Do eeeeet!!!! I love that bike. I had a 2007 Tuono myself and that platform is just SOOOO much fun. Black is the best color too.
No, not a new RSV-4 but something more in my price range.
First, here is the bike I bought last year that started the Aprilia addiction (2001 RSV Mille):
And here is the possible new (to me) bike: 2004 RSV Factory with about 2500 miles - actual photos - the seller has a photo studio:
My 2001 Mille was originally all flat black until the original owner decided he wanted something different.
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The owner is a very cool guy. He is 63 and after he went down on this one, his wife said he should start acting his age. His other bike is a 1098S Tricolor that has like 250 miles on it but I think he is going to try to keep that. I also wouldn't mind having his 993 Turbo
If everything goes as planned (how often does that happen?), I should have it this weekend.
Beautiful bike. I really like Apes and almost picked up a Futura for a steal, however the guy selling it basically talked me out of buying it (must've been forced to sell it or something and didn't want to) by telling me parts are impossible to find, service sucks etc.
I also really like the Tuono, while window shopping for one sat on the RSV4. I was surprised how small it was, I bet you can throw that thing around. Let us know how it goes.
Yes, I know the "peculiarities" quite well as some are shared with my 2001 including the rear brake issue. I actually cured my rear brake a couple months ago by simply putting a wait on the rear brake lever for a couple days and it has been fine since.
Here's some pics on his bike & mine. The last picture shows how it has a fade like the factory Mille sticker on the front fairing. His is an earlier model (02 I believe) than the one you're getting so your actually has more surface area, not as much would be in the vent. Mine is the 2000
Looks pretty cool - I especially like how it fades. As I have said before, love the exhaust on your 2000.
The seller did tell me that he is going to also include a complete set of decals from a newer RSV1000 that has a large lion on both sides. Will have to compare them when/if I pick it up.
Just got back a few hours ago. This bike is so awesome! Seller mistakenly wrote down the odometer in the KM setting though...bike only has 1200 miles!
And the price....$6,800 - came with a complete decal kit, another tank decal kit, spare sprockets, a rear pit bull stand, 3 oil filters, stock exhaust system, stock rearsets and a rough set of race plastics. This bike was about $18K new not including the aftermarket exhaust and rearsets.