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Old 10-14-2009, 01:02 AM   #21
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That's a positive. And why is it called a pillion anyway? Darned brits.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:07 AM   #22
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but has no pilion.
I guess they copied that from the RC8.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:36 AM   #23
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the bmw gives you apassanger seat, more power, and less weight. but is a lil uglier than the aprilia
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:43 AM   #24
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I think they are just sexy looking bikes. Cant afford one though.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:07 AM   #25
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I like the way the BMW looks way more
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:11 AM   #26
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Hot that thing looks sexy and uncomfortable. Not a fan of turn signals in the mirrors though
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:22 AM   #27
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I like it, I don't like 1k but it definetly looks sweet
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So with the Aprilia at 404 dry weight, if you add 3.5 liters of oil, 4.5 gallons of fuel, one gallon of anti-freeze, and the battery... that would be what, 460 curb weight or there abouts?

Makes the Aprilia seem a little portly.

12 lbs is a little portly?
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:21 AM   #29
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What's the maintenance on it?
i was wondering the same thing...
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If you all are worried about weight then this might be better ...lol
http://www.aprilia.com/en-US/Model/5.../Overview.aspx
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For a hypersport bike? Yes, 460 lbs is portly.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:47 AM   #32
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Very nice.
Almost looks like a GP bike with headlights.

I'd get the honda though if I was looking at a 1K.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:21 AM   #33
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i'll wait for the factory version. One thing that i heard is that it is very tiny, if you are over 5 10 you will be cramping
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For the price and added passenger seat I rather choose the BMW or the Honda...
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price and performance aside, I believe that people who actually get this bike will be because of the allure of the allure of the V4 engine. It's sound and its mechanical organic feel certainly will make a thrilling ride. it definitely comes the close to what's possibly the ultimate motorcycle--the iconic nr750--which also had a v4 engine.
I see this bike--the factory version--as a cheaper version of the the desmosedici.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:01 AM   #36
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Full wet the standard model should be closer to 450 than 460. The factory model is 4 lbs lighter (From Aprilia sales guy). Essentially the bike will be WAY easier to ride than a inline 4. Smoother torque curve and power delivery. I heard they had to play with a few things to get it to turn like Biaggi wanted, but obviously they had it figured out because it won a race the first weekend on it. I also read that the Akropavic evo system for this bike drops 8 pounds off the bike and adds another 8 hp on top. (with tuning of course)

BTW a pillon and passenger peg setup is available for your curbmonkey pleasure.
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For a hypersport bike? Yes, 460 lbs is portly.

but 448 isn't.........hence 12 lbs.
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but 448 isn't.........hence 12 lbs.
Man you really like to argue. I'd want the RSV4-R to be much lighter than the liter bikes coming from the big three.

zx-10 is 458 lbs (kawasaki.com)
gsxr-1000 is 448 curb weight (suzuki.com)
cbr-1000 is 438 curb weight (honda.com)

At 460, it's obviously NOT.
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I'd want the RSV4-R to be much lighter than the liter bikes coming from the big three.
That's asking a lot, bro. Honda didn't seem to do anything miraculous with the current gen RR, except the weight (mass centralization BS).

Everyone has their bag of tricks. The V4 is not (my .02) meant to be ultra-light.

Surely someone we know and trust will get one and give us a good realistic review. Without that, it's all speculation.
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price and performance aside, I believe that people who actually get this bike will be because of the allure of the allure of the V4 engine. It's sound and its mechanical organic feel certainly will make a thrilling ride. it definitely comes the close to what's possibly the ultimate motorcycle--the iconic nr750--which also had a v4 engine.
I see this bike--the factory version--as a cheaper version of the the desmosedici.

While true from a rule book perspective, the NR750 was a V4 in name only and was designed solely to circumvent a FIM rule that limited race engine configurations to no more than 4 cylinders. The NR750 engine was actually a V8 with oval/connected pistons which utilized twin connecting rods and 8 valves per "cylinder" (can you really call an oval a cylinder?).
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