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Offline ThrottleJock

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New (to me) Aprilia turdbike
« on: March 17, 2017, 07:25:47 AM »
I recently traded my KTM 950SM for something a little more brutal, an '07.5 Aprilia Tuono 1000R. It's been a barrel o' monkeys so far... definitely takes the powerslide and wheelie shenanigans up another 40mph or so.

Since picking it up I've swapped the stock cast wheels out for a forged set with fresh meats, installed a set of Brembo M4 Monoblocs and a 19mm radial master (the stock brakes were crap), installed a PC5 and auto-tune module, dialed in the ohlins bits, replaced a couple faded decals and slathered it in carbon fiber. I even washed it! Big fun (for a 4-stroke).
-'07.5 Aprilia Tuono 'special'
-'74 Suzuki GT185
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Offline ThrottleJock

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Re: New (to me) Aprilia turdbike
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 07:26:48 AM »
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-'07.5 Aprilia Tuono 'special'
-'74 Suzuki GT185
-Some other stuff in the storage unit in various states of disrepair

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Re: New (to me) Aprilia turdbike
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 07:22:13 AM »
Tuonos are awesome.  Comfy and fast. Probably the best 'standard' bike out of Italy.  My buddy probably has 60K on his by now.   :thumbsup:

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Re: New (to me) Aprilia turdbike
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 07:14:43 PM »
That was the thing I was most impressed with, actually... the comfort. I knew it'd be fast, I did a couple track days on an RSV1000R back in the day and loved the motor. But a naked superbike that'll do 400 mile days without crippling you is a real treat.  :toot:
-'07.5 Aprilia Tuono 'special'
-'74 Suzuki GT185
-Some other stuff in the storage unit in various states of disrepair