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  • Aprilia Distribution Changes

    Piaggio Group, John Sample Automotive And PS Importers Agree to the Transfer of Moto Guzzi and Aprilia Motorcycles/Scooters Distribution for Australia.


    John Sample Automotive Pty Ltd | PS Importers Pty Ltd | Piaggio Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

     

    Piaggio Group, John Sample Automotive And PS Importers Agree to the Transfer of Moto Guzzi and Aprilia Motorcycles/Scooters Distribution for Australia.

    We are pleased to announce that by mutual agreement John Sample Automotive Pty Ltd, Piaggio Group and PS Importers Pty Ltd agree to transfer the Australian distribution of the iconic Italian motorcycle brands Moto Guzzi and Aprilia to PS Importers. John Sample Automotive introduced Aprilia Motorcycles into the Australian market in 1997 and later added the iconic Moto Guzzi brand to its stable in 2003.
    “We have greatly enjoyed the privilege to distribute and build such iconic brands in Australia. However we believe this consolidation of the brands will ensure the economies of scale necessary for them to grow and thrive in an ever changing and increasingly competitive industry. We now pass the baton to PS Importers who we know will manage the brands and the dealer network with professionalism and passion. We thank our loyal and passionate retailers and customers for the many years of support to such an incredible product.” said John Sample Executive Chairman, John Sample Group. 
     “For PS Importers it makes great sense to add Moto Guzzi and Aprilia to our current Piaggio and Vespa scooter distribution in Australia.  We have a strong relationship with Piaggio (manufacturer of Piaggio Scooters, Vespa, Moto Guzzi and Aprilia) and this further enhances our product offering of the best European brands. We’re pleased to carry on the great work of John Sample Automotive and are looking forward to the opportunity to grow the Moto Guzzi and Aprilia brand experience in Australia” said Paul Chiodo Managing Director PS Importers. 
    “Piaggio Asia Pacific wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude to John Sample Automotive, for the strong determination, tenacity in driving the brands forward and for the excellent collaboration with the team. We are proud of JSA’s efforts, in inspiring the racing spirit of Aprilia, harnessing the core brand values of authenticity and tradition for Moto Guzzi, creating meaningful connections with the community at large, as well as implementing excellent aftersales support and customer care.
    Piaggio Asia Pacific is proud to extend the partnership with PSI. The consolidation all four of Piaggio Group’s brands; Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi under PSI is a natural progression, as this will reinforce the strength of Piaggio Group brand presence in Australia. We look forward to working closely with PSI in this mutually beneficial partnership, and we are extremely confident that PSI’s strong background in the motorcycle industry, technical knowledge, proficiency as well as credibility, will bring to the table, great success for our brands in the future” said Simone Niccolai Managing Director Piaggio Asia Pacific
    The transfer of distribution will happen over the coming months and is expected to be completed in 2016. Dealers and owners should see little impact during this time, with a seamless transition planned by the 3 parties for the continuity of customer service, motorcycle and service parts supply and warranty administration.   
    For more information on all models view: Vespa.com.auAprilia.com.auMotoGuzzi.com.auPiaggio.com.au.
  • Ultimate City Scooter Arrives For Kymco

    Billed as the ultimate city scooter, the Taiwanese manufacturers latest offering brings inner-city dwellers a practical layout and confidence inspiring ride. 


    Mojo Motorcycles/Kymco Australia

     

    Ultimate City Scooter Arrives For Kymco
     
    KYMCO’s new-model onslaught rolled on this week with the arrival of the new Agility 16+ 200i city scooter at dealerships across the country.
     
    Billed as the ultimate city scooter, the Taiwanese manufacturers latest offering brings inner-city dwellers a practical layout and confidence inspiring ride.
     
    “The effort around Agility 16+ 200i has been laser-focused on delivering practical features that make great sense in the city environment,” explained KYMCO Australia’s Michael Poynton.
     
    The fuss-free features include expansive lockable storage courtesy of the included top case, under seat area and front glove box compartment.
     
    That same glove box compartment conceals a 12V DC outlet capable of recharging electronic devices on the go.
     
    Additional city focused features include an effortless centre stand to make parking simple, a steering lock to deter theft and room to carry a pillion passenger.
     
    The attention to inner-city requirements doesn’t end with the practical layout.
     
     “We wanted Agility 16+ 200i to be stable and confident in its handling but agile enough to easily out manoeuvre the obstacles of day-to-day life in city,” said Poynton.
     
    “The larger 16-inch front wheel, fresh suspension configuration and disc brakes really knocks that criteria out of the ball-park.”
     
    The new model gets the same proven four-stroke, fuel-injected 163cc engine as its retro styled cousin, the Like 200i.
     
    The engine is coupled to a simple twist and go transmission and its fuel injection has been carefully mapped to maintain consistent economy yet still spring to life when escaping traffic. 
     
    Agility 16+ 200i delivers standout styling with a sharp, clean urban design that features an integrated lighting layout, cut-off front screen and ten-spoke wheels.
     
    The design is available in a choice of three colours and also accommodates a flat floorboard and wide front fairing to provide riders protection against any weather.
     
    The new Agility 16+ 200i city scooter is supported by a three-year warranty program and is available in dealers today.
    About KYMCO 
    Customers have turned to KYMCO for unmatched quality, unsurpassed capability and unequalled value for more than 50 years. With 2015 sales and revenues of more than $1.34 billion, KYMCO is a recognised global leader in the manufacture of scooters, all-terrain and utility side-by-side vehicles. A group of Taiwanese businessmen partnered Japan’s Honda Corporation to found KYMCO in 1963. The Japanese influence introduced an unrelenting focus on constant improvement and quality. In 2016, KYMCO will produce more than 1.2 million vehicles for export to 100 countries.
    About Mojo Motorcycles
    After just 12 years, Mojo Motorcycles has established itself as Australia’s most exciting and fastest growing motorcycle company. The Melbourne-based company imports and distributes globally recognised brands including CFMoto and Sherco. The company supports a retail network of almost 90 dealers which continues to grow. Mojo Motorcycles has built its base on offering customers quality motorcycles, scooters and ATV’s.

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