and constructors of motorcycles in Italy and Europe since it was acquired by Piaggio.”

    The comments of Rocco Sabelli, engineer and Aprilia managing administrator, were also positive when he underlined that “this type of cooperation will give us an advantage over other European companies in international competition. The results of such cooperation optimize our investment in research and development, not to mention product and technological innovation.”

    The President of BMW Motorrad, Doctor Herbert Diess, underlines: “This is about an ulterior enlargement of BMW’s gamut of motorcycle models and not the existing single-cyclinders (The F-Series). In this cooperation we foresee, amongst other aspects, an important contribution to the strengthening of the European motorcycle industry and related providers.”

    I only found this out after cruising the Aprilia website. BMW Motorrad didn't say anything about it.

    Weird feelings drifting through me right now.;g
  2. Compy

    Compy CompensateWhat?

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    Feb 28, 2000
    Neither here nor there
    It's like you're stuck in some sort of motorcycle twilight zone.

  3. Texas T

    Texas T TX expatriate CLM

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    Jan 25, 2000
    Unbeknownst by the motorcycle world at large, the powers-that-be at major manufacturers have announced that one particular rider in the USA was used to determine the future of their respective companies.

    FNFALMAN, as he is known within the Glock Talk community, recently announced that he was in the market for a sportbike, and the collective manufacturers held their breath for his decision could very well determine success or failure for their company.

    Shortly after letting his fellow GT riders know that he had finally decided on an Aprilia the airwaves between Germany and Italy grew hot with rapid fire communications flying back and forth.

    In a matter of just days two of the biggest forces in the motorcycle world announced that they would be following FN's lead and would create a company to combine both BMW and Aprilia.

    It has been reported that wall street analysts are now plying the forums of GT to determine FNFALMAN's portfolio holdings.