Piaggio issued its development plan for 2009-2012 on Friday and while most of the news is relatively boring, there is one extremely interesting tidbit.
As for motorcycles, the Group intends to work on the growth of different brand names, also through the development of sport bikes with mid-sized engines.
It'd only be speculation to guess a capacities and configurations, but
since Aprilia is Piaggio's sportsbike brand and participates in
Superbike racing as a way to market its products, it'd make sense for
that mid-size sportsbike to fit into current racing classes.
Piaggio via MC24.no