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Old 05-10-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
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Aprillia

How are they what do they compare 2 bad / complete whats up with the Aprillia
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:12 AM   #2
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I guess there was a question or two in there?

IMO, Aprilia makes some nice bikes on par w/ Ducati. Maintenance and reliability might be issues. Also, they cost more for parts & accessories.

If you are interested in a V-twin, I would recommend a Honda RC-51. You can pick one up for $4-$8K depending on year/mileage/condition and w/ all the available mods you get yourself a kick bike that will be different from 99% of the other guys you run into.twocents
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They are comparable to Ducati with the reliability of a japanese bike.

I've had one for 5 years and it's only needed gas, tires and oil.

I heard stories of parts being an issue but since I have never needed any...

And last, my bike turned 1:57's at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in street trim with street tires. The slipper clutch on a big v-twin is the cat's meow!
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:10 PM   #6
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Much less maintenance-intensive than a ducati (no duc desmo valves) and somewhat better parts availability (another definite downside to ducs). I've ridden the Tuono and I really liked it, I'm sure the Mille would be even better.

If I had the inclination to buy a brand new bike, the 2006 Mille R would be one I would consider. If they build the V4 superbike for 2008 WSBK competition - 2009 production, which is the rumor...that would be one serious performer. The 2006 SVX supermoto is a cool bike as well.
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Much less maintenance-intensive than a ducati (no duc desmo valves) and somewhat better parts availability (another definite downside to ducs). I've ridden the Tuono and I really liked it, I'm sure the Mille would be even better.

If I had the inclination to buy a brand new bike, the 2006 Mille R would be one I would consider. If they build the V4 superbike for 2008 WSBK competition - 2009 production, which is the rumor...that would be one serious performer. The 2006 SVX supermoto is a cool bike as well.
zixx6r- I haven't heard about the aprilia V4 SBK. Whats it called? Ducati is supposed to homologate the desmosedici next year, which will be something as well.

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From what I've heard, a fair number of dealerships have dropped Aprilia due to the number of customers they've had about how difficult it is to get parts. Most of those places also sell Ducs as well, and if they say its hard to get parts, it must be ridiculous.

There was a post about aprilias a few weeks ago. Use search.

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I havent ever had a problem with parts for my 2000.5 Mille, but havent ever really needed much. Very nice bike! There is a really good source for everything Aprilla at http://www.apriliaforum.com/
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so its a vtwin like a buell? and how do they compare in speed to a gsxr1000 and a r1
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Most Italian bikes are V-twins.
It's just a different engine system from inline four (as most Japanese bikes).
You can't really compare to R1 or GSXR1000.
The bike will run quite different style.
More engine breaking, more torque, but less high end power.
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from the ?'s i'm reading, the orig poster sounds like a new rider?
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:51 AM   #13
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new to sportbikes been rideing harleys and customs since 14
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new to sportbikes been rideing harleys and customs since 14
You must from Harley background (ie your dad or family member).
Otherwise, I can't imagine a 14 year old kid wants to get on a Harley Davidson instead of a dirt bike or a sportbike...

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so its a vtwin like a buell?
NO! It is a liquid cooled V-twin w/ either gear driven or chain driven over-head valves. Not an Air-cooled push-rod V twin. It will not have the peak HP numbers or max torque that the newer inline 4s have.

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More engine breaking, more torque, but less high end power.
Actually, they have less overall torque that the I4s too. However, most Vtwin sportbikes have more USABLE torqe over the whole rev-range.
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i would bet most current day 600SS bikes have more HP and peak torque then most HD's........consider that when looking into a bike.
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ya my dad has a harley and a big dog and im 18 but odly enough my little brother who is 14 and just started rideing would rather ride a cruser
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um yeah, so have you or your bro taken the MSF yet?
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