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A few years ago, I thought I would try an Aprilia. I rode up to the local dealer on my CBR. I was about 45 at the time, so I hardly looked like a rookie or ignorant about bikes. I walked in an told them I was interested in the Mille-R, they treated me like s___ and talked down to me. I did not stay long. That dealer is no longer in business, and I still have the CBR.
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A few years ago, I thought I would try an Aprilia. I rode up to the local dealer on my CBR. I was about 45 at the time, so I hardly looked like a rookie or ignorant about bikes. I walked in an told them I was interested in the Mille-R, they treated me like s___ and talked down to me. I did not stay long. That dealer is no longer in business, and I still have the CBR.
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A few years ago, I thought I would try an Aprilia. I rode up to the local dealer on my CBR. I was about 45 at the time, so I hardly looked like a rookie or ignorant about bikes. I walked in an told them I was interested in the Mille-R, they treated me like s___ and talked down to me. I did not stay long. That dealer is no longer in business, and I still have the CBR.
Do not pay attention to the dealer. If he is being an ass*le but you like the bike don't be ashamed and him the same attitude and beat them up on the price. Remember you are the customer and they want your money. You have plenty of other dealers to go to.
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post #24 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-01-2006, 12:53 AM
 
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i lost some fluids when i first saw that new bike.....if i can afford it in 2009 i shall ride that beeotch!
i always loved Aprilia's but the cost and it only being a Twin prevented ever buying a 2 year old model sittign unsold here at the dealership for CHEAP.
Now that its gotta V4....i may lose fluids again the first time i get to ride one if i ever do....
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i lost some fluids when i first saw that new bike.....if i can afford it in 2009 i shall ride that beeotch!
i always loved Aprilia's but the cost and it only being a Twin prevented ever buying a 2 year old model sittign unsold here at the dealership for CHEAP.
Now that its gotta V4....i may lose fluids again the first time i get to ride one if i ever do....
prepared to lose more? they are offically unveiling the motor soon-
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i cant wait to see the specs, and the performance specs of the bike itself... the first 1000cc shootouts they get to involve it in will be interesting.
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post #27 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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bump this thang

Motor pics and some info is out. Its an in-house job and looks good... almost like 2 of their 550 motors side by side. V4! deffinately read this

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Motor pics and some info is out. Its an in-house job and looks good... almost like 2 of their 550 motors side by side. V4! deffinately read this

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no officail word on HP at the wheels for the production bike yet?
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I doubt than most of us here on this forum can use the performance of their bikes to anywhere close to 8/10 of the bikes ability. V4 usually combines a benefit of V-twin that is torque at much lower rpm and high speed RPM of I-4
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Motor pics and some info is out. Its an in-house job and looks good... almost like 2 of their 550 motors side by side. V4!

Sweet! Any other production bikes use a V4? Seems like the perfect engine- torque+top end. No wider the a parallel twin, and no longer than a V-twin. Shouldn't this config. be preferred over the I-4?
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Sweet! Any other production bikes use a V4? Seems like the perfect engine- torque+top end. No wider the a parallel twin, and no longer than a V-twin. Shouldn't this config. be preferred over the I-4?
Someone smarter than I will surely chime in, but I think the I4 offers the ability to concentrate more weight on the front wheel which is just one benefit...
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Sweet! Any other production bikes use a V4? Seems like the perfect engine- torque+top end. No wider the a parallel twin, and no longer than a V-twin. Shouldn't this config. be preferred over the I-4?
I know honda used the V4 during late 80s 90s on their magnas and ST models

Strong sturdy motor not too bad to work on...though something simple as plug change was a nightmare
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I know honda used the V4 during late 80s 90s on their magnas and ST models

Strong sturdy motor not too bad to work on...though something simple as plug change was a nightmare
Honda still uses a V4 in the VFR800.
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Do the V4's spin as fast as the I4's?
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Do the V4's spin as fast as the I4's?
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Do the V4's spin as fast as the I4's?
Nope

Choice of a narrow V configuration allows the engine to be incredibly compact lengthwise. This means that weight will remain concentrated around the centre of the bike which in turn allows chassis performance to be optimized (by keeping the wheelbase short and the swingarm long). Also, because a V four can be just as narrow as a twin, larger cylinder bores can be used to ensure improved air flow and higher power output without increasing width and spoiling aerodynamics. (The new engine can rev to an amazing 13,500 rpm.)

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THE RACE MACHINE ENGINE IN BRIEF
Displacement: 999 cc
Layout: 65 V4
Engine body: monoblock with liners integrated in crankcase
Power: more then 210 HP in Superbike configuration.
Valve gear: 4 valves per cylinder (titanium and Nymonic) operated directly by camshafts driven by a mixed chain/gear drive, with lateral chain and central gears.
Fuel system: electronic fuel injection with two injectors and independent ride-by-wire control for each row of cylinders.
Anti-vibration balancer shaft
Maximum engine speed: 13,500 rpm
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Gearbox: six speed cassette type
Clutch: multi-plate in oil bath with slipper system
Electronics: Magneti Marelli ECU for ignition, injection and ride-by-wire management.
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Honda still uses a V4 in the VFR800.
very true! i still like the big ol V65 though but valve adjustment on the old v4 was a biatch...had to use the special tool to hold the camshaft in the upper cam cap becuase it wasn't line-bored
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THE RACE MACHINE ENGINE IN BRIEF
Displacement: 999 cc
Layout: 65 V4
Engine body: monoblock with liners integrated in crankcase
Power: more then 210 HP in Superbike configuration.
Valve gear: 4 valves per cylinder (titanium and Nymonic) operated directly by camshafts driven by a mixed chain/gear drive, with lateral chain and central gears.
Fuel system: electronic fuel injection with two injectors and independent ride-by-wire control for each row of cylinders.
Anti-vibration balancer shaft
Maximum engine speed: 13,500 rpm
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Gearbox: six speed cassette type
Clutch: multi-plate in oil bath with slipper system
Electronics: Magneti Marelli ECU for ignition, injection and ride-by-wire management.
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