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1 V twin :) on Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:33 pm

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Looking for some advice on ownership of a v twin more specifically either an aprilia rsv mille (late 03 onwards) or the suzuki tl1000r (any year).
Pros cons running costs etc I have read and watched numerous reviews but would really like some good honest 1st hand opinions thumbs

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2 Re: V twin :) on Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:23 am

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personally, i would go with a S over the R and a tuono over the RSV! out of them two though, got to be the prili.

Better looking bike, has more character and better parts all round Smile If you can stretch to it look for the Factory model instead of the standard RSV thumbs

3 Re: V twin :) on Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:28 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:personally, i would go with a S over the R and a tuono over the RSV! out of them two though, got to be the prili.

Better looking bike, has more character and better parts all round Smile If you can stretch to it look for the Factory model instead of the standard RSV thumbs


Got to agree the aprilia is the better looking bike and yes more trick bits available but it's the reliability that I've been reading about that puts me off a bit confused

I've gone for the mille and the tlr as I don't like the look of the half faired tls and I'm not keen on the tuono either lol its got to be fully faired or not at all fofl

4 Re: V twin :) on Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:18 pm

fr499y

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its like anything italian, if you look after it, then all is good!! I've had my share of non jap bikes Smile

5 Re: V twin :) on Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:59 pm

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ive only have slave cylinder and oil sensor go.

the aprillias are as good as you treat them, service ti to the book and if you do get something wrong sort it before it completely fecks up.

when my bikes been fine and i do tend to ride it hard at times.

when ive had a quick go ona tls but its not a touch on the aprillia,

also mpg, we went for a goon wheelieing etc, i got 20 miles to £10 it was crazy. but i did 300 miles back from yorkshirre on about £40 pacing at a fair but not ridiculous speed so it depends on how you ride it.

shame your not local or id say take my tuono for a skud to see what you think.

6 Re: V twin :) on Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:24 am

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Don't think I have ever been on a v twin Ross but a neighbour down the road had a Mille with full Acrapovic system and it sounded awesome he had to sell cos of downsizing his house, wish id considered buying now! thats the one I'd go for more out of looks than any knowledge of the mechanicals.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:ive only have slave cylinder and oil sensor go.

the aprillias are as good as you treat them, service ti to the book and if you do get something wrong sort it before it completely fecks up.

when my bikes been fine and i do tend to ride it hard at times.

when ive had a quick go ona  tls but its not a touch on the aprillia,

also mpg, we went for a goon wheelieing etc, i got 20 miles to £10 it was crazy. but i did 300 miles back from yorkshirre on about £40 pacing at a fair but not ridiculous speed so it depends on how you ride it.

shame your not local or id say take my tuono for a skud to see what you think.


Talking about looning it in Yorkshire, did Haydon get his fork seal sorted Chad? moving

7 Re: V twin :) on Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:23 am

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He wrecked his bike mike, another curb, Shocked

8 Re: V twin :) on Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:29 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:He wrecked his bike mike, another curb, Shocked
must have missed that or forgot Embarassed cheers Mark! thumbs

9 Re: V twin :) on Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:49 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:He wrecked his bike mike, another curb, Shocked
must have missed that or forgot Embarassed  cheers Mark! thumbs

hes looking for a trike fofl

10 Re: V twin :) on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:49 am

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sign of kids riding too powerful bikes lol Laughing

11 Re: V twin :) on Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Chadatious

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ill be honest i dont have anything to do with him, cant trust his lot had a bit of a falling out,

but he went from that innocent gs500 kid to cocky on his 750 and i think hes come a cropper, but down to him.

12 Re: V twin :) on Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:36 pm

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Thanks for the replies gents... Good fuel economy isn't something you buy a litre bike for is it lol so not fussed about mpg... The aprilia is definitely the better looking machine hhhmmm decisions decisions

13 Re: V twin :) on Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:45 pm

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aprillia all day long! wouldnt swap mine for anything, first bike im actually happy with cant fault anything other than foot peg height for long distance, but they are great for lanes but adjustable rear sets want sorting Smile

14 Re: V twin :) on Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:27 pm

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Been chatting to a mate of a mate today he has a tlsr whilst his matey rides a mille.. Basically ive been offered a ride on both machines so I can see what the situation is

15 Re: V twin :) on Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:19 pm

Chadatious

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sounds like a plan,

16 Re: V twin :) on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:58 pm

dirtydog

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thumbs It most certainly is

17 Re: V twin :) on Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:02 pm

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if you were close id say ride mine. im close to not painting it now. i just get bored, but soem mivv gp cans, and a remap are in order!

18 Re: V twin :) on Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:29 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:if you were close id say ride mine. im close to not painting it now. i just get bored, but soem mivv gp cans, and a remap are in order!
Chad have you had much feed back or any useful advice from the performance aprilia page over on fb?

19 Re: V twin :) on Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:38 am

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yes mate they are very helpful when needed, just the few jokers Wink

20 Re: V twin :) on Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:37 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:yes mate they are very helpful when needed, just the few jokers Wink

Sounds familiar lol one of the admin for that page belongs to the bike school where in took my test

21 Re: V twin :) on Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:49 pm

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fairy nuff, looks like a cool place to visit, my tuonos got 11250 on it now, not long till the 12k miles major service Sad

22 Re: V twin :) on Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:48 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:fairy nuff, looks like a cool place to visit, my tuonos got 11250 on it now, not long till the 12k miles major service Sad

You should make some enquiries on that page mate as the mechanical team do home visits all over the country for all manner of reasons.

23 Re: V twin :) on Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:09 pm

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ive got my mechanic mate! not an issue Wink

24 Re: V twin :) on Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:04 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:ive got my mechanic mate! not an issue Wink

Fairy nuff but these boys are the bomb digity if there are any issues

25 Re: V twin :) on Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:26 pm

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yeah ive got pal jody who works a bike shop who knows his stuff, but for the aprillia it goes to lee at motoworks hes the don and has all the plug in gear and my full 12k mile service including valves the lot etc is only £360

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