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  • 06-05-2008 02:36 PM

    • allen
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    New Aprilia Sportcity One and Cube

     I put some news on scootersales reflecting both these models .

    What interests me is that aprilia are going the way of creating families in the model range. Like the Scarabeo the sportcity is now a family from the entry level 50 to the 300 cc Cube. Dont know why I am going on about it but it just seems like a concept that they are certainly trying to develop in the scooters they sell.

    Anyway the Sportcity One this will be aprilia's version of the Piaggio Fly ... you know cheaper Chinese produced volume seller i reckon (love the wheels on the one ) The cube on the other hand picks up the delightful 300 motor from piaggio. So does this spell te end of the 200-250 class ..... are we all heading to 300. Seems that way as makes like honda with the SH 300 we just saw the citycom 300 . Its a new category   

     Anyway thats just my thoughts

     

     THIS IS THE "ONE" (BUDGET)
     

     

    THIS IS THE "CUBE" PREMIUM
     

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  • 06-05-2008 02:42 PM In reply to

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    A Chinese Aprilia? is that correct?

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  • 06-05-2008 02:49 PM In reply to

    • Gibbz
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    Re: New Aprilia Sportcity One and Cube

    hrmm yellow :)

    So these are the 08 model sports citys? Any idea on price? and when theyre due to be available? 

  • 06-05-2008 02:55 PM In reply to

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    I hope they build them better than their buildings1

  • 06-05-2008 03:01 PM In reply to

    • allen
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    Re: New Aprilia Sportcity One and Cube

    Gibbz:
    So these are the 08 model sports citys? Any idea on price? and when theyre due to be available? 
     

    this is fresh and I mean fresh out of italy so you would have to think 6 months ? Maybe sooner but I doubt it.....  

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  • 06-05-2008 03:05 PM In reply to

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    allen:
    Anyway the Sportcity One this will be aprilia's version of the Piaggio Fly ... you know cheaper Chinese produced volume seller i reckon (love the wheels on the one

     

    Now I'm confused

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  • 06-05-2008 03:07 PM In reply to

    • allen
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    Re: New Aprilia Sportcity One and Cube

    Scooter HQ:
    A Chinese Aprilia? is that correct?
     

     Aprilia like Piaggio and Peugeot are already sourcing and building scooters in China. And to get cheaper product onto the market it really can only come from a few places. So each of the large europeans have set up manufacturing agreements.

    But saying that yes they were just my thoughts about china , I dont know for sure( Id be 99% sure) but I am relating this Budget product to the Piaggio Fly which has been pretty good. The same should be said for aprilia. I cant remember where i read it but even parts of the new scarabeo 125 and 200 are from china as well.

    So its inevitable
     

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  • 06-05-2008 03:10 PM In reply to

    • allen
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    Re: New Aprilia Sportcity One and Cube

    Scooter HQ:
    Now I'm confused
     

    Dont be confused ! The new Sportcity "One" is a Budget sportcity (cheaper version of the family)

    The new sportcity "Cube" is the premium like the current model with piaggio 4 valve liquid cooled motors  

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  • 06-05-2008 03:17 PM In reply to

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    Understand now. Cheers Allen

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  • 06-05-2008 07:42 PM In reply to

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    I like the look of these.
  • 06-05-2008 09:49 PM In reply to

    • miketl
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    Re: New Aprilia Sportcity One and Cube

     Very, sporty, very angular, very Piaggio.  Have read conflicting reports, but has Piaggio acquired Aprilia?  Some articles have this as happened back in 2006.  The vehicle manufacturing sector is one of the most volatile industries.

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  • 06-06-2008 08:43 AM In reply to

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    miketl:
    but has Piaggio acquired Aprilia?

    Yes amongst others

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  • 06-07-2008 06:34 PM In reply to

    • miketl
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    Re: New Aprilia Sportcity One and Cube

     Thanks, Scooter HQ.  So Piaggio now has its own line, Gilera, Vespa and Aprilia.  Are there any independent Italian companies left.  Maybe Italjet ??

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  • 06-07-2008 07:02 PM In reply to

    • R1hoon
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    Re: New Aprilia Sportcity One and Cube

    miketl:
    Piaggio now has its own line, Gilera, Vespa and Aprilia

    AND Piaggio owns Moto Guzzi and Derbi,

    Italjet ??? who know's who owns them now?? last I heard it was an indian consortium

    I was going to write a witty and clever comment here, then thought "naa screw it" -- I'm just gunna be a smart a$$.
  • 06-07-2008 11:55 PM In reply to

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     chinese own italjet

    i think malaguti is still independent but use piaggio motors. 

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