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By Brianr on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 10:21 am:  View Brianr's Profile Search for other posts by Brianr Edit this post

Well I have done it now............
My pride and joy (2000 red falco with renegades)has been sold......
not feeling awfully good just now.....
so what do i buy next chaps.....
998s.....999...... Vespa...... RSVR

got to get somthing quick

BrianR  

By Racerxlilbro on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 10:26 am:  View Racerxlilbro's Profile Search for other posts by Racerxlilbro Edit this post

For why???

BASTARD! 

By Crmc33 on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 12:31 pm:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

its gotta be one of these buteys....
black ash futura....mmmm am I getting old? 

By Racerxlilbro on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 01:37 pm:  View Racerxlilbro's Profile Search for other posts by Racerxlilbro Edit this post

Crmc33,

Rode one...didn't like it at all. It wasn't nearly as comfortable as I had hoped.  

By Brianr on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 11:00 pm:  View Brianr's Profile Search for other posts by Brianr Edit this post

sorry guys gotta be more sporty than this. My current thinking is.
998s or RSVR or I belive Aprilia do a sports tourer thingy called a Falcon or somthing anyone know anything about it

BrianR 

By Daz on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 12:45 am:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post

How about a ......... FAZER!!! LOL!  

By Benw on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 01:13 am:  View Benw's Profile Search for other posts by Benw Edit this post

Go for the RSV or RSVR. I've ridden the 2002 model 998 and you'd find Spain a complete pain on that, literally. Very uncomfy. The RSV option is a pretty good one, sporty but way more comfortable than the Duke option.

My 1/2p.

B  

By Crmc33 on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 01:22 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

Mille R...too common
Falco...done that
998...too uncumfy
Futura...too unsporty
VFR....too Honda
Hyabusa...too inflated

Only one thing for it...Tuned Vespa Turbo it is then!  

By Brianr on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 02:35 am:  View Brianr's Profile Search for other posts by Brianr Edit this post

LOL..... Down to the Vespa dealship then.  

By Nick on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 03:52 am:  View Nick's Profile Search for other posts by Nick Edit this post

Gotta be a RSV-R in Matt black  

By Crmc33 on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 04:04 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

I suppose a Mille SP with motocross bars and knobblies would be quite handy.  

By Benw on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 04:25 am:  View Benw's Profile Search for other posts by Benw Edit this post

For what exactly...?  

By Crmc33 on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 05:00 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

wasting money? 

By Mr_Venjer on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 05:05 am:  View Mr_Venjer's Profile Search for other posts by Mr_Venjer Edit this post

RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR, RSVR,


You know you want to ......

Kevin 

By Crmc33 on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 05:29 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

Oi!
This isnt some sort of Aprilia lovers site ya know!

Oh ? it is?

sorry

again 

By Crmc33 on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 05:31 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

Im afraid that Futura still does it for me.

...once the cat is junked and the twin megas are attached of course 

By Befbever on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 06:25 am:  View Befbever's Profile Search for other posts by Befbever Edit this post


I wouldn't buy an RSV-R. I hear their top speed is a lot lower than a Falco's.
 

By Crmc33 on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 07:04 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

nah, its just the riders who are too afraid to hurt their little babies pistons

altogether now....aaaarrrgggghh

Ruuunn! 

By Brianr on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 08:02 am:  View Brianr's Profile Search for other posts by Brianr Edit this post

Ok so which dealer is offering the best RSVR deal. I have £9046 at the moment on the road for a UK bike

Any better offers out there.

My bike has just gone and i wanna new one Quick!

Brianr (nackerd without his bike)  

By Andyjfalco on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 11:51 am:  View Andyjfalco's Profile Search for other posts by Andyjfalco Edit this post

Check out MCN. I've seen prices about £8k although I'm not sure if that's OTR price. What about the new Fureno? Thing, I saw one in Newcastle Kawazaki, it's well smart. Already got the mx bars...  

