All Women Riders Invited to Femmoto @008

Aprilia USA Welcomes Women Riders to Femmoto 2008

Performance and precision handling are the great equalizers on track or
street

Las Vegas  – September 30 , 2008 – Aprilia USA invites women who crave
performance, style and precision handling to sample the Italian
manufacturer’s newest sports bikes at Femmoto 2008, one of the world’s
largest gatherings for female enthusiasts and their friends.  Taking place
October 3 to 5 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Femmoto provides participants
with an opportunity to improve their riding skills in a safe, comfortable
track environment, while showcasing accessories, gear, the latest machines
and plenty of other inspiration for the rapidly expanding community of women
riders.

The 7th annual Femmoto weekend starts Friday, October 3, with a co-ed track
day for riders of all skill levels – an ideal experience for couples.
Saturday and Sunday are reserved for  “women only” track events, featuring
demos and test rides from manufacturers like Aprilia.  A current driver’s
license, appropriate motorcycle endorsement, helmet, eyewear and gloves are
required for demo rides.

Aprilia will showcase several new models in its product line that offer
special appeal for the woman – or man – who appreciates light weight,
spirited performance and complete ease and reliability of operation, such as
the all-new, automatic Mana 850 and the RS 125 track bike. 

Femmoto 2008 attendees are invited to experience these Aprilia motorcycles:

RS 125
Proving that you don’t have to spend a fortune to own a world-class track
bike with the heart, soul and great looks of a professional GP racer,
Aprilia’s new RS 125 is designed and built for technical supremacy in the
corners and on the straights.  Light, agile, supremely easy to pilot and
priced at only $5999, it’s an easy competition bike to love.  Femmoto 2008
will be one of the first opportunities for consumers experience it in
person.

Mana 850
Thanks to its revolutionary high-tech automatic transmission, the supremely
versatile 850 Mana proves that you really can have it all.  The bike’s
innovative 7-speed Sportgear transmission delivers the ideal ride for all
traffic conditions and riding preferences with the flick of the wrist.
Carve up the canyons on a Sunday morning, commute in rush hour traffic –
it’s all easy on a Mana.

RSV 1000 R
The unquestioned “top dog” among supersports, the Aprilia RSV 1000 R earned
a name for itself as the only production twin able to compete with the
world’s preeminent four-cylinder machines in endurance races like the Le
Mans 24 Hours and the Bol d’Or 24 Hours.  Like all Aprilias, it’s this
racing experience that provided the blueprints for the RSV 1000 R.

Tuono 1000 R
Aprilia’s award-winning naked bike is the category benchmark for everyone
else.  Superb on both road and track, the Tuono R is designed for maximum
performance as well as comfort, thanks to it’s upright seating position.
Refined, powerful and precise, the Tuono 1000 R holds all records in its
class. 

Dorsoduro 750
Aprilia’s four World supermotard racing titles since entering the category
in 2004 translate into superb street-legal off-road production bikes.  With
a level of performance and equipment that matches the numbers and content of
far bigger machines, Dorsoduro offers an unbeatable combination of
performance and equipment for the price.

Shiver 750
As Aprilia’s first-ever middleweight sport bike, the Shiver combines Italian
design, race-proven technology and sophisticated components and materials
never before available on a 750cc motorcycle.  Check out firsts like the
Shiver’s ride-by-wire throttle control and radial caliper race brakes, while
enjoying all the ergonomic benefits of the naked design.

SXV 5.5
The world’s first twin-cylinder supermotard, Aprilia’s SXV has been
developed and perfected through the real-world expertise of Aprilia Racing
and world-champion racer Thierry Van Den Bosch.  In a world of off-road
look-alikes, the street-legal Aprilia SXV aggressively stands out in the
crowd with its potent V-twin engine and Italian-design graphics.

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