New Aprilia Tuareg?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Gian, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    It looks it may arrive at the Eicma, next fall

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    maybe a 750 and a 1200 cc, the little one also in "Adventure" versions, so they say (thanks Breeze for posting it on MCATI:D )
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  2. Gedge

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    A 750 one would be cool...................................:evil
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  3. jtw000

    jtw000 Survivor

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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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  4. Gedge

    Gedge Adventurer

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    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:wink:
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  5. TRKTEK

    TRKTEK Been here awhile

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    Much worse than having them bitten off by a slow monkey....:rofl
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  6. raider

    raider Big red dog

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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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  7. jtw000

    jtw000 Survivor

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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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  8. DakarBlues

    DakarBlues One-everythinged man

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    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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  9. atermon

    atermon Been here awhile

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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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  10. Glenngineer

    Glenngineer Scooty Puff Sr.

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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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  11. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    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.:deal

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  12. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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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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  13. Strada

    Strada Tally Ho!

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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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  14. Gedge

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    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:eek1
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  15. jtw000

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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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  16. raider

    raider Big red dog

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    I'm sure they were, but VW Group now own global rights on the "Touareg" name. Perhaps Aprilia's intellectual property lawyers are about as good as their quality control inspectors? :hide
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  17. bluesman

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    Hmmm....
    I am confused. I think it is misconception - VW group owns right to VW Tuareg name, not to word Tuareg.
    Naming bike Aprilia Tuareg won't be difficult from legal standpoint.
    You mean tribe of people Tuaregs own their name to VW? And then Indonesians not allowed to use word Tahoe anymore and Chevy paid to owners (?) of Tahoe lake hotels for using their name? Would Tahoe forest than will be paying off to Chevy? :)
    It's combination that owned, not part of name.

    That reminds me of infamous lawsuit of 3 habitants of greek island Lesvos (Lesbos) against Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece from using the term "lesbian" :lol3
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  18. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    But what came first? The wind named Tuareg or the tribe named Tuareg?
    Later the motorcycle was baptized and finally the car. Since this is a word that existed before the car, and considering these are two different products in two different markets, the motorcycle will not detract from car sales and vice-versa. But of course, the lawyers could argue Aprilia reliability (or lack there off) could bleed into VW sales. But then again, I think this reliability factor is a two-way street for these two... :roflTherefore, when in the future one googles "broken down Touareg" there will be an equal number of hits for VWs and Aprilias.
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  19. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I wonder if they will throw in for free a blue helmet when you buy one?
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  20. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    I think if they took the 550 V-twin, made it more comfy/bigger tank/a little more wind protection, that would work just fine. It would still be light enough for some pretty serious off-road stuff. Not over-done, just "enhanced" a bit. Should be plenty.
    I'm growing tired of over-weight, over-priced, " Enduros", that entice you with thoughts of riding accross Africa, when anything more than a dirt road will crush you under it's mass if you get it a little bit wrong. You don't need a 500 - 600lb motorcycle off-road. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad this market segment is finally taking off ( around here at least), I'm just worried we are going too far the wrong way to the point that it will scare off all but any real hardcore types. People will keep buying cruisers instead. Yuck!
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