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Featured My New Italian

Discussion in 'Other Bikes' started by Robarano, Jan 16, 2020 at 12:23 PM.

  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:

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    #1 Robarano, Jan 16, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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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).
    https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/forum.php
     
  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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