December 22 2003. E.P. Barrus Press Release:

Malaguti SpA has announced that they have appointed E. P. Barrus Ltd. the official sole UK and Republic of Ireland distributor for the Malaguti range of scooters and motorcycles, with effect from 1st January 2004.

The Malaguti brand encompasses a comprehensive range of high quality and stylish vehicles from 50cc to 500cc, including the electric Ciak EP (pronounced "Jac") and the only officially licensed Ducati limited edition scooters.

Barrus will be introducing the eagerly awaited Drakon 50cc, F12 Phantom Max 125/200cc and the SpiderMax GT 500 to the UK and Irish markets. All models will comply with the soon to be implemented Euro II requirements from January 2004.

Dr. Antonino Malaguti, Director of Malaguti said, "I am very happy to welcome a distributor such as Barrus to the Malaguti family. They bring over 86 years of distribution and market experience to this new relationship".

Barrus will be promoting and distributing the Malaguti product line through the existing Malaguti dealer network, which Barrus is planning to develop further. Jamie Masterman, Vehicle Divisional Manager for Barrus comments, "We are very much looking forward to the addition of Malaguti to our product portfolio. The expertise of Barrus in distribution and after-sales, complemented by the excellent quality, design and strong brand name of Malaguti will be a very powerful combination".