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Old 06-26-2003, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default Re: Aprilia Tuono or Ducati S4R?

You dont look at the mantelpiece when you are stoking the fire.....



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Old 06-26-2003, 04:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: Aprilia Tuono or Ducati S4R?

Wierd wins. Tuono.



Of course, if you're chasing women, the Ducky is more likely to be lucky.
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Old 06-26-2003, 05:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: Aprilia Tuono or Ducati S4R?

When I need a Ducati fix, my S4 does the trick. I have not seen the S4R in person, but I'm not keen on the styling, particulary the rear swing arm revealed in photos. If the S4R had the 998 testastretta motor, it would be a very compelling reason to own one. The Tuono is way cool and earns my vote. Your relationship with the dealer is also an important factor to consider.
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Old 06-26-2003, 05:18 AM   #4
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You may want to check maintenance costs, as they can be substantial.
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Old 06-26-2003, 05:58 AM   #5
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Default Re: Aprilia Tuono or Ducati S4R?

It may be a bad time to bring this up Maarten, but I'm sure you have read plenty of comments from our knowledgeble MOrons on what general crap Harleys are. I guess you have one of those Twin Cams with the notorious cam bearing problems, along with the problem of being a general pile of shyt. I have defended Harleys in the past, being the owner of a couple, and admit I was wrong on all counts. They are crap. I feel very sorry you had purchased one, possibly due to my high opinion of them. I will certainly make things right and take the junk off your hands for half of what you paid for it. Yes, yes, I know it's a generous offer for a bike with so many problems and horrible reputation, but that's the kind of guy I am. I'm sure any MO genius would think this a fair deal. Just ask them. On a side note, Buy the Duc. It's a classic.
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Old 06-26-2003, 06:47 AM   #6
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Default Re: Aprilia Tuono or Ducati S4R?

HD's are still not as good as VFR, BMW, Connie, sv650........Oh wait yes they are
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Old 06-26-2003, 09:22 AM   #7
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Default It is all about Passion.

Go with what bike gives you the most passion. When you get off it do you look back at it? I still do with my Ninja (OK I am married with two girls with expensive tastes/needs and I am the sole provider so my choices are limited). But I still love my bike. Its definitely a tough choice. From reading about the Tuno it is basically a Millie in standard clothing so I would probably get that. Either way they are beautiful bikes. Wish I had your delimna.
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Old 06-26-2003, 09:48 AM   #8
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Default Flip a coin. You can't go wrong.

I'm more inclined to get the Tuono, but that S4R makes a strong argument for itself. Is there any way you can ride them back to back one afternoon on the same stretch of road to get an idea of the pros and cons of each bike? Then you could make an informed decision. Whether you use logic or emotion to make that decision is up to you. These two are so close it really is a tough decision. Shyt, if you have the funds, buy them both!!





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Old 06-26-2003, 10:17 AM   #9
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Default Re: It is all about Passion.

"Go with what bike gives you the most passion."



Huh?? Is the sun rising in the west? Has gravity reversed itself? The Cook man is talking about PASSION when choosing a motorcycle? First, he has agreed with me a couple times this week, and then this? I'm not scared of much, but THIS is scary!
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Old 06-26-2003, 10:32 AM   #10
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Default they BOTH suck!

do the right thing. buy a valkyrie. you won't regret it!



better yet get the valkyrie rune. but don't park it too close to a ducati unless you want a litter of little yamaha R6s!
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