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Old 06-11-2014, 04:34 PM   #21
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Thats what I was thinking when you choose Tuono, their resale value is really low. Althought 2006+ Speed Triples dont have many problems from my experience. Ive had buddies who had the older Tuonos..the old stator problem and lack of dealer network is the only downside..otherwise cool. Looks wise? Maybe a bit subjective, but I think they look a little boxy these days.

I saw you like the twin, so I guess that leaves the reliable z1000 out! Have you looked at old school Monsters?
Tuono prices have pretty much bottomed out. Their purchase price is the same as their resale

HSBK is a aprilia dealer and AF1 in New Braunfels and Austin is one of the best aprilia dealers in the country
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Tuono prices have pretty much bottomed out. Their purchase price is the same as their resale

HSBK is a aprilia dealer and AF1 in New Braunfels and Austin is one of the best aprilia dealers in the country
Yep. $6k for the Gen 2 has been the going rate for over 2 years now. Back in 2009 and 2010 they had a lot of left over inventory which made new ones stupid cheap so the used ones lost a lot of value. That inventory is long gone now. AF1 is nice because they carry all of the aftermarket stuff in stock. So if you want an exhaust they can lay out 5 cans on the table for you to pick from.
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Dealer network is over rated. Never once felt the need to visit one the whole time I owned it, and probably wouldn't ever even if I had decided to keep mine. But then again, much the same can be said about most of the bikes I've owned. For apes, AF1 is as close as a phone call away and an UPS truck in front of your house.

I would take the RSVR or Tuono over any old Monster, any day. Get the Factory if you can catch one. I'm partial to the GenIIs.
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Af1 will get a part to your doorstep next day for normal ups ground. No offense to hsbk but af1 will always get my business and has had great costumer service for me.

The stator and voltage rectifier can be a problem but af1 has cheap replacements that work great and by now most will probably be fixed. My rear brake is also worthless but I've only used it to keep me from rolling in the pits or on the grid. Oil changes are $50 and easily performed. Great sound and I love my 1060 big bore motor and if you can afford it then do that for sure. I can keep up with i4 bikes up to 140 or so. My rsvr is uncomfortable as ****. Pretty sure it has modified clip ons. I could only ride it for 10-20 minutes. But it's a track bike so that doesn't matter.

Sorry for the mind vomit but those are all different things from owning my aprilia.
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Also +1 for the factories with ohlins, after you buy the bike just take it straight to Brandon at p1 to get them tuned to you.
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Whatever you do...do not buy an Sv1k. I had one of the prettiest, well setup, and again probably trickest SVs around. It sucked. Handled like a fat girl wearing a 6inch heals in the dessert after 2 bottles of tequila and a half bottle of jäger.... Prettiest yet worse bike I've ever had.

Not on the original builder. The platform simply wasn't up to par.
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Whatever you do...do not buy an Sv1k. I had one of the prettiest, well setup, and again probably trickest SVs around. It sucked. Handled like a fat girl wearing a 6inch heals in the dessert after 2 bottles of tequila and a half bottle of jäger.... Prettiest yet worse bike I've ever had.

Not on the original builder. The platform simply wasn't up to par.


Was that the one you posted here forever ago? I actually considered buying it.
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SV1 and TLR's can be made to handle, but you'll spend as much on it getting it right as a new bike.. LOL!
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Pinball, im trying to save you grief here. Get a speed triple or z1000 used.
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Aside from not having as much power as the other bikes, what grief would I face? I put over 200 miles a week on my bike, so I'm not particularly concerned about battery drain and the sprag clutch.

My bike is 540# dry and dynos at 90hp stock. 22 more hp and 130# less lard, and I think the 1000R would be more than I need. It also has to be comfortable for both a passenger and me. My girlfriend absolutely hated Toe's Z1K.
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Pinball, im trying to save you grief here. Get a speed triple or z1000 used.

While several other owners are telling him that there's not that much grief.
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Aside from not having as much power as the other bikes, what grief would I face? I put over 200 miles a week on my bike, so I'm not particularly concerned about battery drain and the sprag clutch.

My bike is 540# dry and dynos at 90hp stock. 22 more hp and 130# less lard, and I think the 1000R would be more than I need. It also has to be comfortable for both a passenger and me. My girlfriend absolutely hated Toe's Z1K.
Well to be fair, in stock form I don't think she would have had a problem with toes z1000.
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I'm no neon samurai... but Ive had the sv1ks, 2 z1000's, speed triple, fz1, and est rode a tuono v2 and v4.

The v2 tuono is a nice ride, but its heavy steering (but stable), and under powered. The v4 is the . F'n awesome. But out of my price range, and mpg is just terrible (what I hear).

Honestly I find the Z1k gen 1/2 more comfortable. The new 1043cc z1ks are nuts though.

If I were you id take the price, reliability, and gas mileage of the z1k over the tuono.


The speed triple was amazing, but something about that flat- powerband left me desiring more of that power-surge. That an a VERY high center of gravity.

I'm in love with my new fz. But its decked out for sport touring xcore.
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Dealer network is over rated. Never once felt the need to visit one the whole time I owned it, and probably wouldn't ever even if I had decided to keep mine. But then again, much the same can be said about most of the bikes I've owned. For apes, AF1 is as close as a phone call away and an UPS truck in front of your house.

I would take the RSVR or Tuono over any old Monster, any day. Get the Factory if you can catch one. I'm partial to the GenIIs.
+ 100 on going with the Factory. This old dude has had this one up for sell for a little while. His price say's FIRM; but you never know. Sounds like you don't care about HP, more concerned about handling. 135HP ain't too shabby though! Bike is gorgeous!

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/4440439777.html
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+ 100 on going with the Factory. This old dude has had this one up for sell for a little while. His price say's FIRM; but you never know. Sounds like you don't care about HP, more concerned about handling. 135HP ain't too shabby though! Bike is gorgeous!

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/4440439777.html
Not too crazy about the cans that old boy has on it, but otherwise it's a great bike in great condition. His firm price is a little... stiff.

Comparison with the latest naked weaponry that are $13-16k+ misses the point. Consider what kinda hardware you can buy for $8k or less, and the Rotax apes with Ohlins/Brembo start to look pretty darn nice.
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Identify yourself! Jk and you already get enough of my money stop trying to sell me more stuff!
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