I’ve owned my Aprilia Futura ‘02 for 4 years. I studied them on the AF1 www.apriliaforum.com and found a rare gunmetal matte in great shape for a great price. This bike was a two owner bike by the Aprilia forum inmates who did nearly all the solved issues... rewired fuse block, wires to voltage regulator, wires to starter solenoid which solves insufficient small wiring bottlenecks. This basically makes the bike Honda dependable. The ground wire at the cylinder head needs to be cleaned and re-coated with DE contact cleaner due to corrosion from dissimilar metal hardware... which causes dead starts in cold temps.New plastic fuel petcocks were already replaced with metal. Put the bar risers with bar end vibration absorbers and you can ride this bike on long range touring trips. I have ridden up and down the west coast all along the coast highway. Look up my posts for ride reports. I have 40k miles now... bought it with 15k miles. It will easily go 100k miles with the stealth Rotax 1000 motor. The only thing that would make me get rid of my Futura is an Aprilia 1200 Caponord Rally in silver bronze.