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Dec 2, 2002

Edwards Makes First U.S. Appearance For Aprilia Friday In Long Beach

<BR>Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>2002 Superbike World Champion Colin Edwards will make his first U.S. appearance for Aprilia Friday, December 6 at the International Motorcycle Show at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Edwards will be available for autographs and photos at the Aprilia booth from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) Friday only, reports Aprilia USA's Robert Pandya.<BR><BR>The Aprilia RS3 Cube MotoGP bike will not be on display at the show, but Aprilia product planners will be on hand to gauge consumer interest in the RSV1000 Tuono and the Noriyuki Haga Replica RSV-R Mille.<BR><BR>For additional information on the International Motorcycle Show, go to show.motorcycleshows.com/IMSBrandManager/V33/index.cvn<BR><BR>Edwards has been very busy since winning his second Superbike World Championship and signing to race in MotoGP for Aprilia. Edwards raced in and won the Michelin Race of Champions Nations' Cup November 29-30 in the Canary Islands; is currently testing at Jerez in Spain through Wednesday, December 4; will appear in Long Beach Friday, December 6; and will fly to Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, December 7 to be inducted into the CMRA Hall of Fame at the Texas-based racing organization's awards banquet.<BR>