Italian marque makes its presence felt in India’s largest biking hub
Ladies and gentlemen, Aprilia is finally here. The legendary Italian marque has set up its first Indian dealership at Pune’s posh Aryaneshwar Road, and the complete lineup is already on display, ready for sale. Ex-racer and longtime motorsports enthusiast, Mr. Srikanth Apte is the man behind the showroom, named Arco Automotive. Mr. Apte’s family has been associated with Piaggio, Aprilia’s parent company, for over thirty years now, firstly with the three-wheelers division and now with Aprilia itself.
Prices of the Aprilia models on sale at Arco Automotive ranges from Rs.11.65 lakhs for the Mana 850 to Rs. 19.50 lakh for the legendary RSV4 R superbike in Factory trim. Then there’s the Dorsaduro that retails for Rs.13.20 lakh while the Tuono 1000 V4 will set back buyers by Rs. 15.60 lakh (all prices on-road Pune). Moreover, apparel, safety gear and ABS versions of almost every model are also on offer at the showroom.