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Old 12-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #25
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I agree with the beauty of the Guzzi but what about an Aprilia?
A Tuono to be specific. First and 2nd Gens are very affordable and the Rotax engine is amazing. Great sound, power and ease of use. The torque is smooth and forgiving. As far as geometry and ride I think its very well designed plus its very comfortable. Components are high quality like Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension. Years ago it was hard to own an Aprilia bc parts were hard to get but AF1Racing dot com has changed that, plus there is a new network of dealerhips. I owned a RSV Mille for 32K miles (same engine etc just add fairings and clip ons). Great bike, I regret selling it
So, not only its a high quality high value bike, its great for weekend get aways and -if you ever interested- FANTASTIC track bike.

Second Gen

First Gen:

If you go this route check AF1 racing list of mods for the Tuono. Most cost nothing like de restricting etc. Others involve correct sprocket sizes for your style of riding. And yes, there are many farkles for it.
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