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#1 NikoFab

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

Well as many of you know, I was lucky enough to get my name on the allocation list for the long-awaited and much-hyped 2017 Honda CBR1000rr SP2.  Unfortunately, the bike has not been what I'm sure Honda was hoping it would be.  Many in the know felt that Honda rushed the bike into competition...and it looks like they were right...the bike is experiencing several technical and electronic issues.  As such, delivery to guys like me have been delayed until around March of 2018.  I'm sure they'll work things out and produce a great machine, but that timetable just doesn't work with mine...so I pulled myself off the list.

So...I took this as an opportunity.  I've been riding a Honda my entire riding career.  Several times I've flirted with making the jump to an Italian machine.  As much as I respect Ducati, my eye and hidden desire has been focused on the Aprilia RSV4 since it first came out in 2009.  The revision for this year brought a new TFT display to better translate all the Aprilia class-leading techy-stuff, and a bump in rpm to 13300 to the tune of 201bhp.  I could go on for days about how amazing this thing is, but I'll hold of on that for now.  For the moment I'll just post pics.

Here she is...my new 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR.  Bone stock for now, but some cool goodies coming down the road.

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#2 NikoFab

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

Showroom pics...

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

Her first night at her new home...

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

Old Faithful and the New Girl...

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:19 PM

Way to cool!!!Aprilla is a fine machine with longevity history.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:11 PM

Sweet!!!
Had a friend take a tour of their factory while he wss on vacation.  Said it was one of the cleanest places hed seen
I got blisters on my fingers!!!

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 03:26 PM

Thatís an amazing machine!!!

Congrats!

What does it weigh?

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:53 PM

View Postrcm, on 03 October 2017 - 06:19 PM, said:

Way to cool!!!Aprilla is a fine machine with longevity history.

Thank you!  Most WSBK podiums, wins, and championships in history has a nice ring to it lol.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:54 PM

View Post87redcat, on 03 October 2017 - 07:11 PM, said:

Sweet!!!
Had a friend take a tour of their factory while he wss on vacation.  Said it was one of the cleanest places hed seen

I've heard the same.  Hoping to visit Noale in the next year or two myself.

Edited by NikoFab, 09 October 2017 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:02 PM

View Postimportwarrior, on 06 October 2017 - 03:26 PM, said:

That's an amazing machine!!!

Congrats!

What does it weigh?

Thank you!  It's heftier than the Honda, coming in right at 455 wet (claimed).  Man this bike is soooooo composed.  And it's got tons of personality, sexiness, and swagger.  And that sound...absolutely incredible.  There's definitely credence to the fact that this bike has won one or another organization's annual superbike award during every year of production.

The bike itself has made me a better rider already.  The feedback is wonderful.  It's perfectly balanced.  The electronics suite (which is going to take me months to custom tailor to me) is better than any I've seen.  It's very confidence inspiring.  And that's good because it just wants to go go go.  I've been putting it like this...you ask the Honda to go faster....the Aprilia asks you to go faster.

Now I just gotta finish the break-in period...then we'll see how fast I'll go lol.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:07 PM

I just hosted a large bike meet at the restaurant a few weekends ago.  189 bikes showed up...just one of those was another Aprilia RSV4.  I kinda like the rarity factor.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:11 PM

I'll be watching for your name at the Isle of Man TT !
Run's with scizzor's

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

Couple more shots from the meet...

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:15 PM

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:25 PM

View PostBradrock, on 09 October 2017 - 09:11 PM, said:

I'll be watching for your name at the Isle of Man TT !

Now that would be amazing to do!  :o

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:24 PM

Even at 63, I'd  take a ride in one of those sidecars!
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:53 PM

Looks like you all had a great time.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

View Postimportwarrior, on 10 October 2017 - 05:53 PM, said:

Looks like you all had a great time.

It was a total blast.  With the exception of a MotoGP race, I've never seen that many bikes together.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:53 PM

Just got back from ISB.  Took it in for the 600 mile service.  Did the rear under-tail delete and the exhaust swap and flashed the ECU while the bike was on the rack.  Went with the SC Project CRT (low mount)...holy crap this thing sounds like a beast...I can't even begin to describe.  Will post pics another day (already dark outside).  May even try to get a video with sound.

Edited by NikoFab, 11 October 2017 - 07:45 PM.





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