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Aprilia was founded in the mid 40s.
1975 was the year of birth of the first serial Aprilia cross-country motorcycle. The novelty immediately found fans among young people, and a year later, Ivan Alboretti made his debut in the Italian motocross championship, and in the first season he became a champion in the 125cm3 class.
In 1982, abandoned the production of bicycles, as a hopeless and unprofitable. The company completely concentrated on the production of motorcycles and presented to the customers' court its first road bike with an engine of 125 cm3.
1983 brought a double increase in profits - $ 6.2 million profit - not bad for a garage from Noale!
There have been tough times in Aprilia history. The diversification policy of the company was unsuccessful, the production of furniture and sunglasses brought significant losses.
Since 1987, Aprilia joined the World GP Road racing Championship with Loris Reggiani as a factory pilot. A little later, Aprilia began production of scooters.
In the nineties, Aprilia very successfully collaborated with BMW, releasing their F650 model, and the popularity of these bikes and, in parallel, Aprilia's prestige itself was not least promoted by their highest quality.
The last couple of years have become a real test for the company and its permanent president and owner Ivano Beggio. The crisis of the European scooter market hit a firm hard, in which the production of this relatively inexpensive and popular equipment was in the foreground.
It got to the point that the controlling stake almost sold Ducati. Fortunately, the Aprilia team once again proved that nothing is impossible for them.
Having concentrated on superbikes, the company burst into the American market with the new RSV Mille model, found powerful (financially) investors, and now: Aprilia is back on the crest of a wave.
Today Aprilia has five plants with a total area of 297.600 m2, 1,750 employees and 3,500 suppliers from around the world.