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Aprilia and Yamaha have both announced new incentives ranging from 0% finance to free track days to tempt buyers into their dealers this summer.
While offers are always welcome, Aprilia’s tack of offering a free track day to the first 25 customers to buy an RSV4 1000 RR or RSV4 1100 Factory from in July is a slightly different idea to the usual route of throwing in free accessories or tempting finance terms. Given that the RSV4 in either guise is a track day weapon of the highest order, it makes sense that new buyers might want to exercise their new toys. The track day in question is taking place on Monday 16th September at Silverstone’s newly resurfaced GP circuit.
It’s a high-end affair, with each customer getting their own reserved garage space and British Superstock 1000 Aprilia team In Competition helping set up the bikes for the track. Aprilia’s own tech staff will also be there to offer technical assistance, and Silverstone’s instructors and In Competition’s superstock riders are set to be present to offer riding advice. You even get breakfast, lunch and refreshments in a private room reserved for the Aprilia owners. See www.aprilia.com for more information.
Sticking with Aprilia, the firm is also offering a more traditional incentive to buyers of its 125cc models, with 0% hire purchase finance on its RS125, Tuono 125, SX125 and RX125 models until the end of September. There’s a minimum deposit of just £500. More details here.
Yamaha’s summer temptation comes in the form of 0% APR finance on conditional sales (similar to hire purchase), and applies to the YZF-R125, YZF-R125 Monster Energy MotoGP, MT-125, YS-125, MT-07, Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT.
There’s a minimum deposit of 10% to take advantage of the deal, and it means you could be on an MT-07 for as little as £69 per month or a Tracer 900 for £105 per month.
The same models can also be had via a PCP deal at 4.9% APR, compared to 6.9% APR for the rest of the Yamaha range.