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Piaggios eSR1 Trademark Filing Hints at an Electric Aprilia Scooter

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By Dennis Chung A new trademark filing for an “eSR1” logo may suggest an electric Aprilia scooter is on the way. The Aprilia eSR1 will likely share technology with another member of the Piaggio family, the Vespa Elettrica scooter. The European Union Intellectual Property Office published the trademark application today, showing a logo with “eSR1” …

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Chinese Aprilia Flat Tracker Revealed in Design Filings

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By Dennis Chung Piaggio‘s joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Zongshen has filed a design for a motorcycle that may be the closest thing we’ll see to a new Aprilia flat tracker. Zongshen-Piaggio Foshan registered the design in July with the China National Intellectual Property Administration, which published the filing today. The design is simply labeled …

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Kawasaki Shows Off Future Hybrid and A.I.-Equipped Motorcycle Technologies

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By Dennis Chung Kawasaki typically tries to showcase some of the project it works on at motorcycle shows like EICMA. Last year, for example, Kawasaki presented an electric motorcycle concept and provided a look at its development. Obviously, there are no motorcycle shows this year due to COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped Kawasaki from showcasing …

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Aerostich Competition Elkskin Roper Glove Review

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By John Burns Keep it simple, Stuart “Competition” is all relative. These gloves aren’t competition like your latest $400 Dainese racing gloves or anything, but they are more competition-ready than the regular Elkskin Ropers Aerostich has been selling forever. The difference is simply that these Competition Ropers have a hook-and-loop wrist closure to positively cinch …