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Old 06-12-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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Default Re: Aprilia RSV 1000 R Purchase?

I wouldn't worry about reliability mate.One I know had a RSV mille '99,and never complained.

I think the 2k mark saw the change in reliability in non-jap bikes.They're as solid as the japs now I figure

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Old 06-12-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: Aprilia RSV 1000 R Purchase?

NOT



My 2003 Tuono has just short of 16k miles and the valves are still in spec. On the same clutch plates too. Reliability is sweet. No problems with the engine. The only real issue I've had was with the rear clutch slave cylinder which I eventually replaced with an aftermarket solution (three bolts and a bleed, done).
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:54 AM   #3
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.....errrr the only clutch slave cylinder that is.
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:59 AM   #4
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Well as a Ducati owner I don't know what the 6000 mile "rebuild" is. Valve adjustments yes, but that's it.



Aprilias are awesome. Go for it. You can ride soul-less Japanese appliances the rest of your life but you'll never forget a booming Italian Vtwin.



Most of the Italian bike "experts" you're consulting have likely never owned, much less ridden an Italian bike.
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:12 PM   #5
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The valve adjustment on an Aprilia shouldn't cost much more than on a Japanese V-Twin. The desmo Ducatis tend to have expenisve valve adjustments because they are more complicated than the bucket shim system that tat Aprilia uses.

Why not find your local Aprilia dealer and ask how much your regular maintenance will cost?

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Old 06-12-2006, 12:17 PM   #6
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If all you want to know is whether the prilller will work all the time the answer is yes.

if you want to know if will it be a better bike than your f4, the answer is more complicated. I would say the f4 is easier to for most people to ride fast, does not wear you out just from the ride and is generally a better bike. but the f4 is a better all around bike than almost everything.

if you like 60degree twins and all that comes with it and want a poser bike then the mille is your ticket to bliss.

i predict aprila gets rid of the 60 degre motor very soon and goes to 90. that lump is something you love or hate. i hate it.
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:21 PM   #7
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Why do you hate it? I rode a Tuono for two days in the MO comparo and loved it. It's not quite as harmonious as a 90 degree twin but it still kicks ass.
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:23 PM   #8
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Wait, I thought there was an article on this forum about the death of the V-Twin.



They still put thouse in sportbikes?
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:32 PM   #9
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I think the Aprilia motor is a great motor. I only had 1 complaint; Parts availability. And I only needed a part because a service guy screwed it up. The motors have proven to be reliable and my Aprilia service was less than any Duc service (3 ducs).

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Old 06-12-2006, 12:42 PM   #10
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Well if you could call something with only 130hp a sportbike.
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