By Mr_Venjer on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 12:15 pm:  View Mr_Venjer's Profile Search for other posts by Mr_Venjer Edit this post

Beffy, you are dangling the bait so I'll bite it. I'll crack 150 officially soon (not wind assisted). Its not because i did'nt try hard though.

Can I get a witness .....

K.  

By Befbever on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 01:39 am:  View Befbever's Profile Search for other posts by Befbever Edit this post


Ah! Finally!
I was beginning to think you didn't read any of my posts.
Just winding you up, Kevin, you know that.
Good luck! 

By Brianr on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 10:24 am:  View Brianr's Profile Search for other posts by Brianr Edit this post

Deposite paid today on a new 2002 RSV-R in Black. pick it up next Friday.........cant wait.
looks like the dark side has got me after all

BrianR  

By Daz on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 01:29 am:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post

Wooohooo - congrats Brian!! Just test ride it first to make sure it can do 150!!  

By Scotty on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 03:51 am:  View Scotty's Profile Search for other posts by Scotty Edit this post

Congrats Brian on giving Aprilia some more money...
Lets just hope that they've addressed some of the more niggling problem that some of us with older bikes suffer with!

But then again you could have got a new 999 which would be a totally unknown quantity.... I would suspect some real classic problems with these unless they suddenly moved production from Italy to Japan.

Sorry but I personally will not be buying another Aprilia for my next bike.

Each to their own as they say!  

By Mr_Venjer on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 03:51 am:  View Mr_Venjer's Profile Search for other posts by Mr_Venjer Edit this post

Oi, cheeky bastads !! I'll have you know I did an easy 150 on my previous Mille ! And I did get 151 on my way back from Amsterdam - although I had a gust of wind hit me at the time and propel me forward.

I'll try again on my way to Rockingham on the 23rd ..........

Kevin 

By Nickp on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 04:07 am:  View Nickp's Profile Search for other posts by Nickp Edit this post

Scotty,

Yes, you are entitled to your opinion.
But, I would suggest you might want to try looking on another manufacturers web-site. Maybe one that has bikes that you DO like ? Cos you're obviously not happy here.
Just my opinion.  

By Daz on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 06:48 am:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post

Kev, did you get the tape I sent yer?

Daz  

By Brianr on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 10:54 am:  View Brianr's Profile Search for other posts by Brianr Edit this post

Guys
Opinions are based on experience. With Aprilia some are good some bad. I have had nothing but fantastic rides on an awesome bike, the Falco. The RSV-R is the next step. The 998 and 999 where just to expensive and the amount of miles I do (10,000 a year) would kill the Ducati's if not mechanically then with depreciation or it would kill me with discomfort.

I am looking forward to the RSVR if it is half the bike the Falco was I will be Happy.

BrianR (defending the fact that he has just blown a shit load of money instead of decorating the family home)  

By Racerxlilbro on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 12:37 pm:  View Racerxlilbro's Profile Search for other posts by Racerxlilbro Edit this post

Brianr, well done! I hope you like it. I had a moment of lunacy this weekend, and sat on a 996 that the dealer is trying to get rid of...

Couldn't do it. Love my falco too much!

Welcome to the side of the board that never posts! 

By Scotty on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 01:13 pm:  View Scotty's Profile Search for other posts by Scotty Edit this post

Nickp,

Yes I am entitled to my opinion and I am entitled to share MY experiences with everybody else on this board...

I am not going to just go away so you or anyone else can paint a one sided perfect view of Aprilia ownership! My views are just as valid as yours!

Sounds to me like you're defending your purchase... which I'm not the least bit suprised about most owners including me have done the same.

If you only ride your bike at weekends then you'll take a lot longer to come across any issues if you happen to be unlucky.... Prove me wrong if this is not the case.

Daz's faults DB was a good indicator of similar problems that a number of people have come across.

I rest my case and will still continue to post! 

