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Old 11-01-2002, 07:22 PM   #1
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Umm...you actualy put a friend on that balogna slice you refer to as "passenger accomodations?" Why do they even bother? Anybody who can afford such a bike can afford to buy something else equally cool to ride 2-up when the situation presents itself.



Anyway...I dig the bike in general, but the golf frame and swingarm are a bit much...woulda been cooler w/ the flat black treatment.



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Old 11-01-2002, 07:23 PM   #2
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...gold frame even...
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Old 11-02-2002, 03:10 AM   #3
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All I have to say is go to aprillia's website and gander at the standard red and gold non R model. Now all I am trying to do is figure out how I justify owning a motorcycle that's more expensive than my truck and that I can only use, if I'm lucky, about six monthes out of the year. Also since a Tuono in my garage would be the only bike in my garage how are those long 2-300 mile rides on this bike? The fairing looks substantial but since I use my bike for everything including long drones on country roads searching for anything remotely resembling a corner out here in the Great Plains.



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Old 11-02-2002, 03:44 AM   #4
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I'm sure the Tuono is a great bike, but Aprilia's design elements leave me cold. The Monster S4 Foggy is more pleasing to behold.
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Old 11-02-2002, 04:00 AM   #5
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Just look at that dyno chart for the Ducati S4. Can you imagine? Only 70HP! Wasn't someone saying earlier that it was insane to sell a bike for $10,000 with only 70HP? Oops, the Monster costs $12K.



Oh wait.... that only applies to Buells.



Fortunately the Tuono meets the HP requirement to maintain your mental health. And looks great too!
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Old 11-02-2002, 04:44 AM   #6
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Add Termignioni pipes and a chip and the Ducati MS4 makes 110HP. Exchange the 37 tooth rear sprocket for a 39 and you got yourself one hell of a ride. Trust me.
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Old 11-02-2002, 04:48 AM   #7
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Looking at the graph, the Duc makes 100 hp, so the world is safe.



Can't wait for impressions on the new SV1000. I note it has the 52mm throttle bodies of the TL and not the 46's of the DL, but uses the smaller 36mm DL valves.



Such a setup should result in awesome low end torque and some serious power at 7,000 rpm with perhaps a little off the top compared to the TL. Works for me. Time will tell.
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Old 11-02-2002, 05:03 AM   #8
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Check the dyno charts again. You need to scroll down to the second chart.



Anyways, I'm asking Santa for the Tuono. It look like fun, fun, fun!
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Old 11-02-2002, 07:22 AM   #9
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seruzawa, you looked at the wrong chart, you idiot! Must've been a tough Friday night......
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Old 11-02-2002, 08:39 AM   #10
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Alright whats next? An Aprilia thug coming over to the house and strong arming me out of my money? Aprilia is starting to go way beyond temptation with their offerings.



At east when I dropped off my K12RS for its 18k service this morning the Kawi ZZR with Givi's on it looked hidious. So no temptation to be had from my local BMW/Kawi dealer. Thank God there is no local Aprilia dealer or I probably would be sleeping in the garage. Then again if I had a new Aprilia I probably would like sleeping in the garage.
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