Aprilia debuts its Strada

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Aprilia has unveiled its new Yamaha-powered Pegaso Strada among the glitz of the Munich Bike Show.

With an official launch on Tuesday morning (September 14) Aprilia uncovered a bike with supermoto-styling. And bosses say it is not a replacement for the Rotax-powered Pegaso - it will run alongside it.

The new Pegaso Strada uses the engine from the Yamaha XT660 to make around 50bhp. It weighs 168kg and is expected to be priced at around £5000.

The RSV1000 also gets a new look with a 'lion' paintscheme. The RSV R will get radial front calipers, there's new injection mapping to boost torque at 4-6000rpm and new white tail-light and indicators.

Two new scooters, debuted in Italy this summer, were given their international launch at Munich - the SportCity 125 and 200 have 15in wheels and disc brakes front and rear.

The firm also confirmed that it is still on course to sign a deal to be bought by Piaggio, despite Ducati's recent overtures. And boss Franco Pettanio assured us that Aprilia will carry on racing.

Keep checking back for more new bike news direct from Munich.

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By MCN Staff