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Old 06-02-2007, 10:50 PM   #1
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Rode an Aprilia RSV-R today

So me and a buddy go for a quick ride around, nothing big....just a quick cruise and we decided to switch bikes for a little. That bike is NFN (not for noobs, my new favorite acronym). I was surprised how smooth the bike was, and it was definitely lighter than I expected. My only other experience riding a liter bike was when I rode a GSR-R 1000 around a neighborhood. Granted that bike was a POS, needed a new clutch, and was poorly taken care of. The Aprilia felt much lighter, and definitely much smoother. The throttle was a little touchier than my little SV. My buddy made the remark that my bike "was like a little toy". Yeah, the SV is a confidence inspiring bike. The absence of a steering damper on my SV definitely makes it feel a little less smooth than the Aprilia.

I'd love to have an Aprilia, but I am definitely not ready for it. I could handle it, but I need to ride my bike to its limit at the track before I "upgrade" (I guess I need to actually go to the track to do that huh?).

To all the noobs getting liter bikes to learn....wow. Good luck, and be safe. I can see how people get into trouble on 120+ hp bikes. It doesn't take much of a mistake to lose it. This is definitely something I did not understand before I rode bikes, and I can see how it is difficult to convince someone who is new to bikes that these liter bikes are to be taken very seriously.

Cliffnotes: Aprilia RSV-R = bad bike, SV = good starter bike, liter bikes are NFN (not for noobs)
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:55 PM   #2
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I've got one for sale...............'03 5400 miles, 6500.00.
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:57 PM   #3
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IT Buck, I already PMed him about my 04 Factory! Yes, it is still for sale.

I miss the track already, be back late July.
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:59 PM   #4
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I've got one for sale...............'03 5400 miles, 6500.00.
like I said in my original post...I like the Aprilia a lot, but I am definitely not ready for one.
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:03 PM   #5
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Suuuurrrrrre you are....... Here, just take it for a test ride.. (enter evil laugh here)
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:11 PM   #6
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Suuuurrrrrre you are....... Here, just take it for a test ride.. (enter evil laugh here)
hahaha... i def dont understand how you could sell it. nothing like the torque of a v-twin
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