By Adrian on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 11:57 pm:  View Adrian's Profile Search for other posts by Adrian Edit this post

Scotty,

What are you considering for your next bike? I'm curious. thanks.  

By Brianr on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 12:50 am:  View Brianr's Profile Search for other posts by Brianr Edit this post

Yup
Scotty is right of course we should all keep contributing good and bad. I will with the RSVR and let you lot know. But Honestly my Falco was amazing only ever had one real problem (fan switch) had a couple of warranty claims all sorted with no fuss. I know people have had different experience with the bike. I do not just ride my bike at weekend´┐Żs ride it quiet a lot I think (10K miles a year). If I had to ride my bike every day I would not get an Italian V twin more like a well sorted Jap in line four (heaven forbid).
I am lucky I guess my bike is for my time and me I do not rely on it one bit, I chose my bike on a mixture of technical competence and what basically stirs the soul. I of course will defend any action I do. But not to the extent it makes me blind.

Lets keep All the posts coming I like reading them all.
And will keep telling you lot how good or bad this turns out to be.

BrianR
Wife found out how much the RSVR is and wants a DIVORCE, that is a new Yamaha scooter I hope  

By Daz on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 02:27 am:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post



I guess she wants another weeks holiday then now eh Brian!? 

By Scotty on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 07:07 am:  View Scotty's Profile Search for other posts by Scotty Edit this post

Well the process of choosing a replacement is not easy believe me...

I have gone round so many potential purchases and each time dismissed them.

So far its been
VFR800 VTEC
CBR600FS
GSXR750
GSXR1000
Fireblade 2k2
DRZ400E - made into road legal supermoto
KTM LC4 Supermoto
KTM Duke

BTW anything too quick/powerful is out of the window since being knocked off at the end of June this year - I am making the assumption that I'll be loosing my no claims bonus. I was told that I needed 2 years min to insure a gixxer thou.

Duke would be ideal for London but not when I read the problems/issues that people have had. It sounds like another bout of Aprilia-itus just waiting to strike again but potentially a somewhat worse strain from Austria.

So latest on the list is Honda Hornet CB600 but this presents a problem when using it out of town. Yes I know they do the faired one but its not a pretty site.

There are a new crop of Sport 600s coming out for next year. So I might be interested in one of these.. Kawasaki ZX6R again could well be possible - radial brakes, upside down forks and Fi make it stand out potentially.  

By Racerxlilbro on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 07:22 am:  View Racerxlilbro's Profile Search for other posts by Racerxlilbro Edit this post

Have a ride on a Duke before you jump. They're hilarious, but probably not a great choice for your "only" bike. My $.02.

Knock wood, my Falco has been completely trouble-free. I get asked all the time what kinds of trouble I've had...and folks always seem a bit disappointed to find I've had NONE.

I too thought about a different bike, but couldn't do it...I sat on a 996, and asked if they could change the letters from D-U-C-A-T-I to D-I-V-O-R-C-E... 

By Daz on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 08:25 am:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post

Scotty... what about the Fazer 600? Seriously? Cheap to insure, very nice to ride and have a comfy upright position great for riding in traffic...

Daz  

By Scotty on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 09:22 am:  View Scotty's Profile Search for other posts by Scotty Edit this post

Racer - Already test ridden the KTM Duke! Had fun! Looked for other owners comments and that put me off.

Daz - See comment about Honda Hornet... got that angle covered if I want thanks! Seriously a new unfaired one will set me back £3999 OTR! official UK model  

By Befbever on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 10:47 am:  View Befbever's Profile Search for other posts by Befbever Edit this post


Scotty, I had a Thundercat, really nice bike for commuting. Excellent on the motorway as well. The clutch is a bit iffy tho. The shock, swingarm bearings and wheel bearings were nackered after 3 years as well.
Had an RF 600. It started to use oil in the third year and the discs were warped beyond recognition. The finish on the swingarm and other metal parts was abominable. I've heared similar stories about rust on a Dullville.

