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Old 10-17-2007, 08:35 AM   #41
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I'd go with the Aprilia.
Other than oil changes, maintenance is no more expensive than your RC. (Oil changes are more expensive because the Aprilia requires synthetic)

The Mille is a great bike, has no real issues quality wise and as already stated, is a better performer than the RC.

The only downside is resale, they don't hold their value as well, but then again, you're not buying it new so you're not taking the initial hit.

What slipper clutch does it have, STM?
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Hmm, thats a tough choice right there. That thing does have some nice legs though. Man, I dunno though, is your RC stock for the most part? If it is, then maybe it would be a good trade off. I dunno.
I've done all the free /cheap mods on the bike. IDK:/:
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I'd go with the Aprilia.
Other than oil changes, maintenance is no more expensive than your RC. (Oil changes are more expensive because the Aprilia requires synthetic)

The Mille is a great bike, has no real issues quality wise and as already stated, is a better performer than the RC.

The only downside is resale, they don't hold their value as well, but then again, you're not buying it new so you're not taking the initial hit.

What slipper clutch does it have, STM?
Thanks for the input...I guess the slipper would be the aprilia version...the pneumatic stock version the they say are in it.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:02 AM   #44
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I vote the RSV too. that is a sweet looking bike. But if you really want more bang for your buck get a gixxer.
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Definetly get the MilleR, check to see if they have done the derestricted airbox and cut the wire to the ecm. I am sure they probably have since its got exhaust on it....I loved those bikes...Fun as to ride, definetly lighter then a RC, probably about the same power, I think a derestricted Mille R is like 120rwhp. Maybe it was 125.....

I always like the TL1000Rs also but they heavy as and the 118rwhp just wouldn't push em.....
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they never said that... it was always the BRITISH are coming!!!
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:50 AM   #50
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i thought that was the Beatles
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Watch the movie "Breaking Away" and you will understand, glasshopper.
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oh ok, but still go with the aprilla, british or itailian, still looks better IMO
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As stated, definitely a buyer's market on the Aprilia. I've seen people that can't give those things away.

'Couple of down sides I have had experience with on the 'Priller:

Parts for the '00-'02 are getting harder to find, and are expensive

Regular valve adjustments are required, and unless you can do it yourself, are expensive.

The horsepower with that generation of the Mille is not that good, and I'd bet the RC will smoke it.

If that one has the plastic tank (which looks like it does), it warps around the fuel pump and leaks like a sieve. I was able to repair that, and it wasn't that hard, but I don't know how long it will last like that.

Performance parts and mods are really expensive when compared to the Honda.

The Ohlins units are more expensive to maintain.

Lastly, yes, when compared to the '03- newer Mille, it is a piggy!

I'd stick with the RC for the resale issue alone, but that goes out the window when you compare parting the Mille out! If you bought the Mille with all it's components for $3k, you could make (as I have observed) and additional $2k to part it out! , you could sell the wheels, forks and shock for a combined $4500 ($1500 for the wheels or more, $1500 for the forks, and then $500 for the shock easily, likely more)!

Mille is a neat bike, but you can do so much better for the same money IMHO. I was not a fan of the Mille I had.
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As stated, definitely a buyer's market on the Aprilia. I've seen people that can't give those things away.

'Couple of down sides I have had experience with on the 'Priller:

Parts for the '00-'02 are getting harder to find, and are expensive

Regular valve adjustments are required, and unless you can do it yourself, are expensive.

The horsepower with that generation of the Mille is not that good, and I'd bet the RC will smoke it.

If that one has the plastic tank (which looks like it does), it warps around the fuel pump and leaks like a sieve. I was able to repair that, and it wasn't that hard, but I don't know how long it will last like that.

Performance parts and mods are really expensive when compared to the Honda.

The Ohlins units are more expensive to maintain.

Lastly, yes, when compared to the '03- newer Mille, it is a piggy!

I'd stick with the RC for the resale issue alone, but that goes out the window when you compare parting the Mille out! If you bought the Mille with all it's components for $3k, you could make (as I have observed) and additional $2k to part it out! , you could sell the wheels, forks and shock for a combined $4500 ($1500 for the wheels or more, $1500 for the forks, and then $500 for the shock easily, likely more)!

Mille is a neat bike, but you can do so much better for the same money IMHO. I was not a fan of the Mille I had.
good info there...
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Not sure what kind of deal you are getting, but I have an '03 Mille I'm looking to sell with less than 6K on the odometer. Just had a motor swap by AF1 so it's a new bike on an '03 frame. Better HP than stock and all unleashed by the guys at AF1. 5500.00
now, THAT, is a killer deal. forget about the 01, definitely buy buck's 03. at that price it's a bargain!
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all right..here is the update...after getting ready to take the rc up to jons to put it up for sale I realized i could not part with the fat pig...I've put a load of work into her in the last year and a half and shuddered at the thought of some one else reaping the fruit of my hard labor. I am keeping the rc51. I would like to point any one in the market for a bad rsvr to jon's place. I checked it out throughly and it is a great bike. thanks for all the advise...maybe one day when I get the wifes 675 paid off i'll look for something new to park next to the rc.
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