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Featured My New Italian

Discussion in 'Other Bikes' started by Robarano, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Well, after selling my Hyperstrada on here a couple of months back, I've been on the lookout for a new bike.

    I knew exaclty what I wanted (or so I initially thought :confused:) and after a little searching, it was delivered today.

    So the new Italian is......................... .an Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory. :motorcycleduc: :)

    After initially thinking I'd buy a 2015/16-ish bike, I saw the model had a big facelift for 2017 with the tft dash and electronics, and the more I looked into it, being the shallow kind of person I am, I had to have one of those. o_O Obviously this was a little more money, but I know if I didn't buy what I wanted, I'd always be a little bit miffed that I didn't push the boat out at the time.

    So after scouring the t'interwebs for a month or so and getting Christmas out of the way, I found a 2017 bike with a little over 2,500 miles on it and out of the box new. :) It was obviously mint in the pictures, so I bought on spec without viewing in the flesh, the 1st time I've ever done this. The only downside is that I said I wanted a bike with an Akrapovic on it, which this didn't have, but after securing a discount on the deal, I've ordered one online. :upyeah: It's also my 1st ever bike with bungs. o_O

    So freshly serviced and delivered today, here she is. :heart_eyes:





    #1 Robarano, Jan 16, 2020
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  2. Someones nicked 1/2 the fairing.
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  3. Nice looker, but, bejaysus that's one big lump of an exhaust :eek:
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  4. That's a dustbin placeholder, Harry.

    Rob'll put the proper exhaust on in a couple days.

    Rest of the bike is well hot.
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  5. I'll have to have one of these in my life at some point...nice choice!
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  6. Is the bike connected to the exhaust, or the other way around?
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  7. Not for long. :innocent:

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  8. Kind of what I thought :D vive la aftermarket :upyeah:
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  9. I love the sound these make - very different to, yet somehow reminds me of '70s Aston Martin V8s - I think it's the purity of the sound they make.
  10. If he slices the exhaust down the center, rob will be well on his way too a gothic suit of armour.
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  11. Bugger, you leave it standing for 30 seconds and look what happens. :mad:
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  12. I quite like that
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  13. Very nice indeed, are the pillion pegs taken off yet? Would be so much nicer.
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  14. Will the exhaust supplier be loading the race map for you?
    There’s quite a lively forum for Apes at AF1 in America. You can read all about the horror stories there (just as you can with Ducs on here).
  15. Rode one briefly when the MV was being serviced - found the flashing lights annoying and a bit weighty for my petit frame :bucktooth:

    I just always think of this tf.jpg
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  16. Lovely that Rob
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  17. He certainly is ...
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  18. I'll take it to my local dealer and see what he says. :upyeah:
  19. Very nice Rob, a old mate of mine had one from new, i did have a little turn on it once and boy it was good lively fun however a tad too small for me been over 6'2 and 16st :astonished:
  20. Well i didn't expect that move Rob i thought you're going for a touring bike for attacking the european continents this season,anyway very nice & enjoy.:upyeah:

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