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Piaggio to launch 55-56 new models this year

Piaggio to launch 55-56 new models this year

MILAN (Thomson Financial) – Piaggio SpA’s chairman Roberto Colaninno said the motor bike and scooter firm will launch 55-56 new models this year, including 25-26 completely new products for the group’s various brands.

Speaking at the annual shareholder meeting, he said the recently-launched three-wheel MP3 scooter is ‘a big success’, while in September, the Gilera brand will launch a scooter with an 800 cubic centimetre-sized engine, which will reach a speed of 200 kilometres per hour.

In India, he said production is expected to reach 160,000-170,000 units, up from 140,000 in 2006.

nigel.tutt@thomson.com

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