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    Talking New owner of 2012 Aprilia Tuono V4 R

    Just test drove and bought the 2012 Aprilia Tuono V4 R. I am coming off Speed Triple R (2012) and KTM Superduke 990 (2008). Holy sweet heavens, what a bike the Tuono is. It's everything I was looking for in a motorcycle.

    Speed Triple R - too gentleman-ish. You have to ask for it, yes sir, can you give me passion - no sir.
    KTM - love the quality, ergos, attention to detail, but too much lurching on/off the trottle; could not feel confident in the corners.

    The minute I jumped on the Tuono, I instantly started yelling with joy inside my helmet; can't say much about how I felt beyond that. My, My, My. The bike is light, corners easy, responds to everything without an attitude (KTM) or a "well, yes sir" - response (STR). The seat cradles me and provides an additional level of encouragement. I even created this account tonight to share my joy. I am a new member to this forum, hello everybody. California, South Bay. Will pick it up over the next few weeks.

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    Well that's quite an intro.

    Welcome to the forum .... you lucky tupp

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    Welcome mate. Lucky chap getting a V4. Enjoy it.

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    Yeah me Jelous In want one too.

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    I take it you quite like your new steed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlafTuono View Post
    I take it you quite like your new steed.
    I have not received it yet, just did a test drive of one in yellow color. I wanted one in black, it's on order. So now we wait. I'll post pictures when I get it. But, yeah, I did enjoy it. In 20 minutes of the test drive it gave me what STR couldn't in 2 months I owned it..

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    Welcome on board, I dont want to ride one as I dont want to be tempted as I have never been happier with my current bike and thats a first for me!! Enjoy.

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    Great bike not surprised your loving but give 2 months and you will be shouting "come on you guttless bastard" its amazing how much bhp you can get used to

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    I know the feeling. Im picking up my black 2012 Tuono APRC V4 with an Akrapovic slip on and race map in 9 days. I rode one without the slip on so Im pumped to hear it with one on.

    How much fun is that quickshifter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bris_TuonoV4 View Post
    I know the feeling. Im picking up my black 2012 Tuono APRC V4 with an Akrapovic slip on and race map in 9 days. I rode one without the slip on so Im pumped to hear it with one on.

    How much fun is that quickshifter?
    Will everybody who's buying a V4 please shut the feck up?!

    I am deeply jealous ...

    Right numbers this weekend and I'm avin one!

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    A Biaggi race rep i hope Welly ?

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    Welly,
    If you get a new one, will you be ditching the old one (again) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlafTuono View Post
    Welly,
    If you get a new one, will you be ditching the old one (again) ?
    that was below the belt Olaf still funny though

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooksy View Post
    that was below the belt Olaf still funny though
    Sorry.

    Your barbed and cruel jibe has not reached the intended recipient.

    Newelly2 is protected by "jibe-blocker" and "wings of steel"














    Fuck ...


    bastards made me cry again

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    Grow up, you're like a bunch of overgrown children. I want, I want daddy please can I have

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickymicky6 View Post
    Grow up, you're like a bunch of overgrown children. I want, I want daddy please can I have
    No Micky ,,, now fuck off to your box room and put your boxing gloves on ... it's bed time.

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    If everyone on here gets a V4, I suppose I will have to as well.

    There will be some cheap V2`s on the market soon.

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    I'd love a V4T, but when I was in the position of maybe buying one a few months back I decided in the end to keep my Gen 2 (ace bike) and buy a new Triumph Street Triple R as well.

    I now have two superb bikes in my garage for less than it would have cost me to trade up to a V4T. I don't regret my choice.

    That said when the time comes to get rid of my T, a V4T is the almost definite replacement, won't be for a few years though.

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    Picked up my new V4 yesterday. Test report: confirmed goodness everywhere. The ride home from San Francisco had never been better. New mods and additions will include: Evo tail, RG sliders and possibly a 15T front sprocket (with the new chain and rear sprockets replaced as well). Now the pics:


    IMG_4275-reduced.jpgIMG_4271-reduced.jpgIMG_4284-reduced.jpg

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    What about the gear to go along with my new V4? Thinking RS Taichi, no? Considering: RS Taichi (top notch armor, properly treated leather), Vansons (top notch all around, but no ventilation, tight as a drum), and also Motoport - (it's very safe, but who want to wear a double-sided sand paper.)

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