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Old 08-05-2002, 05:34 AM   #51
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Yes I will look at it when it goes by...and I'll think about the money that I saved... See my new '02 Suzuki Bandit 1200S was $6,900 OTD last Friday...



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Old 08-06-2002, 08:41 PM   #52
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Hello Suzuki. Hello!



Take your wonderful TL motor in full TLS or R spec (no "detuning for torque" please) use the stout looking DL frame and make a cheap me too knockoff of this bike and sell it for less than 10 grand.



Just try to make enough of 'em. I say...
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Old 08-07-2002, 10:36 AM   #53
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The reason Aprilia has to charge so much for the Tuono is because it is basically a hand-built low-volume bike. They really wouldn't save much money using cheaper "boinkers" so why bother? They would sell even fewer $16,000 Tuonos with the standard Mille suspension than they will $17,000 Tuonos with R-spec suspension.



This is also why the Blue Marlin disappeared. Aprilia was going to have the French company Voxon assemble the Blue Marlin, but that company followed Bimota and Excelsior-Henderson to the grave, leaving Aprilia without anyone to assemble the bikes.
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Old 08-07-2002, 10:38 AM   #54
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If Aprilia decides to mass produce the bike on a seperate assembly line, they can get production costs down to a point where it would make sense to go with cheaper suspension. Such a bike might retail for perhaps $11,000-$12,000.
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Old 08-08-2002, 05:04 PM   #55
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Howdy--I have an 01 Falco with the streetfighter kit and it has pass/pegs.I also have an 01 Futura with the new Staintune pipes. I also have a 00 Mille R.

YOU NEED ALL 3 IN YOUR GARAGE TO BE FULLY PREPARED. Don't wait for the lottery. Sell the house[keep the garage]. Think of it as a giant motorcycle buffet.

Bon Giorno!
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Old 08-08-2002, 07:13 PM   #56
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Never mess with incredibly good looking Italian women.



The time of your life, yes... but then you wake up in a strange place, covered with butterscotch syrup, handcuffed to the bed.



But you had a great time... about 17K.



Just joshin', that bike is too sexy.

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Old 11-02-2002, 05:57 PM   #57
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For Johnnyb or anyone else..... for at least the sixth time... when are we gonna see a 600 shootout?
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