People started to see this coming LAST AUGUST after more than one dealer mentioned trouble in the Aprilia Channel...and all the readership got from you MOrons when asked to check it out was a smug "..We haven't heard any rumors of immanent demise over at Aprilia... except for this one, that is.--MO
You run a well connected shop there, JB...(..er..exactly WHAT was it again that differentiates you guys from being yet another set of naiive motojounalists mindlessly regurgitating everything told to them by the marketing reps in the Pasta and Massage tent at Mugello?). Geesh!
(The rest of your stuff is pretty good though...so I guess we'll have to spare you the "..I bet Mitch would have found out about it.." reparte' ;-)
Just hope that Mr. Beggio can keep them afloat--as Sean writes, they do build some incredible motorcycles!
Health Check for Aprilia North America?
Posted on Sunday, August 03 @ 15:54:57 PDT by staff
478cc writes "Reality Check Pls - In looking to purchase an Aprilia Futura have thrice crossed an ugly rumor that Aprilia is seriously downsizing it's presence and retail channel in North America due to current market conditions and excessive back inventory.
Despite being a bit of a "niche" product, have seen lots of new 01/02s remaining on the dealer floors, special financing on New Old Stock, etc; doesn't foster tons of confidence, esp. for the longterm existance of a reliable support network. Appreciate any feedback. Tnx!
5'11" :: 200 lbs. :: Age 47:: Bitter-No :: Concerned-Yes
We haven't heard any rumors of immanent demise over at Aprilia... except for this one, that is.--MO