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Bike #4: Aprilia Tuono

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by J.R. Bob Dobbs, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

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    Well today I put down a deposit on a spanking-new 07.5 Tuono. I was looking at a well used one at the local bike shop, and a salesman offered me an unbelievable deal on the new one I simply could not refuse. Slept on it last night and pulled the trigger today. Pick it up next week. Just like the one in this photo.
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Time to get acquainted with AF1 Racing and the Aprilia Forum.

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums

    BTW, congratulations on the baddest mutha evah!!! And you will need something similar to this. :wow:

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  3. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Aside from the blue lip on the rims, that is a thing of beauty.
     
  4. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

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    The whole wheel is blue on the Tuono R, no matter what color the bike is. Would probably look best on the blue/white bike but only the black was on sale, $4099 below MSRP :cool:

    According to the salesman, Aprilia offered the black to all dealers at a cut-rate price several months ago to get some exposure. Or maybe Aprilia just couldn't move the black. Works for me!
     
  5. Norman

    Norman Non nobis CLM

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    Nice bike, man!
     
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    That's because red is the fastest.
     
  7. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    FTW!

    :cheers:
     
  8. bac1023

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  9. D25

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    I need a nekkid Italian bike! It's either that or a Moto Guzzi v11.
     
  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Take your pick (they're all available in the USA):

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  11. Harrison

    Harrison Quiet Member CLM

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    Congrats! Nice bike!
     
  12. punkture

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    +1. af1 are proud of their inventory, but they are fast and have always had what i need in stock.
     
  13. SVTNate

    SVTNate Chargers fan

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    Aprilia's naked bikes are indeed sexy. Are they more comfortable than the Ducs? The Tuono 1000R is a very sexy bike. I love cruisers, but I have an itch for a standard bike along the lines of the Tuono, the Speed Triple, or a Monster 1100S.

    edit - the MV Agusta Brutale 910S is also a great looking bike.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2009