Soon Aprilia dealers in the United States will begin flexing their racing prowess, with a new certification program from Aprilia Racing.
The certification program hopes to leverage Aprilia’s racing experience on the international stage, and thus turn Aprilia dealerships into performance shops capable of honing Aprilia’s motorcycles for track use.
As such, Aprilia Racing certified dealerships will have access to a host of performance parts that Aprilia Racing has developed back in Italy, during the course of their racing programs in MotoGP and WorldSBK.
In order to obtain certification though, dealership technicians will have to participate in a specific training program with Aprilia Racing, which will focus on setting up motorcycle electronics, chassis, and engines.
Teaching these courses will be the same engineers from Aprilia’s racing department in Noale who are working with Aprilia’s factory racing teams.
Of course the real value of this new program is that Aprilia dealers that become certified by Aprilia Racing will also be able to sell Factory Works bikes and parts.
The North American market will begin the first of the global training sessions, taking place following World Superbike round at Laguna Seca. Once launched in the USA, Aprilia Racing certified dealerships will launch in other countries.