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Old 07-28-2003, 09:13 AM   #1
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Up until now, I said there was nothing on the market, including the Mille, which seriously tempts me to trade in my (admidittedly much modified) Falco. I may have to eat those words.



It's simply STUNNING!!!



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Old 07-28-2003, 09:34 AM   #2
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Looks like Yamaha has a styling challenge on their hands. Beautiful! Now if I just had a few extra bucks and a couple of legs that would still fold up.
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Old 07-28-2003, 09:37 AM   #3
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(Groan) Why did they have to mention "content/price ratio"? I can hear Kook now.



But seriously, how does it compare to the SV650?
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Old 07-28-2003, 09:57 AM   #4
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That is a beautiful machine.



Finally... Mille's don't have paint jobs and fairing shapes like old Ninja's.
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Old 07-28-2003, 10:08 AM   #5
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Can you say RC51 meets an MV Agusta?
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Old 07-28-2003, 10:11 AM   #6
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I'm more interested in how it compares to the Concours.
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Old 07-28-2003, 10:11 AM   #7
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Nice frame and swing arm.

Body panels are a little odd don't really flow together well.

Headlight treatment is bad, Ducati 999 actually looks cleaner

Price Performance is weak.

V-Twins are obsolete wheres the Triple?



Ok why would I buy this again? Italian? Buy a Ducati more sex appeal. Great components? Buy a Japanese bike and upgrade components.

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Old 07-28-2003, 10:12 AM   #8
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Italian styling at it's best along with all the goodies. Should be a big winner.
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Old 07-28-2003, 10:12 AM   #9
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See my post.
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Old 07-28-2003, 10:16 AM   #10
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I think Aprilia has a real winner in their hands here, in the past they have been able to produce a highly competitive and reliable machine, the looks and size of the past Milles were the only drawbacks as far my personal tastes were concerned, but after riding them at the race track and the street, my opinions on them changed into a very positive feeling due to their great handling, very linear power delivery and fantastic breaks.

Of course the manufacturer is going to wax poetic about their own product, but if their claims about all of the improvements turn out to be true, and there is no reason to believe otherwise, and with the great looks of this new bike, I'm going to seriously consider buying one of them. Now I wonder how competitive the price is going to be!

Great post MO, and very relevant
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