Aprilia and Guzzi offer more models, colors, and variants of models in Europe than here. This leads to people talking about ‘bringing one over’ themselves or asking us to special-order what they really want. Unfortunately, we can only offer the bikes the manufacturers regularly offer here. As for bringing one in yourself, you’re most likely to be turned away by US Customs because a bike’s vehicle identification number (VIN) gives it away as not having been homologated for the US.
When new models are introduced, it’s almost always Europe first, then North America. Countries of the European Union share the same homologation, while ours is unique and time consuming. Most often we see a new model in its second year of manufacture (which some people prefer in case the first issue had some bugs in it).
So how do we know if a new model is coming here? Other than no-brainers (Aprilia RSV4, Moto Guzzi California 1400), we learn like dealers do for most brands of cars and bikes: we attend a new-model dealer meeting, usually in the fall. Believe me, when we get the news, you’ll read about it here!