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Old 03-27-2015, 09:25 AM   #1
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Aprilia/Moto Guzzi coming to NoVA!

For those D.C. area folks interested in bikes a little outside the norm, but are hesitant about the nearest dealer being 2-3 hours away, it looks like Vespa of Arlington is adding Aprilia and Moto Guzzi lines - http://vespaofarlington.com/la-moto-...g-spring-2015/

Between the BMW/Triumph opening in Dulles next week, and now this, those of us in NoVA will have some nice (nearby) options outside of the usual Jap 4 and H-D. Don't know about you guys, but I'm excited!
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:33 PM   #2
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I will be excited if they actually take it seriously and do more than prop a bike or two on the floor. Aprilia had a completely incompetent dealer on MD side already. If they actually invest a little, then we will be talking.
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I will be excited if they actually take it seriously and do more than prop a bike or two on the floor. Aprilia had a completely incompetent dealer on MD side already. If they actually invest a little, then we will be talking.
I hear ya. The closest Aprilia dealers right now are down in Yorktown (Redline) and a dealer way up near deep creek lake in MD, in Ft. Henry or something. Both 2 1/2 hours away, without traffic. For Guzzi there's Speed's near Baltimore and then Winchester, but both are more than an hour away, and they look like (going by their websites) what you're talking about - maybe 1 or 2 bikes on the floor. Not too re-assuring that they'll stick with the brand.

So I called this place for more info, talked to a guy named Alex. I was wondering if they are just added Aprilia and Guzzi, or opening a new dealership, when they expect to open, etc. He said that they are opening a new store, called "La Moto Washington", about 1 block from where they are now, and it's going to a "Flagship" store for the Piaggio group, carrying all 4 Piaggio US brands - Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, and Guzzi. One of the first 3 flagship stores in the US, L.A. and Miami are the others. If you check their FB page, they just got their first Guzzi in yesterday, a V7 Racer. Oh yeah, and it's supposed to open mid-April, so we should know within a month.
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