September 9th 2004. Forthright Motorcycle Finance, part of the Bank of Scotland Corporate, has announced a new agreement with Aprilia motorcycles, effectively creating Aprilia Financial Services. The move already has the backing and collaboration of many Aprilia dealerships.

Forthright will provide funding options for the buyers of Aprilia motorcycles, putting in place scheme that is claimed to offer significant advantages to both the customer and the dealer.

Ian Kelly, Sales Manager at Blackburn-based dealership Rocket Centre, said: "This is an exciting time for our business. We have a new, state-of-the-art showroom and workshop and an enthusiastic, dedicated team. We need the people with whom we do business to have the same professionalism. I believe we have found this with Forthright Motorcycle Finance."