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DrD
08.05.2013, 08:29 PM
Thinking of getting an Aprilia RSV R (2003) for nice days when not on the Ducati M900 or commuting or greenlaning on the 650 single.....someone tell me to hang out until I find the right 99X for the right price (which will be at least 2000 spondo's more):p

molenz
09.05.2013, 01:36 PM
i had two, pound for pound much better value than Ducati, and you can park it and leave it without being terrified of anything happening to it, and a quarter of the price of my Ducatis

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4128/4946241386_e50145767c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4946241386/)


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3543/5844064572_944a099744_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5844064572/)

BeePee
09.05.2013, 06:42 PM
I always liked them ever since clapping eyes on at the showroom in Irvine, never bought one though. Does the leathers make it go faster :)

molenz
09.05.2013, 06:53 PM
Hi brian, no the leathers don't make it go faster, these thing are bloody fast, built to challenge Ducati in the early noughts..

i'm not suggesting they are better than the 998, i'll never be that good to tell the difference, but as i said , these things go like, amazing handling, and pound for pound is the main point..

now back to polishing a Ducati.. :)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6025/5970702783_02823c0259_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5970702783/)

sorry, what i trying to say, if you want a really good super bike, go for something like this.. ta.

BeePee
09.05.2013, 06:56 PM
That white one's a cracker :)
Will I bring my monster up ?

DrD
09.05.2013, 09:00 PM
Gone and done it - piccies to follow....and I also need to polish a Ducati after getting it wet this afternoon!
Looks a bit like this at the mo:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/960208_606198912726043_856311622_n.jpg

DrD
17.05.2013, 10:29 PM
Well one week later and serviced bar oil change - need to get it up and running to that.
With its new Italian friends!
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/248297_608816182464316_46077991_n.jpg

molenz
18.05.2013, 12:19 PM
nice organic waste bin there too for a change, happy new Aprilia :)

DrD
18.05.2013, 01:20 PM
Right you are - no motorcycle photo is worth its salt without some form of wheelie bin backdrop!

iconic944ss
18.05.2013, 02:40 PM
Very good, i see you have the 4 pad calipers on the front too!

Sweet.

molenz
18.05.2013, 02:55 PM
Very good, i see you have the 4 pad calipers on the front

Sweet. 4 pad calipers ??

monster_998
18.05.2013, 05:44 PM
Caliper uses 4 small pads (2 per side) instead of 2 larger ones (one each side).