AJP MOTOS started operations in 1987 as a workshop for motorbike tuning founded by António and Jorge Pinto. In 1990 AJP presents its first model, the ARIANA, equipped with a 125cc two-stroke engine from Casal. This motorcycle was produced in a small series, but by then had adopted original technical solutions that were further developed in later models.
1991 - 2000 - PARTNERSHIP WITH PETROGAL
Partnership with the Portuguese Petroleum company: in 1991 AJP established a partnership with Petrogal, whose most visible result was the development of the AJP Galp 50cc two-stroke motorcycle, but also extended to other areas, including: • Development of synthetic oils for two-stroke engines. • Test of unleaded petrol. • Participation in the National Enduro Championship from 1991-2000, with victories from 1996-2000. • Participation in the National Baja Championships with victories in 1996, 1997 and 1999.
1995 - NEW AJP MOTORCYCLE
1996 - EIGHT TIMES NATIONAL ENDURO & BAJA CHAMPION
ENDURO AND OFF-ROAD TITLE (1996 TO 2000)
2001 - 2004 - NEW AJP MOTORCYCLE
PR4 125CC (1ST GENERATION)
2001 was a turning point for AJP: a new bike, the AJP PR4 with a 125cc four-stroke engine, is introduced in the market. Again innovation is present, with the fuel tank placed under the seat and the solid cast aluminium swingarm. This design lowers the center of gravity and allows a better handling. The AJP PR4 125 marks the beginning of the exporting activity of AJP, with the first units being sold to various European countries, such as France, Germany and Great Britain.
In 2003 AJP moved to a new factory in Lousada, with an area of 1,100 m2. In 2004 a new version of the PR4 is released: the PR4 200. This model shares the same components of the 125 though featuring an engine with higher capacity and better performance. With this model, AJP starts exporting also to Spain, Poland, Italy and Greece.
2002 - BEGGINING OF AJP'S EXPORT ACTIVITY
FRANCE, GERMANY, UK
2003 - NEW AND EXPANDED FACILITIES
2005 - 2009 - NEW AJP MOTORCYCLE
PR4 200CC (1ST GENERATION)
In 2007 a completely new model is released, the AJP PR3 200 MX. This motorcycle, designed for track use only, introduces a new concept of composite frame consisting of aluminium beams bolted to a steel cradle. This solution combines low weight with a modern and attractive design, whilst simplifyng compnent manufacture. Later the PRO version is introduced, which includes a more evolved suspension set.
In late 2008 begins the marketing of homologated versions of the PR3, first with the 125cc engine and then with the 200cc engine in early 2009. In 2009, Portugal Ventures, a venture capital company, joins the project. The involvement of Portugal Ventures provides the company with the means to develop a recovery plan and expansion of its activities, enabling AJP to be recognized internationaly as a reference in leisure enduro.
2006 - AJP BEGAN EXPORTING TO
SPAIN, POLAND, ITALY AND GREECE
2007 - NEW AJP MOTORCYCLE
PR3 200CC MX
2008 - NEW AJP MOTORCYCLE
PR3 125CC AND 200CC
2009 - NEW AJP MOTORCYCLE
PR4 125CC AND 200CC
2011 - NEW AJP MOTORCYCLE
2012 - LONG DISTANCE RIDE ON A PR4 200cc – TWO-MONTH 18,300KMS
TRIP FROM AJP FACTORY IN PORTUGAL TO PRETORIA IN SOUTH AFRICA
2013 - DECEMBER - LAUNCH OF NEW ENGINES AND TRAIL VERSIONS
2014 - OCTOBER - PRESENTATION OF A LARGE CAPACITY TRAIL BIKE
PROTOTYPE PR7 660CC
2016 - NOVEMBER - NEW AJP MOTORCYCLE
PR7 ADVENTURE 650
The PR7 is AJP’s vision of the real trail bike, which was designed to become a reference for trail riders who want to enjoy off-road adventures with on-road capabilities. It offers superior handling due to its high quality suspensions combined with light weight and low center of gravity, and extended range thanks to the large capacity fuel tank and low fuel consumption despite the engine’s great power band.