Published on November 30th, 1999 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
NAZA LAUNCHES TWO NEW MOTORCYCLE MODELS AT THE OPENING OF APRILIA FLAGSHIP SHOWROOM
NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor for Aprilia bikes in Malaysia, launched two new models yesterday in conjunction with the opening of Aprilia’s new flagship showroom in Kampung Baru. NAZA Group of Companies Joint Group Executive Chairman, Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin launched the showroom and unveiled the Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC and Dorsoduro 1200, bringing the total number of Aprilia models available in Malaysia to eight models. Not only that, Malaysia is the first country in Asia to launch the Tuono V4 APRC.
The Tuono V4 APRC is the naked version of RSV4 Factory and is a much awaited model by big bike enthusiasts. The Tuono V4 comes with the Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) and has superior handling, thanks to the chassis which is identical to the world class RSV4 line-up. The Tuono V4 is a top choice among independent test riders against the likes of Ducati Streetfighter S, KTM Super Duke R and the Triumph Speed Triple. The 1000cc model comes with 167.3bhp at 11,500 rpm and 111.5 Nm at 9,500 rpm.
The Dorsoduro 1200 meanwhile is the ultimate choice for bikers who love the Motard category. The 1,200cc bike produces 130bhp (96.0 kW) at 8700 RPM and 115 Nm at 7200 rpm. The Dorsoduro also comes fitted with the Aprilia Traction Control (ATC) system for optimum safety. The Aprilia flagship showroom in Kampung Baru joins other NAZA showrooms in the area such as NAZA World and Chevrolet 3S Centre. The Aprilia showroom is also a 3S Centre which offers performance parts replacement for its customers. NAZA Premira invested over RM200,000.00 for the service center and had bought proper equipment and tools to service the range of Aprilia bikes currently available