|By Andyjfalco on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 01:42 pm:|
I finaly talked my mate in to test riding a Mille.He's now sold his Fireblade and is going to buy one.
Is there any real difference between a UK bike and an import? Also' any suggestions as to a good place to buy from? We're on the south coast, Portsmouth in fact (still top of div.1)
|By Scottaride on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 07:11 pm:|
UK bikes are different from Imports. Especially US imports. Some imported bikes have 48mm throttle bodies instead of 51mm and othe restrictions. Just check em.
|By Gtbg on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 11:14 pm:|
Hi Andyjfalco, is your mate wanting to purchase a new or used mille?
|By Cph69 on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 04:40 am:|
I paid £7200 OTR, including delivery from Doncaster to South Wales. I thought it was a pretty good price. Official Import. I done all the test riding in Wales, knew what colour I wanted and I rang them after getting local prices. They came out tops and it was all done over the phone. Chuffed
|By Andyjfalco on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 04:50 am:|
Hi guys, yes he wants a new one. How do you know where an import came from? Is it on the log book?
Cph69, that is a good price. What company was it? Did it include the first service and did you have to go back to them for it?
|By Cph69 on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 05:32 am:|
It was from Carnell Direct. No, it did not include the first service and it did not have to go back to them for the service. But the Official Aprilial Importers up in Scotland have stressed to me that, to maintain the 3yr warrenty it has got to be serviced by a Registered Aprilia Dealer. So make sure there is one close. My nearest is 120 mile round trip.
|By Cph69 on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 05:37 am:|
It was from Carnell Direct. It did not include the first service but then again it did not have to go back to them for the srevice. However The official Aprilia Importers in Scotland have stressed to me on the phone that, the services must be done by a registered Aprilial dealer to maintain the warrenty. So make sure there is one local. I have a 120 mile round trip for a service.
|By Cph69 on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 05:38 am:|
Some de-javu problem going on
|By Crmc33 on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 05:54 am:|
Some de-javu problem going on
|By Crmc33 on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 05:56 am:|
|By R100gs on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 06:41 am:|
Throttle body size is 51mm on US spec engines.
|By Crmc33 on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 06:56 am:|
apart from the ones with 48mm bodies
|By R100gs on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 07:15 am:|
Yeah, I've heard the ones in Germany have the 48mm bodies.
|By Andyjfalco on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 08:36 am:|
R100gs, are you serious or just kidding?
The one's we have looked at came from Holland. Are they ok?
Thanks again, Andy.
|By R100gs on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 01:34 pm:|
Just kidding! Sorry to scare you.
|By Richandall on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 04:05 am:|
TAZ Motorcycles, Peterborough I don't know where they get them from or if they're franchised by Aprilia but on Monday they were advertising the RSV1000 at £6,695 otr and the RSV-R at £7,895 otr. All 2002 models. Makes you want to start a collection donit?
|By Rsvmutley on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 05:53 am:|
Andy, if your mate is buying a UK bike it comes with a 2 year Maufacturers warranty now, not 1 year factory and then the further 2 years with a warranty insurance company. they were a total nightmare when it came to claims
Be careful with imports as they are ofen harder to get fixed regarding warranty issues, I paid £8999 for an RSVR UK bike, I think you can get last years model now from OYB for 8000 grand or so, but prices should fall over next few weeks with winter coming.
Just my 2p worth
|By Crmc33 on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 07:01 am:|
If I were buying one then I would try n find the cheapest parallel Mille in the universe and then if things go wrong, spend the moeny youve saved on fixing em. Chances are not a lot will go wrong.
..but thats just my opioionion!
|By Andyjfalco on Tuesday, October 08, 2002 - 09:13 am:|
Right, he's getting a Mille from Planet Moto in Whitehill nr.Bordon. £6800 otr. It's an import from Denmark, is it full power? anyone got one from there?
I'll be glad when he gets it!!!
|By Nige on Tuesday, October 08, 2002 - 10:59 am:|
Was at Carnells in Peterborough on Saturday. They had a 2002 R in Black for sale at £8495! UK bike too. That only makes about £700 more than an import.
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