I'm quite happy with the way the Priller is behaving. You and I know what winters do to your bike. And the electrical problem I had with the coil cracking? Well, one of the T-cat's coils only lasted two months so there you go.
I know I bolted various stuff to my bike but they have little to do with reliability. The Evo slave cylinder was my own choice - I could have had mine replaced under warranty - and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
So far (touch wood) the next bike's an Aprilia!

My brother in law commutes on a Fazer '00. He's very happy with it. But he rode my bike recently and thought he was on another planet!  

By Nickp on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 12:17 am:  View Nickp's Profile Search for other posts by Nickp Edit this post

Yes Scotty we do need to see the good and bad side of ownership, it helps to get things sorted, but it seems that you "like" to post negatively even if you have no input to the string that is been discussed.
Yes my bike does get used and has been to virtually every country in Europe. And yes I've had a few niggling problems - which I have posted about. But the good bits far outweigh the bad bits and I am very happy with my purchase (which I don't need to defend to anyone).
I'm not gonna turn this into some kind of petty personal battle. So smile a little.....and HAPPY BIKING !!  

By Daz on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 01:16 am:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post

Scotty, the Hornet has a terrible tank range (16l tank!) and the Fazer is only a few hundred quid more than that! The Fazer has beaten the hornet in every group test, er ever!!

Bef - I believe you!! Maybe you could sell him the Falco when it's time is up with you?? 

By Scotty on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 01:59 am:  View Scotty's Profile Search for other posts by Scotty Edit this post

Nickp - whatever mate... I didn't view it as a personal battle just getting my point across...
Perfectly valid contribution to say that I didn't agree with BrianR buying another Aprilia but as I said each to their own.

Let me know when you've cleared the 14k mile mark and let me know a list of the issues you've had and we can compare eh?

Daz... bad tank range where have I heard this before...oh yer so does the Falco! Don't see the difference.... opps sorry I'm not supposed to post negatively

Anyway I'm still a Falco owner for the time being so there!
BTW I did over 200 Miles last Sunday to and from Snetteton to go watch a mate race his Formula Vee car... so the falco got a proper work out for a change! 

By Brianr on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 03:19 am:  View Brianr's Profile Search for other posts by Brianr Edit this post

Agree or not scotty ot is sitting in the drive (with 8 miles on the clock) now and man it looks great and feels just fantastic. Each to his own and mine (just at the min) is a black brand new RSVR. I will of course let you know how it all works out . I guess there is only a few days in our lives that we buy brand new bikes and im having one of em today.


BrianR
feeling very excited 

By Crmc33 on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 03:47 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

Watch it Brian dont leave it out in the sun or the disks might warp

Enjoy your toy. 

By Mr_Venjer on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 03:53 am:  View Mr_Venjer's Profile Search for other posts by Mr_Venjer Edit this post

Daz, thanks for the tape. I kept forgetting to thank you.

Can I just say that we looked kack ! no leaning and no speed either. I must right that wrong on the 26th !! Bring it on !

K.  

By Daz on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 03:59 am:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post

Wooohoo! Congrats BrianR!We want piccies!!  

By Daz on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 04:02 am:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post

No worries dude! My bro got the bit where you cacked it at the corner at the end of the 'straight' eh?! That was funny. He didn't catch you overtaking me time and time again though... weird! Brotherly love maybe - or embarrassement that I was so slllloooowwww!

Good luck on the 26th Kev... 

By Scotty on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 06:28 am:  View Scotty's Profile Search for other posts by Scotty Edit this post

Brian... hope you enjoy your new purchase!

Am seriously interested to see if buying a big Aprilia a number of years on from its launch they have resolved some of the things that people have encountered with the older bikes.

Things like:
Switchgear.. keep having to oil mine with WD40 to keep them working.
Sidestand - need I say anymore...
Clutch - both slave cylinder and clutch internals
Electrical system in particular battery and dash board resets.

Please keep us informed how its all going..  


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