The Piaggio Group in India is an establishment of an Italian Motorcycle manufacturing giant which produces and markets scooters like Aprilia and Vespa in India. With the corporate office in Italy, the bikes are sold across the country by the franchise model. Piaggio is a motorcycle brand which is spread across 54 countries. Founded by Rinaldo Piaggio who came from a family of locomotive manufacturers, the brand is quite popular across the globe. Piaggio, in the year 2016 launched its star performers in India at an auto expo. Initially marketed along with Bajaj the company now sells bikes under its own name. Vespa is an iconic hit from Piaggio, as it was one among the pioneers in the field of scooter production. Aprilia on the other hand was acquired by Piaggio and then launched across the globe. Vespa is more of a simple elegant look but Aprilia is simply sporty. Paggio now manufactures both Aprilia, Vespa and Moto Guzzi from its own plant in Maharashtra.