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post #1 of 24 Old 06-27-2010, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, what do you think of this bike?




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post #2 of 24 Old 06-27-2010, 06:28 AM
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what bike?all i see is legs

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ahh..forgot about the legs..its the bike which excites me..

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Nice loking bike, I mean legs, I mean bike....

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alls i kno is didnt they have tons of problems with em?

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The first bikes that sold had an issue with conrod failure in some engines. Aprilia swapped the engines immediately and since then it seems the bike is riding smoooottthhhhh. The new Tuono will have the V-4 engine. I was a big fan of the Tuono before, and now with the V-4 performance and sexy exhaust note, it will be way up on my list..

A little side note, but I've heard the RSV4 is made for guys that are a little smaller, say 5'8"ish. Haven't had a chance to throw a leg over one though...

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Love that bike. I'm a huge fan of the V4 configuration. I have seriously looked at one recently and they seem like a real quality machine. Plus there is the uniqueness of owning a bike not many have. You can't go 5 minutes around here without seeing 5-10 inline 1000cc bikes from any of the Japanese big 4, but Aprilia, Ducati, Ktm and Triumph seem to be one in a 100 or so. Get one and let us know how they really are.

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Good looking Italian.....bike that is

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i would love to own it... but the fact its italian just screams...expensive up front and expensive in the long run... not to mention the fact its probably not as reliable as the jap bikes.

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If you think about buying - don't do anything before you have good long ride on it, it's made for midget's !!!
If I was to buy a liter racer - it would't be a 1.2 liter KTM or Duc... and if I was to use the bike everyday, it would't be a BMW or Fireblade

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If you think about buying - don't do anything before you have good long ride on it, it's made for midget's !!!
If I was to buy a liter racer - it would't be a 1.2 liter KTM or Duc... and if I was to use the bike everyday, it would't be a BMW or Fireblade
Good thing I'm a midget!

If you think this thing is small you should come give my Aprilia RS125 a go. It is all kinds of tiny.

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Good thing I'm a midget!

If you think this thing is small you should come give my Aprilia RS125 a go. It is all kinds of tiny.
but probably all kinds of light flickable fun!

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The Italians are gifted with producing beautifull and good products. Wether its bikes, cars, clothes, firearms, you got to hand it to them, they are just bloody good at it. I think the Italians are slowly but surely shaking off the stigma of unreliability that their vehicles (cars and bikes) rightfully deserved in past decades. I personally think the Euro's are getting better and better in reliability relative to the Japs which hold the #1 position in this catagory.

I see a RSV some mornings on my commute and lust after it. If I had the money to spare for the new RSV4, I would buy it (provided it suited me after a test ride).

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I think Aprilia has a great bike on their hands. Camier and Biaggi are doing a great job in developing the bike further. It looks like a great track day bike.

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I had an 03 Mille and it was fun but if I had it to do over again I'd get a CBR, GSXR, Ninja or an R1. Same kinda fun without the ridiculously high maintainence cost. The Mille wasn't practical for everyday street riding. It's like a Ferrari...fun until it breaks. There's an Aprilia Mille here in Indy that a guy converted over to a Tuono for $3900 bucks. If ya gotta have an Aprilia...that'd be the one to get.

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I went to Putnam here in Indiana with a friend of mine last month. The guy in the pits next to us was running a RSV4 Factory and half way through the day he packed it in, he said the tires were toast on it....he wasn't done...he rolled this out...



Either bike sounds incredible.

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Hey guys, what do you think of this bike?
If I had the money, I would have one. Period.

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couldnt wait!!!!!

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What I wouldn't give to be independantly wealthy and have a toy hauler......every summer living on the road going from trackday to trackday,......with my mobile workshop on wheels..

Think an RSV4, an 848, and maybe an R6 trackbike would do......

I'd have the double decker toy hauler with the semi truck-sleeper up front to pull it of course.......

Should have enough room for the hot-tub and umbrella girls.......

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i would love to own it... but the fact its italian just screams...expensive up front and expensive in the long run... not to mention the fact its probably not as reliable as the jap bikes.
Aprillia's are more of kit bike, right ? Engines from X, suspension from Y, electricals from Z, but core design and frame is Aprillia, right ?

Aren't the engines still by Rotax?
I think a Rotax would be less expensive to live with longer term than a Duc.
Don't the Rotax's have a less expensive maintenance schedule than the Duc's ?

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my experience, its easier to maintan the aprilia than the ducati..

and ktm is much more reliable than the two italian..

my present for myself..arrived on my b'day..the rsv4 and its smaller sibling..

alwiz a vespa lover..



so, bye2 the cbr1000..

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