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    Hi! Soon to be a tuono owner...

    Hi, I'm Jack and I'm from south Cheshire. I'm on the lookout for a second-gen Tuono and was looking to get the best I can for a budget of 4K maximum ideally as I also am saving for a house.. What brought me to the tuono was that I had an Sv650 after passing my test at 17 (23 now) and loved it but after three and a half years wanted something different and a bit bigger to suit my 6ft2'' size. I've currently got a late 90's cbr600f and really dont gel with it at all, I've had this for two years but have zero confidence in riding it at all really. So I came to the conclusion that I prefer twins and as the next bike I get will have to be a keeper and something a bit special I thought about a second gen tuono as I want a twin, something not lacking in power, and within the last 10 years or so as it makes life easier for breakdown cover when I go on the annual bike trip to France.

    I set about going to find one local and came across this..

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aprilia-T...53.m1438.l2649

    Ive been today to have a test ride and by gosh, what a fantastic ride, the bike felt excellent and I must admit it restored my happiness in riding again and i felt comfortable in all ways, it actually fits me for one, and felt happy in the corners. Obviously it wasn't lacking in power either but since its been lightly snowing and very cold I didn't push it to find out. My question though is would I be paying top dollar for this? It's a Ltd edition and has FSH but would I get better value elsewhere? I must admit the colours grew on me upon riding it and seeing it in the flesh but I did notice theres a few bits of paint discolouring on the crank case and a few rusty bolts (I'm aware it is 10 years old) which isnt really a problem. But like I say its got to be the best I can get as I wont be changing again for a long while, If I was to purchase this I would be replacing the cans, and maybe a few other mods like altering the gearing slightly as its heavy going at slow speed but I was very impressed and dead set on getting the Tuono now. Basically i'd end up spending a bit on it so would I be better getting one private for a slightly better price with the additions already made?

    My perfect bike would be this but where do you draw the line in regards to money..

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-59-A...53.m1438.l2649

    Thankyou for any responses and advice!

    Jack

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    I have a 2008 Tuono in the same Dream Blue and love the bike. Had it for a bit over 4 years and the only real expense was when the stator/rotor went out, a somewhat common problem until around mid-production year in 2008. (Shortly after mine was built, unfortunately) Other than that, she's been rock solid and an absolute blast. Mine has the after-market Akropovic cans, modified air box and been remapped to take advantage of how well it "breathes" now. I also dropped a tooth up front (from 16 to 15) to address the slow speed heaviness you noticed and upgraded the rear shock to one with more adjustability. The Rotax engines are bullet proof and riders regularly put 50K-100K and more miles on them with no issues. You might also search the forum for their infamous "brown connector" problem. It's an easy fix and not all have needed it, but it's something to be aware of. Best of luck in your search......

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    Hi, thanks for such an informative reply! I have done a bit of research and been pointed in the right direction regarding models and years etc for the stator, but haven’t heard much about the brown connector so thankyou, I will have a look into that! I’m hoping to buy one with all the extras already on it ideally too similar spec to yours preferably, and definitely with the Akras

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    Mills94 you have a pm.

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    hi go for a blue one everybody knows their the quicker ones , lol .

    mines a blue and white one , don't know about the one in the ad being a "special edition " tho , looks pretty standard to me !!!

    there is a good " what to look for " some where in here in the stickies , but good maintenance is everything with these bikes .

    you will not be disappointed with the bike . good luck with your search .( that's if hs2300 doesn't flog you his !! )

    ps nice to see a good intro !!!! .

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    Update Millsy have you got a GEN 2 yet ?

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    Nice intro mucker.

    Good luck with your search, keep an eye out for an 08 or later factory version.

    They have the ohlins sussers, forged wheels etc etc and don't have an issue with the stator or brown connector.

    I put 30k + miles on my factory and apart from the misting clocks and an effing annoying Warning for the cam position sensor it ran flawlessly.

    Best bike I've ever owned.

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    He bought a late black Gen 2.....

    Nice bike too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by felix View Post
    He bought a late black Gen 2.....

    Nice bike too.

    Pictures or it didn't happen Millsy

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