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Old 03-29-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
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New Aprilia Tuareg?

It looks it may arrive at the Eicma, next fall



maybe a 750 and a 1200 cc, the little one also in "Adventure" versions, so they say (thanks Breeze for posting it on MCATI )
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:07 PM   #2
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A 750 one would be cool...................................
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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As an owner of an Aprilia Pegaso and a BMW F800GS I would get about as excited as this as I would about an offer to have my balls bitten off by a rabid monkey.

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Old 03-29-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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As an owner of an Aprilia Pegaso and a BMW F800GS I would get about as excited as this as I would about an offer to have my balls bitten off by a rapid monkey.
As someone that was bored shitless test riding a BMW F800GS but who loved his Aprilia Tuono and test riding the Dorsoduro I know which would excite me
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:50 PM   #5
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As an owner of an Aprilia Pegaso and a BMW F800GS I would get about as excited as this as I would about an offer to have my balls bitten off by a rapid monkey.
Much worse than having them bitten off by a slow monkey....
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:44 PM   #6
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$5 says if it comes to market, it won't be called the Tuareg... VW would have them in a trademark infringement lawsuit faster than you can say "Piaggio"! (Can't have Mr and Mrs Long Island driving their luxury SUV with a name shared with something so common as a (*long sniff*) motorcycle!)
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:04 PM   #7
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Seriously. It's going to be rubbish. The 750 engine has issues with fuelling, it's very uneconomical and rough. Owning a modern Aprilia (my fifth) I would now never touch an Italian bike again, not because they're bad but because they're so bad they make me want to buy a French car. Ok, they're not quite that bad...
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:06 PM   #8
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$5 says if it comes to market, it won't be called the Tuareg... VW would have them in a trademark infringement lawsuit faster than you can say "Piaggio"! (Can't have Mr and Mrs Long Island driving their luxury SUV with a name shared with something so common as a (*long sniff*) motorcycle!)
Aprilia was the first one to use Tuareg for the 600cc Rotax-motorized that was the first one to popularize the Rallye bodywork on production bikes, two or three years before the Africa Twin, Cagiva 900 and Super Tenere jumped in the bandwagon.





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Old 03-29-2010, 05:15 PM   #9
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not bad not bad
there is some competition joining the gs800 party
750 dorsoduro engine I suppose or maybe a few others parts as well
rxv 450 rally-ish bodywork
there is certainly a full parts bin to work on
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:23 PM   #10
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Maybe the 1200 will be a bored out RSV4 mill, to compete with the rumored VFR1200 based ADV bike.


Either way, new models is good.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:33 PM   #11
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Seriously. It's going to be rubbish. The 750 engine has issues with fuelling, it's very uneconomical and rough. Owning a modern Aprilia (my fifth) I would now never touch an Italian bike again, not because they're bad but because they're so bad they make me want to buy a French car. Ok, they're not quite that bad...
This is not the talk of an Aprilia owner.
The Shiver and Dorsoduro are competent bikes. As are the Tuono and RSVR.
The RSV4 is showing promise.
Capo, good bike, Futura the same.
The SXV/RXV model range could be a problem child - although if you are a racer and maintain them as such they are very fast.
Sometimes Aprilia ownership is only as good as the dealer in your area.
Some dealers suck.
Italians do have a strange way of company management.
My Aprilias are serviced properly and get with the program.
All bike brands have issues. Japanese, German and Italian.
For Aprilias coming out of such a small factory, they do a fabulous job.

Get real.

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Old 03-29-2010, 09:32 PM   #12
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In would have to agree with the statement that new models of this type are always good. I wouldnt shy away from it just because its an Aprilia.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:58 PM   #13
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From personal experience, I find the dealerships rubbish - it's like they've been forced to sell Aprilia (well, suppose they have been now they're part of the Piaggio group).
I also question their pricing.
Nearly bought a Dorsoduro last year but, luckily, asked to see their service costs - 650 for a first service at 600 miles!!!!!! WTF needs doing after 600miles, a complete rebuild?
What a piss-take and imagine most customers forget to ask.

Got a Tiger 1050 instead and paid 45 at 600 miles and got a decent loan bike (Street Triple R), not a shitty scooter.

I do like my Aprilias and also have a Pegaso Trail (previously had a Strada and RS250) but I can't see myself getting another one until they sort their pricing out.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:44 AM   #14
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From personal experience, I find the dealerships rubbish - it's like they've been forced to sell Aprilia (well, suppose they have been now they're part of the Piaggio group).
I also question their pricing.
Nearly bought a Dorsoduro last year but, luckily, asked to see their service costs - 650 for a first service at 600 miles!!!!!! WTF needs doing after 600miles, a complete rebuild?
What a piss-take and imagine most customers forget to ask.

Got a Tiger 1050 instead and paid 45 at 600 miles and got a decent loan bike (Street Triple R), not a shitty scooter.

I do like my Aprilias and also have a Pegaso Trail (previously had a Strada and RS250) but I can't see myself getting another one until they sort their pricing out.
All Aprilias have the valves done at first service hence they are dearer, and mostg people factor a free service intothe deal..anyway its 300 not 600 so your dealer was trying to rip you off
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:24 AM   #15
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I don't agree. I have had 5 Aprilias, a Mille and 4 Pegasos. The early 95 Pegs are awesome machines, fun, quick and reliable if they're looked after. The cube was faster and handled better but had a weakness in the water pump which I fell foul of. I still thought it was a good bike. The Mille was just brilliant although they shouldn't have designed it around the factory and down graded the base model to showa suspension because it didn't handle quite right without a lot of tweaking. The new Peg is a different animal though and the new Aprilias are becoming quite unreliable. The new Peg is a disaster of bad wiring and poor build quality. Mine has been the biggest disappointment I've ever bought. It's gone wrong a number of times and according to the forums that's not at all unusual. Considering the issues with the newer bikes in general I would be leaving any new offering from them well alone.
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