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Sad day has come. I am selling my 2004 R6 to a friend that just got his M and was looking for a good deal. It will be a good learning bike for him as it was for me.
But, Saturday I am driving up with the girlfriend to pick up a 2003 Aprilia RSV 1000 Tuono. It only has 1200 miles on it! I saw it last week and took it for a cruise, the bike seems to be twice the size of the R6 (I'm only 5'2") and it takes some skill to keep it up on the balls of one foot. I'll probably shave the seat to gain an inch or so since I am already pretty use to riding on a tall bike (both seem to have a 32" seat height).

At any rate, here are some pictures:

2004 R6







2003 Tuono





Not mine but the same year/color
 

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Congrats, bro!!! Tuono's ROCK!!! :YEA

I prefer the original vs. the current, but both are incredible! You're going to have a hard time keeping the front wheel down... :fact
 

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that thing is ugly, exhaust is huge:throwup
I agree that the pipe is huge, luckily that is an easy replacement :jacked


Congrats, bro!!! Tuono's ROCK!!! :YEA

I prefer the original vs. the current, but both are incredible! You're going to have a hard time keeping the front wheel down... :fact
Thanks bro! That's what everyone keeps telling me; it doesn't take much to get that front end up.


nice bike, sorry to hear your letting go. its always hard to get rid or a bike even if your really happy with your replacement.
Yea, I honestly don't want to get rid of it but there is no point in owning two at the moment and just about everyone sells their first bike. :)
 

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sweet man, i like the newer tuono better, but both are sick.
i want a RSV1000 Mille R real bad.

just realized u live pretty close to me, we should go for a ride sometime.
 

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I agree that the pipe is huge, luckily that is an easy replacement :jacked




Thanks bro! That's what everyone keeps telling me; it doesn't take much to get that front end up.




Yea, I honestly don't want to get rid of it but there is no point in owning two at the moment and just about everyone sells their first bike. :)
For those who haven't ridden one, it's like two-wheeled Viagra... :laugh I don't know anyone who has one that has a clean record.
 

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sweet man, i like the newer tuono better, but both are sick.
i want a RSV1000 Mille R real bad.

just realized u live pretty close to me, we should go for a ride sometime.
I know what you mean! My buddy has an '03 Mille...it's so nice but the stretch is pretty far for me.


For those who haven't ridden one, it's like two-wheeled Viagra... :laugh I don't know anyone who has one that has a clean record.
That's not good to hear :eek:
The last thing I need is a dirtier record :nono

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i imagine cops would hassle u less on the Tuono compared to a sportbike.
they see full fairings and hear that 4 cylinder sound and cops get a hard on to write ya up...
 

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i imagine cops would hassle u less on the Tuono compared to a sportbike.
they see full fairings and hear that 4 cylinder sound and cops get a hard on to write ya up...
lmao. I did catch some sh!t with the R6 but luckily never any tickets. The cool part about the tuono, since it's a touring bike my insurance (liability) will probably drop compared to the R6.
 

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lmao. I did catch some sh!t with the R6 but luckily never any tickets. The cool part about the tuono, since it's a touring bike my insurance (liability) will probably drop compared to the R6.
:lmao:lmao:lmao Yeah, right... the Tuono ranks up there with some of my all time favorite hooligan bikes, including: KTM SuperDuke, KTM Duke II, street "legalized" motard racers, etc. The Futura is a touring bike, the Tuono (first or second generation), on the other hand... :nocontrol:nocontrol:nocontrol
 

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Shhh! :D

I agree with you on the Superduke (and all others), if I could fit on it better then I can on the Tuono then I would surely own one. A 34" seat height...I would barely even be able to see the seat! :*tongue
 

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I prefer the RSV Mille 1000R...mmm
 

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that thing is FUGLY, how much did it run you? and how much did you sell the 6 for?
 

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all you have to do is get rid of the enormous exhaust and you got yourself a pretty slick lookin bike. i like :YEA
 

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that thing is FUGLY, how much did it run you? and how much did you sell the 6 for?
To each their own :D
I got it from an old man for a steal @ $4k with 2000 miles. Sold the R6 for $5k

all you have to do is get rid of the enormous exhaust and you got yourself a pretty slick lookin bike. i like :YEA
Yea, it looks like I might be able to fit a shorty on the header, something close to the GP look. Luckily the sound from a v-twin isn't as 'high strung' as an inline so it shouldn't sound bad...shouldn't :sing
 

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Thanks Ian!
I agree that I have never encountered one on the street before but luckily I am pretty trusting guy...if I know the person can ride I will gladly let them take the bike for a spin. :yes
 
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