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Looking at Tuonos

2008- $8500 Factory model w/6K and stock

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2008- $8000 Base model w/3K and Akra pipes

Both in excellent condition. Decisions decisions

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What's the difference between the factory and base models?

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Factory has Ohlins suspension and forged wheels. And colors are a little more....bold

I expect Goog or Zaq to correct/add to this.

For the money, I'd go for the Factory. That said, if you aren't in a hurry you might be able to find a good deal on a modded R model.

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Dang, that is a tough one. I'd probably go factory to get the Ohlins suspension.

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Dang, that is a tough one. I'd probably go factory to get the Ohlins suspension.

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Factory for sure at that price. A little too much for R model. It got $3.5K worth of goodies and that at second hand price

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Factory for sure. I paid less than 8k for my 2009 new off the floor.

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It got $3.5K worth of goodies and that at second hand price
Just to clarify, I was talking about Factory. If you find used.... Ohlins forks and shock is $2k. Factory forged OZ wheels are another $1.5k.

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2008- $8500 Factory model w/6K and stock

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2008- $8000 Base model w/3K and Akra pipes

Both in excellent condition. Decisions decisions
Essentially $500 for full Ohlins??? Go factory
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I still don't see any pictures!

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Essentially $500 for full Ohlins??? Go factory
Agreed. A few less miles too.

BTW - both those bikes should have more miles on them.

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I still don't see any pictures!

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He called it! Pics, please.

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i came here expecting pics....

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Essentially $500 for full Ohlins??? Go factory
that and forged wheels. Much lighter wheels that shave a lot of weight from the unsprung weight.

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BTW - both those bikes should have more miles on them.
Yeah, I'm always suprised when I see these bikes with super low miles on them. It's like the riders buy them and then just sit there looking at them instead of riding them. Maybe it's inherent to the Italian bikes since I've seen more than a few Ducs for sale with similar stats.

I just don't understand it

At least my 07 came with 24k on the clock (and now I'm almost up to 30k), and from the mods you could tell the first owner used it as a commuter (not the 2nd guy, I don't think he even rode the thing).

Back to the topic at hand, So the Factory version has better wheels and all the Ohlins upgrades for a $500 difference? To me that's an easy choice. Is there something on the other one (aside from the upgraded Akrapovic exhaust) that makes it more compelling? If you went and got a full system exhaust to upgrade the factory bike's it'll be at least 1.5k, but slip ons are in the 500-800 range. Do the Aprilia's require an upgraded/reflashed ECU after upgrading the exhaust or can you just pop a power commander on there for remapping?

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Yeah, I'm always suprised when I see these bikes with super low miles on them. It's like the riders buy them and then just sit there looking at them instead of riding them. Maybe it's inherent to the Italian bikes since I've seen more than a few Ducs for sale with similar stats.

I just don't understand it

At least my 07 came with 24k on the clock (and now I'm almost up to 30k), and from the mods you could tell the first owner used it as a commuter (not the 2nd guy, I don't think he even rode the thing).

Back to the topic at hand, So the Factory version has better wheels and all the Ohlins upgrades for a $500 difference? To me that's an easy choice. Is there something on the other one (aside from the upgraded Akrapovic exhaust) that makes it more compelling? If you went and got a full system exhaust to upgrade the factory bike's it'll be at least 1.5k, but slip ons are in the 500-800 range. Do the Aprilia's require an upgraded/reflashed ECU after upgrading the exhaust or can you just pop a power commander on there for remapping?
$50 to switch ecu to map2, not required with new pipes but very desirable. No pc3 needed unless custom tuned for each cylinder.

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Yeah, I'm always suprised when I see these bikes with super low miles on them. It's like the riders buy them and then just sit there looking at them instead of riding them. Maybe it's inherent to the Italian bikes since I've seen more than a few Ducs for sale with similar stats.

I just don't understand it
I bought my 9er 6 years old with just over 5,000 miles on it... Most people just don't ride unless it's sunny, between 78-82, no chance of rain, and their five friends are riding, and then they ride 4 miles to a bar and park em...

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I bought my 9er 6 years old with just over 5,000 miles on it... Most people just don't ride unless it's sunny, between 78-82, no chance of rain, and their five friends are riding, and then they ride 4 miles to a bar and park em...
Especially the expensive bikes...


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Man, the factory one is IMO the ugliest Tuono made......three different shades of gold on the forks, calipers, & frame, the front is black, the rear is white, red seat, and let's top it off with blurple wheels.


Now the other one IMO is one of the best color combo.

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Man, the factory one is IMO the ugliest Tuono made......three different shades of gold on the forks, calipers, & frame, the front is black, the rear is white, red seat, and let's top it off with blurple wheels.


Now the other one IMO is one of the best color combo.
I somewhat understand where you are coming from.
However one needs to go beyond the cover with these bikes. Those are Aprilia racing heritage colors. Oz blue set is one of the most original wheels out there that keep their racing identity. Beautiful bike.

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i came here expecting pics....
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So, Ditch, did you go test ride one or both?

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