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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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new aprilia v4

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Aprilia V4 1000 for 08. Aprilia has confirmed it is building a V4 1000 and plans to race it in 2008 ahead of production in 2009.
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The Aprillia's are usually pricier than the Japanese brands right? Also, is part availability limited in the OEM and aftermarket? I've always loved the italian styling in motorcycle design!
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This could be my next new bike.
i'm not surprised.
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The Aprillia's are usually pricier than the Japanese brands right? Also, is part availability limited in the OEM and aftermarket? I've always loved the italian styling in motorcycle design!
All it would need is some loud pips and maybe a gearing change to suit me.

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Jeeps, if you get one... I'll be super duper jealous haha

but good luck! I'd love one of those bad boys!
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Jeeps, if you get one... I'll be super duper jealous haha

but good luck! I'd love one of those bad boys!
Its still a few years away if it even makes it state side.

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Well, just to let everyone know about Aprilia (if you already didn't know about it). The V4 will be priced under Ducati 999R which should be around $25-26K but with a lot more bang for the buck. The current model lineup will most likely expand but RSV and Tuono will stay. Is Aprilia more expensive than Japs? Not really. Especially if you get slightly used one. Part availability is not any worse than Ducati. There a ton of aftermarket stuff out there for Aprilia. I agree not as much and not as widely available as for Japanese bikes but none the less plentiful. Realiability is superb. There some minor problems such as rear brake (needs bleeding) but besides that almost non-existant. Some people experienced ECU problems on RSVr but not very common. Rotax engine is bullet proof. Valve adjustment interval is unbelievable. Most likely you will not need any adjustment even after 10K. Some guys have over 30K miles on the clock and its still going strong.

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post #10 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-14-2006, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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i do love aprilias. if there was a dealer anywhere near it would be nice. Thanks for the update Falcolion.
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post #11 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-14-2006, 11:35 AM
 
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Sweet bike there Falcolion! I don't think I could ever own one tho, Just the thought of ever dropping it would make me too nervous.
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Thats beautiful Falcolion! Love the color scheme
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it probably best there isnt an Aprilia dealer near me. Id be the one time i loose self control and spend large amounts of money.
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post #15 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-26-2006, 07:10 AM
 
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We have a local Aprilia dealer.

What is the performance of a V4 compared to a twin or I-4?



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We have a local Aprilia dealer.

What is the performance of a V4 compared to a twin or I-4?
I know the Duc's can hold their own in motoGP with their V4's...or is it L4's?
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I know the Duc's can hold their own in motoGP with their V4's...or is it L4's?
The Ducati and Suzuki GP bikes are V4's.
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Thanks everyone for the complements. This was my dream bike and I love it. It is also very reliable. I do not have a lot of miles since I do not have much time to ride but I know some guys with over 30-40K miles on the clock and never had any problems. They just change wear & tear items such as tires, brakes and clutch

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We have a local Aprilia dealer.

What is the performance of a V4 compared to a twin or I-4?
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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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
They should be right on par with the I4s with gobs of extra torque but may still fall a little short on the top end.

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